Round the corner…

I had to go and get this

The Kitchen kampua survival kit

…for my cousin from Brisbane, Australia who would be coming to town that weekend but they do not open on Saturdays and Sundays nor public holidays.

These are the ingredients needed to toss the noodles in the preparation of a plate of kampua mee and as it may not be so convenient to cart the heavy packs of noodles home, this is the practical solution, just that one would have to use the dried egg noodles sold at the supermarkets instead. Of course, it will not be the same as the original authentic mee but I guess when you are so far away from home, you do not have much choice. As they say, beggars can’t be choosers.

Well, since we were in the vicinity, we decided to go right round the corner from the collection centre and stop by here for their chap fan (mixed rice) lunch

One O One chap fan. meat selections

Priced now at RM7.00 for two meat and three vegetables…

One O One chap fan, vegetable selections

…up by 20 sen from RM6.80 previously, the guy explained that it was to solve the problem of having to prepare loose change for customers. Interestingly, egg and also tofu are categorised as vegetables here, not meat.

My missus had the cangkuk manis with egg and also some chives with egg and some green vegetable and for the meat choices, she picked the stewed pork leg…

Missus' picks 1

…and also the ang chao (紅糟) bak (meat cooked with the lees or the residue from the red yeast rice in the making of our traditional Foochow red wine)…

Missus' picks 2

…which they served separately with the rice so they could give a bit more of the sauce/gravy.

For my pick of vegetables, I had their brinjal fried with minced meat and soy sauce, their very nice tofu with whatever on top and also the green gourd (I think in Hokkien, they call it pek kua or pek pu, literally translated as white gourd) with fried tofu

My picks 1

…and I also had the stewed pork leg…

Stewed pork leg

…and I asked for the chicken curry…

My picks 2

…to be served with the rice, gravy and all.

Everything tasted fine including the somewhat diluted/watered-down Chinese-style curry and at RM7.00 per head, I would not say it was very expensive. They certainly were very generous with everything, including two huge chunks each of our meat choices. At the Malay places that we frequent, one chunk/piece would be RM2.00 each so that would be RM4.00 already plus RM1 for the rice leaving RM2.00 for the three vegetable choices and there is also a free flow of iced tea or orange cordial and complimentary soup – that day, it was sweet corn.

A friendly reminder here if you are thinking of dropping by for the same, they only have this on weekdays – Tuesdays (their off day is on every Monday) to Fridays from around 11.00 onwards excluding public holidays and for some reason, they do not have this during school holidays as well.

ONE O ONE CAFE (2.305823,111.84837) is located in the Jaya Li Hua Commercial Centre along Lorong Pahlawan 7C, opposite the wet market, among the shops on the other side from the Sibu Bus Terminal area.