Wednesday, June 29, 2005

On Location!!! Kuching - Ristorante Beccari @ Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

Met up with an old friend in Kuching today. Decided to have an Italian lunch (actually one of us wanted a good salad and the other a good pizza.....). Arrived at the Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites which is one of the better hotels in Kuching. The italian restaurant is called Ristorante Beccari.

First off, the salad. Can't remember the full name but in the bill it was called the "Incazzata". It is a salad chock full of nice crunchy greens, tomatoes, grilled eggplant, chicken pieces (it said grilled chicken pieces on the menu), crutons and cheese. The salad is very good. Have to say that the dressing used was superb with just the right amount of olive oil and whatever it is that's in there!

To go with the salad, the captain recommended an italian Chardonnay. The Chardonnay came chilled in a chilled glass. It was nice and crisp. Full bodied was what the captain described it as.

The entree! The pizza. Again, cant remember the full name but in the bill it is "Rustica". This is a thin crust pizza with toppings of tomato, peppers, olives, mushrooms and pepperoni. A very simple pizza that tastes fantastic. The tomato sauce base has a spiciness to it (or it could be from the peppers) which is a nice touch. Its worth mentioning that all pizzas are baked in this huge wood burning oven in the middle of the restaurant. We were sat next to it and was surprised how it was cool on the outside (earlier fearing that it would be hot sitting next to this huge oven!!)

To go with the pizza, the captain recommended another italian wine, this time a red wine. It was a Pinot Noir. Again another good recommendation by the ever helpfull captain.

Stayed tuned for more on location post from Kuching!

Makan Kings ratings = 7 out of 10

-Makan Kings-


Blogger Kenny Sia said...


However I'm not one who prefers eating at 5-star restaurants when I'm in Kuching.

Kuching Hawker f00d is teh b3st!

1:37 AM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger j o e l said...

you should try the coffee there too

10:38 AM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...


The food here is good!! Will take your advice and go sample the hawker fare in Kuching while here. Any recommendation?

-Makan Kings-

12:45 PM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

j o e l,

Hi there. Are you talking about the Seattle coffee? Its just outside of the italian restaurant isnt it? Will give it a try. If its any good you'll see in here!!

-Makan Kings-

12:47 PM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger babe_kl said...

i never eat hotel food when i travel kekekeke well unless i arrive at ungodly hour and hv to order room service :D

3:16 PM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger fish fish said...

yah yah!! I totally agree with kenny, kuching's hawker food is the best. Yum~~~

4:37 PM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...


You're probably right. But then again its not really hotel food. Its an italian restaurant in a hotel! :D Would categorize hotel food as buffet and what you get in room service and the hotel's cafe.

Don't fret though, will be posting some hawker food soon. Will be in Kuching for some time so there will be chance to sample the famous laksa, kolo mee, kueh chap, etc etc...

-Makan Kings-

5:07 PM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

fish fish,

Any recommendation on where to get the best of Kuching's hawker food?

-Makan Kings-

5:08 PM, June 29, 2005  
Anonymous aPple Kitty said...

Hie hie :) go to my page to see tomitachi's sukiyaki faster come back la your presence have been missed

10:48 PM, June 29, 2005  
Anonymous Tomitachi said...

I want more info about KOLO mee. I have try it and it is damnnnnn goooddd. Intro the best Kolo mee in Kuching okay. My sukiyaki ar??? ai meh ???

11:25 PM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

apple kitty,

Nice!!! Will be back sometime in August. Will you still be around?

-Makan Kings-

12:31 AM, June 30, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...


Sure, no problem. Will find out where is the best kolo mee and write about it as soon as possible.

-Makan Kings-

12:33 AM, June 30, 2005  
Blogger s y l v i a said...

is the food there expensive?

i wish to give someone a surprise bday dinner ;)

let me know ya!


10:29 PM, January 21, 2009  
Blogger ~nuTt*~ said...

I'm hungry, and i'm going there NOW! :(

11:34 AM, February 09, 2010  

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