Close the door…

Well, by the time this post gets published, this café would have closed its doors for good or if the proprietor/s has/have plans for it, I would not know of them at this point in time but one thing that I do know for sure would be the fact that the Thai lady chef would have gone back by now.

Anyway, my friend, Jimmy, flew into town on that very day they were going to close and we managed to drop by and enjoy the Thai delights one last time. Needless to say, first things first, and upon arrival very early that morning, he was accorded the traditional Sibu kampua mee welcome…

RTM Cafe's kampua

Later, at around noontime, we proceeded to the café for lunch and we ordered the gaeng som


– the mixed vegetable soup that my friend said was good and we did not get to try that on our previous visits and yes, it was indeed very nice and all of us liked it a lot.

The girl waiting at the tables suggested this phad prik thai dam, talay

PPTD talay

…which was some kind of vegetable dish and we opted for the seafood – it was all right, nice enough but not something that I would be craving for and coming back for more, not that I would be able to do that even if I wanted to.

Other than these two, we ordered the things that we had on our previous visits and liked so much that we would want to have them again…one last time. These included the pineapple fried rice…


…the bread cakes with prawn paste…

BC with PP

…and of course, our favourite of the lot, the Thai green curry…


We met somebody there who said that they went because they saw it in my blog (though they found what they had a little bit too spicy) and I also got to know that my friend, ah^kam_koko’, went there for dinner and he loved the tom yum very much. Sighhhhhh!!!! If I had known about this place earlier, I would have gone full swing in promoting it so that it would enjoy brisk business and that would probably make it worthwhile for it to stay open.

Nope, in case anyone is wondering, Jimmy did not bring me any of his delightful cakes as it is not that convenient to carry them inflight but he brought me those very nice scones from Kuching that I had had before and some of the local delights…

From Jimmy

Thank you so much, Jimmy. It sure is nice to see you again and I’m glad you managed to enjoy the very nice Thai lunch with us before they closed their doors…for good.

If anyone is interested, The Kitchen here in Sibu – the people producing the instant Sibu kampua noodles, has come out with the ones with dark soy sauce now…


I got a packet to try and there were three sachets inside…


– dark soy sauce, chio cheng (light soy sauce) and lard. I understand that there was a mistake in the packing and there should be one kind of sauce only and probably, the third sachet should have been one with fried shallots.

Well, I did not know that so when I was cooking a packet to try, I threw everything in…


…but it was very nice. No, it was not too salty – somehow, the combination seemed to work really well and I enjoyed it very much despite the fact that I have never been a fan of kampua noodle, black – the ones with dark soy sauce.

I did notice, however, that there are now only five packets inside – they used to have six before but I guess those were their promotional packs. Anyway, the serving in each packet is now bigger – while I needed two before so that I would have enough, now I am fine with just one.

Incidentally, for those of you in Kuching, these instant Sibu kampua noodles are now available in the capital at GeorgPeck at Premier 101. Go ahead! Grab a pack and give it a try. You’ll not be disappointed, I’m sure.