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Top 5 Restaurants To Try When You Stay At Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching (2022 Edition)

Here’s a fun fact. Kuching is commonly known as the food capital of East Malaysia. Well, this makes it mandatory to curate a list of the best food in Kuching, right? Without further ado, let’s dive into the top 5 foods that you need to try if you’re ever visiting Kuching. Let’s go!

2022 Food Guide In Kuching

1. Poh Lam Sarawak Laksa @ Chong Choon Cafe

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The very first place to visit while in Kuching has got to be the legendary Chong Choon Cafe. Be here early or you’ll have to queue a bit to taste their lip-smacking Sarawak Laksa. Poh Lam Sarawak Laksa serves the most authentic version of this dish. Plus, it’s even regarded as one of the BEST Sarawak Laksa in Sarawak by locals.

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Address: 275, Jalan Chan Chin Ann, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak

Operating Hours: 6.30am-12pm (Closed on Tuesday)

Status: Pork-free

Link: Facebook

2. Kueh Chap @ Woon Lam Café 1999

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Aside from the popular Sarawak Laksa, Kuching is also widely known for its delicious Kueh Chap. Essentially, Kueh Chap features flat noodles served in soy-sauce-based broth and comes loaded with pork and innards. In Kuching, to try this awesome dish, you need to drop by Woon Lam Cafe 1999. They’ve been operating since 1985 and that’s for over 3 decades, so you know their Kueh Chap is spot-on.

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Address: 187-189, Jalan Song Thian Cheok, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak

Operating Hours: 6am-6pm (Opens Daily)

Status: Non-Halal

3. Sin Lian Shin Sarawak Kolo Mee

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The next stop that you have to make while in Kuching is Sin Lian Shin. Here, they have been serving authentic Sarawak Kolo Mee for more than 50 years. As soon as the shop opens, you’ll see hungry customers thronging the place, eager to dig into a bowl of piping hot Sarawak Kolo Mee. Each bowl comes with tender noodles and you have the option to add red char siew sauce too. Sin Lian Shin is such a legendary place, you know you cannot afford to miss out on this spot.

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Address: No 182, Jalan Green, Sin Sin Park, 93150 Kuching, Sarawak

Operating Hours: 6am-1pm (Closed on Tuesday)

Status: Non-Halal

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4. Rumah Hijau Cafe

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This next spot is a cafe that was transformed from a house, serving one of the best Ayam Penyet in Kuching. It’s none other than Rumah Hijau Cafe, a cozy, homey cafe established since 13 years ago. With a beautiful exterior and classy interior, this makes it a perfect place to enjoy a delicious local-centric meal. Here, they serve Ayam Penyet, Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Ulam and many more. Pro-tip, if you’re ordering the Ayam Penyet, opt for their Nasi Briyani instead.

Best food in Kuching

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Address: Rumah Hijau Cafe, 24A, Rubber Road, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak

Operating Hours: 9.30am-5pm (Closed on Friday)

Status: Halal

Link: Facebook | Instagram

5. R.G. Ais Krim Bergula Apong

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Since we’ve been sharing so much about noodles, let’s add in a dessert spot to this list. Gula Apong Ice Cream originates from Sarawak so when you’re there, how can you afford to miss out on this? The finest Gula Apong Ice Cream spot in Sarawak is none other than R.G. Ais Krim Bergula Apong. The ice cream shop here is named after  a father-son-duo, Richard and Gerald. Their ice cream flavours rotate daily ranging from chocolate, vanilla, pandan, and more. Feel free to choose your own toppings too like peanuts, cornflakes and of course, the mandatory Gula Apong syrup.

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Address: No.11 Tower 93000, Wet Market & Hawker Centre, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak

Operating Hours: 2pm-12am (Opens Daily)

Status: Pork-free

Link: Facebook

Save This Food List For Your Next Trip To Kuching

So there you have it, the 5 Best Foods In Kuching, Sarawak that you need to try out. Remember to save this list up and have fun exploring Kuching, foodies!

While you’re there, stay at Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching from only RM90 per night! It’s strategically located at the heart of Waterfront Kuching. For more information, click here.

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