It’s not hard to see why Sin Lian Shin‘s Kolo Mee holds a legendary status as one of the best among the Kuching folks. What’s not to like about the thin, springy noodles tossed in fragrant lard and garnished with flavorful minced meat? If you like Kolo Mee, this is as good as it gets – albeit the standard is said to have dropped recently.
The only thing that I disagree with is the red coloring char siew. I think it’s high time for the Kolo Mee vendors to move away from these horribly dry dyed meat and serve proper barbecued pork instead.
As usual there are two variants of Kolo Mee here, with or without the char siew sauce – both are equally delicious so it boils down to your personal preference. You could order the koay teow version too if you want but I wouldn’t recommend it because that’s like ripping the soul from this local delicacy.
By the way they have gone high tech (for a coffee shop) too by using PDA to take the orders. For a halal version of Kolo Mee you could try Haji Salleh at Jalan Satok, which is only about 5-10 minutes’ drive away.
Sin Lian Shin 新聯成
182 Jalan Green,
GPS Coordinates: N1 32.604 E110 19.939