Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sitiawan Foodie

Time to go and buy some kompiah to take home to Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur. We were told to come here to get the best kompiah. (or is it pronounced as kompiang?)
There and then the workers were preparing kompiah... fresh from the oven..
Hot and Nice!
This is the place as told by the locals while we were having our tea in Yi See..
Very easy to locate too.. Just at the side of Wisma Ganda, the yellow coloured building...
Other stuff besides the kompiah...
This kompiah is different from the earlier post's ... white onions instead of darkened sauce..
Very crispy, crunchy and fragrant too!
It is RM1 per piece.... not so overpriced...
Next destination... James Cendol...
By then it was almost 4pm... 
Time to close shop....  
Bad news for us... 
Only 101 bowl left!
Yes, One and only one....
Ice also "less" too...
And it cost RM2.50 per bowl... 
Well... creamy no doubt.... 
 That's our last stop for the trip...
Till we meet again, Sitiawan...
Perhaps another 2 more years later... 


57 comments:

  1. James cendol...hmmm... where did I hear d name before. .......very familiar.

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    1. Kompiang with onion? Must be very aromatic from far have scent

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    2. cendol kat okr, near leechongwei's badminton place...

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    3. So KL also got one James? Now very popular already.. even our old Sultan Perak also went there to taste a bowl of cendol a couple of years back.. He put the Big Frame taken with the royalty at the store there...
      Yes, the Kompiang is very nice.. best eaten fresh from the oven!

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    4. oooo...ya hor...no wonder la familiar

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  2. Aiyoh! Pity about the cendol!

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    1. Yeah lo.. they didn't save the best for last!

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  3. Hmm.. maybe I should make a detour to try to find Sitiawan again when I go back to KL, while trying to buy the cheap moon cake..

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    1. hahaha... Don't give up, OK! It takes an hour more to reach Sitiawan... but just think of the goodies, the trip might be worth it! hahaha..

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  4. oh, Sitiawan famous for their kompia ke?? kompia, kompiah, kompiang - errr, i've always seen STP writes it as kompia.. wah, the 101th bowl of cendol also you got it, what a lucky day!! haha.. eih, looks good leh, kompia goes with cendol, and nice right under hot weather~~

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    1. Whatever it is called.. it is a Fook Chow specialty... or Hockchew... Sitiawan is their home for the Fookchow clan... so the food there is kind of special too!

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  5. Now I remember that I have eaten sitiawan kompiah before. A coworker gave me one which he brought back from his hometown sitiawan. So how many pieces did all of you buy? I did not miss it in your post, right?

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    1. Not many to keep cos we want to eat the fresh ones... finished even before reaching our parked car... hahaha...

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  6. Hor lean lor 101 cendol shared among four pax, on the contrary it taste much better with four spoons scooping the cendol at the same time lolz

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    1. No la... didnt share among four.. so geli.. hahahaa.. .let our outstation friend drink it... we nearer to Sitiawan got to give way... hahaha..

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  7. So that's your last stop of your 'kar liew kar liew' trip.

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    1. Yes, after that... drove all the way back to IPOH! Tiring but Happy.. like what we used to write in our compositions last time.. hahaha..

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  8. I tried the kompia before, not bad! But must eat while hot, if cold already, not nice!

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    1. If cold, put into microwave oven or toaster to heat it back... then crispy again..

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  9. I've never been to Sitiawan before but i heard there are a lot of yummy stuff there!

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    1. Ken, you should make a trip there one day.... near to coastal.. can go to Pangkor island too... or the surrounding islands.. safer..

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  10. So the few of you shared that one bowl of cendol? Haha clever girl, left one bowl, jiu sat, mou pei min..I've never eaten kompiah before but from your description I bet it must be nice.. Maybe I'll 'kiap' with cheese and mayonaise if eat, hehe..

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    1. No need to kiap one.. just bite it and hear the crunchiness... hmmmmm... sedap! If hard already, put in oven again... hahaha....
      Yes, one bowl also jiew sart.. kei cham ah.. all the way to drink one bowl...

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  11. I want to try the kompia after reading so many of Stp posts.

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    1. As a Perakian, you should try our local ones first.. Hockchews..

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  12. The Kompiah is beautiful, I wish I could taste it!!! BUT, what is it.?We do not have this here. But maybe I could find something close to it.

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    1. Yes, I wish you could... you will like the crunchiness and the fragrance of the onions and stuff...

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  13. Kompia with onions, sounds interesting and also first time heard of. Cendol, last boil??? No wonder not much "liao". Anyway, nice outing.

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    1. Theirs original one, Irene...like the authentic ones in China - not nice! LOL!!! They have kampua also....also different, with sauce like wanton mee. Cannot beat ours here. Hehehehehehe!!!!!

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    2. Irene, yes, indeed it was a nice outing... I like this type of trips.. just eat and be merry.. :)
      Arthur, you must try then only you know... don't miss out!

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    3. This fella sounds like Italians now, "if it is not from my hometown, it sucks!" :D

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    4. So agree!!! What's wrong with him??!!

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    5. Realgunners/Anonymous.... I am still scratching my head too... hahahaa... anyway, as I said, our taste buds are different.. some find it nice, some not nice... but cannot say which is nicer... it really depends on individual...

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    6. Realgunners, I didnt know Italians sound like that.. hahahaa... now I know..

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    7. Sorry auntie reana Why u tolerate him? Am pissed to see his blog that he is a father & ex teacher! Me thought he was a young kid... Shameful of him! Always berak through his mouth and show off.

      Period.

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    8. Anonymous, no worries... I guess each of us have their own opinion and say on certain subjects, characters differ in people... some like it hot, some like it cold.. different... and as time goes, we learn from each other and hopefully some will change for the better.. :)

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    9. one doesn't need to be a teacher to sound reasonable and sane.. but a teacher can be retarded to always berak through his mouth that way.. shameful!!

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    10. Oh My Goodness!
      I just read the comments.
      Faints! Wakes up! Faints again.

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  14. Kompiang is in Foochow dialect. Kompia in Hokkien. Gee! They spell Gong pian, gong means stupid in Hokkien. Hehehehehehe!!!!! Those who have tried both all say Sibu ones nicer...

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    1. Maybe they said that because you are right in front of them? hahahaha... anyway, whichever is nicer does not matter.. as long as one likes to eat them... as long as it is nice in our own mouth.. wahhh...now thinking of it also makes me salivate for one! :p

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    2. Muhahaha ...Do as I say, not do as I do.....

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    3. aiya, dun argue la... sibu one better la.... no other come as close also... kompia, kampua... better go sibu and makan... some more got host so nice one...

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    4. You say it best... when you say nothing at all.... Ronan Keating sings.. hahahaaha...

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  15. Even though is the last one, but lucky still got at least one, better than nothing, hehe!! =]

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    1. Yeah... all the way... one also good la!! hahaha...

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  16. Kompia, the same thing that STP blogs about? I don't think I have eaten it before.

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    1. I think it is different taste altogether... Sibu and Sitiawan...

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  17. Kompia. Same stuff like Sibu kompia. That is big and worth for RM1. In Sibu it is getting smaller and cost RM0.40.

    Very pitiful lookimg cendol.

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    1. Yes, I agree with you.. pitiful cos last bowl on the go...

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  18. The kompia is different from ours in Sibu.It seems that they have innovated it there :0

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  19. Perhaps it is two different ingredients altogether.. each town has their own taste and specialty... and I like to try them all ! :)

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  20. Sometimes...the ones that is not from original place can taste quite good too. :) it is the matter of opinion. One's man meat is another man's poison.

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  21. I maybe from Penang where everyone says the hawker food is the best. The New York Times newspaper voted Penang as the 2nd Best place to visit in the world for its unique historical buildings and hawker fares all over the island. I am not biased on this but would say that every hawker food in Ipoh is also very delicious besides all the biscuits! We just need to know where to eat the best. I know Claire is the best tour guide in Perak.

    *Hint *Hint

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    1. who says...? Sibu ones are always bettterrrr.....

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