Category: Sarawak Laksa

Sarawak Laksa @ Woon Lam Cafe 1999 云南园, Kuching

Chong Choon cafe could very well be the most crowded place for Sarawak Laksa because it is strategically located in the town centre. Even though the shop is quite large with plenty of seats, it is still a challenge to find a table here.
The situation is worse during weekends and public holidays when outstation folks also flock to Kuching. Since we already tried Chong Choon’s Sarawak Laksa six years ago and we did not feel like waiting, we headed to Woon Lam Cafe 1999 instead, or more popularily known as ‘Yun Nan Yuan’.

Sarawak-Laksa

Basically there are two versions of Sarawak Laksa here, the normal @ RM5 and the special (shown above) @ RM8 which features extra large, succulent prawns. If you haven’t tried any Sarawak Laksa before, I guess the simplest way to describe this dish would be a thick, slightly sourish and tangy version of curry laksa. The spiciness on the other hand, is quite mild. A squeeze of lime adds some nice citrus kick and it’s highly recommend you do so to fully appreciate the intended flavor.

Chong Choon cafe could very well be the most crowded place for Sarawak Laksa because it is strategically located in the...

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Sarawak Kolok Mee & Laksa @ New 2020 Restaurant, Pandan Indah

Although rare, authentic Kolo Mee could still be found in KL if you know where to look for it. But just to be clear my definition of authentic is that the noodles should look and taste exactly like the ones I had in Kuching. I have had my fair share of ‘Sarawak Handmade Noodle’ at various food courts in KL and lets not kid ourselves, those are nowhere close to the real thing.

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New 2020 restaurant at Pandan Indah is one of the places where decent Kolo Mee could be found. A normal serving costs RM4.50 and the portion is satisfyingly filling.

Although rare, authentic Kolo Mee could still be found in KL if you know where to look for it. But just to be clear my d...

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Auntie Christina Sarawak Laksa @ Kedai Makanan Nam Chun, Bangsar

This time I went to Bangsar for Auntie Christina Sarawak Laksa, which many claim is be the best Sarawak Laksa in Klang Valley. Kolo Mee aside, Sarawak Laksa is another hawker food from Sarawak that I fancy a lot.
The most memorable Sarawak Laksa I ever had was at Choong Choon Cafe 2 years ago during my trip to Kuching. It tastes somewhat similar to curry mee with a sour twist and having a totally different garnishing.

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I don’t know if other types of noodles is used but a bowl of Sarawak Laksa typically comes with bean sprouts and a special type of vermicelli, which is a bit thicker than the ones we usually have. It is then garnished with omelette strips, prawns and coriander leaves. A bowl cost RM5.00.

This time I went to Bangsar for Auntie Christina Sarawak Laksa, which many claim is be the best Sarawak Laksa in Klang V...

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Sarawak Laksa

Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee are definitely the first foods that come into mind when one mentions Kuching, Sarawak. I’ve seen and read so much about Sarawak Laksa in Kenny Sia and sixthseal‘s blogs that I was dying to know how they taste like. No other food managed to make me feel that way, so I have to thank them for this. They have been promoting these foods so hard and have taken so many yummy photos too.
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If you are an avid Penang reader of Kenny Sia’s blog, you should know that he came to Penang earlier this year to compare Sarawak and Penang food. Because I have tried both Penang Laksa and Sarawak Laksa, I can finally understand why Sarawakians would be so disappointed and dislike the taste of Penang Laksa. The reason is they are totally different dish altogether!

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Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee are definitely the first foods that come into mind when one mentions Kuching, Sarawak. I've s...

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