What’s next…

My cousin and her hubby from the UK were only here for 2 nights and that morning, on the day they were leaving, I took them here for breakfast.

I asked them to order the longevity mee sua served in chicken soup cooked with traditional ย Foochow red wine…


…something they would not be able to get where they came from unless they cooked their own…and I requested for extra red wine to add to the fragrance and the flavours. They loved it very much and commented that it was indeed really very good.

They had not had kampua noodles since they got into town so I suggested that they tried the sizzling black pepper beef kampua


…as personally, I do not think very much of their so-called classic kampua and I feel the noodles in this combo have always been pretty good and go well with the beef and the sauce. Well, I guess I did right for they enjoyed that very much as well.

I ordered the kueh chap special for myself…


…but ended up sharing. It amazed me that like me, my cousin’s hubby actually enjoyed eating the innards…and they do it very well here, something one should consider having when dropping by this place.

Other than the aforementioned, we also had the deep fried kompia stuffed with pork belly…


…and I made it a point to insist that they must fry them properly and must not get them so very oily like the last time I ordered that and it was all right that day – as good as always, no complaints and they loved it!

I never had this before – the deep fried kompia with beef rendang


…and ordered that to try but I’m afraid the general consensus was that the two were not all that compatible – definitely not something I would want to order again.

Then came the desserts! We were already very full by then so we only had two – their rum and raisin mille crepe…


…and their chocolate lava cake…


…and needless to say, they swept them off their feet. They were certainly most impressed that in this little town, one can get such awesome desserts that can rival any in any country in the world, even in the UK!

I asked one of the guys there for some ang pao packets and he said that they had given them all away but he was nice enough to dig out a pack from what he was saving for his own use for me…


Isn’t that sweet? I gave the pack to my cousin as I thought she might need some for her own use…and she promptly put some money in one and handed it back to me – to give to Melissa. Oh dear! I was not expecting that…but thanks all the same, on Melissa’s behalf.

And guess what happened? A guy with his wife and son at another table approached me and asked if he could have his photograph taken with me. Gee!!! I was stunned speechless!!! It turned out that he was one of my regular blog readers, home from Perth, Australia for Chinese New Year and he had commented on my posts once in while. I really thought that was so embarrassing! Now, I really must watch what I do in public as I would never know – there may be people out there who know me but I do not know them. Blush! Blush!

After that very heavy breakfast, we walked over to the Sibu Heritage Centre and even though photographs are not allowed, I simply had to snap a few of this traditional Dayak weaving loom…


…to show my friend, Opal, in the USA as she had bought a loom recently to do her own weaving…and these are the finished products…

Pua kumbu

…which definitely do not come cheap and rightly so too, considering all that work that goes into them.

After the tour of the place, we stopped by here for lunch but we were really too full to really want to eat something so we just shared the kalio ayam and one tandoori chicken before I dropped them off at the hotel to rest and then check out and make their way to the airport.

It certainly was nice seeing you two again, Eleanor and Phil. Do come again and do stay a little bit longer next time. There may not be all that much to do in town but rest assured that there are a lot more things here to eat that you have not tried yet.

Author: suituapui

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

21 thoughts on “What’s next…”

  1. food there back to the same quality? babikompia and nothing else for me…

    Yes, all very nicely done – all this time, only twice when I was not too happy with my orders. I had the kueh chap for the first time when you were here…or was it you who ordered that and I had the beef noodles and they both tasted the same, same soup and both not nice. I like the kueh chap now, still have not tried the beef noodles, dunno if they’ve improved that too.

  2. Pua kumbu is a cultural heritage.

    Ooh. Some more good food from the Noodle House. must try the kompia with beef rendang. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I did not really like it but you can give it a try. It’s open today, I think. 8.00 a.m. onwards.

  3. That will be a full breakfast you guys had

    Yes, so very full we could hardly eat lunch…but had to force ourselves to sample a bit more before they left town.

  4. You could make a little business out of foodie tours! I’ll be the first sign up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Just come over. I’ll be glad to take you around to eat all the best in town for free. I love company! Sure beats going here and there to eat…alone. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  5. I still find Mrs Wee mee sua the best!!!

    This one’s just as good…or almost. Can’t say the same of most of the rest from the stalls at all the coffee shops in town. Those are quite ok but not really anything I would want to have again and again.

  6. Congratulations!!!!…famous celebrity in Sibu now. All the food looks awesome and my favourite is kueh chap. Prefer the broth with herbal taste.

    The chili dip here is very nice too…

  7. Famous blogger la haha but glad that they were to say hi with you, a reader of mine was sitting behind me in a restaurant that day, never said hi and commented on blog saying she saw me that evening sweat…

    Watch out! Your movements are being watched! Anything you do may be taken as evidence against you! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. comfort food from start to finish! ๐Ÿ˜€ and it’s very cute and cool that a reader approached you. blogs bring people together, in a good way! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yes, I love it! Made so many new friends through blogging, some very kind and generous ones too!

  9. Congrats..You are so famous now in Sibu.

    Wish you and your family Gong Xi Gong Xi….!!!

    Same to you and yours. Didn’t drop by? Sigh…of famous = $$$$$, wouldn’t that be nice? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. That’s pretty sweet, but I guess barely of readers know how do I look like since I rarely have picture of face in my post, hehe!!! =]

    I think I’ve seen your photo(s) somewhere but I don’t think I can remember what you look like…or maybe I haven’t. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. I guess must be that day i saw you at Noodle House when you bring your cousin and her hubby there.

    Yes, nice meeting you in person. At least now I can place a face to the name. Hope you had a great time eating all over town. Back in Oz already?

    1. Yes, i left on the first day (last flight to KL) of CNY.

      Ok, all the best, take care there. Keep dropping by my blog. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. I haven’t had the beef rendang with kampua before but it doesn’t sound like a good combo!

    I like their seafood with kampua though, that was quite a surprisingly good pairing! ๐Ÿ˜€

    This one’s black pepper beef but not rendang. Yup, I know you like the seafood one. Not a fan of that, I’d rather have the seafood sambal with rice.

  13. Those little sandwiches look delicious! I do not know how I missed this post. Just look at the hand woven fabric. It is gorgeous! I will be pulling out my loom soon, it’s part of a challenge. I most likely will write about it on my site.

    Sandwiches? Oh, our local Foochow unleavened bread – the kompia, stuffed with meat. Good to eat on its own. Yes, I love these local ethnic stuff.

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