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Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang | Padang Merdeka Area, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the beef noodles (soup a tad too salty this round) with the succulent thin slices of beef. The beef tripe was tasty and not chewy at all. The famous red kolomee was quite good but we should have asked for their qq noodles instead of the straight noodles. Siobee (siumai) was really delicious and the cold soya milk completed... More 

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216 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is actually a hawker centre under roof, so it is not "open air." In it, plenty of food stalls selling food from morning till night. However, most stalls open in the morning and close in late evening. Try the kolo mee here which is the best food on offer, IMHO. Also try the ice-cream gula apong which is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Yes it is not a restaurant, more a warung, or several warungs. But there are tables where you can sit down, it is a bit dirty around the market, but great food. All the ingredients are fresh, the plates are clean and the food marwelous! Sit down and be patient, it will take time before you get your food! When... More 

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is where the local people go. Located at the heart of Kuching city, easily accessible and near to the places of interest (waterfront, India Street, Plaza Merdeka). Food price start from RM3.00-4.00 and you can find various of street foods here.

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Thank ChernnieIyvonny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

This naturally ventilated hawker centre has been around for generations and most locals would have had happy memories enjoying beef noodles, soya milk, sio bee (siew mai) and shaved ice desserts with family and friends. One of the unique thing about this place is that people from all walks of life, upper, middle and lower class of all races frequent... More 

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Thank niukster
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Kuchingnites really enjoy coming to this place. there is a number of types of typical Kuching food all under one roof. Given a chance, try everything

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This place has 2 sides, one side is more for the heavy meal and porridge and the other side is more of the local street food, open from morning till night but I'm mostly there at night for the local "sio bee" (meat balls) and soya bean drink. They have very popular "red" kolo mee as well. Food here are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

The Kolo mee selling at openair market near my hotel is great! However the chicken rice is not so nice, They also sell ice cream in the midnight till 5am.

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Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

The chinese food section is a favourite amongst the people in Kuching. The building was the old fire station of Kuching - hence the tower which is a good landmark for spotting the hawker centre. Inside a lot of Chinese families cook up various different kind of dishes. The stalls owners tend to coax you into eating at their tables... More 

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

Food here is cheap, though the portion is not that generous. Best place to eat local food without burning your pocket as prices are low. It may not look much, but this is a typical Kuching way to eat street food. Best dining place to eat for those staying at the old city center, and do not have transportation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang | Padang Merdeka Area, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?