Can’t tell…

The area where I stay here in Sibu is generally referred to as Au Yong but if I am not wrong, it used to be a much larger area but they extended Brooke Drive and it cut through this area. That is why there is an Au Yong to the left of Brooke Drive, off Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg beside the Sibu Police Headquarters and the one where I am staying.

Anyway, when I was out with my nephews sometime back, the mum was telling the sons about a kampua mee stall in Au Yong that they used to frequent when they were much younger. I couldn’t tell if it was the same one but I also knew of one not far from my house and yes, I used to go over to buy home. It was nice and for only RM1.00, I would get so much, enough for two, at least. Eventually, there came a ruling prohibiting the sale of food at residential premises so the stall came to an untimely end.

According to the mum, the one they were talking about had moved to this shop in the vicinity of the Dewan Suarah so of course, I just had to go and check it out to see if it was the same one or not.

No, there was no sign of the old couple who used to run that stall near my house. Instead, there was a younger woman running the show. I asked for a plate of kampua mee, white…

Happy Points kampua kosong

…and a small bowl of pian sip (meat dumplings) soup…

Happy Points pian sip soup

I guess the lady assumed that I intended to have the dumplings instead of the usual slices of meat so I was served the mee kosong (no meat) and to go with my orders, I was given these…

Happy Points pepper, chili sauce and vinegar

– the chili sauce for the mee, should I happen to feel like it and the pepper and the vinegar for the soup.

Yes, the mee was nice but I don’t think the taste was quite like what I used to buy from the stall near my house. Maybe it is because somebody else is making it or the taste has evolved into something quite different over the years, I really can’t tell. The pian sip soup was great too and I did enjoy the coffee…

Happy Points kopi-o-peng

…as well, RM1.50 only which means that it is cheaper than most places in town.

I paid RM4.50 for the whole works…

Happy Points RM4.50 breakfast

…and if I deduct RM1.50 for the drink, that would mean that I had to pay RM3.00 in total for the mee and the pian sip. It does seem cheap at first glance but the dumplings were supposed to replace the meat in what I had so my guess is that one would have to pay RM3.00 for  a regular plate of kampua mee here, with meat, which is more expensive than some of the places in town though it may be the same as a lot of the rest and cheaper than a few…but this one is good though not anything to get me rushing back for more or go out of one’s way for.

HAPPY POINTS CAFE (2.310958, 111.831458) is located along Jalan Dewan Suarah, on your right as you are entering from Jalan Melur, two doors away from the Aroma Bakery so that makes it the fourth shoplot in the block.

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Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “Can’t tell…”

  1. The piansip looks big and the kampua looks like a lot too the way that it was served in a heap on the plate.

    Yes, I did think the serving was huge too, a lot more than elsewhere. The dumplings were mostly skin, not thin and translucent – looks like they did not roll it one by one to make it real thin – but at least, it was soft and smooth, not rubbery like what I had at one place here not too long ago:
    https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2018/04/12/down-the-road/

  2. Huge portion of kampua mee. Though the pian sip is supposed to replace the meat, I still consider it very cheap. By the way, did you manage to finish the kampua mee?

    Yes, of course! It’s a sin to waste – that was my brunch. LOL!!!

  3. Super cheap. Hard to find in Kuching.

    A friend who just back from Sibu commented that now not as cheap as last time. And more cafes around. Slowly evolving into city status, I guess.

    Not really. Must know where to go. The new places especially seem to have the idea that they can charge anyhow they like, some are really expensive…and it isn’t so bad if the food is really great – it isn’t! Once, never again! I do not think those will last very long.

  4. That is very cheap to me. I would have eaten this everyday if I can get that at this price over here.

    Good grief!!! You can guess the reason why a lot of Sibu people are my same shape and size. LOL!!!

  5. It seems rather strange to eat kampua mee with chili sauce but I have seen it on the menu of a (now closed) restaurant that serves kampua mee and other Sarawak delights.

    I wonder why you think it strange. That’s the way it is since time immemorial. Back in my younger days, we had the choice of white…or white tossed in chili sauce. Somewhere along the line, somebody started to toss the noodles in dark soy sauce…so now we have black or white, with or without chili sauce. If you think that is strange, you should see how my missus eats – she will drown everything in chili sauce despite my insisting that it will ruin the taste, might as well drink the chili sauce straight from the bottle.

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