I found her…

I used to love her kampua mee, similar to the one here as she used to work there when they were at their original location and despite being somewhat out of the way, I would make my way to her shop to enjoy her noodles and of course, I would bring family and friends there too.

However, one fine day, she decided to close shop and call it a day. The guy who told me that said that she got tired having to run the kampua mee stall, handle the drinks and cook the fried stuff all on her own without anybody to help her – her legs could not take it, he said…and there were some family issues too but I would not go into that.

I did go and try the Foochow fried noodles at this coffee shop

Ciak Pa Boi Cafe

…way back in 2013 and I thought it was nice but for no particular reason, I never went back again. Obviously, the shop sign has taken its toll over the years.

I seldom ventured to that part of the Dewan Suarah (Civic Centre) area of shops but that morning, it so happened that I was around that particular block and I decided to check out some of the shops there. When I was passing by the coffee shop, much to my surprise, there she was!!!…

RTM Cafe kampua lady

Needless to say, I just had to take a seat and order her kampua mee (RM3.00)…

Kampua mee 1

…that I had not had for such a long time.

Yes, it was as good as before…

Kampua mee 2

…and yes, I most certainly would go back there to enjoy her noodles again and again.

I quickly shared the information on Facebook but I don’t know how many have already made their way there – so far, I only know of one. Hopefully, she will get to enjoy brisk business and will find it worth her while to go on with what she is doing.

CIAK PA BOI CAFE (2.311420, 111.830729) is located in the Dewan Suarah area of shops in the block facing Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg with Captain Roseley’s PETRONAS petrol station right across on the other side of the main road.