You like that…

Somebody told me that the tomato kway teow

Tomato kway teow 1

…here was very nice, the favourite of many so of course, I simply had to drop by the coffee shop…

Spring Coffee

…and try.

I was here before when it did not have an English name and I had their kueh chap in December, 2018 and the second time around in February, 2019, I had their Sarawak laksa. The fact that I never went back again since sure speaks volumes, don’t you think?

Well, since they said that they liked the tomato kway teow, there I was early that morning to see how good it really was. I went to the chu char (cook & fry) stall at the back run by a not-very-young couple and ordered. The guy told the lady and she said, “All right!” and then she added, “With chicken!” Probably I was too early and they had yet to defrost the pork, I wouldn’t know.

When I was served (RM4.00)…

Tomato kway teow 2

…I must say that I was somewhat disappointed as it did not look half as nice as in the photograph.

I tasted it and it was as bad as it looked.  I don’t know if they had run out of tomato sauce/ketchup or what (but there is a 7 Eleven store right next door) as there was so little of it in the gravy and it was VERY sour like they added vinegar or something. Ok, to be fair, it was edible, just that no, it was not to my liking, nowhere near the very nice one that I had here or my one-time favourite here or the so-so ones here or here.

Maybe I was way too early and they had not warmed up yet or I had caught them on a wrong day. I would want to drop by again one of these days though as I have yet to check out the kampua mee from that stall in front – everyone else seemed to be eating that.

SPRING COFFEE (2.290717, 111.822459) is located near the Sibu Town Square/Dataran Tun Tuanku Bujang at Jalan Lau King Howe Lorong 1, facing the Lau King Howe Memorial Museum which is on the opposite side of the road.

Author: suituapui

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

4 thoughts on “You like that…”

  1. One look, the colour does not look like tomato gravy and true enough it does not taste good. It’s alright, at least you tried, no more second time for you.

    That’s for sure.

  2. It reminds me of the dian pian hu I have quite along ago, taste so sour and my guess is using lots of vinegar with little preserved veg. and that is the first and last time for me but recently my son brought me to 101 Premier to have it. At first I was reluctant to try but my son ensure I would love it to bits. Absolutely true. The gravy of the tomato kway teow looks totally different.

    That would be chao chai hung ngang. Can’t remember where here now – my missus kept grumbling saying that they used vinegar, the sour taste not from the chao chai, not nice at all. I am not into that Foochow delight, never mind chao chai or vinegar.

  3. Photographs can be deceiving. Sometimes photos just don’t do the flavours justice and sometimes it’s the other way around.

    Yes, I did edit the photos a bit. In actual fact, it did not even look good.

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