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