January 12, 2020

China Northeast Cuisine 东北家乡菜 @Jolibee Food Court 美家樂食坊, Chung Lin Park Kuching

Address: 17, Lorong Mendu 1, Chung Lin Park, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak.
Business hours: Operates in evening time, off on every 1st and 15th day lunar month.

This is my first blog post in 2020. I'm still thinking how to do it better since blogging is no longer the trend now. So my objective this year will be mastering videography. I'm still finding the materials to write for my blog. Started last year my post has reduced tremendously because I have put focus on my main business. Travel less and my daily routine is like a loop, nothing special.

Chung Lin Park in Kuching is used to be famous place for massage. There are a number of massage centres here. As their masseuses were mostly from China, the Chinese regional cuisine was also getting started available here. The other day my sister-in-law suggested to try it out as her friends highly recommended a signature dish here.

Jolibee Food Court has revamped. The environment is brighter and more hygienic as compared to before.

This is the stall we patronised. Wide variety of dishes for you to choose from. The business is run by a friendly couple.  They are diligent, only take two days off every month. Rest on the 1st and 15th day of lunar month.

Another vendor also selling Chinese cuisine. Both vendors from different regions.

Another stall behind selling duck wings and necks which are famous as well. I bought duck wings and feet to try out.

The taste of braised duck wings and feet was good, very strong pepper in flavour. It's rather too spicy for me.

The signature boiled meat slices, Shui Zhu Rou Pian 水煮肉片. You can choose the soup base too. I chose Ma La 麻辣, and got them to reduce the spiciness. A bowl of this can be shared for 4 pax. The ingredients contained meat slices, potatoes, mushrooms, beansprouts, cabbage, black fungus, and beancurd.

Stir-fried Eggplants. I usually won't order this because I don't like eggplants. Much to my surprise, this dish is addictive.

回锅肉 translated as twice-cooked meat slices, it's also the signature Sichuan dish. I found the meat slice was kind of hard to chew because it had been cooked twice so the meat was not soft and juicy.

The map to Jolibee Food Court:

December 22, 2019

GO Noodle House 有間麵館 @Vivacity Megamall, Kuching

Location: Lot L3-023, Vivacity Megamall, Q112B, 93300 Kuching, Sarawak.
Business hours: Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 10:00pm

Hi, missing for sometime. Didn't have chance to have food adventure lately, too busy with business and personal stuff. Last week managed to do shopping at Vivacity with family. My bro suggested to have early diner at GO Noodle House. I googled GO Noodle house, found out it's originated from KL, its first outlet is at Jaya One. It has number of outlets in Malaysia, even expanded to Melbourne and Singapore. I recalled I've seen it at Times Square Bukit Bintang (right opposite Subway) while I was savouring my breakfast at Subway.

Their exquisite menu:

I have their Special Dark Sauce Pan Mee + Onsen Egg (RM11.50, onsen egg price is not included). I chose the thick noodle type. I didn't put high expectation on its taste at first, nevertheless it surprised me. Especially the texture of the noodle has truly exceeded my expectation. It's worth to give it a try.

They have their signature dishes, you can opt which soup base you desire: Superior Soup or Homemade Spicy Soup. Then you can choose the noodle types, either Mi Xian or Bee Hoon. And you can add on other ingredients.

This is Bursting Meatball Mi Xian with Superior Soup (RM13.90).

My mum had their Homemade Fish Paste Bee Hoon with Superior Soup (RM14.80).

My bro had Pork Belly Slice Mi Xian with Superior Soup (RM15.20).

Total bill we paid RM70++, including two bottles of drinks (RM4.90/bottle). They do charge 10% service charge + 6% service tax.

The map to GO Noodle House:

November 6, 2019

Sushi Jiro @Vivacity Megamall, Kuching

Address: Lot L3-027 & Lot L3-028, Level 3, Vivacity Megamall, Q112B, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak

Visited Sushi Jiro at Vivacity Megamall in August. I was thinking if I should blog it since it's not really worth to waste my time and effort to write this entry. I have not update my blog for the entire month of October. Occupied with new house settlement and I rarely dine at new restaurant.

Get back to the topic. Sushi Jiro has a good marketing strategy, unless otherwise stated, most of its menu is priced at RM2.99 per plate. Service charge and 6% service tax are not included. The variety of the food was good, taste wise.. acceptable. It's budget meal, so what you pay is what you get.

I used to boycott Sushi King because I had the chicken katsu don with just three skinny chicken stripes and deep-fried it with generous batter to make it looks huge on the bowl. I also have the same impression on Sushi Jiro. But RM2.99 per plate, you can't really complain about the quality.

I had this spicy tori don, RM11.90. The actual product is different from the picture on the menu.

Total billed RM79.35.

After tried Sushi Jiro, I did visit Sushi King on and off. A a comparison, I think the material used by Sushi King's is fresher. However, Sushi Jiro's price is cheaper though.

The map to Sushi Jiro @Vivacity Megamall:

September 25, 2019

HK Boy Cart Noodle 香港仔車仔麵茶餐廳 @GalaCity, Kuching

Address: Ground Floor, Sublot 14, Galacity Prime, Lot 424, Block 16, Jalan Tun Jugah, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak.
Business hours: Monday - Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm & 5:00pm - 10:00pm

This restaurant is popular these days in Kuching. Need to take number in order to get a seat. We visited there on a raining evening. Managed to get a table that fit 5 of us with a baby.

The business hours are shown as below. They open daily for the time being. Take note of their break time and last order time.

They decorated the wall with humorous advertisement posts.

The order chits.

Chrysanthemum Tea 菊花茶 (RM3.00) & Iced Milktea 冰鎮奶茶 (RM4.90)

Noodle with 2 Toppings 2 餸車仔麵  (Doggie Noodle, Beef Tendon Sauce, Luncheon Meat & Bursting Meat Ball)

Noodle with 2 Toppings 2 餸車仔麵  (Doggie Noodle, Tomato Broth Soup, Luncheon Meat & Lemongrass Pork Chop)

Swiss Chicken Wings 瑞士雞翼 (RM6.90).

Swiss Chicken Chop Rice with Fried Egg on Top 慢煮無骨瑞士雞脾煎蛋飯 (RM14.90)

Luncheon Meat & Fried Egg with Instant Noodle 出前一丁 (RM8.90). Surprisingly they said this taste was good.

Imitation Fin Soup 招牌碗仔翅 (RM5.90)

My bro had the Swiss Chicken Chop Rice, he highly-recommended it. I had the noodle with tomato broth soup. The soup was rather too rich and thick, I didn't like it that much. The doggie noodle 狗仔粉 is as thick as udon noodle.

This place is good for casual dining. You'll be spoilt for choice here. Good thing is that their price is within acceptable range, but they do charge 10% service charge. Total bill for 5 pax:

The map to HK Boy Cart Noodle:

September 18, 2019

ShopRite Specialty Store @Jalan Song, Kuching

Address: No. 7, Tabuan Heights Commercial Centre, Jalan Song, Tabuan Heights, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak
Business hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm

This store is a grocer shop selling imported goods from Philippines. Don't know when, they started serving food as well. Looking at their menu at the entrance, they serve variety of food from local cuisine to Western. Price range is acceptable as well.

And, the best part is that they have the glass bottle of soda drinks. It's so nostalgic. I always deem that Coca-Cola in glass bottle has better taste than in PVC bottle. Contains less gas and tastes smoother.

I ordered this grilled pork belly with rice. If not mistaken, it's RM13 something. It was served with a bowl of soup as well. The soup was flavourful, really nice taste.

I like its texture of pork belly as well, juicy and chewy. It goes well with white rice. The mixed vegetables also stir-fried with butter so it tastes fragrant.

They have the famous Filipino deep-fried pork knuckle as well. If you are interested to order, you may check out their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/shoprite.specialty.grocer/

The map to Shoprite Cafe & Grill:

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