Lost my way…

I got a message from my ol’ friend the other morning asking me if I could join him for coffee – he was back in Sarikei for Ching Ming and dropped by Sibu in the few days he had left before going back to work in our neighbouring country. I asked him for his location and since he was just a stone’s throw away, I suggested that we could meet up here.

I expected him to be there by the time I arrived as I had to make my way there from home and he was so close by but when I got there, he was nowhere to be seen. I waited for a while before getting in touch with him. Apparently, he had lost his way as he was trying to locate the place using Google Maps and it led him to a very congested part of the town centre. I did give him the directions briefly but I guess people these days tend to depend more on their smartphones to get around.

Well, after some fresh instructions from me, he made his way to where I was. I told him that I had the kampua mee kosong (no meat) with a bowl of liver soup once and I quite enjoyed them and yes, he wanted the kampua mee

Mum Mum Food Street kampua mee

He enjoyed it very much and according to him, the kampua mee here in Sibu is quite different from the ones in Sarikei. I, for one, was kind of put off by the red colour of the meat plus the plate was actually quite badly chipped but since my friend did not seem to mind, I just kept quiet.

At least, my order came in a special “personalised” plate…

Mum Mum Food Street plate

…the mee mamak (RM6.00)…

Mum Mum Food Street mee mamak

…from another stall there and yes, it was good but I did not think there was anything that would put it a cut above the rest elsewhere in town. I guess it was pricier, RM6.00, mind you, because of the prawns and though they were nice and fresh, I am not all that fond of these supposedly cheaper hard shell ones.

We had a lovely time chatting catching up with one another’s lives but where the food was concerned, it certainly would take a lot more than that to get me coming back for more.

MUM MUM FOOD STREET (2.290923, 111.821227) is located along Lorong Lau King Howe 1, a few doors before the Bakemore Bakery and the hotel that are located back to back with this coffee placeLim Teh & the Waterfront Apartments (our Sibu Twin Towers) are right around the corner.

Author: suituapui

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

4 thoughts on “Lost my way…”

  1. When it is about catching up with friends, there is more talking than eating and food may be just secondary and not that important to be the best.

    Yes, I would pick a convenient place! This one was a good choice as my friend could walk over if he chose to do so, not congested like in the town centre proper, ample parking and it is free…and the food ain’t too bad.

  2. I wonder what is the different between Sibu and Sarikei kampua. Is it the taste or the way of preparation. I doubt the kampua I had in Kuching is the original taste of kampua or not.

    My friend said the Sarikei ones are not so dry, wet and softer. Maybe they do not drain it well…and that may over-dilute the added ingredients, a little on the bland side. We do have places here in Sibu too where the kampua mee is like that.

  3. Happy to see you again Arthur!

    Haha you noticed the chipped plate, sharp eyes! Lucky I don’t have any pantang about eating from a chipped plate 😆.

    Google Maps, totally unreliable when it comes to this part of the town lol.

    The feeling’s mutual! Maybe next time when I know you’re back, I can go to Sarikei to see you there…and try your Sarikei kampua mee. LOL!!!

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