Glory Cafe's Big Prawn Asam Tom Yam Noodles, Sarikei

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I drove down to Sarikei to sample the famous RM
14 Asam Tom Yam Big Prawn Noodles at Glory Cafe on Sunday morning. I went
with Faye and the journey from Sibu to Sarikei took about 45 minutes. It
can take up to an hour (or more/less) depending on how fast you drive -
the distance is approximately 105 km. Glory Cafe is located at the only
Magnum 4D outlet in Sarikei – do note that there are other gaming
operators there (Sports Toto) – it’s the Magnum 4D outlet you should be
looking for. The QAG 4114 arrived at Glory Cafe at just a little before 12
pm and parked right in front of a fire hydrant no-parking zone. ;)

asam tom yam noodles

It took
about 20 minutes for our order to arrive. The Asam Tom Yam Big Prawn
Noodles
came in a large glass serving bowl and is filled to the brim with
huge big prawns, noodles and the asam tom yam soup. Asam Tom Yam is a
cross between asam laksa and tom yum soup. It is made of tamarind, lemon
grass, lime leaves, fish sauce and chili peppers. It is a delicious
contrast of sweet and sour flavors with a hint of spiciness thrown into
the mix. You can opt to substitute the default noodles with other
carbohydrate chains e.g. rice vermicelli, kueh tiaw, tang hoon etc.

big prawn macro

The big
head prawns in the RM 14 Asam Tom Yam Big Prawn Noodles are huge and the
chef was generous enough to include several of them in the dish. Each
prawn is sliced vertically for easier consumption. Nevertheless, this is
not a dish for dignified foodies – you almost certainly have to manually
separate the shell from the crustacean with your fingers to get at the
flesh.

asam tom yam mee

I went for the Asam Tom Yam Big Prawn Noodles (RM 14). The egg
noodles is thick and has an almost tangible sweet undertone that goes very
well with the asam tom yam. The noodles go well with the sour (from the
tamarind) and sweet flavors from the soup. I noticed that the noodles also
tend to absorb the flavors better. The noodles taste better than rice
vermicelli due to the latter being unable to absorb the flavors of the
asam tom yam soup. The portion is huge and it will definitely satiate all
but the most voracious appetite.

asam tom yam mee hoon

Faye went for the Asam Tom Yam Big
Prawn Rice Vermicelli
(RM 14). Rice vermicelli is known locally as bee
hoon. It’s the same dish except with rice vermicelli in place of the
noodles. She thought it tasted alright until she sampled my
noodles…after which she promptly took possession of my bowl. I am
considering an appeal to the International Court of Justice for the
disputed two-cubit Asam Tom Yam Noodle Island, I mean, bowl.

glory cafe us

It
should be noted that the asam tom yam concoction is a notorious fabric
stainer. You should probably reconsider wearing white or light colored
articles of clothing during the consumption of this particular dish. The
splash damage can be considerable despite elaborate measures to avoid such
occurrences.

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