A Quick Guide to Local Food in Kuching

Kuching; as with any state in Malaysia, has her own culinary specialties to offer to her visitors.
With much gratitude to Pierce for being a gracious host & tour guide, & to akiraceo for his excel sheet guide of Kuching food, we managed to sample some of Kuching’s famous culinary delights.

The below serves as a guide only & the places suggested is open for individual debate. For those of you who thinks that there is a better alternative, do share by leaving me a comment below. Both myself & readers of this page would certainly appreciate your input. 😉

Food type
Brief Description
Popular Locations

Kolo MeeKuching’s signature dish. Served with Cha Siew & minced pork. Available in 2 different preparations, White is original. Red is mixed with Cha Siew sauce.Green Road (morning)
Tabuan Jaya Siang Siang
Kenyalang old market (morning)
Electra house open air (night)
7th miles
Sarawak LaksaThin rice vermicelli served in flavourful spiced soup with toppings of shredded chic, prawns,omeletteChuan Choon (morning)
Golden Arch (3rd miles)- (morning)
Tomato MeeYour choice of noodles in thick tomato gravy, served with seafood & pork.Sekama – Morning
Hui Sing open Air (Stall 4) – Night
Kueh ChapSmooth rice noodle sheets in herbal-ish soup with pork & innards3rd mile market – Night
Petanak market – Night
KampuaSibu’s signature noodle. Almost alike Hakka Mee. Tossed in lard w fried shallots.Top One Food Court, Ang Cheng Ho
Belacan BeehoonBeehoon served with belacan gravy & topped with cuttlefish.SongKimHai Market – Afternoon
Premier 101 – Afternoon
Cha KuehKuching styled Fried Radish Cake. 2 fried styles, Sweet w Chai Poh or Salty w Eggs. You can order “mixed” too.Petanak market- Night
Tabuan Jaya Market – Afternoon
Mee Sapi – Beef NoodleChoice of noodles in beef stock topped w beefElectra house open air – morning
Kolok Mee with Pork soupKolo mee in thick pork peppery pork soup.Carpenter street – morning
Ting Mien HuFoochow’s styled Kueh Tiao soupsuggestions?
Mee Jawacurry meeBatu Lintang- Morning
Malak NoodleNoodle served with spicy sauce and minced meat.Life Caf̩ (Ren Jien Cha Fan) РDay-Night
Sio Bee (Siu Mai)Kuching version of siu mai, but filling is made from minced prawns, chic, glutinous flour.Electra house open air -Morning til late night
Red Chicken WingsChicken wings marinated w Cha Siew & BBQ sauce.India Street – Afternoon
3rd mile market – Morning
Gingery Chicken WingsChicken wings marinated with Ginger and deep fried.Lok Lok – night
Kong PiangSibu’s signature bun. Stuffed with juicy meatsPremier 101 – Night
Steamed buns/(paus)Kuching’s version of paus. Cha Siew, big pau, etc. Fillings are cooked differently.Yong Guan Kenyalang -Morning
Kuih MuihsSarawak Variety of local ‘Kuih’Sunday Market – evenings

SEAFOODSeafood dishesBatu Lintang
Electra house open air
Premier 101
(all @night)
Oh ChienSarawak version of oyster omeletteLocal restaurants
KacamaHerbal spices cooked with white wine and chickenLocal restaurants
Sambal Midin (Bilin)Sarawak paku pakis cooked with sambalLocal restaurants
Manni Cai (Money Vege?)Sweet leaves. Usually cooked w eggs or beehoon.Local restaurants
Ayam PanggangLakia styled BBQ chicken. Marinated with special local spices.Matang Jaya – eve til night
Sugarbun ChickenLocal fastfood chain. Peppery Fried Chicken.Any branch

Teh C PengKuching signature drinkChuan Choon – morning
Teh C Peng Special3 layered Tea C Peng. Either w Pandan syrup or Gula Atap.Fresh Food Court 7th Miles (Founder)
Teh C Peng 4&5 layersw Additional layers of wheat grass & grassjelly.Jalan Song – all day
AngTao ChenLukSarawak version of CendolSongKimHai Market – aftnn
ABC, Jagung Ice, Specialvarieties of iced -dessertsdo order to try in any desserts stall
Metahon/White ladyKuching popular Ice kacangHui Sing open Air ( Stall 17) – night
Sugarcane + CoconutSugarcane juice + CoconutSongKimHai Market – aftnn
WheatGrass CWheatgrass with milkKenyalang old market
AloeVeraAloeVera served with vanilla syrupAny coffee shop
3 sour drinkA mixture of water plum, lime and lemonAny coffee shop
Fantasy/Love potionF&N fruitade and Stawberry with milkAny coffee shop

Anything that I should add? Anyone? 😉
Feedback appreciated!