Not in the mood…

Last Saturday, I was out quite early, around 7 something, almost 8. Like what I said in my recent post, I wanted to try the fried tomato kway teow at the new kampua mee stall here…

Syarikat Kiong Chuong Cafe
*Archive photo*

…but the coffee shop was not open.

In the past, it always opened early – the drinks people and the quiet young guy who used to run the kampua mee stall would have started their business for the day while the chu char fellas would get their ball rolling a little later.

In the end, I strolled over to this coffee shop – the one with my favourite kampua mee in town…

Hock Sing Cafe
*Archive photo*

…but no, I was not in the mood for that. After having had some not really great ones over the previous few days, I felt like I had had enough of kampua mee for a while.

If I remember correctly, people did tell me that the fried stuff from the people at the back was very nice too so I walked over to have a look. There was an old couple there, a somewhat sad-faced lady doing all the cooking and the old guy helping with the serving. He was eating a bowl of noodles at the time and it did look good so I said I wanted that too.

The coffee was decent, RM1.50 for a glass of kopi-o-peng (iced coffee, black) and I caught a whiff of the wok hei of the Foochow fried noodles, wet (RM4.00)…

Hock Sing Foochow fried noodles

…the moment it was served and I was most certainly impressed already even before I started eating. There were two prawns, some bits of meat and a number of sliced fish cake, a lot more ingredients than at many other places around town but yes, I was thinking that they could have added a little bit more green vegetables.

There used to be a Malay stall at this ever busy coffee shop too and it did seem to enjoy a lot of business as well but there was a guy there that morning and he did not look Malay – I saw that he had nasi lemak on his menu and chap fan/nasi campur too just that it was way too early so the dishes were not ready yet. I don’t think I am all that keen to try his nasi lemak or anything else from him but I sure would be back for more of the same or something else from the old couple at the back…or the kampua mee from the stall in front.

HOCK SING CAFE (2.290070, 111.827620) is located along Jalan Wong Nai Siong, facing the Sibu Taxi Station/Heritage Centre and the Sarawak Hotel.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Not in the mood…”

  1. If you can smell the wok hei from the fried noodles as soon as it is served, then I guess it is nice too. Yes, to add more greens to it.

    I cannot understand why they are so stingy with the greens, just another leaf or two would not cost a lot.

  2. Glad you enjoyed the Foochow fried noodle. I quite like Foochow fried noodle and ate a lot of it during ny Sibu stay. Must quite messy. The black soy. Need be careful not to stain the shirt. And the mouth would be covered in black. Lol. But I did tasted few nice, wok hei Foochow noodle in Sibu.

    Gosh. Time flies. Almost 5 years since we left Sibu and came back here. 1.5 years in Sibu was short but sweet and I did enjoy some good, unique and affordable food there.

    Sounds like you miss Sibu a lot! Can always hop over, so near, yet so far. Look at next year’s holidays, check the long weekends, you may be able to get really cheap fares and you can come for a few days to enjoy the food here. I bet the kids would love it. I sure enjoyed going over to Kuching for a few days that day, ate a lot of things and had a great time.

  3. It’s rather disappointing to turn up somewhere and they are not open! Glad that your Foochow fried noodles were good. If I remember correctly this noodle is one of your missus’ favorites 🙂

    Yes, she orders this very often…and she will never fail to ask for freshly-cut chilies in soy sauce. Anything with that, she will enjoy and this, even more so! LOL!!!

  4. I would like to try more recipes for kampua mee.

    There are a few, tom yam kampua, pandan kampua, kampua with curry beef…but I do not think they are really doing that well – at best, good for something different for a change.

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