So much more…

I was in the vicinity of this coffee shop

…opposite the massive Everwin Supermarket at the Sibu Bus Terminal here and it crossed my mind there and then that at one time, way back in 2008, I used to go there for the beef noodles. It turned out that the lady running the stall was the mum of an ex-student of mine but I had not stopped by since and I really had no idea whether she would still be there or not.

Of course, the only way to find out was to park my car and go and see for myself. Unfortunately, most/many of the stalls were not open (probably they take the day off on Tuesdays) and no, I could not see any sign of a stall selling beef noodles. The guy at the kampua mee stall looked familiar but no, I was not in the mood for that.

When I got to the other section of this coffee shop, I saw this tall, dark and handsome Bangladeshi guy…

…at one of the stalls over at the other side and I decided to give his roti canai a try.

I had the kosong (empty/plain), RM1.70 a piece…

…which turned out to be pretty good – nice, fragrant and crispy. The dip was not one of those thick, rich dhal dips that I love a lot nor was it curry gravy. I would say it was quite nice though, a whole lot better than some rather diluted, quite tasteless ones at some places here.

I also ordered a piece of the roti telur (RM2.70)…

…which was quite ordinary, nothing to shout about. I am never all that crazy about roti telur anyway – I just ordered it to give it a try.

While I was sitting there, I saw that he also had mee goreng (fried noodles) on his menu so I asked for a plate (RM5.00)…

…It turned out nice, something that I wouldn’t mind eating again but not anything I would go out of my way for. Just like his roti canai dip, the mee was nicer than some other places but there are others that are much nicer. He did say that normally, he would just concentrate on his roti canai and leave the noodles to the Malay stall there (which was closed the whole time I was there and the guy only showed up at around 10.00 a.m. when I was about to leave).

I was thinking that that the prices were a bit on the high side. The mee, not the special with all the add-ons, would be RM4.00 elsewhere but yes, there are places charging the same as well, RM5.00 a plate.

According to somebody on Facebook, roti telur is RM2.50 a piece elsewhere so it is 20 sen more here – I guess that is acceptable. Come to think of it, with all that talk in the news about the shortage of flour, perhaps they have jacked up the prices elsewhere too, I wouldn’t know but an additional 50 sen for the kosong is so much more. I must say that’s a bit too much. Elsewhere, they say, it is only RM1.20 a piece.

I suppose I would not be coming back for these – as they say, once bitten, twice shy. Should I happen to go back, I’d much sooner give the other stalls a try and give this one a miss.

(NEW) YUM YUM CAFE (2.305760, 111.849170) is located along Lorong Pahlawan 7, opposite Everwin Supermarket in the vicinity of the Sibu Bus Terminal.