Not so far away…

That morning, we went back to this place as I wanted to try the fried kway teow (flat rice noodles) but they were closed. In fact, they had been closed for a few days already and would only resume business the following day. I did not see anything at the other stalls that I would like to try and I did not want to have the beef noodles again so we decided to walk over to this coffee shop

A one Cafe, Sibu

…not so far way, in the middle of the next block of shops in that same vicinity.

We had not been here for quite sometime now, probably not since sometime last year but as in our previous visits, my missus stuck loyally to their kolo mee (RM4.00)…

A one Cafe kolo mee 1

…with a special request for it to be tossed in chili sauce.

It did not look all that red…

A one Cafe kolo mee 2

– probably they did not add enough so my missus went and asked for some more. That’s her style – she likes everything drowned with chili or whatever sauces whereas I would only resort to those when something does not taste so good and would require that much-needed boost to be edible, at least.

I also ordered this plate of pian sip (meat dumplings), dry (RM3.00)…

A one Cafe pian sip, dry

…to share. It was really nice, 20 sen more than a lot of other places around town but there was a lot more meat inside. Yes, the skin was very thin and so very soft and yet not soggy – the kind that will just slide down your throat without much need for a lot of chewing. Some at some places in town are so thick and chewy and I, for one, would not enjoy those at all.

I decided to try something different for a change and asked for what I thought was tom yam noodles but the lady said it was curry (RM8.00)…

A one Cafe curry mee 1

I asked for their handmade noodles instead of bihun (rice vermicelli).

When it was served, I was impressed by the huge prawns…

A one Cafe curry mee 2

…that came with it and there were a lot of the minced meat and the thinly-sliced omelette as well so I guess the higher than usual price was only to be expected.

No, it did not taste like curry – in fact, with all that serai (lemon  grass) in it, I thought it tasted like tom yam except that it was not sour and there wasn’t all that santan in it either which I considered to be one thing in its favour. Some curry mee is overly lemak (rich) with the excessive santan that one would be put off by it by the time one is halfway through. It is the same with Sarawak laksa – the die-hard laksa lovers in Kuching would frown at some of ours that tend to be so lemak (some here say they like it this way) that they think it is more like curry, not the way it should be.

I would say I did enjoy what I had very much but at that price, perhaps I would go for something else the next time around.