September 30, 2013

About Kuching

Kuching is a city of cat. Why cat? You may have the doubt. The pronounciation of Kuching is the same as kucing, meaning cat in Malay word. You will see a lot of cat statues in this city. Being the capital city of Sarawak state, there are some attractions here that worth to note. But what I like most of this city is the local food. This post I am going to load pictures of Kuching city. Pictures have better attraction than the words.

Cat Statues located at Pandungan area:

The attire of this cat statue will change according to different celebrations in town

Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building, you can cruise along the Sarawak River from Waterfront by using river taxi to commute across the Sarawak River or Sarawak River Cruise which provides scenic cruises at a certain cost.

One of the Colonial buildings at Waterfront

Old Courthouse

General Post Office Kuching, this beautiful neoclassical style of building is constructed by order of Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke. Completed in 1932.

Atap Street aka Carpenter Street, one of the historical streets in Kuching

Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple at Cartenper Street. There are another two temples located at the end of junction which I didn't manage to take photos. In Kuching, you can see a lot of Chinese temples here and the buildings are well-maintained.

This is part of the Kuching city introduction. A brief introduction indeed. But there's one very happening event to take note is the Rainforest World Music Festival at Sarawak Cultural Village. It is an annual three-day music festival celebrating the diversity of world music, normally available in July every year. For more information, please visit its official website: I personally visited once, highly recommended.

The night view of Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building

September 22, 2013

Delicious Pork Congee at Hua Lamphong, Bangkok

I can't elicit clearly the location of this shop at Hua Lamphong area. The only thing I know it's inside a junction opposite the temple entrance. I was accidentally found this place one time when I walked my way to Chinatown from Hua Lamphong MRT station.

I don't normally take congee, but congee is always a good choice for breakfast. This pork congee is smooth, with sprinkle of ginger and spring onions. I really like it. I tried to go there again for few times after that, but it was closed every time I reached there. So I only had one time luck to have it. Guess they sold out before 11am. Point to add, they provide tea for free. Those who stays at Hua Lamphong, should give it a try.

Just as a rough guide, I snapshot some pictures of the place located.

Junction Opposite Temple at Hua Lamphong
The Highlighted Location 
The Menu on the wall


September 10, 2013

Wanton Noodle at Chen Fa Kopitiam 晨發咖啡店的云吞面 (Updated on 07/09/2014)

Location: Premier 101 Commercial Centre, Jalan Kempas, Off Jalan Tun Jugah, Kuching. Next to Yeow Kee Kopitiam.

* UPDATED: The owner has moved to new location, Hua Hee Corner 欢喜阁 (same row as Chen Fa Kopitiam).

Recently I discovered something extremely nice. Though the name itself is nothing special: Wanton Noodle but you would fall in love with it once you tasted it. Heavenly tasty!

Last Saturday, I had breakfast with friend who is very picky in food. At first, I ordered toast as I wanted something light. Sat down and waiting, spotted this stall selling wanton noodle which the noodle is made of duck egg. Sounds distinctive..

Decided to try it. We have waited quite long, guess about 30 minutes. I was thinking: it better be good one, otherwise I'll going to complain online. When it finally served, it's truly worth the long wait. Not only the noodle, authentic Hong Kong style, the wanton is spoonfully big with a whole piece of prawn inside. And not to mention the prawn is fresh. We love the soup too. One bowl of this costs only RM6!

My friend immediately decided to come again the next morning. So we had wanton noodle for subsequent two mornings. The taste is still lingering in my mind.

Other than noodle, they sell cheong fun too.

Wanton Noodle at Chen Fa Kopitiam is highly recommended!

September 1, 2013

Laksa at 101 Cafe

Location: Premier 101 Commercial Centre, Jalan Tun Jugah, Kuching. (Right in front at the entry junction to Premier 101 from main road)

Laksa is normally available in the morning, especially those have higher popularity in Kuching. I don't usually order laksa for breakfast as it's too heavy for me, unless I have a sudden crave for it. I have heard some good reviews of the laksa at 101 Cafe. I managed to get up early to have breakfast at this coffee shop two days ago and decided to go for laksa.

The prawns were fresh and they used chicken thigh meat. Portion is just right and the laksa soup is tasty. The fresh bean spouts are important laksa ingredient for me, I like to eat it 'fresh' and crunchy. A bowl of RM5 is worth every penny for 4 pieces of prawn in this size.

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