The one…

The other day, my dad heard that the kampua noodles here…

A one Sibu

…was very nice and I think he did go and try himself. I guess he liked it so when he came back to the house, he started telling his grand-daughter all about it and asking her if she would want to go and eat it. We thought he was just mentioning it in passing and nothing was confirmed. The very next day, I got word from my sis that he was waiting for my girl to go for the kampua noodles. Good grief!!! My girl was still sleeping (young people these days don’t wake up so early – only old folks like me have a problem getting up late) so we had to quickly wake her up and were on our way in a bit.

Business sure seemed very good and it was very crowded. Nevertheless, we were able to get a table and promptly placed our orders which, despite the number of customers around, were served very fast.

My girl and the mum had the kolo mee (RM3.60)…

A one kolo mee

…while my dad and I opted for their own handmade noodles (RM3.60)…

A one handmade noodles

…and both were great! I loved how generous they were with the fried shallots, two spoonfuls, scooped, and I was pretty sure they had garlic in it too and tossed with the noodles, that gave the dish a special fragrance which brought the taste to a whole new level, a lot nicer than many of the rest in town.

The sweet girl wanted to pay for everything but of course, the grandpa would not hear of it – even though she is now working and can jolly well afford it.

Now, if anyone is wondering where this place is, it is among the shops right across the road from this Kin Orient Plaza (where the original Sing Kwong is located)…

Kin Orient Plaza Sibu

…along Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg, formerly Queensway. The back of this block of shops faces the Iban Methodist Church…

Iban Methodist Church Sibu

…located in that same vicinity.

For one thing, this is not in the town centre plus most of the shop lots are presently not occupied so the area is not congested and not only is parking a breeze but it is also free. I liked the kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee) that I had very much but of course, that would have to wait till the next time I drop by to see if it is consistently so…