Sunday, July 03, 2005

On Location!!! - Kuching - Kolo Mee and Cha Kueh @ Kenyalang Park Market

Kolo mee! The single most famous food in Kuching besides Laksa Sarawak. Went for supper with a friend last night. Went to the Kenyalang Park market.
First, some information on kolo mee. It is just noodles, blanched in boiling water, mixed with some pork oil and fried shallot/garlic oil and topped with minced meat and barbequed pork. The difference with this and the wantan mee that is popular in west Malaysia is, they do not use dark soy sauce and water is not added to the noodles when served.



Ok, the picture above is the kolo mee. You can also have it with flat noodles, kuey tiaw, bee hoon, etc. This particular kolo mee is very good. Nice and smooth and very fragrant from the various oils used. One thing about kolo mee, the barbequed pork is not as nice as those used in wantan mee. The variety here is a very dry barbequed pork. Unlike the one in wantan mee, where it is fatty and moist.



Now the picture above. This is called cha kueh or fried raddish cake. This particular serving contains two types of cha kueh. The one on the left is the one fried with eggs and chai poh (savoury) and the one on the right is the one fried with sweet soy sauce (sweet).
The cha kueh here is amazing!! Especially the sweet one. Fried just right and the raddish cake are cut into uniform bite pieces so that its easy to eat with toothpicks. You really need to taste it to believe it. It really is something else!

Makan Kings ratings = 7 out of 10

-Makan Kings-

17 Comments:

Blogger 5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

All I get here is Sarawak Mee Kolok from Mamee instant noodle. I did not know about this when I was in Kuching last time.

BTW, we have Sarawak Cha Chu mee here in Tesco food court. It taste really nice, with prawns and fish, some soupy soup. Wonder what you call it there? Cha = fry, Chu = cook? Correct ah? One day I blog it to show you.

9:55 PM, July 03, 2005  
Blogger Kenny said...

WUS!!!!!!! finally , some1 tat blogs abt kuching food!!!!! enough with all those things about penang food or wad so ever, kch food cant be beaten...

10:02 PM, July 03, 2005  
Anonymous miracle8 said...

You should try the "AH Peet" kolo mee at Expert Food court (next to Lian Kee Commercial Centre).Their kolo mee is reputably the best in town. Another one is the "Da Wan Gung" (Big Bowl) mee specialty shop at Jalan Ang Cheng Ho.
Opening times: Ah Peet- morning 7am to 10am (approx)
evening 5.30pm-7/8pm. Their business is really good, so do go early to avoid dissappointment.
Da Wan Gung opening times: 7.00 am to 12.00pm.
Have you tried the Sarawak Laksa yet?

9:20 AM, July 04, 2005  
Anonymous ruby said...

eh kolo mee!!!
i've been looking for good kolo mee man. There is one average one here in bangsar. But there's also one dam good one somewhere near that taman in cheras just next to leisure mall.

11:20 AM, July 04, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

5xmom - Heard of Cha Chu mee before. Think it is a Foochow food. Will try to eat some and post it here.

knychai - Kuching food is good no doubt. But about cant be beaten cant really agree with you. It is different from the food in Penang etc...

miracle8 - Thanks for the recommendation. Will try those shops out and post about them here.

ruby - Really?? Kolo mee in KL? Are you sure its not hakka mee? Next time bring us!!

-Makan Kings-

12:36 PM, July 04, 2005  
Anonymous Penang Kia said...

The Kolo mee that you introduce look very good and nice. I have heard of Kolo mee using pork oil, the colour is different from the picture u show. I had tried Kuching Kolo mee and it taste nice, but no chance to tried the one using pork oil. I agree that kuching food is nice, but i dont agree that kuching food cant be beaten. I had went to many places, and every place have their own famous types of foods. Even I am from penang I dare not say that penang food cant be beaten. hehe ...

7:01 PM, July 04, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

penang kia,

The kolo mee is really good! Should come to Kuching to try next time.

Agree with you. Not one place has the best food. Everywhere has its specialty. One of the Makan Kings is in Penang. Wait for reviews on Penang food soon (hopefully).

-Makan Kings-

12:17 AM, July 05, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found ur page thru Google search.. Read thru all ur postings and i must said u did a very good job. Hope u can introduce / review more foods in the future.

Quah.

12:28 PM, July 05, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

Quah,

Thanks! Didnt know our humble page was listed in Google!

Will do our best to keep updated. Hope you continue to support us.

Cheers!
-Makan Kings-

12:40 PM, July 05, 2005  
Blogger fish fish said...

makan kings, you wanna Try Chao Zhu Mian, go to 3rd mile old market place... Got one shop call Nan Guang... with very nice Chao Zhu Mian. He is a Foo Chow, cook good foochow delicacies.

http://kuishinbomeow.blogspot.com/2005/03/nam-kwong-cafe-feb-18_111191456972972881.html

I get satiated easily with sweet Char Kuey, I prefer the egg and chai pu one. Arghh~~~ I'm really hungry now. I wanna go back Kuching!!

5:29 PM, July 05, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

fish fish,

Thanks for the recommendation! The sweet cha kuey very very nice la!!

Oh, by the way, is Nam Kwong only open for breakfast?

Cheers,
-Makan Kings-

8:58 PM, July 05, 2005  
Anonymous ruby said...

yes it must be kolo mee cos it looks like the picture you posted

3:44 PM, July 07, 2005  
Blogger fish fish said...

It open until after lunch time. Cause they sell curry rice too during noon time.

7:45 PM, July 08, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

fish fish,

Okay! Will definately try to go there soon!

Cheers,
-Makan Kings-

2:05 AM, July 09, 2005  
Blogger Apple said...

I intend to blog about food. Think about food, "Kolo mee" is the first thing that came into my mind..so I was googling "kolo mee" to see what sort of information I found..and I came across ur blog..haha..There's lot of places selling kolo mee in Kuching, but I don't think the one in Kenyalang park market is nice enough..I'll get my things ready and blog something bout kolo mee when I have the chance.

3:45 PM, May 23, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUITE IMPRESSIVE PAGE. HOWEVER, TALKING KOLO MEE, WHY DIDN'T MENTION THE ONE AT THE CARPENTER STREET?

fOR ME, GOOD FOOD IS VERY SUBJECTIVE. i FOUND GOOD FOOD CAN ONLY BECOME KING WHEN ITS COME WITH NOSTALGIA/MEMORY. PEOPLE LIKE TO GO TO THOSE VERY OLD PLACE AND THEY SAID ITS THE BEST. i FOLLOWED AND FOUND THE FOOD ONLY MODERATE(SOME LAH). i MAKE THE CONCLUSION, THE FOOD BECOME FABULOUS WHEN IT COMES WITH MEMORY.

11:44 PM, October 31, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUITE IMPRESSIVE PAGE. HOWEVER, TALKING KOLO MEE, WHY DIDN'T MENTION THE ONE AT THE CARPENTER STREET?

fOR ME, GOOD FOOD IS VERY SUBJECTIVE. i FOUND GOOD FOOD CAN ONLY BECOME KING WHEN ITS COME WITH NOSTALGIA/MEMORY. PEOPLE LIKE TO GO TO THOSE VERY OLD PLACE AND THEY SAID ITS THE BEST. i FOLLOWED AND FOUND THE FOOD ONLY MODERATE(SOME LAH). i MAKE THE CONCLUSION, THE FOOD BECOME FABULOUS WHEN IT COMES WITH MEMORY.

11:46 PM, October 31, 2008  

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