Believe me…

…when I said that the Sarawak laksa that I had here the other day was so very nice – you can take my word for it.

My girl saw the photograph I shared on Instagram and it was quite obvious that she was wishing she could give it a try as well. She does enjoy our celebrated Sarawak culinary delight and so far, the one here

…is her/our favourite. In our opinion, though there are others around town that a lot of people like, this one is more like what those popular ones in Kuching taste like.

I was really keen on getting the ladies in the house to try so early last Sunday morning, I drove over to the coffee shop (which is quite near my house, actually) to tapao and bring home for their breakfast. My girl is not all that keen on going to the coffee shops just yet as usually, they are very crowded and last Sunday, being the morning of the Ching Ming Festival weekend, I was expecting it to be a lot worse when everyone had come back from the cemeteries.

I bought the regular (RM6.00)…

…for them so of course, they did not get the two gigantic prawns that I had in mine. There were two tiny, pathetic-looking shrimps but they were very generous with the usual Sarawak laksa condiments – the sliced omelette, shredded chicken and taugeh (bean sprouts), a lot more than what one would get at that other place. They did not get any fish balls and imitation crab sticks that I had in my special either. No love lost though – I am never into those frozen ones, thank you very much.

I specially asked for the “belacan (dried prawn paste) sauce” that my ex-student said was very nice but this…

…was all that was left after my missus was through with it. She said it was very nice and yes, I would agree too but no, I did not think they used the Bintulu belacan that we would get at that other place…

At RM50 a kilo (before the pandemic, dunno now), I bet everyone would think twice about using that and even when they do, you can bet that they will give you so little of it.

Yes, both my girl and the mum loved the Sarawak laksa

They were praising the flavourful broth/soup to the skies and enjoyed it so much, right down to the very last drop! Incidentally, the daun sup (Chinese celery) came from my garden – I added a bit for the taste and the colour. Like that previous time, they did not give any in their laksa.

We have not been to the old place, our previous favourite, for a long, long time so I don’t know if it is still as good. Perhaps one of these days, we can drop by there to give it a try.

e-CAFE (2.311913, 111.846213) is the first shop right behind Delta Mall, Jalan Pedada – the block a little to your left if you are coming out of the mall via the back entrance.