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Popular Food In Kuching

Cha Kueh

This is called Cha Kueh or fried raddish cake. This particular serving contains two types of cha kueh. The one on the left is the on e fried with eggs and chai poh (savoury) and the one on the right is the one fried with sweet soy sauce (sweet). The cha kueh here is amazing!! Especially the sweet one. Fried just right and the raddish cake are cut into uniform bite pieces so that its easy to eat with toothpicks. You really need to taste it to believe it. It really is something else!

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is a dish that is commonly sold in Kuching. Traditionally, this comes as a platter with cucumber slices, small dried anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts, stir fried water convolvulus (kangkong), hard boiled egg, pickled vegetables (achar) and hot spicy sauce (sambal). Nasi lemak can also come with any other accompaniments such as chicken, cuttlefish, cockle, beef curry (beef stewed in coconut milk and spices) or paru (beef lungs). Traditionally most of these accompaniments are spicy in nature.Nasi lemak is traditionally a breakfast dish, and it is sold early in the morning at roadside stalls in Kuching, where it is often sold packed in newspaper, brown paper or banana leaf. However, there are restaurants which serve it on a plate as noon or evening meals, making it possible for the dish to be treated as a delicacy. 'Nasi lemak panas' meaning hot nasi lemak is another name given to nasi lemak serve with hot cooked rice.

Roti Canai

A favourite breakfast, Roti Canai is the ultimate in simplicity and taste. It is basically a kind of pancake made by combining wheat flour, oil, ghee, or butter, rolled up into a ball and then swung into de air until it takes a flat, oval shape. It is then fried on a hot iron plate and serve with dhal, chicken or fish curry. There are many variations on the same theme that include putting in eggs to make it 'Roti Telur', sardines to make it 'Roti Sardin', bananas to make it 'Roti Pisang' and so on.