Branch…

I loved what I had here back in 2020 but I have never gone back there since. Then I heard that they were opening a branch in the Tunku Osman area in the town centre right beside the Big Thumb Bakery…

I can’t say I was looking forward to checking out this place even though they say that new brooms sweep well.

Well, this isn’t exactly my favourite part of town because of the terrible congestion on working days and parking is near impossible…and if you are there around noon, be prepared to get stuck in the jam with cars illegally parked left, right and centre, all the parents waiting for their children from the school right behind this block of shops. I happened to be around there after 7.oo a.m. on Sunday morning that day and if I was thinking that everyone would be asleep at that time, I couldn’t be more wrong! The place was almost full!!!

I placed my orders at the stall…

…and took my seat at one of the vacant tables inside.

Unfortunately, all those on the pavement outside were taken so I did not enjoy the advantage of the natural morning light for my photograph of the kampua mee (RM3.30)…

They did tell me before hand that they would add their minced meat instead of the few thin pieces of imitation char siew (boiled meat coloured red) unlike what transpired here once where they did not have the decency to ask me first and that really put me off.

Yes, it was very nice, just that when I stopped by, I was thinking of having what I had at the old place (RM6.00)…

…only to be told that they do not serve it like that here.

I asked for the beef tripe soup and the nice lady (the wife) said they would serve me the small (RM4.00)…

…which had a whole lot of the beef tripe inside and it went so very well with the special chili dip that came with it. The soup was great with just the right amount of vinegar in it. I’ll try the liver soup should I happen to drop by here again.

And talking about the nice lady, yes, she was really polite and friendly. I dropped the RM5.00 note she gave me (my change) and it flew under the table and she went and retrieved it for me. I guess she realised that it would not be easy for me to get down there – like an elephant in a china shop. LOL!!! And when I was leaving, both she and her hubby said, “謝謝你,老闆!” (xiè xiè nǐ , lǎo bǎn/Thank you boss!) At most places, they do not give two hoots as to whether you are coming or going!

By the way, when I shared the above photograph of the noodles and said that it was only RM3.30 a bowl, a friend in Mukah said that it has increased to RM5.00 there and another friend commented that it is RM4.00 in Kanowit right now. Gee!!! Here, it is mostly RM3.50 with a few odd ones out that do charge RM4.00 a bowl/plate. It’s a wonder that there are people willing to go to such places and get slaughtered!

Other than being so very cordial and polite, service here was prompt despite the crowd – they were assisted by a young and handsome boy, probably their son who did not have to go to school since it was Sunday.

PYP KOPITIAM, town branch, is right beside BIG THUMB BAKERY (2.293889, 111.826492) is located at No.71-73, Jalan Tuanku Osman.