The City of Kuching, also known as Kuching, is the capital of Sarawak. Besides being the most populous city in Sarawak, it is also home to many cultural and historical attractions, such as the Islamic Heritage Museum, Sultan Iskandar Planetarium, and The Astana.
Of course, there is more than just the tourists’ attractions in this beautiful city. The diverse cultures in Kuching make it popular food heaven in Malaysia. This article aims to explore the best local food places in Kuching. Let’s check it out!
1. Woon Lam Café 1999
Have you ever heard of Kueh Chap? This traditional Chinese dish has a soy-based broth that is brewed with various spices, flat rice noodles, pork meat, and pork innards. The meal will please the taste buds of those who love pork offal.
To enjoy the best Kueh Chap in Kuching, head to Woon Lam Café 1999. You will get to select a wide array of pork meat, ranging from belly to intestines, and skins. If you’re not into Kueh Chap, you can opt for many other equally delicious dishes. Some examples are Kolo noodles, Char Kueh, and Popiah.
Woon Lam Café 1999 has also partnered up with foodpanda to deliver their menu items. You can skip the queue and enjoy your meals at home!
Address: 187-189, Jalan Song Thian Cheok, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Operating hours: 6 am – 6 pm daily
2. The Venue
Seafood lovers should never miss out on The Venue, a Chinese seafood restaurant that draws not only tourists but also locals. Besides serving a wide array of seafood dishes, there are many other authentic Chinese delicacies too. Some signature dishes include Special Fried Bee Hoon, Bamboo Chicken, and Roasted Duck.
It is advisable to make reservations before visiting this restaurant, as it is usually fully booked. Located near the airport, this restaurant is often the first stop of food hunters. To make a booking before your arrival, call 082-575204.
Address: RH Plaza Commercial Centre, Off Jalan Airport, Lorong Lapangan Terbang 1, Kuching, 93250, Kuching, Sarawak
Operating Hours: 5:00pm – 11:00pm for Mondays and Wednesdays, and 10:00 am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm on all other days
3. Noodle Descendants
One of the signature Sarawak dishes is none other than the Kolo Mee. This dish has springy noodles soaked in a clear sauce and served with a generous amount of red Char Siew (BBQ pork belly) and seasoned minced meat.
Noodle Descendants serves the best Kolo Mee in Kuching. Each bowl of Kolo Mee comes with pork offal soup that has a rich and flavourful broth. The noodles dishes here are reasonably priced, albeit being served in large portions.
Address: No. 188, Jalan Padungan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Operating hours: 6:30am – 12:30pm daily
4. Warong Makan Makan
Speaking of Malay cuisines, think Warong Makan Makan. This place offers one of the best Ayam Penyet dishes in Kuching. Each plate of Ayam Penyet comes with white rice and a huge chicken thigh that is fried in various spices. Not to forget the signature sambal that goes so well with the chicken.
Besides Ayam Penyet, there is also Nasi Ayam Percik, Lalapan Ikan Bawal, Lalapan Ikan Mackerel and Lalapan Ikan Tilapia. Delivery services are also available for this restaurant. Click here to place an order online and have your food delivered to you!
Address: GF, 109, Jalan Haji Taha, Sarawak Kuching Sarawak 93400
Operating Hours: 10am – 8pm daily
5. Mira Cake House
There are no better dessert places than Mira Cake House. This bakery is known for selling more than 50 types of colourful kuih lapis (layered cake). Each piece of cake is baked layer by layer following a traditional recipe.
Mira Cake House offers delivery services within Kuching. To place your orders, visit Mira Cake House’s website or click here. You will also be able to track your order once you make your payments. Alternatively, you can visit the bakery and select freshly made layered cakes.
Address: 43, Jalan Brooke, Kampung Gersik, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak
Operating hours: 8 am – 12 am daily
There you have some of the best food places in Kuching. Enjoy reading this article? Discover more local delicacies through LokaTaste and more!