So new…

This place…

Nibong Corner

…is so new you can see the flowers from well-wishers…

Nibong Corner, flowers

…all over the shop.

They just opened for business the other day, Sunday which is less than a week ago…

Nibong Corner,

We went past the following morning, Monday, on our way to my mum’s house and it was packed but by the time we were going back home, after 11.00 a.m., there were not so many people already so we stopped by to check the place out.

Unfortunately, when we got there, everything was already sold out and they only had their specialty – the guy started in Mandarin and eventually switched to conversing in Foochow with my missus – she is very proficient in the dialect and I did hear something about some special Sabah delight and this came to mind instantly.

We did not have much of a choice so we agreed to give it a try. When we were served (RM8.00 per set)…

Nibong Corner noodles & soup set

…it turned out that I was right – it was what I thought it was – the very nice bone stock soup with the ultra-thin slices of pork…

Nibong Corner thinly-slices pork

…that they pour the hot boiling soup on to cook it and they had liver…

Nibong Corner liver in the soup

…in theirs here. I wouldn’t mind if they had pig’s intestines in it as well, actually.

It was only RM5.00 per set at the other place but that was way back in 2014 and I have not been there since and there, they served their very nice kampua mee with the soup whereas here, they had something different. It came across to me a bit like the konlou mee in Sabah and they gave this extra lard with fried garlic and pork fat crusts…

Nibong Corner extra lard & pork fat crusts

…so one could add to the noodles…

Added to the noocles

…if thus inclined. I guess it boils down to one’s own personal preferences which one would prefer – kampua or konlou.

All in all, I would say it was nice and I loved the extra-spicy chili and ginger dip, something like what one would get at the chicken rice places but I would much rather enjoy this for breakfast…and for RM8.00 or most likely, even less than that, I would much sooner go for the nasi campur (mixed rice) at this place next door in that same block for lunch…and enjoy it a lot more.

The drinks were more expensive than elsewhere too, it seemed. I had their kopi-o-peng (iced coffee, black) and my missus had the kopi-o (black coffee, no ice) and was charged RM4.00 in total. Elsewhere, what I had would be around RM1.50-1.80 and what my missus had, RM1.00-1.20 so that shouldn’t cost that much and would be around RM3.00 altogether.

NIBONG CORNER (2.307198, 111.828479) is located along Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg on the left if you are coming from town, right after the SHELL petrol station, at its junction with Jalan Nibong. The Sibu Buddhist Temple is on your right on the other side of the road.

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