Muara Tebas Seafood (Ah Chai/Ah Soon), Kuching

I definitely can’t leave Kuching without trying their seafood.

Dinner on Day 2 was at Muara Tebas, that were well-known for their seafood restaurants. Dinner choice was at Muara Tebas Seafood (Ah Chai/Ah Soon) Restaurant, that were widely popular for their Assam Crabs.

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We had  their  Oh Chien (Fried Oyster Omelette). The overall dish was less starchy than the usual Oh Chien we have here or in Penang, while the egg batter was deep-fried. A real unique take on this iconic street food. 

((3))The Butter Prawns was honestly nothing to shout about. It definitely looks tantalizing with the generous amount of sauce, but it is unfortunate that the taste was a tad bit mediocre for my liking.

((4))The star of the night – Assam Crabs. Truth to be told, I am not a fan of crabs; but this dish really got me something to shout about. Personally like how the sauce had a slight hint of sourness & spiciness to go with the crab, great stuff to end the night.

 

Address: 10 Muara Tebas Kuching, Sarawak

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Song Kheng Hai Hawker Centre, Kuching (off Jalan Padungan)

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).

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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 🙂

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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.

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To cool off the heat, a bowl of ABC Special (Shaved Ice) at RM 2 was the prefect remedy.

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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 😀


 

 

 

Chong Choon Cafe, Kuching (Abell Road)

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Sarawak Laksa has got to be one of the must-eat food here in Kuching.

Breakfast today was at Chong Choon Cafe (along Abell Road), that is widely populated by both locals & tourists alike for serving up the best laksa in town. Pretty sure this place is on the bucketlist of most foodies whenever they’re in Kuching!

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We enjoyed how the noodles were springy, it was definitely much thicker than the usual meehoon we have back in KL. The broth was also much thicker & flavourful than the one we previously had last year, the santan (coconut milk) was not too overpowering; definitely a good thing as it does not mask the overall flavour. 

I personally like how they were generous with the prawns as well, definitely allowing us to have a whole new appreciation for this dish 🙂

At RM5 per bowl, the price is definitely much steeper than other noodle dishes in town. But it is definitely worth a visit when you’re here! 😉

Le Pau, Kuching (Sarawak)

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Hello from East Malaysia! 🙂

I’m so excited to be back in Sarawak, but this time in Kuching to try out their local delicacies! My girlfriends and I are lucky enough to have one of our former uni mate – Sarah to bring us around 😀

Dinner tonight was at Le Pau that serves up authentic traditional Sarawakian Orang Ulu & Dayak dishes in the heart of Kuching.

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They have tables both indoor and in the open as well.

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We had their Tempoyak Chicken (RM15). Chicken cooked with fermented durian; love how the slight hint of durian teased our taste buds.

Tempoyak Chicken

Pangsuh Chicken (RM10). Chicken prepared with lemongrass and cooked in bamboo – tender till the bone. Definitely one of my favourite dish for the night!

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Terung Dayak (RM8).

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This species of brinjals (eggplants) are widely grown in Sarawak. This dish tasted pleasantly sour and harder than the usual brinjal that we consume back at home; however the locals are used to this version. Definitely a whole new different experience.


 Overall:

Food: Had an overall great experience here!

Price: The price of food here is definitely lower than it is in KL. Approximately RM 15 – RM 20 per person for 4 dishes.

Service: Good.

Crowd: Low for a weeknight.

Can’t wait to share more on the local food here in my next post! 🙂