First hand…

My missus bought a pack sometime ago but she happily ate it all by herself and she did not say a word about it. She went on to buy all the other varieties and tried them one by one. When I asked her, she just said they were all more or less the same – like kampua mee, nothing more, nothing less. Well, unlike the spicy vinegar one, she did not finish them all off so I was able to try them as well here and here.

In the meantime, my cousin in Bintulu posted a snapshot of the spicy vinegar one that she had and said it was good and in response to that, my cousin in Kuching commented that the meepok was good too but my missus went out and bought a pack of the regular, with dark soy sauce. That was why the other day, I went and got myself a pack…

Spicy vinegar meepok

…so I could try it myself, first hand! It is RM8.00 for 4 packets whereas the regular kampua mee, be it black or white, is RM8.50 for a pack of 5.

There are 4 sachets…


…inside, two of which look like the fragrant oil (lard) and the light soy sauce that one would get with all the other flavours and there are two more – one that looks like chili oil and the other was something black, not too sure whether that is black vinegar or not but when I emptied all the contents onto a plate, I could detect its sourish fragrance.

As always, I boiled the noodles to perfection, drained well and tossed everything together…

Meepok spicy vinegar with ang chao pork belly 1

I heated up what was left of the ang chao pork belly my missus cooked the day before and served it by the side and garnished the dish with some chopped spring onion from my garden. I tried the noodles and felt it was very nice.

I would not say it was exactly like the regular or usual ones – I could detect a little difference, just a bit but when I mixed it with the thick and slightly sweet and sourish ang chao pork belly gravy with its traditional Foochow red wine and strong ginger fragrance…

Meepok spicy vinegar with ang chao pork belly 2

…it sure brought the taste to a whole new level. That was so so good!!!

Unfortunately, that was all that was left of the pork belly so we would have to finish the remaining three packs without it.

THE KITCHEN FOOD shop (2.304994, 111.847404), home of the original, the one & only Sibu instant kampua, is located in the Sibu Bus Terminal area at Lorong 7A, Jalan Pahlawan, right next to the UOB Bank there.

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7 thoughts on “First hand…”

  1. The ang chao pork belly certainly got me drooling.

    Still I am interested to buy these kampua instant noodles that you have been posting. Gotta see if they are selling these here.

    My missus does it best! Those around town are always so diluted, not so nice.
    You can buy it here in Melaka! SS Food and Beverage Station
    251M Jalan Tun Sri Lanang 75100 Melaka or buy via Lazada.

  2. That plate of mee pok with the add-on sure makes it looks more yummy. Is the taste the same as too kar chor (vinegar pork leg). If it is, I would love it.

    I could taste it but it was very light, wouldn’t mind if it had been a little bit stronger. Because of that, it was not quite the same as the dark soy sauce version…and no, it was not spicy at all. Didn’t feel a thing!

  3. Ang chao pork belly or chicken, I like it. Started to enjoy it after married my half Foochow, half Hokkien hubby. Haha.

    Hard to find those Foochow red wine residue to cook ang chao over here.

    Oh? There is, just that you do not know where. Otherwise my relatives would be asking us to send over. Red wine too, I hear there are good ones somewhere in Kuching.

    My missus is half hakka khek and my mum is half Melanau, nyonya so their cooking is not 100% Foochow. Maybe that is why their ang chao meat or phak lor are nicer than the Foochow ones at the shops…and my mum’s curry, of course, was second to none.

  4. That sure looks good and my tummy is rumbling. I still have not had the chance to eat dishes cooked with the red wine.

    If I go KL, I’ll bring some for you, the ang chew and the ang chao…or you can come over and try them here, RM399 fly anywhere in Malaysia as many times as you wish, anytime!

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