Kuching Famous Laksa : Chong Choon Cafe

when you feel like slapping someone or stabbing someone.. write some unrelated stuff will help. T.T

Laksa, Kolo Mee, Kueh Chap.. guess these are the common words people would say to associate with Kuching. So yes they are. I grew up in this town called Kuching… Laksa, Kolo Mee and Kueh Chap have been the most popular choice for breakfast here. Or I should say those are all over Kuching, it all depends on personal preference for the taste and liking. 

However, no doubt there are some really famous one. Famous doesnt mean the best. They are famous. A lot of people love them, some think its too commercial. But well, still famous :)

DSC04913One of the very famous Laksa in Kuching, at Chong Choon Cafe located at Jalan Abell. Make sure you go before 11am or else there will be no laksa for you. 

DSC04901Seats are limited as well, during weekends or peak hour, sharing table is needed. 

DSC04908The famous laksa. RM 4.00 per bowl

DSC04911I like them, but they are not my favourite. The soup is a lil bit saltier than my liking. But love the cilantro. *slurps*

DSC04905Mee pok with dumplings. 

DSC04907Egg toast. 

Apart from that, the mee jawa at chong choon cafe is really good as well. Go early and grab a bowl for your hearty breakfast :)

Kuching Must-Eat : Noodle Descendents, Jalan Padungan

I think I have like split personality. Hahaha. No matter when I am sad, happy, down, hyper, i can still blog like normal. I started to worry about myself. hohoho

DSC04602Kuching Must-Eat. Not only for the tourists, but the locals as well. Kuching is like a Food Paradise in East Malaysia. Just like Penang in West Malaysia they have so much unique and signature food, we have ours too. Other than the famous Kolo Mee, Kueh Chap, Laksa, Kompia, Hu Ngan, Belacan Bihun, Tomato Mee, and all the different ethnic food, we have these very famous noodle which draw the crowd non stop from as early as 7am to 3pm. Noodle Descendants is the name of the shop! They served noodles with pork offal soup. We called that “Zheng”, means noodles with mixed pork soup. Easy.

DSC04570Noodle Descendants, it is located along Jalan Padungan. Walk slowly or if you see there’s a queue, it probably is. In Kuching, we seldom have food that need such a long queue… except this one. 

DSC04571Average time consumed for waiting+eating at Noodle Descendants — 2 hours. Probably its because of the limited seats as well. There are only like less than 20 tables.. so.. just queue for it.

DSC04573There are some rules that you need to know while eating at Noodle Descendants. I need to write this down here because a lot of my foreign friends went there alone and they do not know it.. end up… hmmm.. get scolded. Hehehehe!

SO,

Rule No.1 : Queue until someone ask you to go some designated table.

Rule No.2 : You might need to share table with others, which is uncommon in Kuching

Rule No.3 : While you are seated, please just sit down until someone come and take your order.

Rule No.4 : Again. Emphasize— DO NOT GO AND ORDER YOUR FOOD. Sit and wait until someone come to you

I guess i speak the most important one. Hehehe! 

DSC04574Theres one fine Saturday when our beloved Fabiola came back for a short weekend. As usual.. her must go place. We reached there around 10.45am

DSC04575_pQueue and be seated at around 11.30am. Waited and chit chat (selfie/wefie) among ourselves until someone came and clean the table and took our orders, it was 12pm when our orders were taken. Wait another half an hour for the food to come. So YAY! our food arrived at 12.30pm finally!

DSC04578The chilli girl Joan got a special treatment. Look at her chilli padi bowl as compared to us. *horror* And she finished them all… *double horror*

DSC04583By 12.30pm, our food arrived!! The noodles. You can opt for haIf or full portion for the noodles. opt for half portion of noodles. For the guys, they normally have the full portion.

DSC04587You cant speak out how good the noodles is honestly, but, it will make you come back again for more. Addictive i would say. But i personally love the noodle. I duno know why, its just plain delicious. Its simple but addictive. You might think its just so so, but eventually you will somehow miss them. :)

DSC04590Or you can opt your bowl of goodness with some homemade pink charsiew.

DSC04594The pork offal soup. The pork offal is very fresh. Do not worry bout the piggy smell, they have none. Even the kidneys are prepared nicely and clean. Soup was sweet, natural flavorings from the goodness of the offal. 

DSC04606Mine was the small portion. RM 5.50 but good enough for me. 

A simple bowl of pork offal soup with noodles, just good enough for your breakfast or lunch. By the time we finished our so-called brunch/lunch.. its 1.15pm. Hoho. 

DSC04600And the magic lies underneath the famous pork offal soup and noodles is… its so simple yet so delicious. Please try at least once when you come over to Kuching. Just ask anyone at the roadside: ” I want to try the wait long long zheng (offal soup)” I guess someone will give you a direction. :)

But i would like to clarify, for me, it do not have the immediate WOW effect when you eat it.. but somehow you will just crave for it after that. Thats the magic :)

Heres the map : 

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Ramadhan Buffet at Hilton Kuching 2014

Another Ramadhan Buffet. Wrong decision to plan my diet on the Ramadhan Month. Hilton Kuching will be having the ramadhan buffet until the 28th July 2014 so few more days if you want to try out the buffet there.

DSC04745A sweet tooth platter for each table. They are serving some kumars, “kuih sipit”, Tebaloi and local egg muffin.

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DSC04754The appetizer platter is at the middle of the restaurant. They have the traditional ulam as well as all kinds of salads.

DSC04796I had (clockwise) tuna salad, honey & prawn salad, beef salad, chicken salad and greek salad. Greek salad is the preferable one.

DSC04763Apart from that, the japanese corner. Look at the unlimited supple of salmon sashimi!

DSC04766I have my portion too.. I mean two portions of those..

DSC04755The seafood station. 

DSC04775I like the mussels, in fact, love it.. they are fresh and sweet. Together with the wasabi and coriander chilli sauce. Fabulous.

DSC04800And my so call second portion of salmon sashimi together with some crabs. Yums

DSC04760My forever love, the bread. Bread is freshly made every morning. The sourdough is just perfect with a knob of butter

DSC04759Or the mains, dint really took a lot of photos of the mains because they are quite similar — Curry, Rendang, Gulai. you named it, they are probably all there

DSC04757But… the highlight of the buffet, or i should say my personal no.1 favourite — The roast lamb!!

DSC04777Roast lamb is just so moist and fragrant. the mayo mint sauce add another flavors to it. Just look at the meat. It tasted as good as it looks.

DSC04771Or if you are not a lamb person, go for the roasted chicken. Equally juicy.

DSC04816For chinese cuisine, they have dim sum, noodle soup and belacan mihun

DSC04809The belacan mihun is actually not bad. Strong finishing

DSC04769For the outdoor section, they served BBQ food mostly..

DSC04782-tileYES. BBQ lamb, BBQ chicken. BBQ Fish, BBQ Beef.. and even Otak Otak

DSC04780And something you wont missed – 

DSC04781The Satays

DSC04786At the end of the outdoor area, they have Shawarma

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DSC04793Kebab served in a pocket with vegetables & sauce

Or . hmm… i guess its call Naan & kebab 

DSC04787Because they have naan

DSC04788and they have kebab. Hmmm.. dint really try out the naan & kebab tho

DSC04746Wash down all your sinful meal with air bandung, mango juice or even air kumar. I like the air kumar here because its not too sweet.

AND here comes dessert time!!

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DSC04772Hello dearest.. you can go western, you can go local. I like both

DSC04806First plate (clockwise) Cake lapis, Pandan cheese cake (thumbs up i finish it all), strawberry cheesecake, tako, Ondeh-Ondeh, bread & pudding and orange cheesecake (middle). The pandan cheese cake is a blast! 

DSC04811Second plate (clockwise) Crepe, oranges, watermelon & honeydew

DSC04810And then i have my pulut hitam.. BUT.. sorry to say.. its very tasteless T.T

DSC04801-vertAis kacang and fruit mix

Overall the dining experience was average. But i would say some really are really impressive. My personal favourite are the roasted lamb, the sashimi of coz, the otak otak, pandan cheesecake and the sourdough. 

DSC04752If you are interested to give it a try, the price per adult is RM 92++ from 6.30pm to 10pm. Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

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