This morning, I brought my son to attend a course on public speaking organised by the Lodge School Red Crescent Society (he's the Head Section Leader in the Lodge RC). The course is by Mike Lim whose office is in the new shops in the Petanak/Travillion area.
We set off from home at 7.45am in order to grab some breakfast before he goes to the course which starts at 8.30am. We thought of going to Siaw Pak Wang along Padungan Road which sells all kinds of delicious savoury buns. Just right for breakfast or afternoon tea. But when we got to the roundabout outside Bomba, we saw that Padungan Rd was chockablock.
So we turned towards Petanak Rd and ended up in a cafe called Min Joo Kee. First time we were there so we took our cue from the other patrons. Clearly the kolo mee stall was best patronised so we ordered kolo mee with minced pork, very fresh looking prawns and sliced fish. It was delicious. I would put it in the top 3 kolo mee stalls in Kuching. The other 2? The shop along Green Road opposite Chong Lin Plaza and Nyan Shin Cafe just a bit down the road from the temple at Carpenter Street for their handmade mee with minced beef and crispy bits of deep fried pork fat.
Aside from kolo mee, I was at Central Park last night and ordered chicken rice from the shop next to MacD. It's called Ah Boon Chicken Rice and it was very tender and delicious. He only sells at night and if you like chicken rice, I reckon you won't be disappointed if you try it out. I think he's related to the famous Ah Suan but I reckon he's much better.
For the best curry in town, my son and I think you can't go past Basil's Curry at Merry Park in Tabuan Jaya. Absolutely superb though we keep telling him that his serves ought to be bigger for the price that we pay. Tasty but rather expensive. The best laksa, in my view, is in Kings Centre (the tall thin lady - she has a branch at Lee Cafe near the Stutong Market). Turning to something more healthy, the best popiah in Kuching is at Choon Hui Cafe near Grand Continental Hotel, as is the best roti kiap.
For those who like porridge, you have to try the one at Foody Goody in Tabuan Jaya. You have to be patient though. The lady cooks each bowl individually and it takes a while. But the taste makes the wait worthwhile.
There's a tie for the best taugeh kueh tiaw between the stall at Merry Park (cooked by Penangites) and the new shop NK Cafe at Bormill Estate directly facing Jln Kereta Api. The idea of blogging on my views of the best food in town came after I read Kenny Sia's awards for the best food in Kuching. I tried out his choice of the best laksa in town (Golden Arch) and it was too 'coconutty' and not really 'prawny'. Just goes to show that one man's meat is really another man's .....
|LEGAL & OTHER THOUGHTS by George Lo||