You never tried…

My mum would have been 90 today, born on this day, September 11th in the year 1930. Of course, my sister and I and also my girl and the mum made our way to my parents’ resting place to offer flowers and prayers…

On mum's birthday, 2020

…last Sunday. We decided to go earlier as today, my girl would be working and it would not be so convenient to go in the afternoon, especially considering that it is always raining cats and dogs here past lunch time these days.

It was past 11, almost noon when we got back into town and I took them here…

Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap

I did tapao something that day for my sister but the other two had never tried it before.

I cannot remember whether we went to the original place in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to eat or not but I positively remember taking them over there on a holiday some years ago when my girl was still in school, probably lower secondary at the time – the only thing that comes to mind is the awesome boat cruise that my wonderful cousin took us on across the sea to Pulau Gaya and the unforgettable experiences we had there with a scrumptious dinner thrown in for good measure. It seemed we could exchange our boat tickets for dinner at the restaurant there and of course, we enjoyed our walk around the Gaya Street tamu on a Sunday morning.

Anyway, back to our lunch here that day, my missus had the Sabah-style konlou mee

Kah Hionh Ngiu Chap konlou mee

…with a bowl of the beef soup (RM9.80) and yes, she loved it very much!

My girl had the beef balls and meat slices noodles (RM9.80)…

Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap beefballs and meat slices noodles

…and if you are familiar with the Singaporean Food King show, she gave it one star and declared it as being food-king good!

My sister had ngiu chap kah liao (with added ingredients) hor fun/kway teow (RM13.80)…

Kah Hiong ngiu chap kah liao hor fun

…and yes, she enjoyed it. They charge RM3.50 for each added ingredient and since this item on their menu has both tripe and tendon, it sure is a better deal to ask for this one than to order them separately.

I ordered the ngiu chap soup (RM12.80) and asked for the tendon and tripe (RM7.00, RM3.50 each add-on) to be added…

Kah Hiong ngiu chap soup

…and I had their beef stew (RM12.80)…

Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap beef stew

…with rice too.

Everybody tried the beef stew that the guy told me that day was very nice and that was why I wanted to check it out but unfortunately, we were not that impressed. One major contention was that it was a tad too sweet for everyone’s liking.

My girl said it was very Chinese, not quite like the ones in western cuisine – as a matter of fact, we had one like that at this very place many years ago in 2014 and we all loved it so much! Too bad that place did not last very long and we never had the chance to go back for more. Funny how nobody could remember we had that six years ago either and I remember it as clear as day. Not bad, eh, this old man?

That first time I was here, I felt that the soup was not as nice as what I used to love so much at the original place in Kota Kinabalu and this time around, I was of the opinion that it was not even as good as that first time – they certainly would have to look at their quality control for at best, I would say it was nice but not that nice! The ladies, on the other hand, were quite happy with what they had, especially when they had not had it before and could not make any comparison, and yes, they enjoyed it very much.

KAH HIONG NGIU CHAP, SIBU (2.293094, 111.825429) is located across the lane to the left of AmBank, Jalan Tunku Osman branch in the same block as Ruby Restaurant, at the end on the far right. 

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “You never tried…”

  1. The beef stew sure looks delicious! Too bad that it was too sweet for all of you, must be the red carrots used.

    I quite enjoyed it, did not mind the sweetness…just that we all prefer the western version of beef stew. I’ll just stick to their ngiu chap.

  2. The ngiu chap kah liao looks good. It is too sweet? Guess the chef loves it to be sweet. 😀 Would love to try the beef stew as well…if I could consume them. 😀

    You don’t take beef? Sorry, nothing for you here – the logo says it all!

  3. I had it once only when it was newly opened over here and to me, it is just so so. The noodles of the Sabah-style konlou mee looks like our yellow noodles. Among all, I like your sister’s choice. The beef stew looks pretty good, tender and quite a thick cut.

    I’ve never tried the one in Kuching – my cousins said they went once, never again after that. They said very far too. That is the trouble with these franchises. That is why I am not a fan of franchises, cannot judge one place based on one outlet – VERY poor quality control, even the international ones like KFC, Pizza Hut, McD. This Kah Hiong is definitely far from what I enjoyed so much in KK!

  4. Oh wow, the beef noodles look so good! I love the extras like tendon and tripe. I had a bowl of beef noodles recently but it was not what I had hoped for.

    Yes, we do have the disappointing ones here too, not that we have that many! Most are the dark Taiwanese style that I quite enjoy but I prefer this type a lot more.

  5. Maybe you have a blog to help you to remember so you still clearly rmb wat you had six years ago. So it pays to hv a blog right. Like my mom always says i hv good memory but that is bcos i hv a blog that records everything lol.

    The beef stew with carrots looks good though i dont take beef. I am eyeing the carrots.

    Yes, my blog is a diary of sorts, a record of things and happenings long ago but even without my blog, I can remember…but with my blog, I can go and search for the post to confirm. I’ve a memory like an elephant’s.

All opinions expressed in my blog are solely my own, that is my prerogative - you may or may not agree, that is yours. To each his/her own. For food and other reviews, you may email me at sibutuapui@yahoo.com

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