I was out early one morning to go to the market and I parked my car quite a distance away. I walked through the lane in between this building that once was a cinema, the Palace Theatre…

Palace Theatre

…and the KTS office on the right because a long long time ago, I heard people singing praises of the kampua mee at a coffee shop on the ground floor of the cinema building, at the back but that morning, it was not open. I don’t know if it is closed for good or they just took a day off to go for Ching Ming or something or they had gone on a holiday since the schools are having their one-week break right now.

I spotted another coffee shop right next to/behind the KTS office…

KS Cafe

…where there was this couple running the kampua mee stall…

Kampua mee stall

There were quite a lot of people eating there so I decided to give it a try.

The kopi-o-peng (RM1.80)…


…was very good and I was wondering if they got the coffee powder from this shop on the other side of the cinema building.

I ordered the gu tor (beef tripe) kampua (RM5.50) and the kampua mee

Kampua mee kosong

…was very nice and I sure enjoyed the beef tripe…

Gu tor

…dipped in the special chili sauce that they gave with it, very soft and very nice.

I did not quite enjoy the soup though – if I am not wrong, it usually has a light ginger test plus maybe a dash of vinegar.  The one here came across like plain bone stock soup and I could detect a slight smell, very slight but enough to put me off the soup so I just ate the tripe and left everything else behind.

I do not know when I shall pass this way again. Perhaps I can try something else and hopefully, I would enjoy it a lot more.

KS CAFE is located in the lane between what was formerly the Palace Theatre (2.288647, 111.829545) and the KTS Building along Jalan Bengkel.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Between…”

  1. Everything was good except for the broth. That is good enough for me to get good kopi o-peng, makan and all. Just dont need to drink the soup 😀

    Yes, that was exactly what I did and it was a good enough breakfast. After all, I had the drink to wash everything down at the end.

  2. It would be a struggle for me to finish that plate of kampua mee. I wonder why Sibu kampua mee are served in such a huge portion but not over here.I am sure I like the beef tripe too.

    Maybe that’s the Foochow serving, the regular size here. Did not seem like a lot to me, just the usual. I guess they give less in Kuching and charge more, city people do not eat so much and are very rich. LOL!!!

  3. Too bad the soup spoiled it for you. I do love gu tor mee but no one is selling it at my area. The only one available is at Nuromen which is sadly not to my liking.

    Too bad, indeed especially when the gu tor was so nicely done, really soft. We have this at quite a lot of places, some can be somewhat chewy, not as nice.

  4. I have been enjoying a lot of coffee here this week too – but unfortunately, the prices are not quite as good as over there!

    No? I hear the ones at the coffee shops there are cheaper, cheaper but not nicer – mostly very black and sweet, not much of the very nice coffee fragrance.

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