Monday, December 08, 2008

Mee Sua and Gong Pia

When we visit Australia, we normally get those koala bear or kangaroo soft toys as souvenirs for friends and family. When we travel to Vietnam, we might get hand made embroidery or vietnamese silk as souvenirs for friends and family.

But if we want to go to Sibu, Sarawak, what can we get for souvenirs? Let Kok tell you...

Mee Sua.

You can get some raw Mee Sua there. Not only it's cheaper than other places but it also tastes better than those we can get in the supermarket.

Dried under the sun.

For those who don't know what's Mee Sua, it's a kind of noodle. It is something like rice vermicelli but it definitely tastes different. The Foochow cooks it in chicken soup and my mama has her own dry version.

Gong Pia.

Another thing that you can get in Sibu is the famous Gong Pia. Dalicia, now you know how Gong Pia look like eh? ;)

Small and light, topped with sesame seeds.

Gong Pia is a small flat piece of Foochow biscuit. It's more towards the chewy type of biscuit and often, it is eaten with stuffed minced meat. For only RM1, you can get 5 pieces of that. That's how cheap it is!

So now if you happened to drop by Sibu, Sarawak, aparts from eating the popular Kampua (also known as Kolo mee), you can get those fresh Mee Sua or those Foochow bagles. :)

33 comments:

mott said...

R u foochow?

I am!

Bengbeng said...

5 pieces for a ringgit? i am afred u live in ancient times :)

aussieahchee said...

Wow, make me very hungry already! I sometime cook mee sua in my vege soup. But not so much in your pic. Your Gong Pia looks delicious!

aussieahchee

Kok said...

mott: Oh no no, I'm not Foochow. I'm Hing Hua. haha!

You're Foochow? "Jing gu lung mo kan ngian"? hahaha!

bengbeng: That's what my mama told me. She just bought some from Sibu! Correct me if I'm wrong cause my mama might made a mistake in the price.

aussieahchee: Aiks? You can find mee sua in Aust? Are they selling in any oriental shops?

Maybe you can travel all the way to Sibu to get some nice Gong Pia. hehehe.

EastCoastLife said...

I would certainly buy the mee sua. I love to eat it.

The gong pia looks yummy. *drools*

Kok said...

ECL,
Mee sua still common lah. I guess you can still find in Singapore. The Gong Pia I doubt you can find in Singapore, can you?

Hmm...maybe if you drop by Miri, you can also consider going to Sibu. Lots of Foochow's delicacies in Sibu. :)

Che-Cheh said...

Ok now I know what to get/buy besides Kampua when I go to Sibu.

I like mee sua. My sis tried to cook dry version one but not nice b'coz they're very sticky. Hmm

EastCoastLife said...

I want to try this mee sua. Handmade, right? Sweet Jasmine once blogged about it.

I have never seen this gong pia in Singapore. I must try it.

Dav DiDi said...

Wahh.. i want!! I want!!!

Hhmm, you make me thinking of mee sua .. huhuhuhu.....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

what happen to pucuk paku? i heard thats dirt cheap in kuching too..

Chen said...

And there r two version of gong pia too, sweet one and the salty one :)

Now gong pia is more expensive liao leh.. something like 3 for RM 1 or 5 form RM 2 (if i didn't remember wrongly lah) :)

Chen said...

There r lotsa foochow delicacies in Sarikei (my hometown) too ;)

Kok said...

ECL: Yaya, it's handmade. :)

You wanna try both of it but you wouldn't want to travel here. How to try leh? Hm...

DD: Aiks? You don't have Mee Sua at Kuching meh? Go get it! hehehe.

joe: You love pucuk paku? Come come! It's dirt cheap everywhere in Sarawak! kakaka!

chen: Is it? I always have the salty one leh.

Hmm...I must find out from my mama whether she gave me the correct inf or not. Seems like she didn't.

Aiyo, of course mah. Sarikei is the sister of Sibu leh. haha! Eh, you from Sarikei and not from Kuching?

Hazel said...

wow, so many here. Mee sua is my favourite food. we always eat it during our birthday

LadyJava said...

Wah.. never had any of them.. looks unique lah Kok :)

EastCoastLife said...

Can send over? hehe....

EastCoastLife said...

You know COURIER?
:P

Kok said...

hazel: Mee sua during your birthday means longetivity! hehe.

LadyJava: Come over and eat?;)

ecl: Cannot send lah. You wanna eat, come get it yourself here. hehehe.

wmw said...

Yes, I really love the mee suah from Kuching. Miri also just as good if not better??? :o)

The Horny Bitch said...

Oooh....

Shionge said...

I LOVE gong pia.....old time favourite and it goes so well with my Kopi-O :)

Sasha said...

i suka mee sua. So next time u come visit me u know what to bring for me la?

Kok said...

wmw: Miri's mee sua not that fantastic as compared to those in Sibu. hehe.

THB: Ohh? La la??:P

shionge: You tried it before? In Singapore?

sasha: Hah? KL cannot get meh? Miri's mee sua is not that great leh. But I still can bring for you lah. :)

Sweet Jasmine said...

Yeah, Gong Pia and mee sua..all foochow food. I grow up in a foo chow town of Sitiawan and I love to eat gong pia and mee sua. I have eaten more than a kilo of mee sua myself these 4 weeks with my kampung chicken soup. Wherever there is foo chow or hock chiew people there is always mee sua and gong pia. I will show you how I cook my mee sua the 'kon loh' way next in my blog. For those who wants to know how mee sua is made by hand go to my site here at http://mohlee56.blogspot.com/search/label/handmade%20mee%20sua

Chen said...

I'm from Sarikei leh..
Had my primary and secondary education in Sarikei till I further my study in uni. My family only shifted to Kuching end of 2004 :)

The picture in this post will give u an idea how the sweet version of kompia looks like :)

Kok said...

sweetjasmine: So Sitiawan is also a town like Sibu? All Foochow. hehe.

You ate a kilo of mee sua by yourself? Wah! That's a lot!

Maybe I should also ask my mum to share her kon loh mee sua recipe. Then we can compare. hehe.

I'm hoping over to your mee sua post now!

chen: Ohhh... So you're orang Sarikei where the town is most famous with its limau? kekeke.

I went to your blog and saw that sweet version of gong pia. Never tried it before leh.

Chen said...

Aiyak, Sarikei is famous for the sweet pineapple leh. Bintangor is the town which is famous for limau :)

Kok said...

chen,
*Slaps forehead* I got it mix up! hahaha! My bad, I'm sorry! Yaya, Sarikei = Nenas and Bintangor = Limau! Aduhhhh! Sorry sorry!:P

Something Private said...

Kok,
last time the gong pia is RM1 for 10, then for 8 and now for 5 only :S

Sweetpea said...

sigh... i DO have to come to a blog, at THIS time, when I am hungry, to witness food, yeah??

Kok said...

something private: Hello and welcome here!:)

Yea, that bad hor? The food price has increased a lot!

sweetpea: Aiks? But I did send you a bowl of hot pork and carrot soup wor. Didn't you get it? hehe.

little prince's mummy said...

Looks so yummy~

Kok said...

little prince's mummy,
Welcome here!

If you come Miri, maybe I could get some for you although not as nice as those in Sibu. hehe.

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