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.

Author: suituapui

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11 thoughts on “Believe me…”

  1. Wow, so fast you make a come back to that stall. Yes, I only like those usual Sarawak laksa condiments in my laksa, no imitation crab meat, tofu and whatever. The broth this time looks a bit pale in comparison to the ones you had the other day, maybe due to lighting. Anytime soon going back again? 😊😊

    Yes, I thought it looked a bit pale and frankly, minus the two giant prawns, it did not taste as nice. Thankfully, it was still very nice, nice enough for me to want to go and eat it again…anytime.
    Quite happy to go without those added ingredients that should not be there in the first place,
    not authentic Sarawak/Kuching laksa when people think they are so clever and add all kinds of nonsense.

  2. I have been meaning to try Aunty Christina Sarawak Laksa as it is available via delivery. Perhaps one of these days.

    Still going strong, eh? I guess she’s the best known in KL and the kawasan2 yang sewaktu dengannya.

  3. I seldom see Sarawak Laksa being sold here. Am drooling over the laksa in the 1st picture.

    I’m surprised. Ever since the late Anthony Bourdain called it the “Breakfast of the Gods”, they are selling it at a lot of places all over Malaysia and Singapore and overseas. Nice or not, same or not, I guess that is another story.

  4. Wahhh… looks so yummy! Better than those sold outside anytime~

    This is sold outside, coffee shop near my house.

  5. Ha ha.. I can assure you that there’s no Sarawak food in my little kampung.
    It’s a little kampung, where birds will not come to lay eggs, as the Chinese saying goes.
    But I did a bit search since you insisted that we must have some in JB, and yes we do have some.
    Next time, I shall try your Sarawak food when I go home.

    Durian flower acar? Ha ha… That’s another new one to me.
    We used to have a fairly big durian orchard, our durian trees were very tall.
    So collecting durian flowers is totally out of the question.

    1. I’m not surprised at all that you do not collect durian flowers to cook and eat.
      Bet nobody does that over there.
      Word is going round though and more and more people are enjoying it these days
      so the price has been going up and up and up!
      No, you do not climb up the tree to pluck –
      the easiest would be to spread out newspapers on the ground,
      let the flowers drop on them overnight and collect them in the morning.
      If it rains, forget all about it – the flowers will be gooey and sticky.
      Read all about it here!

  6. Ohhh my, you made me miss Laksa!

    Have you tried this Sarawak or Kuching version? I heard from my brother that it was available in Auckland at NZ$15.00 a bowl. *faints* I tried the Singapore nyonya laksa there once when I first went over in 1980, big bowl, very nice too…but not the same. Dunno how much that was then.

  7. Now I have a laksa craving thank you very much.

    Watch out for my blogpost on our new discovery, another brand of instant Kuching laksa. Very nice, almost the same…and I hear it is available at Village Grocer in KL.

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