Touchdown…

The moment we touched down in Kuching last Friday at around 12 noon, my cousin who met us at the airport took us to this place…

Golden Horse, Kuching

I don’t know exactly where that was but it was in an area with lots of new blocks of shops and it did feel like quite a distance out of the way from the airport to the hotel where I would be staying and I did hear something like Jalan Stephen Yong.

If I’m not mistaken, there is a stall there selling very good kampua noodles. My cousin wanted the Foochow zhaochai hung ngang from another stall that also sells mee sua in the traditional Foochow red wine chicken soup as well as Foochow-style fried noodles but it was closed that day. So she had the kampua noodles with pian sip instead…

Piansip kampua, Kuching

…for RM3.00 – this would cost RM2.50 only in Sibu. I tried a bit and I guess it was quite all right. I have never been a fan of kampua noodles with dark soy sauce anyway.

Of course I had no intention of eating anything that we can get easily in Sibu but before I could go and order a bowl of Kuching kolo mee for myself, I noticed that they had pork leg noodles (RM5.00) at yet another stall in the shop…

Pork leg noodles Kuching

…and that was what I decided to have in the end. The pork was very nice but somehow, I felt that pork leg would be more compatible with rice and not noodles.

My missus had the beef noodles, dry (RM4.50)…

Kuching beef noodles, dry

…that came with a bowl of beef soup. She did not say anything about it but judging from the looks of it, I would not think it was anything to shout about.

After that pit stop, my cousin took us to the hotel where we would be staying…and before she dropped us off, she passed me this tin of luncheon meat – Highway Brand, made in the USA no less…

Highway US luncheon meat

…which she insists is a lot better than those made-in-Singapore ones that her brother in KK bought for me when he came over to Sibu. I have yet to try it but never mind even if it is a whole lot nicer as I certainly would not be rushing to the shop to buy it as it costs around RM15.00 a can, cheaper than at another shop that sells it for over RM17.00 a can. Good grief!

She also gave me this chicken pastry…

Kuching chicken pastry

…and these yam puffs…

Kuching yam puffs

…which I had for tea in the hotel room that afternoon. Oops!!!…

Sign in hotel lift

…Ah well, what they don’t know wouldn’t hurt them, I guess. LOL!!! Normally in other hotels, there would be a ban on durians and mangosteens…and I really wonder why they would provide an empty mini bar in the room if guests can’t stock it up with drinks and food that they would bring in from outside.

Anyway, back to the pastry and puffs, I wouldn’t mind buying them once in a while if I were living in Kuching – they were very good, I would say, but I still prefer those from the Kai Joo Lane shop.

Another cousin of mine gave me these while I was there…

Oversea mooncakes

– Oversea mooncakes, no less. Hehehehehehe!!! I certainly had my fair share of mooncakes this year, after all, eh?

After my cousin had dropped us off, we went and checked into the hotel…but that will be in the next post. You’ll stick around for that, won’t you?