Tag Archives: Kuching

Noodle Experts 麵匠

24 Aug

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.

Noodle Experts

Noodle Experts

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.

Noodle Experts

At here you can order “Zheng” too.

Noodle Experts

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Li Yuan Cafe 莉园

24 Aug

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.

Li Yuan

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.

Li Yuan Cafe

Chong & Law Cafe 状元楼

24 Aug

Chong & Law Cafe

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.

Chong & Law Cafe

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.

Chong & Law Cafe

Chong & Law Cafe

Eng’s Cafe 英姐茶餐室

17 Jul

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.

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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.

Eng's Cafe Kolo Mee

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.

Peter Noodle House 彼得麵店

17 Jul

Location: Precinct 88, Jalan Song

Peter Noodle House

“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.

Noodle Experts

Wanton Kolo Mee

Noodle Experts

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.

Richmond Place

27 Jun

Location: Jalan Ellis, Kuching

Richmond Place

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)

Richmond Place

Pork Ribs (RM17.00) – This is nice too, very soft and tender! Even the elderly will not have problem to chew too.

Richmond Place

919 Cafe

27 Jun

Location: Taman Seng Goon, Jalan Taman Hui Sing

919 Cafe

I used to be their regular customer. But their business got better and better, I could hardly find a parking lot therefore gradually reduced my frequency of patronizing. Good business means that they are getting popular! Honestly their food is nice and price is reasonable too. I revisited the cafe, the owner still recognised me (In fact, I stopped visiting the place for 1-2 years).

Fried Rice Vermicelli (RM4.00)

919 Cafe

Kedondong Juice (RM2.00) – A must-try

919 Cafe

Side order: Bitter gourd (RM1.20)

919 Cafe

* Their asam fish is nice too. Overall their food is nice. They use red rice which makes them different from others.

Pork Burger Stall at Coffee Talk

22 Jun

Location: Jalan Song, the corner lot at the junction to Stutong

Pork burger is prevailing in Kuching now. In the past, we only can buy beef or chicken burger from Malay burger stalls. These days I noticed there are a few places selling pork burger too by Chinese. My friend and I wanted to try out the pizza at Coffee Talk Cafe last night. However, it was closed. So we decided to have burger instead.

CoffeeTalk

The menu is creative, they even have blackout burger which uses charcoal bun. Each has clearly stated the ingredients.

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We ordered Ultimate RM7.50. Though expensive, but it is delicious. They made the patties themselves.

CoffeeTalk

Noodle Descendents 麵家汤

18 Jun

Location: Ground Floor Lot 18, Padungan Road, 93100 Kuching, Malaysia
Business Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 3.30pm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoodleDescendents

Noodle Descendents

There is one famous dish called “Zheng” or “Cheng” in Kuching, which is pork innards soup that comes with noodle separately. Every Kuchingite knows this “Zheng” place at Bishopgate and their 3-wait principles: wait for car park (as it’s not easy to find car park at that area), wait for seat (the capacity of the shop is limited, you will have to avoid going there during breakfast and lunch break. You won’t feel good as someone is standing behind you waiting for you to finish your meal), wait for them to take order and food to be served (yes, you can’t go to them direct. They will not entertain you. Wait patiently for them to come to you first). But quite sometime ago they has moved to Padungan Road (August 2012), with their new name: Noodle Descendents. The crowd still remain the same. You will notice how they have been loved by Kuchingites all these 56 years (they founded in 1957), that reminds me of the Digi advertisement song last time: “I will follow you, follow you wherever you may go..” lol

Noodle Descendents

Noodle Descendents

Noodle Descendents

Noodle Descendents

Noodle Descendents

Check out their Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/NoodleDescendents. Tips: Avoid peak hours and don’t go with empty stomach as you might have to wait 1 hour for the food to be served during peak hours. It really puts your patience to the test.

Hui Sing Hawker Centre 辉盛小贩中心

8 Jun

Location: Hui Sing Garden, Stampin, Kuching

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Penang has the famous ice kacang. Whereas Kuching here we have something different too at Hui Sing Hawker Centre. It is popular place among college students as it is located nearby INTI College. The hawker centre only operates at evening time, around 5pm until 9 or 10pm.  I am not sure when is their rest day, probably Monday.

If you visit Kuching, the place is a must-visit place. There have variety of local food you can try at one-go: Kolo Mee, Satay, Dumpling, Tomato Kueh Tiaw or Mee, Mixed Rice, Kueh Chap, Cha Kueh, Fried Noodles or Kueh Tiaw with clams and Kuih Muih.  I would recommend Kolo Mee, Satay, Tomato Kueh Tiaw, and not to forget the unique shaved ice drinks from Ah Meng Cafe (Stall No. 21): “Mattahorn” and “White Lady”.

Ah Meng Cafe has other menu too, you may ask the taukenio for recommendations. Kuching customers will  request the drinks served in steel bowl, different ‘feel’ from having it in a glass. I can’t recall the price, it is between RM1.80 – 2.50, may be? Inflation is getting worse in Malaysia these years.

Ah Meng Cafe was introduced by TheStar before. The owner is the creator of Mattahorn and White Lady. But every drinks stall here has the same menu too.

Mattahorn: A clear version (without milk) contains cendol, grass jelly, longan, pineapples and a slice of lemon.

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White Lady: Milky taste version contains longan, pineapples, mango juice and evaporated milk

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