Point of view…

In my point of view, this used to be my favourite place in town when it came to kampua noodles until I tried the ones at this other place and I openly declared that personally, I liked those at the latter a whole lot more. However, there were people who disagreed with me and said that they would very much prefer the noodles at the former.

Thus, when my ex-student, Raphael, was home from the US for All Souls’ Day last week and he wanted to go for what used to be my favourite, I willingly agreed as I wanted to give it one more try to confirm my point of view as to which one I really thought was better.

Of course, both of us had the kampua noodles (RM2.50)…


…and needless to say, he liked them a lot with the taste of lard and the fragrance of the fried shallots and everything else. I would agree that they were good but I would still insist that the ones at that other place had an edge over the ones here.

Like the ones at that other place as well, the pian sip was never anything to shout about but this time around, I decided to order them with dark soy sauce (RM2.50)…

RS - PS black 1

…and it turned to be a wise decision on my part as they sure tasted a whole lot nicer than what I had had previously, tossed in light soy sauce.

Somehow, the fact that the skin was kind of thick and not that fine as at some place else and was in no way translucent…

RS - PS black 2

…did not matter one bit. I thought it tasted rather nice and I certainly would not mind having them that way again.

It sure was nice to see you again, Raphael, and thanks so much to your mum for these very special odd-shaped guavas…

Guava hybrid

I am not really a fan of the fruit (or most other fruits, for that matter) but I really liked these – they seemed to be a hybrid, a cross between guava and pear, and they were really very nice indeed!

And thank you so much also for these goodies…

From the USA

…that you brought home all the way from the US of A. I know I do get lots of stuff from family and friends here, there and everywhere but pay no attention to them – you really do not have to bring me anything especially when it is not all the convenient since Β you have to fly long hauls with all the transit stops along the way. The fact that you take the trouble to keep in touch all the time and will always spare some time to go out with me when you’re back in town is good enough, really!

And back to the kampua noodles, keputusan saya adalah muktamad – my decision stands. LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

22 thoughts on “Point of view…”

  1. I tried the guava pear once. I found it a bit tough ha ha ha
    I just made myself sound like an old guy, didn’t I? πŸ˜€

    Guava is usually hard and the small local ones are like rocks but this one is so very soft like ripe pears with the strong taste of guava. Personally, I prefer pears as I’ve never been a fan of guava but my missus & daughter loved it.

  2. Very cute guava. I bet it tastes different than normal guava. You’re so lucky to have surrounded by generous people. =)

    Like in my reply to Hari’s comment, it’s like pear – soft and smooth but with the strong guava taste and a bit of the guava seeds too. Yes, I am indeed so very blessed – everybody’s so kind to this old man.

  3. I love the cute guava that sold along the road of Sibu-Sarikei. Seedless!

    different people different opinion on their preference so no one is right or wrong here.

    Btw, good morning to you! Breakfast time. πŸ™‚

    Where to? What are you having today? Never noticed the cute ones but then again, I never bothered to look as I’m not a fan of guava – =problem with me is I’m not a fan of most fruits, just dabai…and I would eat bananas, papayas mostly. Will eat others but can live without them.

  4. All those goodies from US outshine the kampua & pian sip. Ermm, pian sip in dark soy sauce sounds odd and I would have thought the guava were pears if you didn’t mention it. Friday is here again. Have a nice weekend. Cheerssss!!!!

    Never had them that way…but it tasted great with these not-so-nice and quite thick-skinned pian sip. Guess it kind of makes up for the shortcomings….

  5. Sedap!!! I must go and get the kolo noodles from the shop here… no kampua, kolo also can do la… hahahaa… The piansips are nicer with or without the black sauce? I think I opt for the former…

    If the pian sip is nice, I’d go for the former, not into black kampua or black pian sip…but these not-so-nice ones, the skin kind of too thick, I did not like…so that day, I tried with black soy sauce – something I had never done before – and they turned out pretty nice…and that’s the point I’m highlighting here.

  6. I am now very curious about this the other place which has your fav ~ can’t wait! can’t wait!

    The other one isn’t far from here, 5 minutes…but one would need to know the way as it is somewhat in the middle of nowhere – a block of 4 shops in a residential area. This one’s right behind Medan Hotel, you will not miss it!

  7. Jambu! My favorite, i like it with the “sour plum powder”

    That’s with the normal guava…but I guess it would be nice with this too but wasn’t the powder banned at one time? Ok to eat it now?

  8. Yum yum I love looking at kampua noodles even though I have never tried them! Hehe I imagine them to be very delicious indeed!

    They have them in Perth and Melbourne, not sure about Sydney. AUD$7-8 only… Muahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

  9. This is at Rasa Sayang? The one your favourite is at RTM??? Yes, RTM, must remember next year when i am back, must drop by while on the way from airport.

    Now i can have my own kampua at home too. nyek nyek nyek *show off mode*

    That’s right. Will go back to RTM again one of these days to confirm that it is indeed THE best! Hahahahaha!!!! Enjoy your instant kampua!!! Beggars can’t be choosers! πŸ˜€

  10. I’ve seen those boxes in grocery store shelves here in the USA. I can remember my mother occasionally uses the Stove Top stuffing mix when I was a child. I’m not surprised that your former students still visit. You have a wonderful personality so naturally they want to keep in touch with you and shower you with gifts. πŸ™‚

    Blush! Blush! That’s a flattering thought. I’ve tried the Three Cheese – will blog about that soon and the biscottis are all gone now and I’d probably save the stuffing till Christmas to stuff our roast chicken.

  11. You are one great man to have so many people loving you. You are very kind to others hence all these great friends around you.

    Okay RTM it is if I ever drop by Sibu for kampua πŸ™‚

    I do believe that what goes around comes around…good or bad. Ya, when are you coming? Not so soon I guess, now that you’ve got your hands full.

  12. Your cupboard must be full to the brim with all the abundant goodies you receive πŸ™‚

    Not really, all finished in no time at all. Wanna send me more? Hehehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜‰

All opinions expressed in my blog are solely my own, that is my prerogative - you may or may not agree, that is yours. To each his/her own. For food and other reviews, you may email me at sibutuapui@yahoo.com

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