Thursday, September 01, 2016

Satisfying Sarawak kolo mee cravings

HAVING spent three years in Miri, Sarawak, I had the opportunity to try food not easily available in the Klang Valley. One such dish is kolo mee.

Not only is it a must-have when visiting the Land of the Hornbills, but it’s also affordable.

I recall paying RM2.50 back then for a bowl of kolo mee.

For those who have not heard of it or seen it, the dish looks similar to wantan mee; with different garnishing and noodles used.

Kolo mee noodles are springier than wantan noodles and it does not come drenched in dark sauce.

When having kolo mee, I strongly believe that you need a Sarawakian to prepare it for you; only they know how to do it best.

So, while I had tried kolo mee in Shah Alam, I found another place I would gladly go back to for a simple bowl of kolo mee.

Hidden on the ground floor of Pangsapuri Kelana Sentral in Kelana Jaya is 7th Mile Kitchen, a restaurant run by a couple from Kuching.

The eatery serving Sarawak street food has been at its current location for four-and-a-half years.

Cook and owner Alex Kwan, 38 said they see a good number of people walking in for lunch but it’s on weekends that they have more Sarawakians, who are mostly regulars.

The eatery is a simple setup, with no fancy decorations.

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