To Kampua or not to Kampua?

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Kampua mee; which means dry plate noodles in Foochow, is one of Sarawak local kopitiam dish originally  from Sibu along side Kolo mee. It can be ‘devoured’ for breakfast, lunch, teatime, dinner or even supper as long as it is available in any kopitiam.

Kampua mee originated from the Foochow people of Sarawak; the noodle is handmade and softer than Kuching’s famous Kolo mee. This is to absorb all the pork lard and onion oil sauce on the plate. In addition to that, you can have it black or white meaning there is added  soy sauce to make it black gives it a saltier aroma which is a totally different taste to the white version; the original Kampua mee.

To excite your taste buds here are some of the kampua’s that I often enjoy for breakfast :

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Let’s Get Mixing: Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie


You’ll love this peanut butter banana smoothie!! It’s easy to make, and packed with protein-rich ingredients that will give you lots and lots of energy.


  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


In a blender, combine all ingredients.  Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.

Ali’s Tip:
To give this some extra chill, try using frozen bananas! :) Often if I bring home more than I can use (before they ripen), I’ll go ahead and peel them, cut them into somewhat small pieces, and pop them in a bag and into the freezer. They’re definitely great to have onhand!

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