Monday, May 01, 2017

JustRunLah!: Kuching - An Untrodden Gem in East Malaysia

You may have heard of Kuching before – from a friend or read about it from some online article.

But if you ask around, you may find that not many people know much about this Malaysian city of the state of Sarawak that is separated from the main island.

Yes, even their locals have to fly to Kuching if they want to visit it.

So, what is so different about Kuching?

#1 Food

Similar to pretty much the rest of Malaysia, Kuching is a major food destination for those who venture there.

Basically, you cannot call yourself a Malaysian food connoisseur if you have not tried the local delights here.

Get yourself started on a bowl of Sarawak laksa, a dish containing vermicelli rice noodles cooked in a shrimp-based broth made from sambal belacan, sour tamarind, garlic, galangal, lemongrass and thickened with coconut milk.

Touted as one of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s top 10 dishes – this piping hot bowl is served with a generous amount of bean sprouts, prawns, omelette strips and shredded chicken.

The ingredients may sound similar to our kind of laksa but the taste profile is definitely something you need to try.