I met a friend in KL last weekend for dinner, and he brought me to a place which had the probably had the largest Carbonara I’ve ever seen in my life!!
More shocking, it only cost RM15 and was very tasty! There was also this one dish which had cheese inside it that melted perfectly upon reaching your tongue, and hence making the dish fantastic (and this is coming from a person who practically snubs cheese cakes).
He was telling me about what was going on in KL, and how Kuching didn’t make a good first impression on his first visit.
I told him that he needs to know where to go to enjoy the best of Kuching because the best laksa Sarawak is somewhat only accessible by car and mostly found in hidden spots, while the non-halal fabulous food in Kuching is indeed a long list only local could tell. Well, I also assured him that I’ll bring him to some spots when he does return.
Well, my friend then asked me about what do we local (Kuchinginites) do in mentioned that KL was filled with theaters, shopping malls, theme parks, nature parks, places to go and visit etc, but he wondered what do the locals in Kuching do.
That question struck me because I had no idea myself. Don’t get me wrong, Kuching is where my heart is, but what makes Kuching folks tick? The best answer I could give him was that we eat and to hang out a lot, but that’s about it.
Living in the city seems the same with any other city, unless you really start to think about it. I can safely say that mu life in Kuching revolves a lot on food. I go to Bishopgate for my favorite mix pork soup, I head on to Golden Arch for my Laksa Sarawak and pork curry rice, Open Air for my plate of Sotong Kangkung, 3rd Mile End Shop for my Kueh Chap and Swee Kang for my Kacang Cendol.
Those are also the spots I hang out with friends. Other than that, it’s the usual movies, and strolling down the Kuching Waterfront.
So really… as a local, what do you do in Kuching? Care to share, or do you find it a difficult question to answer as well?