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
One 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.
Seats are limited as well, during weekends or peak hour, sharing table is needed.
The famous laksa. RM 4.00 per bowl
I like them, but they are not my favourite. The soup is a lil bit saltier than my liking. But love the cilantro. *slurps*
Mee pok with dumplings.
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
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
Kuching 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.
Noodle 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.
Average 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.
There 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!
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!
Theres 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
Queue 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!
The 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*
By 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.
You 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.
Or you can opt your bowl of goodness with some homemade pink charsiew.
The 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.
Mine 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.
And 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 :
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.
A sweet tooth platter for each table. They are serving some kumars, “kuih sipit”, Tebaloi and local egg muffin.
The appetizer platter is at the middle of the restaurant. They have the traditional ulam as well as all kinds of salads.
I had (clockwise) tuna salad, honey & prawn salad, beef salad, chicken salad and greek salad. Greek salad is the preferable one.
Apart from that, the japanese corner. Look at the unlimited supple of salmon sashimi!
I have my portion too.. I mean two portions of those..
The seafood station.
I like the mussels, in fact, love it.. they are fresh and sweet. Together with the wasabi and coriander chilli sauce. Fabulous.
And my so call second portion of salmon sashimi together with some crabs. Yums
My forever love, the bread. Bread is freshly made every morning. The sourdough is just perfect with a knob of butter
Or 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
But… the highlight of the buffet, or i should say my personal no.1 favourite — The roast lamb!!
Roast 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.
Or if you are not a lamb person, go for the roasted chicken. Equally juicy.
For chinese cuisine, they have dim sum, noodle soup and belacan mihun
The belacan mihun is actually not bad. Strong finishing
For the outdoor section, they served BBQ food mostly..
YES. BBQ lamb, BBQ chicken. BBQ Fish, BBQ Beef.. and even Otak Otak
And something you wont missed –
At the end of the outdoor area, they have Shawarma
Kebab served in a pocket with vegetables & sauce
Or . hmm… i guess its call Naan & kebab
Because they have naan
and they have kebab. Hmmm.. dint really try out the naan & kebab tho
Wash 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!!
Hello dearest.. you can go western, you can go local. I like both
First 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!
Second plate (clockwise) Crepe, oranges, watermelon & honeydew
And then i have my pulut hitam.. BUT.. sorry to say.. its very tasteless T.T
Ais 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.
If you are interested to give it a try, the price per adult is RM 92++ from 6.30pm to 10pm. Have a great day!