No harm in trying…

The other day, I said I would go back here to try the fried kampua mee even though I did not get my hopes up too high. I saw quite a lot of people ordering it from the stall but still, I was quite skeptical about it – I did not think it would be anything spectacular but I guess there would be no harm in going back there to give it a try.

When it (RM5.00)…

…was served, it did not get me all excited. It did not look like anything that would be a feast to one’s eyes nor something that would make one drool.

The egg came with the noodles – I did not ask for it and the kampua mee was fried with minced meat, egg and taugeh and of course, soy sauce…

It had a pleasant wok hei fragrance but as far as the taste went, I thought it was quite ordinary and did not get me sitting on the edge of my seat!

I don’t know if this is the same as all those at the other fried kampua mee stalls in town but it certainly was different from the only one that I had tried before…

…at this old school restaurant in the town centre. The first time I had it was in 2008 but truth be told, I was not that impressed with it then. I thought it was nice with its very nice fragrance of the lard used in the frying but because of the air-conditioning, it got cold very quickly and was not so palatable after that. We have had it a few times since and everytime, I would tell everyone to help themselves and eat quickly before it got cold.

It has its following though! Everyone is always talking about it, it seems, something that one must go and eat when in town including my long lost friends who came to see me the other day but we went some place else instead owing to the parking problems and also the difficulty of getting a table at that restaurant.

Back to my breakfast that morning, I also asked for their pian sip (meat dumplings) soup (RM3.50)…

The dumplings were not exactly thin and translucent but they were all right. I did not think the skin was kind of rubbery or chewy like some of those elsewhere. I did not like the soup though – it tasted more like chicken soup, not the usual rich bone stock soup and they were too generous with the pepper.

All things considered, I think I would just go back to the old Malay/Muslim lady’s mee goreng special that I like a lot should I happen to go back to this coffee shop again.

The kampua mee stall at FAST CAFE (2.319100, 111.832213)…

…is located among the shops opposite the RTM station in Sibu in the Sungai Antu area. At the end of Jalan Kpg Nangka, just before its roundabout with Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg, you turn left into Jalan Tapang Timur and go straight ahead – it is the first shop in the last block on the left.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

6 thoughts on “No harm in trying…”

  1. The fried kampua mee looks pretty good from the picture. I like how the fried egg is done. RM5 for your fried kampua mee with minced meat, taugeh and egg is considered reasonable. Still cheap compared to here.

    1. Yes, not expensive for a fried noodle dish and seeing that the pian sip is 3.50, I guess the kampua mee is the same. Quite a lot of customers, this stall but the old Malay/Muslim lady’s is my preferred choice..

    1. Yes, obviously there are people who love it since the business is very good…or some are not fond of Malay food. It’s either one or the other at that shop and the rest of the coffee shops in that area are Malay ones.

  2. I thought the fried kampua mee would be nice as it looked pretty good from the photo. Looks can be deceiving!

    It looked o.k. So was the Maggi mee goreng I had sometime ago. Same thing – both did not get me jumping with delight. I would much sooner go for some other nicer things!

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