I’ve had it all…

My brother in Auckland, New Zealand sent me this photograph…

…and asked me if I’ve tried it before.

Of course, I have!!! I’ve tried all the different varieties including the ones in this mee pok range. My missus bought this dark soy sauce one

…and my cousin in Kuching was singing praises of the spicy vinegar one so we also tried that…

…and yes, we did enjoy it too.

My brother said that somebody in Auckland, New Zealand is importing these instant kampua mee and selling them at only NZD10.50 a pack, which is very reasonable (without conversion) considering that they are some RM8 or 9.00 a pack here. This means that they can now enjoy it at home without being slaughtered at the shops there. I hear the prices of all (Asian/Malaysian) noodle dishes there are fixed at NZD17.90 a plate/bowl.

I am not going to feature ALL the different varieties produced by The Kitchen Food instant Sibu kampua that I have blogged about before here but I would want to mention that when they first embarked on their humble beginning in 2013, a thousand and one imitation brands appeared on the market. Everyone was so anxious to jump on the bandwagon but of course, most of them fell by the wayside along the way very soon. Today, only a sprinkling are left while this particular brand is still going strong and is very well-marketed. You can find their products at most leading supermarkets not only in Sibu but in towns and cities throughout the country and overseas!

My brother also mentioned that the importer also brought in some Kuching/Sarawak laksa and initially, I thought he was talking about the one from this same company

…which is very nice but theirs has ramen, not bihun.

However, eventually, my brother said that it came in some red and blue packs and I knew straight away that those would be the ones from that company in Kuching and yes, that one has bihun

…and is pretty decent, worth buying and enjoying.

But when it comes to Sarawak/Kuching laksa, my favourite these days would be this particular brand

…but it does not come cheap, over RM29.90 for a box of 6 packets earlier in the year, dunno now.

I did hear of some people here who are not so fond of the sago vermicelli though so they would rather go for another brand. We do not mind it one bit and for one thing, when we cook it, the house would be filled with the awesome fragrance of the laksa broth/soup that can easily put many of those in the coffee shops in town here to shame.

I don’t know if they have this brand in New Zealand or not but at least, the other two are good as well and now that they can get the much coveted instant kampua mee there, folks can buy their own to cook and enjoy in the comfort of their own home without being fleeced alive like those 25.97 million New Zealand sheep there!!! LOL!!!

THE KITCHEN FOOD shop (2.304994, 111.847404)…

…home of the original, the one & only Sibu instant kampua, is located in the Sibu Bus Terminal area at Lorong 7A, Jalan Pahlawan, right next to the UOB Bank there.