Monday, January 04, 2010

BELACAN KAMPUA @ MAS CORNER CAFÉ, JLN. KPG. NYABOR, SIBU


It's been quite a while since I had breakfast here. The fish/shrimps chow chai hung ngan that is associated with this coffee shop is no longer here; a new zi-char kitchen has taken over. However, on that day the kitchen has taken a holiday. I want to go elsewhere...

... but someone wants to stay on to try the Belacan Kampua. So I stay on for an ordinary dark soy sauce kampua; halal, nonetheless. This stall serves hampalang (total) kosher with shredded poached chicken instead of char-sui. The kampua I have lacks the yumminess of the real thing.

The same can be said of the Belacan Kampua. It's nothing more than a plate of noodle stirred together with some belacan (fermented shrimp paste) chilli. If you have tasted Kuching's Belacan Beehoon, at least, it has some redeeming factor of the broth. This one has the pungency of the belacan in its most awful state. As a condiment, belacan chilli is fine as an accompaniment to something else. But going solo as the main attraction, one sentence can only describe it: Kampua by any other creed is a terrible thing to waste!

6 comments:

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Well, it's a beautiful picture at least.

Kong-Kay said...

sean on his 40d.

suituapui said...

My missus had the kampua once, said it was ok. Nobody's daring enough to try the belacan kampua...and after your review, I think I'd just pass... LOL!!!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

And a 30mm Sigma?

Kong-Kay said...

i think it's the tamron 16-50 f/2.8.

Kong-Kay said...

stp, you've gotta try... after all, it'll be just rm3 down the drain.

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