The Bridge is a new restaurant situated near the bridge connecting the North and Southern part of Kuching. You can hardly miss the yellow shoplot building at your left hand side when you passed the bridge to get through to Petrajaya.
Favorite Dish: Butter Prawns, All Pastas, Steaks, Nasi Goreng... all are yummy!
Asam Boi Ice Blended is a must try....
This restaurant is actually owned by Lok Thian Restaurant, a fairly famous and established Chinese restaurant in Kuching. The food here is great.
Favorite Dish: Roast duck of course. And while you are there, sample the dim sum like Shanghai dumplings, siew mai, char siew and the likes.
A wide range of food stalls set in landscaped surroundings on the breezy top floor (6th floor) of a car park. Very popular among tourists and locals.
Why this eatery is always so popular among the locals and tourists ? Because you can see and pick the fresh ingredients to be cooked for your dishes and according to your preferred style. Seafood is based on seasonal price by weight.
Not too sure which stall here cooks the best local dishes. One rule of thumb is always to chose the outlet with huge crowds if you don't mind waiting.
Open actively 5pm to 10pm
Favorite Dish: Midin & Paku (crispy jungle fern) can be cooked in garlic or belacan.
Ambal (bamboo clam) cooked in mild curry.
Fried crab in chilli or salted egg.
Don't order chinese tea in glass, it's just a tea sachet submerged in hot water and they charge you RM1.
I've been told that for the best kolo mee you have to go to Kuching. And this was the place with the best kolo mee that i tried. You really have to go to places like this. You'll get a great meal for a few Ringits. Almost no foreigners in places like this, especially when you go further out of the city center. Of course refuse if a fork and spoon are offered to you, eat with chopsticks, just like everybody else.
This restaurant is located along the Waterfront, right opposite of Crown Plaza, or next to the "Something Suite". In a cloudy afternoon, you can get natural winds while eating your food.
Favorite Dish: I was actually a big fan of Sarawak Laksa, but after having a bowl of Sarawak Laksa, Longbeans With Anchovies, Beef Soup, the Belacan Fried Noodle was so good, that I almost finish.
A wide range of seafood stalls set in a landscaped surroundings on the breezy top floor of the carpark. Besides seafood, you can get other choices of food as well, such as curries, satay, claypot dishes, steaks, etc...
Favorite Dish: Chinese Seafood:
1) Butter Prawn;
2) Bidin (local ferns) - either cooked with wine or belachan (hot & spicy prawn paste) or just plain oil;
3) Black Pepper Crab or Crab fried with eggs;
4) Black Pepper Beef;
5) Black Pepper Venison meat;
6) Sea cucumber soup and don't forget to add a little bit of vinegar and stir it;
7) Bamboo Shell cooked with curry paste;
8) Oyster fried with egg;
9) Lemon Chicken;
10) Steamed sea base fish or deep fried fish with mango sauce;
11) Fried Rice/Mee Hoon (rice noodle)/Kueh Teow (rice noodle).
A place that provides excellent ambience for you to just sit down and relax along the beautifully landscaped Kuching Waterfront promenade enjoying your lovely meal.
Favorite Dish: 1) Satay;
2) Nasi Lemak;
3) BBQ fish;
4) Teh Tarik.
A very cosy and nice place during the day, overlooking the beautiful Sarawak River.
Favorite Dish: 1) Tom Yam Soup;
2) Fried Kueh Teow (rice noodle);
3) Fried Tomato Sauce Kueh Teow (rice noodle);
4) Sarawak Laksa (hot & spicy soup rice noodle);
If you like seafood or any other food cooked in Chinese style, this is another place where you should come and try, especially those living in Telang Usan and also Supreme Hotel cause it's very nearby. The food is good, and it offers a pretty reasonable pricing too!
Favorite Dish: 1) Seafood dishes;
2) Fried rice noodles (mee/mee hoon/kueh teow);
3) Fried rice dishes
This stall is near to the carpenter street, just right outside a small chinese temple. Or... right across the street of a hawker centre which is set behind a yard of an old temple. This hawker is frequently mentioned by other VTers.
This stall is run by an old couple.
SO.. WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?!
As the headline explains - it will even bring your parent's back to their nostalgic childhood! The ice is shaven by hand! Not by the "ice kachang" machine. The tool they use to shave the ice is made of wood (built into a small stool look-alike) and with a blade in the middle and pot hole at the bottom.
Favorite Dish: WHAT IS THAT YOU MUST TRY?
This is an ASIAN ice -cream stick without the cream, which again brings you back to your childhood memories. The shaven ice is tightly forced into a cyclinder mould to form an ice cream chunk/stick. Then, a various kind of syrups with colours poured over the stick.
HOW YOU EAT IT?!
You suck it. you bite it. you simply will LOVE IT
ABC which is ais kacang. And the kacang is really delicious. OH - if you can take in more liquid, try the "home made" SARSI! It is interesting. SARSI without carbonation.. Tell the hawker you want n ice sarsi..
August 2005 -
It is the most popular seafood dining outlet in Kuching City. If you are a Singaporean, i would compare it to "newton circus". Cater and known to foreign visitors. except this place sells ONLY seafood and of course there's drink stalls. oh! One western food stall. I shared my views of this seafood place with a local driver on my last day. He commented this should not be the place to go for BEST seafood in Kuching. There is one nearby called Ban Hock Lot / road. I am sure if you check with a local, they will be able to direct you. i paid RM18 for the smallest BBQ stingray. Everyone has different standards. To me, this is expensive. I can get the Better BBQ stingray at RM8 for the same portion in JB.
Favorite Dish: If you are patronising any restaurants in Kuching. Worth trying the Fried ferns with sambal. It has that crunchy taste, very unique. Out of 5 dishes which I ordered at topspot, I enjoyed the crab the most. it is fried with salted egg/nestum. very fragant and tasty.
VT member, Wild_Orchid, had recommended eating Kuching kolo mee at the Shang Ti Temple Courtyard Stalls on Jalan Carpenter in one of her tips. It was only a couple of blocks from the Waterfront Lodge, so I tried it for lunch one day. Kuching "kolo mee" or "koh-loh mein" is egg noodles, flash-boiled and then served with (classically) garlic, shallots, minced pork, white vinegar, pork oil or in some cases peanut oil and sliced barbecue pork also known as "char siew." The kolo mee was RM3.50 and quite tasty. I got my noodles and BBQ after all! I think the kolo mee stall here is only open for lunch.
Kolok Mee is a type of noodle dish commonly found in Sarawak. It is served throughout the day - for breakfast, lunch or even supper (though some eateries only serve kolok mee until noon because supplies run out). It is made of egg noodle, blanched in water that looks like instant noodle and served in a light sauce with some condiments like sliced pork, chicken cutlets, minced meat or sometimes (quite rare) shredded beef. The difference between Kolok Mee and Wantan Mee, which is popular in the Peninsula, is that Kolok Mee is not drenched in dark soy sauce and water is not added to the noodles when served. Kolok mee comes in two common flavors: plain or seasoned with red sauce (cooks tend to seasoned kolok mee with red sauce when they are served with pork). Occasionally, diners can also request their kolok mee to be seasoned with soy sauce, to give the dish a darker appearance and enhance its saltiness.
A dish can cost about RM3-4 (Apr 2009).
Kueh Chap is a kind of flour pieces eaten with pork organs. You will find pig tongue, stomach, liver, ear and skin mixed in a broth soup. It may not appear appetizing to some if you don't like to eat animal organs.
RM3.50 per bowl
This is the well known Choong Choon Cafe in Kuching. Specialties include Sarawak Laksa, Kolo Mee and Mee Rebus. The Special versions of both Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee include large prawns whereas the Mee Rebus Special has satay included! The Sarawak Laksa was good whereas the Kolo Mee was average to me (it's an acquired taste - pretty bland to me!) whereas the Mee Rebus was also average to me. The shop also serves up a good Teh Si Special.