We wandered around our hotel, we were just next to the China town and we tumbled in Lau Ya Keng Food Court in for a quick lunch. Don’t know if because of consecutive days of eating spicy food, I had swollen lips and mouth. (sausage lips like in the Japanese manga), unfortunately, I had to stop consuming spicy food.
Ah, very cool - Lau Ya Keng foodcourt (19 Carpenter Street) is quite popular among Kuching residents. You were actually very near two of Kuching’s most famous dining icons!
Nyan Shin Cafeteria on 24 Carpenter Street serves Hakka-style “kolok mee” - egg noodles dressed in pork lard, fish sauce and pickled red chilis. The stall is around 81 years old (or more) this year - run by the 4th-generation of the family which started it. The noodles is called “Lao Shu Fen” in Mandarin, but in Kuching, where the majority of the Chinese populace are Hakka, they used the Hakka term “Lao Shu Si Ban” to refer to the noodles.
One of the most famous purveyors of the Sarawak Laksa - the legendary Laksa Panggung - is on 21 Carpenter Street. Peppery, and predominantly spiced with coriander, Laksa Panggung’s Sarawak laksa has been a local favourite since the 1950s.
@naf I certainly can help @ElJefe out. I have now put up 4 posts on my time in Kuching. I also joined a FB groups Kuching Food Critics, a useful cross reference.The Teaspoon app which is specific to Kuching was also helpful for addresses and times. A few good articles as well.