Prior to my trip to Kuching, Jiun was raving about this must try delicacy – Kong Piah. Truth to be told, I had no idea what it was, and it was only through google images that I’ve learnt how it looked like. So Kong Piah was on top of my foodie bucketlist during my trip here (besides Sarawak Laksa, Kolo Mee and many more).
Our awesome local guide Sarah brought us to Song Kheng Hai Hawker Centre that has the best Kong Piah (Righa) in town. I’m honestly so grateful that she was someone whom is so enthusiastic to bring us around to try the food she grew up with, a local can never go wrong with their local food.
A little sharing on Kong Piah so you would not miss out one of the best things on earth when you have the chance to try them 🙂
Kong Piah originated from the Foo Chow Clan and is widely popular in towns that has a wide Foochow population such as Sibu, Sarikei & Sitiawan (Perak). However rumour has it that the Kong Piah in Sarawak still triumphs above the rest. It resembles an Asian bagel with sesame seeds dusted on chewy naan-like dough. The best part would probably be the savoury minced pork meat in between, pretty similar to the filling of Char Siew Pau (steamed pork buns). Priced at RM 0.90 per piece, best satisfaction out of a dollar.
To cool off the heat, a bowl of ABC Special (Shaved Ice) at RM 2 was the prefect remedy.
I enjoyed how it came in a variety of fruits of watermelon, lychee & mango instead of the usual nut/jelly here in KL. I definitely like this version better.
ps: The hawker centre is closed on Sunday, so please don’t disappoint yourself.
I’ll be sharing more on my food adventure here in Kuching, watch this space 😀