Sarawak Kolo Mee



Kolo Mee is another famous hawker food in Sarawak. It is one of the most common food found in Kuching, you can see it being sold at every corner of the city. The nicest Kolo Mee I had so far was in Chong Choon Cafe again, in which I had nice Sarawak Laksa too.


Kolo Mee noodle looks like thinner maggi noodle but more springy. The main ingredients are usually char siew, minced pork, some vegetable and topped with spring onions. Funny thing I noticed is that they all hide the vegetable under the noodle lol. At Chong Choon Cafe, a bowl of special Kolo Mee is around RM3.50? and comes with lots of peeled fresh prawns. Unlike wantan mee, they do not use any dark soy sauce or water in preparing Kolo Mee. So it is very dry and the only moisture is from the pork oil.

kolo mee

This Kolo Mee is from the Open Air Market’s night stall, which was also the very first Kolo Mee I had (I came here immediately after landing in Kuching airport lol!) The taste is actually very similar to Sarawak Noodle in KL and the wantan mee in Tua Pek Kong, Bukit Mertajam!

kolo mee

Lastly, also from the Open Air Market but from a different stall (#40 Teck Huat) Notice the reddish color noodle? I wonder if the color came from artificial coloring.. Anyway it was quite nice but a little too dry in my opinion. Choong Choon Cafe’s Kolo Mee is more fragrant and nicer. So if you wish to try good Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee, you know where to go lol. For more info on Kolo Mee, you may visit snapshot @ headsteadi for his review on stall #40.

char koay teow

I want to warn you about the char koay teow though, terrible and failed in so many ways..

Leave a comment:


  1. the kolo mee color is from the cha siew oil….
    the oil people use to soak the cha siew before bbq them..

    btw, you should try the ah pek kueh tiao from green road if you want some decent 1.. although its not comparable with penang kueh tiao :)

  2. The traditional sarawak kolo mee is without prawn and char siew. It has minced pork & green onion and very tasty. Please try again other shop in town when you are in Sarawak. I find that Sarawak “char kuoy kak” and “cendol” also very tasty, the taste better than Penang.

  3. Try 4th miles, “Lao Hang Jia” (The Expert) kopitiam, the kolo mee, original taste! The stall belong 2 a famous director (Chai Ming Liang)’s brother!

  4. Recently, i visited my far relative in Sarawak, if not wrong the road name is Jalan Nanas, Happy Garden area and i tried a stall, which operating from the house selling kolomee and laksa at night, e unit located at the end side..i find the kolomee and the laksa are superb…

    i never expect such a food standard at such a ‘Ulu’ (meaning secluded) place!!..Recommend for all the food lovers!!

    cheap and nice!!


    Visitor from Singapore


  5. We have two variants of kolo mee: first, kolo mee that u tasted.. and another one is mi sapi. Muslim hawkers normally used beef oil to moist up the noodle. Kolo mee (Muslim version) is as dry as the one u tasted, with chicken strips or beef strips garnished on top of the noodle.. while mi sapi does come with soup. As for Chinese version, of course, u can’t get rid of that pork n lard. It’s a must.

  6. Sarawak kolo mee available in Eat Sense Restaurant in Bandar Puteri Puchong, new shops on the right of Giant Bandar Puteri.

    RM3 promotion on all stall food and 50% discount on drinks. From 31st Dec 2010 until 31st Jan 2011.

  7. I am looking for Yong Kwang Kolo mee at Kenyalang Park Kuching. The Kolo mee is very good. Do you know how I could contact them on the phone. I would like to talk to them on some business.

    Thank you.


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