Just OK…

November 1st was All Saints’ Day, a Holy Day of Obligation and that day, we drove to get my girl from her school in the jungle so we could go to the evening service at the church we usually go to here in Sibu.

The following day, November 2nd, was All Souls’ Day so we stopped by the memorial park along the way to visit my parents’ resting place and offer flowers…

All Souls' Day 2018

…and prayers.

On the way to my girl’s school, we stopped by the coffee shop in Selangau Bazaar again for brunch. Yes, the coffee (RM1.80 per glass)…

Everfull Selangau kopi-o-peng

…was fine, just that there are some places in Sibu where one can get the same for a little less than that.

I decided to try the food at the Muslim/halal stall and I picked these – two meat and two veg for RM6.00…

Everfull Selangau nasi campur

…altogether.

The corned beef was kind of mushy, not as nice as what I cook – perhaps it was the brand they used (the lady said it wasn’t one of those made in China) and I missed the potatoes – I would usually add those when I cooked that.

The French beans and ladies’ fingers…

Vegetables

…were ok – I did not think they were all that nice but the fish…

Fish

…was good, just that they were so small so I asked for two. I don’t know if that was counted as one or two items but anyhow, considering the level of their cooking ability and at that price, I don’t think I would want to go for it again. I do think, however, that due credit must be given to the lady at the stall for her honesty. I asked her if her nasi lemak was lemak or not and she truthfully told me that it wasn’t really and that was why I did not order that.

My missus had the kolo mee (RM4.00)…

Everfull Selangau kolo mee

…from the kampua mee stall that we patronised on our previous visit and she said it wasn’t great either – she was of the opinion that the kampua mee we had was much nicer.

Personally, even in Sibu town proper, I would hesitate and think many times before ordering any kolo mee here after having had quite a number of disappointments as more often than not, they do not know how to go about cooking it like the real thing in Kuching – what I would get in the end would taste exactly like kampua mee disguised to look like kolo mee and no, they are not the same, not at all.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Just OK…”

  1. So I guess you wouldn’t return and eat these dishes if you can help it.

    Well, at least I’ve tried and now I know. Would rather tapao chicken rice or nasi lemak from here, less than RM5 and very much nicer.

  2. I love fried corned beef that my late grandma used to cook. She did not add potatoes and perhaps I ought to try your version. I bet potatoes bring it to another level.

    I can’t do without it in my corned beef – it does help bring the taste to a whole new level.

  3. Till now, I still have not tried kolo mee or kampua mee, wonder if they taste like wanton mee

    If the one you taste is anything like wanton mee, then you’ve been conned!

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