Don’t listen to them…

It’s always like this around this time every year. Every Sibu-born-and-bred would make their way home to celebrate Chinese New Year with their families and of course, they would waste no time at all in going out to appease their craving for good ol’ Sibu kampua mee and share their photographs all over Facebook or Instagram.

An ex-student of mine and his family went here, one of my favourites in town and somebody commented that he could try the one here (RM3.20)…

Chopsticks kampua mee

– according to the guy, it was quite good. What? A friend did tell me that same thing once and I went to try but no, it was not anything that I would go out of my way for and definitely not when it is a once-a-year thing. I did get to eat it on another occasion and no, it didn’t change my mind.

I guess there is some truth in the saying, “Don’t believe everything you hear!” and as far as kampua mee goes, you will just have to go and try it yourself – don’t listen to what others say! After all, what’s good for the goose may not be good for the gander.

Then, there was this one time when I blogged about the sotong kangkong here and somebody said I should not go for the kampua mee there, not nice and should opt for the one with the yew cha koi/yeu tiao (Chinese crullers) instead.

It so happened that I was around those parts of the woods that day so I went to give it (RM3.00)…

Kampua mee

…a try but no, it was a bit too firm for me and the overall taste did not get me jumping with delight either.

I also ordered the pian sip, dry (RM3.00)…

Pian sip, dry

…and that I would say was its saving grace and I quite enjoyed it.

I guess I’ve learnt my lesson well and now, I shall not simply believe anything and everything that people say and will check out places that I feel like going to myself. Who knows I may stumble upon some hidden gems, yet to be discovered, around town?

CHOPSTICKS CHICKEN & RICE (2.312434, 111.845917) is located in the Delta Mall, Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai (formerly Pedada) area of shops, facing the church along Lorong Taman Seduan 8, off Jalan Gambir and FUNG MING CORNER is located right beside PAU’S CAFE (2.298564, 111.893951) among the shops before you get to the Pasar Tani Permai to the left of Jalan Permai as you turn in from Jalan Ulu Oya, a little to the right of the Sibu General Hospital.

Author: suituapui

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

4 thoughts on “Don’t listen to them…”

  1. That is why when people ask me where to have nice kolo mee, kampua or anything, I would tell them the place I like most and always ends by telling them…. Different people have different taste buds.

    Indeed. That is why there are many popular places around town that do not excite me at all.

  2. Yes, to each his own. We all have different tastes and what is good to others may not suit us and vice versa.

    I will take that as gospel truth – so many places that people praise to the skies but I am not impressed – like those places I went to in Kuching recently…and some seemed to take offence that I did not really like what I ate there! I was beginning to think that perhaps there was something wrong with me.

  3. Even those tv programmes that sing praises of the food they introduce in their programmes, we must go and try them ourselves to see if it is good, some may not be as good as what the hosts say so. I was disappointed a few times.

    True! True! They are paid to do a favourable review, some, at least. Many will tell you that the late Anthony Boudain’s favourite Sarawak laksa in Kuching is not the best in town.

  4. I still marvel at the prices. I don’t know anywhere in KL where you can get a meal for RM3.

    The perks of living in a small town where nothing much ever happens. LOL!!!

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