Tuesday, July 26, 2005

On Location!!! - Kuching - Tea Time @ Open Air Market

Kuchingans like to eat! There are so many things to eat around the city at any time of the day. Went over to the open air market in town to have some beef noodles(apparently its quite famous there). Unfortunately the stall was closed. Will try it out another day. Meantime, we had siew mai(they call it sio bee here) and pao for tea.

Ordered the special for drinks. It seems you can find all sort of shaved iced drinks in Kuching. The special here includes all sorts of coloured jelly and some fresh fruits(watermelon and honeydew melon). Maybe its the weather(its incredibly hot in town) but this kind of drinks really hit the spot!

Next we ordered the sio bee and char siew pao(top picture). The sio bee(siew mai, bottom picture) here is rather plain. It is not those fancy stuff you get in restaurants. It is quite tasty. The pao is also quite good. Prefer the big pao that we had the other day.

Makan Kings ratings = 6 out of 10

-Makan Kings-


Blogger babe_kl said...

it's kuchingites not kuchingans :p

the siew mai so "tua liap"!

4:29 PM, July 26, 2005  
Blogger Modern Milesian said...

That bowl... I want to vomit la...

5:36 PM, July 26, 2005  
Blogger Reid said...

Hi Makan Kings,

That drink looks really thick. What does it taste like? I'm curious! =P

6:28 PM, July 26, 2005  
Blogger boo_licious said...

I'm sure those tong sui shops and hongkong lolo will do well in Kuching as they seem to love their cold drinks.

6:50 PM, July 26, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

babe - opps. Kuchingites! :D Yeah. The siew mai quite big.

modern milesian - Why? Its quite nice. Might be a bad picture sorry.

reid - Its not really thick. Its cold, milky and sweet.

boo - Yeah. Thinking of opening one in Kuching is it?

-Makan Kings-

11:16 PM, July 26, 2005  
Anonymous Penang Kia said...

In kuching, siew mai really called siu bee ar?? is a direct translation from cantonese to hokkien. In penang, we still called it siew mai even we speak hokkien, if u order siu bee, i dont think ppl will understand. But the next time I go yam char, I will try to order siu bee, see that fella understand boh.... haha.. BTW i think that bowl of ice is nice for a hot weather in Malaysia. I love siew mai, maxis also do ....... Har Kao, Siew Mai, Cha Siu Pao, Cheong Fan, Malai Ko, Fan kor, Yu Chi Kao......

11:47 PM, July 26, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

penang kia,

Yes. Its called sio bee. Try ordering sio bee in Penang and let us know!!

Agree with you that shaved ice deserts are good way to beat the heat in Malaysia.

Maxis?? Ohh!!! The caller ring tones!! heheheeheh Its funny!

-Makan Kings-

12:49 AM, July 27, 2005  
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1:00 PM, October 26, 2005  

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