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Location: Wisma Lai Swee Yian, Lot 10716, Section 64, Kenyalang, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak (enter from the junction next to Kenyalang Shell Station and go straight)
The kolo mee here has been crowned as one of the best kolo mee in town. It has branch at Jalan Song, but in term of service the main branch is a lot better.
The portion is quite petty for me. One bowl costs RM5.00. You can choose the ingredients you want, seafood or pork intestines or both.
At here you can order “Zheng” too.
This “little” cafe is located at Jalan Song, the single storey shoplot behind Starbucks. Friend brought me there for laksa and she said it is quite famous. Under hot sun, the ambient here will be quite hot because the roof is not covered with metal sheet but canvas.
The laksa tastes quite salty though. And the prawns were not 100% fresh as it had been soaked in water for sometime. Overall it is acceptable to me but I still prefer the laksa in my hometown Bintulu. The next trip home, I will definitely introduce it in my blog.
This cafe is located at BDC and the noodle stall here is famous with its home-made recipe 自制好味麵. Now it has branches at Jalan Song and Yew Kee Kopitiam. This is the main branch. The noodle is thicker than the normal kolo mee and it’s non-halal as they use pork lard. It contains one or two pieces of deep-fried pork lard.
Besides home-made noodle, you can find laksa and nasi lemak here. You can even order the Bak Ku Teh next door and get them send it over. The Bak Ku Teh is different from others because they use garlic rice rather than white rice.
Location: Jalan Stutong, Heights Drive Commercial Centre, Kuching (behind OneTJ)
This shop is another popular place for fish head noodle after Ayuke Fish Chef. What attracts me is their spicy Belacan dipping sauce. It is the best match with the fish meat. Usually I ordered mix fish noodle soup, with vermicelli. Their noodle is nice too, it serves separate from the soup.
A bowl of this, costs RM10.50. I like the milky soup, erm.. personal liking. 😀 with some bits of sour vege and tomato.
I traveled Bangkok frequent for sourcing stock. And I’m going to share with you my must-have food in Bangkok: Hainanese Chicken Rice. You may think it’s not as good as those in Singapore or Malasysia. But for me, it’s heavenly tasty good!
There’s one well-known chicken rice located at Pratunam. It becomes tourist’s must-have food list when visiting Bangkok. They name it “Pink Shirt Chicken Rice” just because the staffs are wearing striking pink shirts. I googled, the actual name is “Kaiton Khao Mun Kai”. Khao Mun Kai is chicken rice in Thai. Usually the place is full during lunch and dinner. Therefore I swing to the “Green Shirt Chicken Rice” (Kuang Heng) which is equally good taste to me too.
Kuang Heng Chicken Rice is the “Green Shirt Chicken Rice” which located adjacent to Kaiton, on the same road but different block. The portion is pitifully ‘small’ to me, even though I ask for ‘extra’ which costs 50 Baht. But never seems enough to fill up my stomach. Usually I would order ‘Coca Cola’ in bottle, something that can fill up the gap after chicken rice.
Thailand as one of the rice production countries, the rice is fragrant and tastes good. The chicken tastes tenderly soft but the most important ingredient is the spicy sauce. Slurp!
Location: Jalan Petanak, next to “Chai Ho Pin 蔡和平”
Here comes my personal favourite Kolo Mee in Kuching. This ranked no. 1 in my list for Kolo Mee! I always recalls the taste of its noodle. Others might have different rating for this one, but different people has different taste favourism. For me, this is definitely my no. 1 so far. Second in my list is Ta Wan Kung, which I have introduced before.
The seafood was sold out that morning, so we ordered normal version with pork intestines, meat and fish balls. Love it! Not many Kolo Mee stall will provide soup, but they do. I can’t remember the price, I think it’s between RM3.50 – RM4.00. You have to have it while it is still hot. The taste deteriorates when turns cold.
Oh yeah, if you want to visit Eng’s Cafe, do go as early as you can. They open early, around 6am and noodles will sold out around 10am normally. And they have Laksa too. Closed on Mondays.
Location: Precinct 88, Jalan Song
“Noodle experts 麵匠” is another Kuchingites’ favourite for Kolo Mee. The main stall is located at Kenyalang’s new business block (behind Shell Station). The one I am going to introduce is the ‘branch’ located at Jalan Song.
The Kolo Mee here tastes good. A bowl of RM3.50, the portion is just right.
Wanton Kolo Mee
The coffee shop here has limited choices. Other than Kolo Mee, they sell Laksa and toasts. Not many people know this place though, as its location is not so ‘ideal’. If the noodle experts at Kenyalang is too crowded on weekends, this place is another option for you.
Location: Pandungan, Jalan Song Kheng Hai, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Hot day, what we normally want to do is to have something ‘cold’ and eat something ‘light’ as afternoon tea. Song Kheng Hai is our favourite place for afternoon tea. You will be spoiled with variety of choices. Rojak, chap kueh, kueh chap, etc. One of the famous local dish in Kuching is Belacan Bee Hoon, it is cuttlefish with vermicelli in shrimp paste sauce.
There is one thing you must have is Gong Pia “光饼” from stall no. 7 RIHGA 丽佳, the stall is located at the back row. Gong Pia is Foochow delicacy originally. Gong Pia with minced meat is the original version but Rihga has reinvented Gong Pia with different flavours. Now they have Gong Pia in 4 distinctive flavours: Minced meat, cheese, garlic and ham. Try it out! I still like the original flavour the most.
As for drinks, we have shaved ice ABC special. I love the ABC from the first stall at the main entrance. But I skipped for ABC that day. Another signature drinks in Song Kheng Hai is Sugarcane with Coconut. It is a must-have in Kuching too. Very refreshing!
Location: Jalan Ellis, Kuching
Richmond has been in business for many years inn Kuching. It is our favourite place for western food. Food is nice (though not fine western cuisine) but most importantly it is not expensive! A chicken chop at RM10.00, we all are their repeat customer for sure. I love the crispiness of chicken skin. Nice!
Chicken Chop (RM10.00)
Pork Ribs (RM17.00) – This is nice too, very soft and tender! Even the elderly will not have problem to chew too.