See you in September…

Somebody shared a photograph of something here…

…that I thought was very nice and he told me where he had that. Of course I made up my mind to drop by and check it out one day. It so happened that last Saturday morning, my girl and the mum joined some activity at the church so I dropped them off at the venue and I decided to hang out here and wait till they were through.

Unfortunately, at around 7 in the morning, most of the stalls were not open yet and another problem was that I could not remember what it was that my friend had that looked so very nice. In the end, out of the couple of stalls open, I decided to go for the kampua mee here…

…seeing how most everybody was ordering from there.

I had the kampua mee, white/original (RM3.50)…

…which turned out really good, very authentic, very old school – just like what we grew up eating and loved so well except that they did not dye the meat red which I thought was very good.

I remember they used to do that all throughout my growing up years – the paper-thin slices of boiled meat would be red on the outside. I don’t know if they did that to make it look like char siew (barbecued meat), which it wasn’t! Eventually, there came a ban on the dye used to colour the meat red so the practice stopped altogether all of a sudden. After sometime, some people started colouring the meat red again – I don’t know if they managed to find some dye that would be safe so they just cast caution to the wind and went ahead with it. Others did not bother to do so and were quite happy to serve their meat colourless.

I also asked for a bowl of gu tor (beef tripe) soup (RM6.00)…

…which was so very good! I think out of the many I had all over town, this one was my favourite!

The gu tor was done to perfection, so soft, so very nice, no smell at all…and it went so well with the slightly spicy and sourish chili dip that they gave with it. The soup was simply out of this world – the sprinkling of daun sup (Chinese celery) sure brought the taste to a whole new level. I loved it!!!

I only had to come out with RM9.50 for the very nice breakfast compared to RM12.50 for what I had here and it wasn’t even nice! I guess anybody can guess where I would be heading to everytime I feel like having some gu tor mee again.

SEPTEMBER CAFE (2.303400, 111.849111) is located at No. 65, Lorong Pahlawan 9, a few doors to the left of Secret Recipe, the Sibu Bus Terminal outlet here.