Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Not only Kampua

When it comes to Foochow the first food you will think of is Kampua.  Right?  Or Kompia.  But Kampua is more diversify than Kompia (Sesame Bagel) and other than well known Sarawak Kolo Mee, Kampua is the next noodle dish in Kuching.  

If you ask me to choose a Foochow dish for breakfast, I would tell you Red Wine Chicken Mee Suah.   It is always my favourite.  Or probably after I knew my Foochow hubby, I fall in love with soupy dish and Mee Suah soup is one of them.  But this morning I fall in love with another Foochow soupy dish.  Never taste it before till today. 

This morning we were hunting for food near our house.  MJC commercial centre is a big place and is full of coffee shops.  It was so many that we lost count and did not know which to choose.  But we would not go to every shops because some shops are pretty secluded and MJC is not well known for its safety issue.  So eeny meeny moe, we choosen Grand Cafe (the one facing main road and next row of shop to Maybank) this morning.


The name "Bee Hoon Goreng Zhao Chai" fascinate me so I ordered a bowl.  My first impression is fried dish.  Because of the word "Goreng" on its label.  But turned out soupy dish!  Oh dear!  And not the usual small vermicelli that we have for fried bee hoon or Sarawak Laksa.  More like Lao Shu Fen (Ekor Tikus Noodle) to me.  Other than its sour soup and fried onion there is nothing to shout about.  Or maybe I have not yet taste the best Bee Hoon Zhao Chai?

As usual hubby ordered his Kampua.  When I asked how was his Kampua, his only comment is "so so".  So it means not so good according to his standard.  *wink*  But at least we tried it.  So one coffee shop is strike off from the list and more coffee shops to try.  


6 comments:

yvonne said...

Hahaha! I was about to say I would order that Bee Hoon Goreng Zhao Chai, because I prefer fried noodles to soupy type~

Maybe they should change the name ;)

wenn said...

it looks good to me..

suituapui said...

It's called zhao chai hung ngang, and hung ngang is the Foochow word for that type of big mihun.

Coffee Girl said...

Red Wine Chicken Mee Suah! mine too, sometimes, ie. I didnt know it's foochow dish tho..

eugene said...

So,you fell in love with your hubby, then he got you falling in love with the red wine chicken soup ,hahahahh? that's nice.

By the way,I tried the Kampua mee here in Penang, sad to say, not too good,they charged me RM 4 for a small plate, with some minced meat on top,that's all and some more, it was prepared by some Mynmars,,I am not saying they are no good, I am saying "may be they just do bother" about making it better, cos boss punya busiess, bukan mereka yang punya, right?

mNhL said...

I like mee suah but never like with wine. During confinement, i did not take a lot of wine too......i just can't swallow them. haha....