Like home…

When any Sibu locals residing elsewhere, near or far, come back home, they would want to go and enjoy our hometown delights and then only will it feel like home. In the words of an old friend of mine who has since relocated to Adelaide in South Australia, “No matter how far and how wide we travel, when we come back to Sibu, this is the food that we miss so much and must have!

I guess this is the case with my sister-in-law when she came to town even though she can get these things in Kuching and she would like to have them for our lunch the first day she was here.

I took her here…

Kedai Kopi Sibu

…for the Foochow-style fried mee (RM4.00)…

Kedai Kopi Sibu Foochow fried mee

…which I feel is among the nicest in town. Unfortunately, they did not have any innards that day so we just had to be happy with the regular instead of the special (RM7.00).

Yes, she loved it and she also enjoyed the pian sip soup (RM2.80)…

Kedai Kopi Sibu pian sip soup

– I ordered a bowl of that to share to go with our mee and I also asked for a plate of kampua mee (RM2.80)…

Kedai Kopi Sibu kampua mee

…for her to appease her craving. She enjoyed it very much too and if I remember correctly, she said that something like this would cost around RM4.00 in Kuching. Hmmmm…the price of living in a nice big city!

I guess she is not a big eater like some *cough…cough* and that was enough to tide her over till dinner time.

KEDAI KOPI SIBU (2.295345, 111.839757) is located at Pusat Tanahwang, the area of shops opposite Sacred Heart Secondary School along Jalan Oya. You turn left into the lane right after the SHELL petrol station and go straight ahead. It is in the last block along that lane on your right, before you turn round the corner where you can go straight ahead and that will take you to Jalan Pedada.

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

11 thoughts on “Like home…”

  1. You are such a good host to bring her to all the nice food places for her to enjoy the taste of her childhood meals.

    I’d do the same for anybody who cares to drop by our little town, family of friends alike.

  2. Yes, that would cost RM4 or more in Kuching. Fried taugeh kway teow/mee without “liao” cost RM4-4.50. If want “liao” add on another ringgit. Kampua only RM2.80??….I have this very nice Kanowit kampua at Samarahan for RM4 if my memory serve me right and kompia with minced meat is RM1 each.

    Kompia with minced meat is also RM1.00 here at some places, 90 sen elsewhere – not much cheaper. Kampua mee here can range from RM2.00 to RM3.50 depending on where you go but I do think that the more expensive ones are not necessarily better – dunno why there are still so many people going for those.

  3. The Foochow-style fried mee looks scrumptious – I like those fat noodles that resemble udon.

    The Sibu Foochow ones are alkaline-free, no smell but not that firm. Must eat quickly though or they will become soft very quickly. Not a problem, we just slurp everything down, all gone in a jiffy. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  4. Yes. Where ever you are, you would always think of the home food that comfort you. Looking at the Foochow noodle, now I am craving for a plate. Lol.

    Hmmm…all the years married to your hubby has Foochow-nised you, I see. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I like the one at MeKong, now moved to the same row as Heritage, the shops across the road from Grand Con. Dunno the price now – it was RM4.50 when ours in Sibu was RM3.00 but lots of ingredients, there were prawns!

  5. hahaha…sure dinner will have another good round of eating. Can gain few kgs everytime balik kampung

    Yes, my sister-in-law said she did not have the chance to feel hungry the whole time she was here. Eat…eat…and eat non-stop. πŸ˜€

  6. Just like those who come to Ipoh.. must eat the chicken koay teow and other specialty before leaving..

    Chicken kway teow? I thought it’s the chicken rice with the special taugeh?

  7. Your sis-in-law sure took the opportunity to tuck in to her favorites!

    Had to. She comes back twice a year only, for Ching Ming and All Souls’ and this year, she could not come back for Ching Ming owing to things going on at home, so just this trip this year. This was just the beginning, lots more coming up!

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