Not like mine…

Ever since I dropped by there and had the Sarawak laksa that turned out to be so very good, my current favourite at this point in time, I had been waiting for the opportunity to go back there again and give this…

…a try.

While sitting there, that previous occasion, waiting to be served, I spotted this…

…in their menu on display at the kampua mee stall…

…and I couldn’t wait to see if theirs was any good and whether it would be in any way as nice as mine…

So there I was, the first opportunity I got and finally, my order (RM6.00)…

…came.

Now what on earth was that? I could not detect any taste of Bovril in the noodles. If I did not see the guy taking out the bottle of Bovril from the cabinet, I would most probably suspect that he did not add any at all. Perhaps he only added a bit – after all, Bovril is VERY expensive so any hint of it was overpowered by the sweet sauce from the minced meat. To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement but to be fair, I would say it was quite nice, just that it could have been any other kind of noodles, not Bovril.

The one here

…that I went to try once was pretty good but they had discontinued this item on their menu to focus on a lot of other dishes now available there…and this one here made use of spaghetti…

…and I did enjoy it as well even though it was a bit expensive. I have not gone back there since so I don’t know if they are still serving it.

Anyway, back to that morning in question, I saw somebody’s order about to be served – the bowl of pian sip (wantons/meat dumplings), dry, looked very good so I quickly ordered that for myself (RM4.00)…

I guess this means that the kampua mee here, like at many other places all over town, is RM4.00 a plate as well. It turned out that the pian sip was rather bland for want of a bit more seasoning to toss the dumplings in. The skin was nicely done, very smooth and very thin and there was just enough meat in each of them, not too much. I would have liked them more if they had a bit more taste.

One thing that impressed me about this stall was how they use ceramic plates and bowls, including the small ones for the complimentary soup. They do deserve a pat on the back for doing that. Others have made the switch too and are no longer using those hideously colourful plastic plates and bowls but unfortunately, they still use those to serve the soup. I also liked how they keep the stall spick and span unlike some of the others – the mere sight of the mess on the counter top would instantly change your mind about eating their noodles.

7七夜cafe (2.307862, 111.848497)…

…is located off Jalan Sena in the blocks of shops opposite Jalan Deshon on the right, the same side as Wikitea.