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Another post on Kuching Festival 2014. Or maybe the last food post on Kuching Festival 2014 because the food festival will end on the 24th August 2014. Few more days to go! Sorry for the lack of updates these few days. Schedule was pack. Work was busy and I was away from Kuching and tomorrow onwards will have to work over the weekends. So the only chance to post more food photo of Kuching Festival is TODAY! Weeeee*
So after my first Kuching Festival Post : Kuching Festival 2014 and second Kuching Festival post : What to eat at Kuching Festival 2014. Here comes the third one. I realized most of the food in Kuching Fest are fried food, everything can be fried, ranging from ice cream, fruits, milk, chocolate bars to rice, seafood and all sorts of meat. Today I wanted to share something interesting.
I remembered few years back they started the Fried Ice Cream, it was like the everyone’s topic back then. Then it comes the Fried Milk, and everyone switch their attention to that something new, Next up is the fried rice balls, fried chocolate mars bar and this year, something caught my attention.
1.) If you cant read chinese, the first from the bottom left says : Fried Watermelon
Fried Watermelon!!!! Now they even fried our watermelons. Hohoho! Needless to say, i dropped by Kuching Festival after work (my favourite crowdless time) and buy a pack of these.
RM 5 for approximately 10 beautifully fried watermelons. Becareful when you eat it, its pipping hot inside. I almost burn my tongue on my first bite, and my second bite.. and and.. my third bite. T.T But these fried watermelon cubes have to be consume when its hot because it gets soggy after a while. My comment is… the coating is delicious, with a lil bit of sweet and sour plum seasoning. But the interesting part is.. the crunchy tasty coating covered everything about the watermelon. Or maybe my watermelon is just not sweet. You can try yours.. maybe yours are sweet. Sobs sobs
2.) Fried Buttered Pork Ribs
The stall looks normal but the food is palatable.
I ordered a pack of fried pork ribs. They have 6 flavors to choose from and i chose Butter Milk. Something out of the tone.
It turned out to be quite well. I mean the combination. Butterish sweet with my savory pork ribs. Not bad at all. What i like the most about the pork ribs is… its smashing juicy. I hate it when my pork ribs is dry and flaky, but definitely not this one.
3. Curry Fish balls & Bacon Quail Egg at Yakitori
Remembered i mentioned i went to the wrong stall for my bacon wrapped quail egg? I found the correct stall now…
Bacon quail egg here is indeed better because the bacon is cripsy and smoky. But what amazed me is another thing..
Their Curry Fish Ball! Unlike the others, their kind of curry sauce is thicker and so it stick on the fish ball very well, giving a more compact curry taste. Every bite is flavorful. Love it!
4. Fried Egg Bomb
They have a lot of selection to choose from, but what i wanted to try the most is the Fried Egg Bomb!
It was egg wrapped with the fillings from german sausages. Fried and topped with sauce. I had mayonnaise. Its a wise choice to use the fillings of german sausages because you bite it, you can still taste the smoky succulent meat from the normal german sausages we always had, with the bonus, the egg
5. Wasabi Mayo Fries from Potato Story
I wanted to order the cheesy milk but it was sold out. I guess thats the best seller. T.T My second option is the Wasabi Mayo Fries.
The wasabi is kind of strong, not in term of spiciness but the aroma. If you like it, you will like it. For me, i kind of enjoy it.
6. Fried Cempedak (Fried Jackfruit)
Cempedak, its the same species as jackfruit i suppose. Its suppose to taste like salty on the crunch and the filling wise, (the fruit) sweet. However, when i bought this, its already in the tray for quite long so.. theres no temperature di.
And.. i remembered i used to eat the seed as well, the texture is very similar to the chestnuts we always had in our chinese festival dumplings but the seed here is undercook. Wuwuwuwu.
I was happy with the food overall… But what makes me even happier is another non-food related thing!!
I HAD MY NAILS FIXED AT KUCHING FESTIVAL!!
Gel Manicure only at RM 19.90!!! How can right?? Why i dint discover this earlier. My colour is actually Turquoise Ocean Blue with blink blink but the photo shows blue. Huhuhu. Anyway! Im happy!! What a steal…! Ladies, i hope you will love this information *hyperactive mode*
Other than my all time favourite ayam penyet at Rumah Hijau, this is another one that i would keep going back for more whenever im in Singapore. Yes the famous Ayam Penyet Ria at Lucky Plaza, Orchard Road. What makes the Ayam Penyet special is the crisp on top of the chicken and the juiciness sealed inside.
Ayam Penyet Ria, Just walk straight til the end of Lucky Plaza then you can easily spot the signboard. Not too fancy, not too eye catching, but it is a hidden gem. Its full of people almost everyday.. the authentic Indonesia Food, a lot of my Singaporean friend would say.
Pay while you order at the counter. And honestly we were there quite late that day (8pm) and most of the dishes were sold out. So, go early.
Seat were pretty cozy, just packed with people. My advice is, avoid Sundays. Because Sundays is the public holiday for most of the foreign service servant, and they usually hangout at Lucky Plaza. It gonna be full house!
Sauces and spices is all self service.
Anyway, get back to the food. Here’s the menu for reference. I don know about you but i always like to search online for the food review before i dine anyway… so given menu online would be a plus plus for me. Hence, here’s the menu
Start off with the MUST-ORDER : Ayam Penyet
Nothing can go wrong with this! Like i said, i can finish the whole bowl of rice just by mixing the crunch with the rice. HOHOHO. Need not to emphasize, the chicken skin is love, not too oily but crunchy, and the chicken meat itself, tender and juicy. It was like the chef magic, seal all the essence in it! *bite*
Cumi cumi aka Fried Baby Squid. My third love after my second love Grilled Chicken which is sold out. Like i say, squid is very fresh and the coated part is still crispy. The batter makes the difference i guess.
And now the Gurame. HolyMoly. Not to say not nice but just not my type of food. Look at the presentation? Remind you of something? It definitely remind me of the fish that swim in most of the aquarium in your house. Huhuhuhu! Scary… and… the least impressive dish because theres a slight “soil taste” if you know what i mean. Initially i wanted to order lele penyet but.. stupid me i wanted to be adventurous and i regretted. Hahaha. And that ended up i finish my rice with the oxtail soup more..
Oh.. the oxtail soup. Recommended as well. I think a set of Ayam Penyet and a bowl of oxtail soup will be fine for your dinner..If you want something special, this is one of the famous side dish after “Tofu Telur”
The Gado Gado. Not too bad, but i was keen to try out the Tofu Telur. Come early next time.
And… the drinks that stood up for the night..
Happy Soda!! Soda Gembira! I cannot stop laughing when i saw the name. And well! Its really nice though. Its like soda+airbandung+milk for me. Yums! It works! Im Happy!
And this is the total bill for the night. Gurame… you are still scary… >.<
The continuation of Kuching Festival 2014…
After the preview of the stalls in Kuching Festival yesterday, now it would now be the food list. What to eat at Kuching Fest 2014? There are so many choices of food, ranging from the popular one to the creative one.. so what to eat? What is the must try? This post is solely based on my personal review and opinion. Just a reference. I’ll list down my top 5 to eat as well. Hehehe!
Something that you dont really get it from the normal restaurants in Kuching.. The Spanish Churros. Be alert that there is two churros outlets in Kuching Festival. But please look up for this one, it more like a spanish churros. The others, well.. its not that they are not good, they are more like crepe with icing sugar rather than churros. I prefer this one, way better.
Their best seller are chocolate churros and cheese churros.
Chocolate churros dusted with some cinnamon icing sugar and dip with chocolate sauce.
And the cheese one, not only the it is topped with shredded cheddar, the churros is filled with cheese sauce as well…
*weeee* served it when its still hot and the cheddar will slowly melted when you are tasting every bite of it. ^^
Durian Paradise. Everything about Durian.
The durian pancake used to be my favourite few years back but now, the durian filling is getting lesser and lesser
And the durian spring roll. As a durian fans, i think its nice as long as its durian related. Hehehe
Pirates Rice Balls 海盗饭团
It was again, my favourite few years back. I first had it in Taiwan in the year 2010 and had it second time 2 years back in Kuching Fest 2012 and back then it was good.
To my disappointment, this year the rice is overcooked and its lack of seasonings. But the ingredients and the combination is still something i love.
Long House BBQ 长屋烤肉
All sorts of BBQ stuff… and this open BBQ concept definitely draws my attention.
They had a lot of choices.. like BBQ pork, BBQ squids, BBQ cocker and so on..
For me, i had the BBQ pork. Its ok.
Fresh banana coated with chocolate and dusted with some chocolate candy. If you love banana, you will love it. I love it
Amazeballs. Dear Gina, this is for you. Teehehehe!
Amazeballs is actually meatballs laying on a bed of mashed potatoes and you can choose between 2 types of sauces to eat with — Mushroom sauce or the Bolognese sauce.
Teochew Oyster Omelette 潮州蚝煎
Theres more than 5 or 6 stalls selling the teochew oyster omelette. I have no idea which one to pick but the boss is kind enough to help us to wipe the table after the raining day so we ordered his.
Salted Fish Bun 食炉咸鱼包
Due to the popularity of the HongKong Drama. There is a massive outbreaks of the stalls selling this salted fish bun. Which one to choose? I choose the one with the longest queue. Waited 45 minutes for this bun and my friend told me i went to the correct stall serving the better salted fish bun among the others.
I was relieved. Longest queue is always the better one. Price was quite reasonable. RM 10 for 4 pieces.
Flavor wise, the salted fish flavor is there, which is lacked in most of the stalls out there. Yay!
I came here for the bacon wrapped with quail egg. But sad enough, i was told i went to the wrong stall. Theres another stall called Yakitori, just a few stalls after that which served better bacon wrapped quail egg. Oh no.
I had bacon wrapped quail egg, baby octopus and grilled salmon.
Lin’s Taiwan Sausages 林记台湾香肠
The most traditional taiwanese sausage stalls since many many years back.
I tried the original and the wasabi flavored one. Not too bad
I told you mama never failed to conquer all the frozen yogurt stalls.
And this medium size orginal flavour frozen yogurt really makes mama happy.
Theres two yogurt stalls in Kuching Fest. Make sure you go to this YoBerry. I’ll tell you why later.
Apart from that, there are still many others which i will just show you some photos without further details.
The famous Bonsai ice cream that caught every girl’s heart except mine.
Its just vanilla ice cream dusted with chocolate. But i guess its the outlook that makes everyone screams. It really very very very cute!
Assorted vegetables tempura.
Fried kuey Tiao
Sausages wrapped in glutinous rice 大肠包小肠
Braised parts. 卤味
Before i go to my top 5 favourite list. Let me say something. I had my less impressive food in Kuching Festival. Remember i told you mama wanted to conquer all the frozen yogurt in Kuching Festival. YoBerry is the yummy one.. but dont go to the wrong one. Theres one called Yogurt Station and the grape flavoured one is really horrible.
I’m dont normally ask ppl not to buy something but the grape flavoured one is really horrible. Its nothing like yogurt
It tasted like ice blended + ice cream minus the creaminess. Its dead sweet and the grape flavor tasted like medicine. Its not even frozen yogurt. Sad. Or maybe the other flavors are good? But i had mine and im upset.
Okay.. Shoo shooo for the bad one. Now… my personal Top 5 Ranking. My Favorite 5 in Kuching Festival 2014. Oh nom nom nom*
Top 5 Must Eat in Kuching Fest 2014
5. Pork Chop Bun
Unlike the Macau pork chop bun which using baguette, here they use the normal soft bun. The bun is very soft and fluffy, pork chop is crispy on the outside and juicy in the inside. i added cheese and onion sauce. Spectacular. Bad news is… forgot to take the picture of the stall. Hmmmm!
4. Bacon roll with enokitake from Barnana
Its a one bite snack. Bacon grilled in perfection and when you bite it, the enokitake mushroom just explode in your mouth. The enokitake mushroom is crunchy and with the bacon wrapped, it sealed all the goodness inside, just waiting for you to bite it.
3. Durian Puff
The durian + cream is just so good, served cold in the puff. The generous amount of durian stuffed in makes a durian fans like me crazy.
Give me moreeeeeee!
2. Naked Fish 裸鱼
I’ve heard a lot of people recommending this dish and finally i have the taste of it. Definitely going to be my top 3!!
The fish is charcoal grilled with only salt and nothing else. nothing else. Just the original sweetness of the fish and salt.
I was hesitating at first. But it really give me the wow effect. Just simple and ordinary taste. The sweetness of the fish. The purest taste.
1. Fried Onigiri 炸饭团
Hahahahhaha! i know a lot of you must be wondering why is this my favourite dish in Kuching Festival 2014!!
It is 80% similar to the one i had in Taiwan last year. It was so good. The boss recommended the ebiko flavor with cheese and mayo.
The flavor just burst in my mouth. The fried Onigiri is so good, its alive! Because they added Barley in the rice balls so that the texture will not be so dead. And with the seasonings and the ebiko mayo complementing each other. I just love it. Combination wise. Fantastic! Try try Try!
Thats my food list for Kuching Food Fest 2014. Hope you like it Tata!
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