Wake me up…

After a three-night stay in Sibu, my cousin had to fly back to Kuching.

When she woke up that morning, she got ready to check out of the hotel…and by the time she was done, I was already on my way to pick her up to take her for breakfast. I took her here for what she wanted – some mee sua, the Foochow longevity noodles served in chicken soup cooked with ginger and the traditional red wine (RM8.80)…

B@CC mee sua

The one here is pretty good and they’re very generous with the wine – you will be a given a bottle to pour as much as you want into the soup.

I had the century egg and minced meat porridge (RM5.80)…

B@CC century egg and minced meat porridge

…and that looked like three-quarters of an egg – I wonder what happened to the other quarter…or perhaps, that was half an egg cut into three segments. Sighhhhh!!!! I’m sure it would not cost very much and at this price, they should be able to give one whole egg, at least…or perhaps, they could just charge RM6.50 and give one complete egg. That would certainly look a lot better and would account for the comparatively higher price tag.Β The porridge with its condiments was good though and they did give some salted vegetables to go with it as well.

We ordered the kompia stuffed with pork belly (RM3.80)…

B@CC kompia - wet 1

…but we requested for the sauce to be served separately…

B@CC kompia - wet 2

…so that the kompia would not end up too soggy after being soaked in it. They certainly gave a lot of the sauce – one big bowl of it and I enjoyed having that mixed with my porridge as well.

I wanted the Sibu Foochow-style sio bee

B@CC sio bee
*Archive photo*

…but yet again, it was not available. It is still on the menu though – perhaps the chef making those have left…or they’ve moved him to the newly-opened branch in Kuching, I wouldn’t know.

On the whole, it was a nice enough breakfast and after that, I drove my cousin to buy a few things to take home – that would include a bagful of kompia, of course, and a bagful of the sweeter counterpart, the chu nu miang…and another traditional Foochow favourite – theΒ lung ngor

Lung ngor

…as well.

After having got everything, I drove her to the airport to catch her flight back to Kuching. There wereΒ still a lot of places to go to, still a lot not yet eaten but what to do? Work beckoned…and she would have to come again another day. Anybody wants to tag along?

Author: suituapui

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

26 thoughts on “Wake me up…”

  1. Ok, will pour the whole bottle, and finish the brekkie and go back hotel… Hic hic…

    Huh? I thought I replied your comment this morning. Dunno where it disappeared to. Our Foochow red wine is a cooking wine, wouldn’t get drunk one, no worries. Can add a lot! πŸ˜‰

  2. I like their generosity, and for those who prefer lesser wine, they can actually control the volume too

    Yes, my cousin only had less than half of that – I last time I ate that here, I poured the whole bottle…so nice! πŸ˜€

  3. I think that was half a century egg, divided into 3.. hehe.. Ooohh, I love minced pork.. I can have minced pork on anything – pan mee, pork mee, wantan mee… The “siew mai” looks good, too bad it wasn’t available (again) that day..

    Ya, I love their nyonya lor mai kai too which is actually nyonya chang minus the pandan leaf wrapping. Very nice, dunno why they discontinued it.

  4. Cafe-cafe! I am bored with their mee sua. Probably I never can finish it up. Lol.

    Oh. That is called lu ngor? I never knew its name. The old town has a lot of traditional kuih and delicacy. Happy to go and walk around last week and see those old shops and the stuff they sell.

    I think it’s called kay-nerng kor in Hokkien. You can’t finish? You should try the one at Noodle House, VERY big bowl…also nice but the last two visits, they did not have it. Dunno why.

  5. All looks good but my preference are the porridge & sio bee. Best part of the porridge, a lot of minced meat. Yummy!!!!…

    The kompia gravy went very well with it too…

  6. The size of one of the three-quarter is just like nasi lemak’s egg for Rm1!!! Last time was half of the egg then now is like this!!!

    If any at all… 😦

  7. The red wine mee sua looks good, but not as good as the one you make usually! πŸ™‚

    They do it pretty well here…just as nice, unlike many at the coffee shops around.

  8. reminds me of that song.. ‘wake me up before you go go.. ‘ πŸ™‚

    Wham! Wahhhhh!!!! You’re so old kah? πŸ˜€ There’s a new song, more current…by this name, Avicii…

  9. ah, i don’t think i’ve ever eaten ‘lung ngor’ … something to put on my list, heh. looks good πŸ™‚ and that alcoholic mee sua sounds perfect for me πŸ˜€

    Come on, make a trip here soon. It is certainly worthwhile a visit, you will not regret it, I assure you.

  10. Kompia stuff with pork belly and got sauce to dip…hmm…That’s interesting ! However I can’t take pork belly.

    Then you can go for the minced meat one…but you wouldn’t know how much fat there is in that – just that you can’t see.

  11. oh my, those lung ngor look really good, thought i’ve seen them before.. does lung ngor means “egg cake” in fuchew?? something like kuay lung ngor (chicken egg cake) in hokkie..

    That’s it, something like the Malay kueh bahulu…texture & taste a little bit different, both nice.

  12. Not bad that they give free flow of wine. I agree that your porridge should have come with one whole century egg. That would have made it a lot more satisfying. I wouldn’t mind paying a bit extra too.

    Yup, it’s a cafe – should be one up from the usual at the coffee shops. to justify the generally higher prices. If it’s the same, sure people would not bother to come and eat it here.

  13. That is nice to be able to control the amount of wine ourselves. I’ll definitely pour more but William will go slow on it. Other places will just give two prices, normal or premium. And even then, I bet the premium doesn’t have the entire bottle of wine in it.

    No lah, this is cooking wine. Premium is only RM8.50 a bottle, unadulterated. Cheaper ones are available, not strong, not fragrant, not clear (not well-filtered) from as low as RM4.50. Solely to add fragrance and taste to the food – not for drinking…or not that I know of. Don’t think the alcohol content is high enough.

  14. All looks good above, even the century egg porridge too! I just took grounduts and oyster porridge this morning… πŸ™‚ The last one, they look like muffins, wonder how they taste like.. looks very fresh too!

    Similar to kueh bahulu, though not exactly the same. Come, come to Sibu and try it yourself. Much nearer than Melbourne…and a lot cheaper too…plus with me around, a whole lot of fun as well! πŸ˜‰

  15. Looks like i need to visit this place too when i go back.

    Oh, i thought they serve long ngor too at cafe cafe, hahahahha!! Fearles like that.

    Must KIV that. I like the ones from Sarikei – the original authentic old-school taste.

  16. the minced pork on top of the porridge is a lot. Very generous.

    Yes, that probably justifies the higher price tag a bit… πŸ˜‰

  17. Everything looks good…. I’d love to try them all one day. As they’re all new to me.

    Come on over. You’d be delighted – it is so very different here.

  18. Obviously… I wanted to tag along…

    πŸ˜€ Too bad you’re only here on weekends. Saturday = marketing, shopping, stocking up on supplies for my girl for the week in the jungle, cooking, eating and church. Sunday, I would be sending her back already. Weekdays, I’m very free…

  19. Amusing speculation on the century egg part LOL! RM5.80 is really pricey in Sibu wor..
    I like my kompias soggy, yum!!

    Yucks!!! None of us like it that way – like baby food.

    Yup, not cheap here…and actually, one can easily find nice porridge at coffee shops all over the town…just that I felt like having porridge that day. Normally, I would go to such places to have things one cannot get elsewhere – would be worth the prices paid.

    1. Hehehe, I LIKEY!!

      So that’s why! I was wondering about that too =P

      Eyewwww!!!! Then you will like the Tiong Hua Road one with the very unfriendly old lady – she will refuse to serve the gravy separately and will scold anyone who asks her to do so – like me, once. Will never ever go back there again, never mind how cheap or how nice. 😦

  20. still missed the mi suah at one cent. load of wine

    Not there anymore – yet to find one at the cofee shops that is really very nice, worth going for…

  21. I like the noodles in chicken soup with lots of ginger and traditional red wine, lots of red wine! They are so generous, let you add the wine by yourself? Wow, and no extra charge, too?

    No, but the prices are higher than at the coffee shops. Cafe mah…plus the mee sua is a whole lot nicer.

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