All at once…

There was quite a bit of excitement a while ago when somebody came out with the idea of serving three different versions of kampua noodles on a plate and at the time, I did see the photos shared on Facebook and everyone was asking where one would be able to have that. Well, it so happened that they gave the wrong address and since I was there that day, I thought I might as well give it a try only to be told that it was not at that specified location but some place else. The nice guy told me where I could get to eat that…and he also told me that I would be able to find it here (2.312026,111.846263)…

TOTO Cafe

…which is actually round the corner from my house, among the shops right behind the Delta Mall here..

I have been there a few times before – here and here, for instance, but I am not all that fond of going there as it is always very crowded and one may not be able to get a table. To me, the main attraction would be a stall in another section to the left of this coffee shop, the one that I always ordered from on my previous visits. I, for one, had never tried anything from the kampua stall…

TOTO Cafe kampua stall

…where there was one nice lady running the whole show, all the cooking, serving and everything.

No, I did not go there purposely that morning in search of the tri-colour kampua noodles, not at all. In fact, I went to another place but I was told that the people at one particular stall there had gone off some place on holiday and then I drove to another one but it was closed, probably their off day for the week…and since this place was close by, I thought it would be a good time to drop by and check the kampua combo out.

I ordered the drinks which came in a jiffy, our kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee)…

TOTO Cafe kopi-o-peng

…and I could not believe my ears when I asked how much the two glasses were. Being unsure that I had heard correctly, I gave the boy RM5.00 and got RM2.60 change. What??? That was only RM1.20 a glass. Good grief!!! It is already at least RM1.80 elsewhere in town.

Actually, I thought my missus would order some of the things that I like from that other stall but no, she decided to go for the pian sip soup from the same kampua stall…

TOTO Cafe pian sip soup 1

…and that too was so much cheaper here – only RM2.50 a bowl…

TOTO Cafe pian sip soup 2

…while it is already RM2.80 mostly at coffee shops all over town and some have gone up to RM3.00 a bowl even! I noticed from the price list at the stall that it was the same for one plate or the regular kampua noodles, only RM2.50.

Ok…and now the moment of truth!  This was what my three different varieties of kampua noodles all at once…

TOTO Cafe tri-colour kampua 1

…on one plate looked like. There was the mee pok (the flat noodles), slightly red as it had been tossed with chili sauce…

TOTO Cafe tri-colour kampua 2

…and the dark version – the noodles tossed with dark soy sauce…

TOTO Cafe tri-colour kampua 3

…and of course, there was the regular kampua noodles, tossed with light soy sauce…

TOTO Cafe tri-colour kampua 4

…and was thus, white.

So how much did this cost? That Facebook page gave the price as RM5.00 but what I had here was only RM3.50. I wouldn’t know if that is what they will charge at that other place – I’ve never been there to try. Incidentally, I saw somebody sharing a photo of his plate of tri-colour kolo mee going for a whooping RM7.00…at one kolo mee place in Penang!

As for the taste, it was like any other kampua noodles anywhere else, nothing really spectacular…and I did see the lady adding a generous scoop of msg to somebody else’s order so I quickly put in a special request for her to cut down on it in ours and I guess she did as we requested so what we had was fine by us, no msg overdose.

And now the million-dollar question! How do you think I ate that? Did I just toss all the noodles together and ate through the mashup of flavours…or did I eat each of the three one by one…or did I go spoon by spoon, one at a time, going round and round? LOL!!!