For Locals - famous historical food in Kuching
Kuching Historical food places, Touted as the food capital of East Malaysia, Kuching Historical food places is the one place you should visit if you consider yourself a foodie. Being a big melting pot of many different cultures and communities, Kuching Historical food places has a wide variety of great food, and also food items that can only be found exclusively in Sarawak.
The perfect destination for a short gastronomic getaway, here’s our top 13 best food finds in Kuching that’s not to be missed.
Kuching is a foodie paradise, particularly the street food, where most dishes cost less than a pound. Begin at Chinatown’s Seng Kee (main dishes about 90p, 37 Carpenter Street), where there’s a choice of fishball soup, pork satay, Sarawak laksa, Chinese rice porridge with salted egg and preserved vegetables, or the adventurous kueh chap, a feast of slow-braised pork ribs and intestines.
In nearby Padungan Road, there’s always a queue for Noodle Descendents(188 Padungan Road) which serves an awesome bowl of kolo mee, the favourite local dish of minced pork and noodles, served by a tiny lady who has been cooking here since 1957.
At night, the crowds head to Top Spot, this is one of the famous Kuching Historical food place (main dishes from £1.80, Bukit Mata Street), an immense open-air food court on the roof of a car park. More than 500 diners sit at communal tables, ordering from neon-lit seafood stalls displaying live crabs, prawns, razor clams, wriggling squid, grouper, pomfret and parrot fish.
Kuching Historical food places – there are plenty of fine dining addresses too, from Asian fusion cuisine at Bla Bla Bla (27 Tabuan Street, mains £7) to excellent pasta and pizza at Junk(mains from £4, 80 Wayang Street), decorated with eclectic antiques collected by flamboyant chef George Ling. He also owns a row of Chinese shophouses, the latest being the lovingly preserved Barber Cafe just up the road, serving comfort food: tangy prawn soup, chilli burgers and healthy salads accompanied by a bloody mary or dirty martini. Beside for being famous for food, Kuching also do have many other attractions.