“Where to eat in Kuching?” might be the million-dollar question that leaves you stumped. You won’t have the 50-50 option or enough time to call a friend, and you can’t escape your responsibility as a Kuchinglang to give your friends from overseas an answer. ლ(ﾟдﾟლ) And that is why we from Teaspoon decided to do a 【‘24-Hour Culinary Tour Around Kuching’】 just to help you out. (づ｡◕‿‿◕｡)づ So sit back as we guide you on this 24-hour culinary tour around our beautiful Cat City. Remember to pack light - just bring your appetite! ♪~ ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ
A HEARTY BREAKFAST @ SIN LIAN SHIN
A great way to kick-start a 24-hour Kuching gastronomy adventure will be a hearty local breakfast and 【Sin Lian Shin】 is one of the go-to places for that. Famous for their Kolo Mee, this bowl of thin, springy noodles tossed in fragrant lard and garnished with flavorful minced meat is definitely a favorite among us Kuching folks. Besides the Kolo Mee, you can also order their thick and smooth skinned Kiaw for a more filling breakfast. ~(˘▾˘~)
Location & Opening Hours: https://goo.gl/wiptyZ
A PLEASING LUNCH/AFTERNOON TEA @ SONG KHENG HAI HAWKER CENTRE
Location & Opening Hours: https://goo.gl/HAEYAi
A place where you can have all the local favorites under one roof, 【Song Kheng Hai Hawker Centre】 is always packed with people who’d come here for lunch or afternoon tea. One of the local delights you have to let your friends try is definitely the delicious and hot-out-of-the-wok Gong Pias from 【Rihga (Stall No.7)】, which is located at a corner around the back. They have 4 different kinds of fillings, Minced Meat (Original), Cheese, Garlic & Ham. Come try out all the flavors! But make sure you eat the Cheese first, then Ham, Minced Meat and lastly Garlic, as the Garlic will overpower the rest of the flavors advised by the humble and friendly tauke. (￣ε￣〃)ｂ
Besides Gong Pias, Sio Bees and Rojak are also sold at Rihga. Their Rojak is one of the local favorites too. Crispy “Yu Char Kuehs”, veggies, fruits and fresh boiled squids are mixed together with the savory prawn paste and garnished with finely chopped peanuts. ( ﾟヮﾟ)
The next well-known stall would be 【Mao Zhong Drink Stall (Stall No.1)】 for their Sugarcane + Coconut drinks. The sugarcanes juice are freshly extracted from the plant and mixed together with coconut water and served with a generous amount of freshly scraped coconut meat. Refreshing and cooling to the body, this would make the perfect drink to quench the thirst from Kuching’s heat. (─‿‿─)
Another one of Kuchinglangs’ favorites would be a plate of savory and delicious Belacan Bee Hoon which you can find at 【Belacan Bee Hoon, Cuttle Fish & Kang Kong Stall (Stall No.4)】. Not everyone can stand its pungent smell, but go ahead and try your luck with your friends, who knows they’ll love it. （＞ｙ＜）
TAKE A LEISURELY WALK @ KUCHING WATERFRONT
Your friends visit to Kuching will not be complete without a trip to 【Kuching Waterfront】. There are quite a number of attractions that acts as a magnet towards locals and tourists in every corner of the world. The waterfront is as long as 1km and this is undoubtedly the most happening place you can find in Kuching. During the daytime, it offers scenic views of the Astana, Fort Margherita, the Malay kampungs across the river and the new landmark, the Darul Hana Bridge. But night time is when it really comes alive! It seems like half of the city is out meeting friends, watching a show, or just shooting the breeze. (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
HAVE AN AFTERNOON CUPPA @ BLACK BEAN COFFEE & TEA CO.
Hidden away at the edge of Carpenter Street, 【Black Bean Coffee & Tea Co.】 is definitely a must visit if you want a cup of coffee. Why is that? Well, they are one of the few places in the country that practices the art of preparing pure local coffee, from start to finish. Plus, a cup of Cappuccino is only RM5.50! How cheap is that?! (・о・) You can enjoy a cuppa there or you can also buy the coffee beans or powder to have your very own Sarawak gourmet coffee at home.
Location & Opening Hours: https://goo.gl/1PwGbU
A DELICIOUS DINNER @ HUI SING HAWKER CENTRE
【Hui Sing Hawker Centre】 has remained one of the best in Kuching over the years and if you are after great tasting hawker food you can't go wrong here. Some of the food you can try here are from 【Hap Chen Hian Satay (Stall No.10)】 for their delicious Satays & Fish’s Spring Rolls, the famous 【Palm Road Taugeh Kueh Tiew, Mee With Clams (Stall No.15)】 for their Char Kueh Tiaw, 【十九 (Stall No.19)】 for their Kolo Mee, 【Hap Chen Hian Pao’s (Stall No.13)】 for their Sio Bees and 【Jo To (Stall No.6)】 for their Metahon and Ice Kacang. (っ˘ڡ˘ς)
Location & Opening Hours: https://goo.gl/QLsXHn
A YUMMY SUPPER @ PREMIER 101 FOOD CENTRE
There are many famous places in Kuching to grab a satisfying supper and one of them would be at 【Premier 101 Food Centre】. Try the finger licking Honey BBQ Chicken from 【Han’s BBQ Honey Chicken Wings】. You can also order the Special Oyster Omelette & Crispy Oyster Omelette a.k.a O-Chien from 【Kwang Oyster】 and the savory Grilled Fish from 【Grilled Fish】. ლ(´ڡ`ლ)
Location & Opening Hours: https://goo.gl/8AEcfi
To conclude our ‘24-Hour Culinary Tour Around Kuching’, I’m sure your friends from overseas will be spoilt for choices looking at the huge variety of local dishes that we have, all of which cannot be missed. Have fun touring around the Cat City y’all! (▰˘◡˘▰)
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