Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wils reviews: Sarawak Laksa @ Chong Choon Cafe, Kuching

One of the many things I’ve learnt about Sarawakians is that they absolutely adore their food. Almost everyone I know from that part of East Malaysia can’t live without enticing, quality food even for a day. Having made quite a number of friends from Kuching here in Kuala Lumpur, I get to see first hand about their enthusiasm with their local food.

One Sarawakian dish that I see they can’t take their eye off for one second is none other than Sarawak Laksa. They are so peculiar at the difference in taste at different locations, that they know everything from the ingredients involved to the texture of the noodles and soup that goes into their mouths.


Looking at the picture above, you can see why the rave is insurmountable. Recently while I was at Kuching, some local friends brought me to this neighbourhood coffee shop called Chong Choon Cafe, where they have been regular visitors for a large number of years, to let me have a taste of what all the hype was about. Priced at RM3.50 and being decently large in portion, it is relatively cheaper than the average bowl of noodles we get here in KL coffee shops. Presented in a nicely organised manner, one would salivate instantaneously.

Personally, I thought it tasted terrific. Not only does it not taste spicy, the noodles were in the right texture by not being too soggy. The soup, so rich in a sour-ish yet spicy flavour, bodes well with the belacan provided. A satisfying meal and experience. Highlight of my trip there. Period. I’d highly recommend anyone who happen to stop by to give this a go. Located not too far from the city centre and being one of the most famous coffee shops in town, its easily accessible even by foot.

Chong Choon Cafe
Lot 121, Section 3,
Jalan Abell,
93100 Kuching,

Map *here*


Baby Sumo said...

It really does look mouthwatering :)

Wils said...

@Baby Sumo: sure does =) highly urge you give it a shot when you're there. not worth missing.


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