Its here!Kuching Festival had just started on the 31st July 2015 and will be going through the whole month until 23rd August 2015. Not only the Kuchingnites, I am sure there are people from all over the place are looking forward to this. A very brief introduction as usual, Kuching Festival is a local festival featuring mainly food and item sales. It is organized at the mbks area annually which will last for a month. The very first day of Kuching Festival, it rain. However, nothing beat the urge of trying the food there, so.. here we are showing some of the food in Kuching Festival. Hope it helps!
ITS A VERY LONG POST
There are more than 100 stalls in Kuching Festival. Sad to say I dont really have such big appetite to try everything on the very first day. So here I attached some photos of the food stalls located. So hopefully you will have some idea of what to eat before you go. Heres almost 70% of the stall di.
This year Kuching Festival is more like Ice Cream Festival. I guess its the trend now of having dessert! There are a total of 27 stalls selling ice cream. Apart from the every year ice cream items like coconut ice cream, charcoal ice cream, fried ice cream, nitrogen ice cream, yogurt ice cream, this year they have more…~ New items that you ice cream lovers would love to try out — Ice tube Thai fried ice cream, Macaroons Ice cream, Waffle ice cream, cookie ice cream, cotton candy ice cream, mochi ice cream, soft serve, handcraft ice cream, pop corn ice cream, taiyaki ice cream, syinge ice cream…. ice cream ice cream ice creammm.. I think 50% of my food is ice cream.. hohoho! Since its more like an ice cream fest, Lets start off with ice cream! Shall we??! — Order arranged in no particular —
1. Ice Tube Thailand Fried Ice Cream
This is the first Fried Thai Ice cream in Kuching. They have an outlet located at Cityone but here, they have new flavours that you couldn’t get in CityOne yet..
Black sesame ice cream. Something I would really recommend! The aroma of the black sesame is so strong… Texture is good and.. I am sure you will like it. Dont miss out this new flavour of ice tube ice cream!
Mango ice cream. It taste like Mango + Yogurt. Very good. It was kinda out of my expectation that it will be so creamy and yummy. I particularly like these two flavours. Tell me which flavours you prefer will you?
*oh nom nom nom*
2. Frosty Garden Cookie Ice Cream/ Waffle Ice cream
Look at the beautiful coordinations!!!
I had 1 waffle ice cream and 1 cookie ice cream. Its more like a very frozen ice cream! But isnt it just so perfect for photographs??
3. Herby Macaroon Ice Cream/Durian Macaroon
Yea go grab your minions!
I had green tea ice cream with orange colour macaroon and oreo flakes topping..
The macaroon is not as sweet as the normal one which is more comfortable to eat. Its crunchy outside but its so smooth that it collapse once you lip touches the macaroon. And… its bite size! Good!
Another item that caught my heart is the Durian Macaron. They have fresh durian fillings inside. So good! Highly recommended!
4. De Imacaron Ice cream macaroons
Its bigger in size.
Look at the size as compared to the previous one. It all depends what size you want
5. Fried Ice Cream (Alcohol)
They have quite some selection of the alcohol contain ice cream.
We had Red Wine and it taste a bit weird for us. Or maybe just us.
Enough for the ice cream.. Let’s opt for Savoury food!! Yes I am more to a Savoury food person! Oh nom nom nom!
6. Fried Noodles Bun
Yes. Instead of hotdog. You get fried noodles. I tried it at Taiwan last year..it doesn’t really taste the same. This is Kuching Version yo!
7. Fried Cheesy Pork Chop
It is located just beside fried noodles bun. But I like this one a lot more.
Fried pork chop with cheese inside topped with Mayonnaise. What will go wrong with that?
8. Stuffed Sausages
This one taste like the Taiwan version. At least!! Its sausages stuffed or you can say topped with ingredients.
I had pickle with mayo. yums!
9. Taiwanese Tea Duck
Not too bad. They recommended their duck porridge too. Maybe I should try next time
10. Taiwan Boom Pork Balls and Cheesy Wings
Pork balls with curry sauce.
Becareful when you bite it. It exploded.
Cheese stuffed chicken wing looks good too! Remind me to grab one next time
11. Bad Sushi
I had their Signature — The Bad Sushi.. Bacon wrapped sushi served torched!
12. The “Bird” Waffle
Hmmmmmm!! Its good for photography.
I had it in Taiwan 4 years back. Kuching why you so slow. Although the signage is the same. It’s two completely different thing. The one I had in Shihlin Market Taipei is a crispy waffles with cheese and bacon fillings. In Kuching, They have soft waffles with hotdog.
13. Zippy Pizza!
Everything looks good with bacon. lalala!
14. Real German Sausages
Its real. Its served by the Germans. We had the mini german sausages.
Original and Cheese. Noms!
15. Durian Egg Tart
They have original egg tart and Durian Egg tart and obviously Durian one caught my attention.
Give it a try!
16. Grilled Scallop at Mongolian Master
Rows and rows of seafood and meat!
I will go back again for the grilled oysters and pork ribs because the grilled scallop i had is fresh garlicky and nice!
17. Steamed Burger
Black pepper chicken, spicy chicken, sweet and sour chicken and braised pork
I had braised pork burger… means three layered pork in steamed bun
and Black Pepper chicken. I don’t like food related to black pepper but this one i had to admit the black pepper chicken taste better than the braised pork.
18. Sio bii/Pork Dumplings
Back to our comfort food. I still love my pork dumplings.
19. Pork Chop Bun
20. HongKong Curry Fish Ball
The one I had is tasteless. I guess i went to the wrong stall.
21. BBQ pork
It will be nice if its served hot.
22. Lamb Burger
Now this one look nice! Its grilled lamb with baguette!
23. Fried Oyster Pancake
I think I never miss oyster pancake once. Hahahaha! Yes its the same stall I went last year, Always!
The next time i go, I will make sure I buy this cute walking giraffe!! SO CUTEE!!! Giraffe is the new animal this year! hohoho!!
Although it’s raining, the crowd is still there.
And you will see everyone sitting down, one hand holding an umbrella, one hand holding chopsticks! Hohoho!
Thank You for Reading. I hope it does help to give you some ideas of what to eat in Kuching Festival 2015. If you are feeling happy, please like my facebook page “here“. HEHE! Thank you so muchie!
Being a culinary fans, I always get excited to dine in celebrities chefs’ restaurant. What more to say from Gordon Ramsay, one of my favourite.
One of the favourite Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay now opens his first restaurant in Singapore! Bread Street Kitchen featuring a casual dining of British European menu and a drinking bar is located at Marina Bay Sands.
A very classy yet reasonable dining experience allows everyone to have a taste of what Gordon Ramsay has to offer.
Excited? Yes very. It is fully booked almost every day. So please make a reservation to avoid any disappointment.
I’ve attached the menu here so that you can roughly know what they offer in Bread Street Kitchen. I’ll say its quite reasonable in term of pricing for such good quality dining experience.
Enough choices for you to dine often
As usual, every table will be served Butter and Bread.
For the cold starters, we have Alaska King Crab and apple cocktail with pink peppercorn. SGD 28++
I love it. Freshly poached King Crab leg with sweet and creamy apple slices.. and a slight pinch of pink peppercorn to elevate the overall taste. Very harmonious yet interesting.
For hot starters, we had seared scallops, carrot puree, treacle cured bacon, apple and celery cress. SGD 24++
Scallops are seared to perfection. cured bacon gives them a different texture of crunch. Apple and celery are the perfect match to the acidity and lastly a carrot puree to balance up every thing. So basically you have all different texture going on in your mouth.
Another hot starter that impress me. Garden pea soup, spiced lobster and creme fraiche. SGD 18++
I would recommend this one. A very simple pea soup yet it is so delicious. It is something that you will remember even after the meal. Creamy pea soup with spiced lobster, it take you to another level. If you had something too creamy, you cant take more. The balance between the cream and the saltiness of the spiced lobster is just so well. At least you can still taste the lobster part in the soup!
*a little bit of brain jam here*
Not only that, we had Macaroni cheese with garlic roasted crumbs. SGD 16++
This mac and cheese is so good. So cheesy yet the marination is spot on. The scariest thing about mac and cheese is the dead flat cheesy taste that you cant stand eating for the 2nd mouth but this one is not, you can easily just dig in until you finish the whole bowl without even realised it. This is just so good.
For the mains:
Roasted black cod with crushed potatoes, salted capers, artichoke, red wine and lemon juice. SGD 44++
Black cod is fatty and tender. What I would do is.. to take a bite of the black cod together with the salty capers, crunchy artichoke and to go with the red wine sauce. Oh nom nom!
BSK short rib beef burger, monterey jack cheese and spicy sriracha mayo. SGD 26++
It was good but not as impressive. However, medium rare short rib beef patty is a YES YES.
Slow- roasted Dingley Dell pork belly with spiced apple puree. SGD 32++
Although the layer of the skin is crunchy, the meat is still juicy and tender that it almost melt in your mouth. And what is best with roasted pork? Apple puree!
For the Grill, we had baby chicken, chimichurri sauce and burnt lemon. SGD 34++
Chicken is tender but the element that out-stand the meal is the chimichurri sauce. It is a real revelation. Full of herbs and the garlic is not too overpowering.
Next up is the dessert, no matter how full you are, there’s always room for dessert. Its like they are staying at some hidden place in your tummy. Hohoho!
For dessert, we had Monkey shoulder cranachan cheesecake with roasted balsamic strawberries. SGD 18++
Reason being Monkey Shoulder is one of my favourite whisky so I’ll like to try it in the cheesecake. The alcohol content is not too strong it can even be consumed by children. Very milky cheesecake and the acidity of the balsamic strawberries just work so well together.
Next we had something more refreshing. The pineapple carpaccio, passion fruit, coconut sorbet. SGD 15++
The yellow slices are the thinly slices pineapples and coconut sorbet sitting on top. A very refreshing dessert that you can easily imagine yourselves rolling at the beach. Oh nom nom nom.
It is definitely worth visiting Bread Street Kitchen not only the food and service is excellent, the ambience and the view is phenomena as well. Do drop by and experience what they have to offer. Bread Street Kitchen opens daily for lunch, dinner and drinks until late night. Our bill came out to be SGD 435++ including a bottle of white wine and a glass of moscato.
Reminder : Please please do make your reservation before you go.
Bread Street Kitchen
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
#01-81, 2 Bayfront Avenue,
Tel : +65 6688 5665
Website : http://www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/celebrity-chefs/bread-street-kitchen.html
Bangkok MUST eat! The famous pork leg rice and wanton mee opposite Platinum mall at Pratunam Area! Map will be place at the end of the post.
It was not that crowded back in the days, no queue. It actually shocked us when we saw the extremely long queue outside the shop. Hmmmm! What to do.. and its only 10am in the morning….
The name of the shop is called “SabX2″ but I guess theres not much people who are aware of that. The most common name is… “Neh.. the pork leg rice opposite Platinum Mall”.
This is the legendary pork leg rice.
One whole pot of goodness. Just look at shining pork trotters swimming in the sauce… You can imagine how “melt in the mouth” those goodness can do!
Not only their pork leg rice is famous, people came for the wanton noodles too! There are like twins.. Queue for so long of cause have to order both!
Its more than half an hour when we were seated. It is quite spacious but still packed with the hungry people..
We were given chrysanthemum tea. More to colouring tea I think. Just order canned drinks or mineral water will do next time.
And with our hungry tummy.. it feels like ages before food was served! As a reminder, the portion is very very small. We ordered special for both pork leg rice and wanton noodles.
And its finally here!
Pork Leg Rice Special!! An explosive first bite. Food Orgasm! So good.. Why is it good? The pork trotters were braised until soft and tender. The skin is the melt in the mouth type and marination is just spot on. It may look salty but it is not. Just good enough to chew with the rice. Complimenting the plate of goodness is a braised egg and their home-made salted pickles. The sweet and sour pickles just refresh your taste bud after gulping down the delicious pork leg rice! Yum yum! Now i know why the business is ridiculously good!
Wanton Noodles is impressive as well. You will get more noodles and extra crab meat if you order the special one.
Just a very simple and clean marinated meat as the filling. Yums!
So you are right.. I had a plate of pork leg rice and a bowl of wanton noodles. This is how you should eat! Muahahahah!
Address : 4/32-33 Soi Petchburi 19 | Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand
June is definately a month to put on weight
actually every month also gain lar just June gain the most with Ramadhan feast and so on, hard to resist good food especially if you are a glutton huh!
Not only hotels, restaurants are doing Ramadhan feast during this Holy month as well, The Banquet Kuching is offering a very affordable Ramadhan Buffet at the price of RM48 nett for adults and RM24 nett for children. To be precise, there are two methods to enjoy the buffer. (ONE) Purchase the Ramadhan Buffet voucher and get RM48 nett per adult. (TWO) Walk in on the day itself but you will need to bare a 6% GST on top of the RM48. So, I would recommend to call The Banquet Marketing team at 082 451 414 for the purchase of buffet vouchers and also to secure your seats.
So lets explore and see what The Banquet Kuching has to offer
Its actually quite spacious for the diners. There’s outdoor seats and indoor seats with aircon.
There are more than 16 stations serving different kind of food. Ranging from appetizer, rojak, steam station, soup station, BBQ station, live cooking station, burger station, chinese food station to dessert.. Of cause that’s not all of what they have, you have to go there and try it yourselves.
Starting off with the appetizer, I always like to go this way, i like to eat in order, and so I dont get confused as well. Hehehe. Ulam Ulaman is a must have in all the Ramadhan feast, even if I dont fancy ulam ulaman, i get used to eating it as well everytime before the feast starts. hoho.
Rojak Station. I dont have much comment for Rojak because I dont eat Rojaks, Hehehe. But I m sure rojak fans would love it when you can mix and match your own version of rojak.
On the Grill station, they served grilled vegetables alongside with some grilled seafood.
Grilled lamb chop, Sting rays and sambal squid.
Not to forget, grilled chicken too.
Lok Lok & Cucur, I believed they are somehow in the same category.. so let me just put them together ya.
For lok lok, that day specialty will be fried chicken tail with fried fish fillet. They do have others but I like this more than the others.
For the cucur aka fritters, they are serving 3 type per day, rotation basis, I had deep fried prawn cake, deep fried vegetable fritters and deep fried bananas!
Winner for my taste bud goes to deep fried vegetables! oh nom nom! It will never go wrong with chilli sauce especially!
Hot soup station!
Hot & Sour soup VS Chicken Soup. Or both!
For me, bubur pedas is also one of the food that I get to eat only during Ramadhan. I am not sure if people sell bubur pedas on the normal days but seems like I can only find it during puasa month so.. never miss bubur pedas!Not too bad but I’ll prefer it to be more spicy.
For the mains, they have 5 on the wok.
I am impressed with this roasted big prawns with spices because the prawns are big and fresh. The marination of the prawn is just spot on. Every bite of it is covered with the sauce, not too overpowering, just enough to compliment the prawns. Yums!
The rendang beef is good as well. Nothing much to comment on Rendang but the beef is just fine. Not too chewy..!
Mixed vegetables is good for me. They have lotsa and lotsa of black ear fungus and generous portion of mushrooms and broccoli. I am happy because thats everything that I love in my mixed vege!
Apart from these three.. there are fried mee hoon and rice as well. I did not take a photo of it because it doesnt look appetizing.. But I was wrong! Hmmm..
Never judge a book by its cover. Never judge a food by its cover too! The fried mee hoon is surprisingly good..,. and I have to search high and low for the picture. Lucky I had one with fried mee hoon in it!! Forgive me, mee hoon! Dint know you were so delicious tho!
At the live food cooking station, it basically where you can get your freshly made dishes!
Mee Jawa is a YES YES! Hot creamy gravy with noodles topped with condiments. Just grab a bowl and eat it for yourself
They have this stir fried station where food are constantly replenish but it’s gone in the next second. Whats Good?
The fried white bait on the bottom left is good.. soft shell crab on the bottom right is a BIG BIG YES. Not only yes its a must try!! If you are a soft shell crab lover, you will love the additional sweet crunch on the outside. For a non soft shell crab lover like me, you will start to love soft shell crab. Or probably only their soft shell crab. I was quite reluctant to try at first because I am really not a big fans of soft shell crab. To me, its just a bunch of fried seafood flavouring flour. But I really have to admit that I started to fall in love with their soft shell crab. Unlike the normal soft shell crab, the hint of sweetness in the crunch actually helps to elevate overall taste of the fried soft shell crab. Its not just mere salty. It has level! uh huh!
Another less appetizing food that actually taste real good. The humble Nasi Lemak… and the twist is.. its a BARIO rice nasi lemak! Its funny when you see your fellow bloggers just take a whole bowl of plain bario rice during a food tasting session. You know its good.
Next up, The Banquet Specialties…
Yeah! Peking duck during Ramadhan Feast!
Just look at the
goddamn crispy skin…. Peking duck doesnt necessarily needs any description.. I’ll just go gaga!
God knows how many I have eaten *shy*
Another specialty is a salt baked chicken!
For a heavy taste human like me, it’s too healthy. hehehe!
They actually have quite a wide range of selection for desserts.
Gula Apong Ice cream, Ice kacang, Coffee cendol, cakes and tart!
I fancied the cheese tart! oh nom nom noom!
And so, let us feast!
Thank you Zak for the invitation and its always blessed to eat with all my glutton blogger friends. Never ending topics and.. you know.. just so much love! Mua mua!