Got to have it…

My cousin, back here from the UK, said that she would want to eat kampua noodles and kompia, two things that one got to have here before leaving town. That was why I took them here for lunch so she and her hubby could have this…

Noodle House kampua mee

I’ve tried it not too long ago and I thought it was all right, not the best in town, of course, but it was good enough though I did feel then that it could do with a little less msg and that was why this time around, I put in a special request not to add so much.

I was thinking that it would be more comfortable for them, the place being air-conditioned and they could have both the noodles and the kompia with stewed pork belly…

Noodle House kompia, pork belly

…and minced meat…

Noodle House kompia, minced meat

…at one go here. They liked the latter more and when I tried it, I thought the filling tasted a little nicer than what they had in the ones I had before. However, it seemed that the kompia had gone thinner this time around so one would not get much of the cushiony bread-like texture inside.

I had the kway chap

Noodle House kway chap

…and it was good just that they had the regular kway teow inside instead of the noodles in broad white sheets. However, it didn’t really matter as it tasted great and went absolutely well with the ground chili sauce provided.

My cousin did not like the dry-fried dumplings…

Noodle House meat dumplings

…that I also ordered – she did not quite like the skin and she had had a lot all over the world that were very much nicer. I tried and thought that they tasted great but yes, there was something not quite right with the skin that day. Perhaps the fault lay in the cooking and it was not quite springy and chewy like pasta that is overcooked and not al dente. and many, I know, are not fond of that.

She has tried the celebrated Ladurée macarons in London and also in Paris so I insisted that she tried the ones here…

Noodle House macarons

…to compare. Well, she thought the ones here came pretty close, not quite there but was good enough – the shells could have been a little crustier, she said…and yes, I did notice that they were not as smooth and glossy too that day. She loved the fillings though, especially the matcha one but then again, she loves everything matcha. She does not like the ones there with fruit filling as she found them way too sweet and her hubby is not a fan of whatever macaron – it seems that he does not have a sweet tooth. For one thing, they sure do not come cheap there and especially when you convert it into ringgit, the prices can be quite shocking!

I sent them back to the hotel after that as another cousin would be coming to take them out that afternoon and yet another one had already booked them for dinner that evening.