We’ll meet again…

That night, after the dinner, my Singaporean friends went to the pasar malam (night market) AGAIN! Gee!!! They must love the place a lot. However, because it rained heavily earlier in the evening, not all the stalls were open.

The next morning, I went very early at 6.30 a.m. to the hotel to take my friend out for breakfast. He said that he would like to enjoy some more of the nice food in Sibu before going home – they would be flying off later that morning, just before noon. Only one of his friends came along with us – the other one and her daughter chose to go on sleeping till a little later.

I took them to this coffee shop (that opens at 5.30 a.m. every morning) where the grandson of this lady is now manning the stall where she was selling her kampua noodles for years and years. She herself retired for a while but got bored so she went and set up her business at another coffee shop outside the town centre but one thing’s for sure, she is enjoying an equally brisk business there.

Of course, we had the kampua noodles (RM3.00/less than SGD1.20)…

Moi Suong kampua

…with a twist – it was served with a few slices of stewed pork belly instead of the usual imitation char siew…and we had the minced meatball soup…

Moi suong meatball soup 1

…for RM2.00 (less than SGD0.80) a bowl…

Moi Suong meatball soup 2

…and both were very good. I particularly loved the very tasty clear soup, a far cry from the bland/tasteless complimentary ones that one would get at all the kampua noodle stalls in town. My friend bought TEN packets of the kampua noodles to bring back to Singapore and he did say that it tasted even nicer when he got back there in the afternoon and his mum loved it a lot! I guess by then, the flavours of all the fragrant ingredients used would have gone into the noodles, that was why.

After that, I drove them to this coffee shop…

Grace

…in the vicinity of the Dewan Suarah (Civic Centre) in Sibu for the celebrated dianpianngu special (RM5.00/around SGD1.90). This is the brother of the guy at the original place in town – the one that I did not quite fancy as I am not really into this but I did try a bit of this one and I thought this one here was pretty good…

Grace Cafe dianpianngu

Then, we went here to buy some kompia for them to take home to Singapore as well before going back to the hotel for them to pack everything and check out.

At the airport, after dropping off their baggage, we stopped by the outlet of our own Sarawak fast food franchise here for their broasted chicken

Sugar Bun broasted chciken

…without and with gravy…

Sugar Bun broasted chicken with gravy

…and I insisted that they tried their fish sandwich…

Sugar Bun fish sandwich

…in a hot dog bun. They said it was nice, nicer than the fish burgers sold elsewhere but I did not think they were really into such things. They liked Colonel Sander’s fried chicken more too – sometimes, things that are deep fried in oil sure taste better, that we all know. Hehehehehe!!!!!

All too soon, it was time for them to board their plane and fly out of here. I must say that I was sad to see them go as I really enjoyed their company and had a ball of a time myself, taking them around here, there and everywhere and eating all the nice stuff that this little town had to offer. They said they had a blast and had no regrets coming here even though their friends were flabbergasted when told where they would be going, “What? That sleepy town???” or worse, “That dead town???” for there were so many things they did and enjoyed and they loved the food plus everything was so cheap (especially when they convert it into their currency). Thank you so much for dropping by, Alfred – I sure am glad to have made the acquaintance, not just virtually but for real, with such a nice and awesome guy and with your wonderful friends too.

At the time of writing, he was already checking the airline websites in the hope of finding some attractive promos so he would be able to come again. We’ll meet again…soon!

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Author: suituapui

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

32 thoughts on “We’ll meet again…”

  1. Rm3 very cheap for the kampua noodles ! I love the broasted chicken too !

    You’ve tried? Any Sugar Bun there? Definitely not as oily as the other fried ones, nice.
    The kampua is more expensive, by 20 sen but this is a little bit more special.

  2. you sure made sure that they are well fed before they board the plan. Good! πŸ™‚

    I am sure they will visit you again.

    I hear they’ve bought Pak Naseer’s nasi lemak for their flight as well. I like that too…but I think it’s mighty expensive – RM12.50, if I am not wrong. Yes, my friend is making plans to come again and stay longer next time. Looking forward to that.

  3. gosh, this was really like a makan trip … hop from one place to another to eat! can imagine gaining a few pounds after this visit … but the chicken looks worth the calories (make mine without gravy!) πŸ˜€

    Good choice. I would prefer it nice and crispy too, not drowned in some gravy. They were all very thin, and no, I don’t think they put on any weight. I did!!! Sobssssss!!!!!!

  4. Fried chicken I like, especially with gravy all over it.. They don’t look oily though.. Here, the fried chicken is ‘soaked’ in oil, one bite and it oozes out liao..

    That’s the beauty of what they call “broasted chicken” – hardly any oil so they insist it is a whole lot healthier. Only at our own Sarawak fast food franchise, the Sugar Bun.

  5. Wow! I am sure they will be back soon!

    I never try that broasted chicken with gravy. I think I prefer my chicken to be dry and crispy. Hehe.

    Me neither, my friend asked for the gravy. I guess that would make it like chicken chop, you think?

    1. Yes. Like chicken chop. The gravy is mushroom sauce?? Brown sauce? Maybe can try it some day.

      No idea, I didn’t try that.

  6. Broasted chicken, with gravy or non, both I like. Their deep fried tilapia fish to die for too. Love the meat balls soup. Slurpppp!!!!

    Yes, the tilapia’s good…and my girl loves the fish fillet with the very nice savoury rice.

  7. hmm…macam tak nampak you post about Chau Chye Hung Ngan….amaybe i missed that. Think they will like that too

    Just the soup – same thing minus the hung ngang (big bihun). Such a short stay, you think can eat everything? My friend says he’ll come back soon though – the food marathon will continue then.

  8. Don’t think i can get any nicer chicken here than the broasted chicken…

    I wouldn’t know. People say even our KFC is nicer – I don’t go to such places, if I can help it.

  9. Sugar Bun! Yeah, they should try our local fast food. My daughter loves SB’s broasted chicken. πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—

    Yup, try whatever they cannot get back home, even if it’s not as nice…at least, they know….like when they dropped by MarryBrown.

  10. I wonder what does Broasted really mean, or is it just a term that they created for themselves. Cooked in a “special” way and special marinating process doesn’t explain much. Roasted by a Bro, hence, Broasted? πŸ˜€

    Not sure if this helps…
    Broasted
    …but Google has this to share:
    broast
    brΙ™ΚŠst/
    verb NORTH AMERICAN
    past tense: broasted; past participle: broasted
    cook (food) by a combination of broiling and roasting.
    “broasted chicken”

  11. I had the same thoughts as RG….why broasted? It’s not even roasted…it’s fried for crying out loud!! And no place is a dead town if you have someone like you to take them around to all the nice food places πŸ™‚

    I haven’t the slightest idea – not crazy about franchises, much less these fast food ones but I did go and check out their chicken once – there was almost no oil on the plate:
    https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/been-sometime/
    …but for some, they like things oily, deep-fried…not roasted or baked. To each his own, I guess.

    Thanks for your kind words.

  12. Thank you very much Arthur for your kind words! We enjoyed the trip very much too and the food were all very good. The fish burger is good for me. They added coleslaw to it I think? Gives it a refreshing taste from the usual old/dull cheese and mayo. Looking forward to my next trip and continue my “sibu food tasting tour”. πŸ™‚ Hopefully sometime in March/April!

    Oooo…counting the days! Can’t wait. Gotta make a list of what you have not tried yet…and add those that you have tried but there are other (equally) nice ones at other places.

    Sure am glad you all loved it here, especially the food. Yes, the fish burger/sandwich had a slice of real fish, not fish cake as in the rest…and it certainly went very well with the coleslaw. Even though I’m not crazy about franchised fast food, I really like this one myself.

  13. Your friend sure loves Sibu for the food and warm hospitality πŸ˜€ And wow, he tapau 10 packets of kampua noodles all the way back to Singapore! That shows how good the kampua noodles are.

    I rest my case. πŸ˜‰

  14. I am not really like dianpianngu, but i like to drink the soup and sometime when i feel like eating something light, this will be the one, like it with lots pepper.

    Not my favourite either. Once, I ordered a bowl…could not even finish half…but I like this one, the special…maybe got liver. Hehehehehe!!!! Did not like the original in town though, no, thank you.

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