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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Happy Chap Goh Meh!

TNC wishes all our readers a very Happy Chap Goh Meh celebration with their family!

The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year in the lunar calendar marking the last day of the lunar New Year celebration.[1] It is usually in February or March in the Gregorian calendar. As early as the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25), it had become a festival with great significance.[2] During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns (simplified Chinese: 猜灯谜; traditional Chinese: 猜燈謎; pinyin:cāidēngmí; Jyutping: caai1dang1mai4).[3][4]

(sourced from Wikipedia & Google)