Expert Food Court @ RH Plaza – Pork burgers, sio bee, kolo mee, kampua mee, Peking porridge, kueh chap!

What do you do on your last day in Kuching?

You tapau kolo mee back of course! LOL.

kolo mee - kuching

Yup, 10 packs – 5 original & 5 red (with char siew sauce). RM3.50 each. I wish I could buy more but seriously, these are heavy! (For previous kolo mee buying spree – click HERE . More pics!)

No doubt Kuching, Sarawak may not be in the league of Kuala Lumpur or Penang when it comes to shopping & entertainment, but in the food department, it does have a respectable repertoire of street food. And many of these Sarawakian culinary creations are unique, both in terms of taste & usage of ingredients.
Take for example the Belacan Beehoon which I just blogged about a few days back. You do not get these here in Kuala Lumpur, unlike Penang or Ipoh food, where nowadays there are many coffee shops that offers Char Kuey Teow, Ipoh hor fun & laksa.

Expert Food Court @RH Plaza was our last gluttony stop right before our flight back to good ‘ol KL. Located just 3-5mins from Kuching International Airport, the surrounding area boasts of several food courts & restaurants within its vicinity & is the perfect food pit -stop right before your departure.

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And it was here I found one of the BESTEST pork burger ever!

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It’s a small package yes, with raw cabbage and slivers of tomatoes..

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… but it was the patty that matters. Perfectly seasoned, chunky and moist, it’s a steal for RM3.80!

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*yums* Thick juicy pork patties being grilled till it’s crispy on the outer side and cooked nicely inside.

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Damn Aunty Lily, when are you going to franchise to KL??

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Since this was our last stop, I had to order the dishes that I haven’t ate during the previous glutton hunts. And would you believe it, it was only on the last night and at the last food stop that I finally got to sample the Sarawak Laksa!

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And it was sad that the laksa was darn disappointing. The broth was thin & weak, and the chilli lacked any oopphmm. The one in Bangsar is actually better, and I certainly didn’t even have to fly all the way to Kuching for that.

At least the Kueh Chiap fared better, with its flavourful herbal-ish stock. I know Chris Tock liked it, though I find it so-so only. My preference still goes to Penang Kueh Chiap.

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Thick sheets of rice noodles …

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..with plenty of spare parts. YAY!!! 😉

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The ears, the tongue, the skin, the intestines… waste not waste not!

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Hehe, *wiggle ears* …

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Another must -try is the Kampua Mee. The original is as below which is almost alike our KL Hakka Noodle; tossed with lard, the  and shallots and garnished simply with char siew and slices of boiled pork.

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My friend Pierre prefers his with wantans (meat dumplings) and tossed additionally with black soya sauce.

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He will then pour the little saucer of chilli and mix it all up.
Anyhow, however way or whichever way you eat it, Kampua Mee is a Foo Chow dish that falls under the category of “the must-eats” in Kuching. Trust me, the texture & taste of the noodles itself here is different. Add that with the mix of their own concoction of sauce, it certainly made the dish worth a try.

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We didn’t miss out on the 5 layer Teh C Peng (a local favourite drink that you can find throughout Sarawak) of course!
We had the 3 layer Teh C Peng just a day before (post not ready yet) and concluded that the 3 layered one tasted just like our regular teh tarik here so we were a bit apprehensive on how the 5 layer one would turn out.
But this 5 layer one did hit the spot for me. The layers comprised of gula melaka (palm sugar), condensed milk, green pandan, tea & lastly cincau & was not very heavy on the tea flavour but turned out to be a very refreshing “dessert-like” drink instead.

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And all that gastronomical goodness is here.

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The Kampua mee stall.

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The Kueh Chiap Stall:

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The stall I tapau-ed (packed) my kolo mee from.

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The Sarawak Laksa stall.

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This was another interesting stall (Old Peking Porridge) but unfortunately we were bursting our zippers by then so sadly we curbed our desire to order anything more.

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More food…

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The famous Sio Bee…

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The Sarawak kuih-muihs..

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Expert Food Court
RH Plaza Airport Road
GPS: N01° 30.22′ E110° 21.06′

It is near the Four Points by Sheration Hotel.

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This Post Has 42 Comments

  1. Sean

    the pork burger looks healthier than ramly burgers! sigh, too bad we won’t be seeing any pork burger stalls outside our 7-11s in KL anytime soon…
    and gosh, where did u stash the plastic bags of kolo mee on the plane?! can keep in the overhead compartment ar???
    kueh chiap looks interesting too. i don’t think i’ve ever tried it before…

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha! yes can hand -carry or check in also can!
      Just inform the stall owner that you are packing back to KL & he will pack them tightly in a few layers fr u!

      Sigh.. no pork burgers at roadsides anytime soon.. or 24 hours stalls..or pork burgers at mamak..

  2. J the chocoholic

    Wah. The burger looks GOOD.
    (And the kolo mee too. *wink wink* *HUGS*)

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha.. its good leh!
      OMG that pork burger is splendid stuff i tell u!

  3. iamthewitch

    Did you really eat so much food before your flight?!! *horror* I usually don’t dare to eat until so full before flight in case I get sick on board. Hehe. but the pork burger does look good! As well as the kolo mee! Should have ordered one packet from you too! hehe

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha.. we shared among us (abt 4 of us!)
      Eh, same here. Dont dare to eat too much cos I get airsick too!
      Aiyo.. I got so many packets .. should hv met up & passed to u too. See if I can tapau anythin back frm KK ok? ;p

  4. Leo

    You went to Sarawak for work purpose or to EAT???

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hahaha… It’s a media fam trip sponsored by Firefly! So it’s basically just go according to their itinerary for us!
      Then we made our own arrangements to makan!

  5. Michelle Chin

    Eh the teh c peng 5 layer looks pretty ! ME WANTS!!!!!!!!!

  6. jfook

    Being a Kuchingnite (and RH plaze is super near to my house), I never tried the Aunty Lily’s pork burger though but I know the laksa there is not the ohmm of course. but the kolo mee is good but I always got stomach ache after eating that. i dunno why. But it does happen to me only haha

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yup the kolo mee is good!
      Happy that I tapau-ed so many back! Hehe..
      Aiyo..u hv no luck with this stall then..alws tummyache! LOL.
      As fr the Auty Lily burgers, it doesn’t look that tempting but its seriously worth a try!

      1. pw

        aunty lily burger is new. previously at Jalan Keretapi.

  7. Benson Leng

    Way awesome….didnt knw tat you can get such lovely food in kuching…I personally would love to try the burger…. :))

    1. rebeccasaw

      I’m sure you would! Hey I bring u to some good pork burgers in KL ok?

  8. sc

    omg, thats a lot of kolo mee! hahaha
    and yeap, the pork burger looks luscious..hungry now 🙁

    1. rebeccasaw

      I would have bought more if I wasn’t worried abt luggage weight limit! Hehehe
      Yes, i do wish we can find such pork patties here in KL! Sigh.So cheap somemore!

  9. foodbin

    those are real burger compared to Ramly.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Oh yes! And these are the ones I love! I do not eat Ramlys anymore!

  10. ZeekNotGeek

    wow rebecca. you ate A LOT! well done on covering all the good food in kuching. i will print out all these post when i visit one day. very useful. i think this food guide is better than all those you can find in the tourism office. haha

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hi hi Zeeko!
      Yup, this list is meant for printing! ;p
      I will be adding to the list as I get more feedback from the local Sarawakians!

  11. Andrew

    Bad timing to re-read this post again. TEA TIME!

  12. Grey

    Rebecca is a really professional food guide yo 😛

    1. rebeccasaw

      LOL! Thanks, it’s a hobby and I luvvvv food! 😉

  13. pw

    The kolomee if I can recalled properly is RM 3 per packet.

    For note, if you want to try the best Laksa in Kuching, don’t hunt for them at night as the nightly version are usually lesser than the rest.

    Venue people in Kuching will get their laksa from
    1. Golden Arch
    2. Choon Hui
    3. Chong Choon Cafe
    4. Goody Goody
    5. Woon Lam cafe 1999
    6. Sanco Cafe
    7. Jalan Muhibbah, Satok
    8. Selera Laksa, Satok

    Each of these outlet have people ranking them top laksa in Kuching. Remember, laksa is a morning food, not an evening food here in Kuching

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hey there darls … 😉
      Nope I paid RM35 for that whole bunch – maybe he knew I was from KL and charged me extra??? ;-(

      1. pw

        I tot the total including Tockism is RM 45 right?

      2. rebeccasaw

        Eh.. tock one is not same stall. His is kampua. Mine is Kolo

      1. pw

        will bring you to yummy one next round, have to be in the morning! :0)

  14. pw

    going to show your blog to those stall operator this week :0)

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha! Sure! Print out and laminate for him can? ROFL.

  15. Novia

    hey…how did u manage to dapao the kolomee back? i m going kuching soon as well, and plan to do tat….keke…but by flight wo…how huh?

  16. Alvin

    Laksa @ Madam Tang Cafe, Jalan Peranak

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