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.

Author: suituapui

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

11 thoughts on “I found her…”

  1. Are those deep fried shallots on top of the noodles? Hope her health is better now and her legs are stronger since she is back.

    Yes, an essential ingredient in kampua mee…plus the fragrant lard used to fry the shallots in.

    She does look healthier and happier…and there was that guy in the pic helping her with the serving and everything.

  2. The name of the kopitiam sounds familiar. Oh yes, we have one kopitiam with the same name over here at 3rd Mile. Last I heard it has been closed down or moved elsewhere. The kampua mee looks good and portion is huge. Plus point for not using plastic bowl or plate.

    Yes, I get so pissed off at those places where they use everything plastic, never mind how nice the food is!

    I did notice a place by this same name in Kuching but I never clicked to check it out. Dunno if it is still around.

  3. You sound very happy to have found the lady with the delicious kampua mee!

    Yes, it makes me very sad when the good ones call it quits owing to old age and nobody takes over…and sadder still when the younger generation takes over and the quality drops, not so nice or worse, not nice at all!

  4. Good to hear that you found her and found her noodle as good as before.

    Yes, you can expect to see me going back there again and again.

  5. The kampua mee looks yummy with the fried shallots and price is good too. Good that you found her but is she still alone with nobody to help her?

    The guy in the photograph was helping her, probably her hubby, came back from working abroad – lots of people like that here, leaving the wives to hold the fort.

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