• Kimmy Pang

Kuching, Malaysia

Incoming food belly

What I love about growing up here is the local food, the relaxed lifestyle and that the beach isn’t too far away.

People would ask “what do you do when you go back home” and my answer remains the same, always - along the lines of food and family. How else would you spend your time at home?

Instead of writing about my trip back home, I’ll show you.

A mixture of local and Asian delicacies you can find in Kuching:

Filipino-style crispy pork knuckle (Crispy Pata) served with curry and plum sauce

Stir-fried crab with egg

Char Kuey Teow

Flat rice noodles stir-fried with soy sauce, prawns, beansprouts and cockles

Ais kacang with gula melaka

Shaved ice with red beans, a mixture of jellies and sweetcorn served with palm sugar

Cucur udang (prawn fritters) and fried tofu served with chilli sauce

Tomato soup with deep fried fish fillets and fish balls; and dried rice vermicelli noodles

Bak Kut Teh (Pork Bone Tea Soup)

Pork ribs stewed with garlic cloves, star anise, fennel seeds, cinnamon and coriander

Teochew-style Steamed Fish

A flavourful balance of saltiness and sourness from the garnishing - ginger strips, salted plums and vegetables, tomatoes and mushrooms

Butter prawns

Kampua mee

Dry noodles tossed in pork lard, soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, white pepper and shallots

Black bean kuey teow with beef

Flat rice noodles in black bean sauce gravy with beef and vegetables

Kai See Mee

Fried noodles with shredded chicken, shredded cabbage and mushrooms

Pork liver congee served with egg, minced pork and shallots

Char Kueh

Stir-fried radish cake with egg and preserved turnips

Kolo mee (Originated from Sarawak)

Egg noodles tossed in pork lard and shallot oil, served with minced pork, barbecue pork slices and shallots

Midin (Only in Sarawak)

Jungle fern stir-fried with garlic

Sarawak Laksa

A coconut-based broth with a blend of shrimp paste, red chilli, sour tamarind, lemongrass, garlic, ginger and a mixture of herbs and spices

It's pretty much an eating cycle during my trip home but not complaining cause I am fully satisfied with all the food I've been missing for awhile! Till next time, home.

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