For the last time…

When the two-week mid-year break ended last Monday, we had to drive my girl back to her school in the jungle because at the time, she had not received the official letter yet. We left home early as we wanted to stop by the district education office in Selangau to see if the letter had arrived but unfortunately, we had to leave empty-handed.

We decided to have a bite to eat before proceeding to the school and we did not feel like having rice so we did not hop over to this shop a few doors away from the office in that same block. We felt like having noodles instead and I remembered we quite liked what we had once at this corner shop so we made our way there.

I wanted kampua noodles with pian sip (meat dumpling) soup but they had run out of the latter so I settled for the Foochow fried noodles (RM4.00)…

Selangau, Foochow fried noodles

…that I had on our previous visit and my missus also wanted the same. I could recall also that though it was nice, I felt it could do with a little less msg so I told them that and yes, it was much better this time around.

My girl wanted fried bihun, wet – with sauce/gravy, that is (RM4.00)…

Selangau, fried bihun

…and though it did not look like much, she liked it.

Seeing that she was formally dressed in her work attire, the lady at the shop asked if she was a new teacher reporting for duty. It turned out that she was a teacher too at the Chinese primary school a stone’s throw from the bazaar and she grumbled that their school was short of 6 teachers and it did not look like there was any forthcoming.

Of course, my girl told her happily that she had got her transfer and wanted to check if the official letter had arrived…and I guess since we would not be passing that way again, not in the near future, that probably would be the last time we would be dropping by there for a bite to eat.

Author: suituapui

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

3 thoughts on “For the last time…”

  1. I would be happy if they put more greens in the Foochow fried noodles like what is in Mel’s fried bihun, wet. It seems there isn’t much ingredients in the Foochow fried noodles or the is it buried under the noodles.

    Typical of Foochow fried noodles in Sibu, the bits of meat barely visible to the naked eye, so stingy with the green vegetables even! Some stalls not so bad bot not many…unless you ask for the special and pay more.

  2. I will be visiting Sarawak at the end of the month (Miri, Mulu, Kuching). What would you say are the top five dishes I must try?

    Oh? Sibu’s not in your itinerary? Sigh!!! You’ve got to go for the ethnic Sarawak cuisines – I guess you will be getting that in Mulu but there are some very nice restaurants in Kuching where you can get those exquisite dishes.

    You may want to try the Sarawak laksa in Kuching – some swear by the one at Chong Choon in Padungan, the late Bourdain loved the one at Chong Hui, next to Grand Continental Hotel. Don’t miss the Kuching kolo mee too…and there are places selling Sibu kampua noodles and Foochoe fried noodles as well. The fried crispy noodles or kway teow (flat rice noodles) with tomato gravy is a Kuching original – nice too but I guess that will depend on where you go.

    There’s that kacangma chicken too but I’m not too sure where there’s a good one there. I guess Top Spot is a good place to check out for dishes like midin (wild jungle fern) and other delights. They would have those Kuching tomato gravy fried noodles there. Tourists love it there!

  3. Thanks so much! Sarawak Laska and Kolo Mee were on my list and now I have much more to look out for. Thanks for your kindness and sharing.

    Have fun! There is a dengue outbreak in Kuching right now though – take care there.

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