The Good Food of Kuching, Part Three

*Continue from Part One and Two.

If you read about Kuching on WikiTravel, you will see they mentioned interesting about the drinks section. Notably famous drinks in Kuching would be the Teh C Special (3 Layers Tea) and White Lady. So, what is White Lady?

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White Lady – a concoction made of evaporated milk, syrup, colourful jellies and a slice of lemon. While the milk and syrup are sweet, the lemon lend a tangy taste to it, balancing the overall taste of the drink. All four of us love it on first sip!

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Pardon the flash, but our tables were quite far from any lighting source. Another local drink called Metahorn – made with syrup, cendol, grass jelly, crushed ice and slices of lemon and lime. Quite refreshing, it reminds me of our local leng chi kang.

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Of course we wouldn’t just be having drinks, so Danny ordered some char kuey teow and Mi Tomato (tomato kuey teow and yee mee) for us. It comes loaded with squid, pork, char siew and vegetables, all swimming in a reddish tomato-based gravy. It was quite delectable but I think the tomato gravy was a bit mild… as if it doesn’t taste like tomato at all.

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Hui Sing Hawker Centre,
Hui Sing Garden,
Stampin, Kuching

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But of course, other than Kolo mee, we can’t just leave Kuching without Sarawak Laksa. We went to Kit Siang Cafe (just slightly a stone throw away from Sin Lian Shin) the next morning for Danny’s favourite Sarawak Laksa haunt. Served with rice vermicelli, bean sprouts, chicken shreds, prawns and extra side dip, the soup was really good; flavourful but not too lemak and the spiciness level was tolerable. Must remember to squeeze in the lime juice for extra zing!

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Kit Siang Cafe
Jalan Green,
91350 Kuching, Sarawak.
(If Shin Lian Shin is on your left, drive further up along the same street and you will see it on your left)
See map of SLS here.

And that concludes our 3 days food trip on Kuching! Thanks to Danny for being such a gracious host! I’m planning to go back there again, anyone wanna tag along?

Taman Megah Kolo Mee

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Ever since I was back from my Kuching trip in July, I have been craving for kolo mee. The nearest kolo mee fix I could find in PJ would be the stall which operates inside Ming Tien food court at Taman Megah (dinner only), but it is pale in comparison with the one I had in Kuching.

Then one day, while Googling about kolo mee, I saw Masak-masak’s old post about this kolo mee place at Restoran Gembira, Taman Megah!

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CK and I decided to drop by the shop on one sunny Sunday morning. The shop was packed to the brim with hungry patrons but we managed to secure a table at the corner. It doesn’t take long before we spotted the stall, manned by an elderly couple and helped by a younger lady who doesn’t talk (the daughter, maybe?). The elder lady, also the cook dons a fancy, round hat and cute apron – really easy to recognise.

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Both CK and I agreed that the noodle’s is thicker here, resembling instant noodle’s texture. Although the noodle is tossed with a mixture of garlic oil and some lard, the lardy taste was quite mild. The minced pork was okay, but as expected, the char siu slices were a tad dry and hard. While CK lamented that the noodle doesn’t taste any similar and as good as Sin Lian Hin’s version, I personally feel that it is way better than the Ming Tien food court’s.

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The search for the best kolo mee in Klang Valley is still ongoing…

Restoran Gembira
39, Jalan SS 24/8,
Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya
(stall opens till lunch only)
Closes on alternate Mondays.