Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sarawak's Kolok Mee resembles wantan mee, but with an oomph to it


EVER heard of Kolok Mee? I had first encountered this noodle dish 10 years ago when I was on assignment in Sarawak. This particular meal resembles our wantan mee in Peninsular Malaysia but differs in the type of noodles used and the garnishing.

And, if you observe carefully, the helping of noodles does not come with wantan. Instead, there is minced pork together with slices of char siew.

Since Sarawak has a sizeable Chinese population descended from settlers from Foochow, kolok mee is part of the food culture there.

You can find it literally everywhere around the large state, and what intrigued me was the price. Contrary to popular belief that food is more expensive in Sabah and Sarawak, the kolok mee proved very reasonably priced.

I savoured it for a mere RM3.50 and during a recent follow-up visit to the Land of the Hornbill, I found the prices still very much the same.

Continue reading (incl. pics) at: Sarawak's Kolok Mee resembles wantan mee, but with an oomph to it
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