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Kuching foodie

My final Kuching post about delicious Kuching food. To be honest, the food didn’t taste so good this time round, I’m not sure whether it’s because Jo wasn’t next to me exclaiming how yummy the food was. Also because I was suffering from a fragile stomach throughout the whole trip, I’m going to drink lots of apple cider vinegar to toughen up my stomach for Hongkong and the September Kuching trip :).
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My brother Darren and father love these fried prawn crackers , this was from Yuen Nan Yuan cafe though and not Dar’s preferred old Rex cafe.

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The only time I had char kueh in Kuching! Why didn’t I have more of these?? I was greedy and ordered both the salty and sweet version, the sweet version wasn’t good because it wasn’t fried long enough and was too mushy.

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We had a family dinner at the talk of the town Sakae Sushi in our beloved Spring. My father who is not a fan of Japanese food had to settle for mediocre ramen.

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Andy had the soba with tempura.

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The girls shared sashimi and sushi. All the food was alright and not wow, but the service was really really slow and the food not worth the wait. My father’s pet peeve was their ‘please wait to be seated’ sign, he waited in front of the sign patiently during his two visits (while others waltzed past him) to the restaurant and no one brought him to any seats. Overall, we were not impressed.

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We ate kueh chap the most times out of all Kuching food. All from our favourite kueh chap stall at Jin Ming cafe. Still very good and yummy. Why can’t I make kueh chap like that?

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Simple and tasty dishes from the Courtyard restaurant such as my favourite stir fried bittergourd, cold tofu with century egg, sweet and sour pork. I liked this bittergourd dish so much that the first dish I cooked during my Perth return was stir fried bittergourd.

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A frequent haunt for my parents and R’s family as well, Yi Ann cafe which is very popular.

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We always go for the kampua mee. Mine came tossed in chilli sauce.

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My mum’s laksa. I didn’t have any laksa at all in Kuching, ever since selling laksa, I’ve lost all love for laksa. But Jo is craving laksa so we will be cooking some soon.

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Chicken rice with a view from the  Tun Jugah the food court. This food court used to be very popular during my high school days and I remember some classmates driving us there frequently for lunch after school. But it is now very empty and sad looking. The chicken rice was only so-so.

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With all the newer shopping centres such as Merdeka Plaza and the Spring, the once ‘it’ ‘Golden Triangle’ of Sarawak Plaza, Tun Jugah and Riverside shopping complexes have been long forgotten and are quiet and empty. I still had fun wandering around though and managed to buy more shoes.

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Kenyalang is still  my favorite place in Kuching. I was very sad that the Moonlight pandan icecream shop has closed AGAIN.  Why doesn’t anyone in Kuching appreciate the wonders of pandan icecream?!

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Attended a ‘gong hui’ annual dinner with R’s family where I saw my first and last lion dance of the year. Better late than never.

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Photo of Mah Mah who was smiling because Kaka was around. She loves the baby and kept telling us that baby was very ‘chio chio’ (smiley) and cute.

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Kaka being fed forbidden treats by her gung gung.

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We find this photo hilarious because Kaka had that ‘eh, why are you here? do I know you?’ expression on her face. The other little girl Janice is my cousin’s daughter who loves being in photos.

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Kaka enjoying some music time with her Gung Gung. Will she play the guitar in the future? Maybe this is a sign of her future musical talents.

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My sister Jan was addicted to bubble tea throughout her Kuching trip and had to have one whenever we we spotted a bubble tea outlet. Turns out Kaka loves Cha-time too!

I felt like I had to end the final Kuching posts with Kaka’s photos because she was the highlight of my Kuching trip. It was so fun seeing how much her character has developed since I last saw her, and even better watching her interact with my parents who are loving being her grandparents. I miss you Kaka.

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