Friday, May 30, 2008

Sarawak Food

All this discussion with Melancholy Thongs about kolo mee and Sarawak laksa makes me start to feel homesick again. I never thought that I would the one to miss food from Kuching as much as this. In fact, I was rather surprised that I drool when I think of kolo mee! When I was in Kuching, kolo mee is usually the very last dish that I would order no matter which coffeeshop I go to. But coming here, to KL, the wantan mee is so different than the one that we have. No offense intended but even the wantan taste very different than the one in Kuching. Perhaps it is the ingredient that was added to the pork for the stuffing. Or perhaps it is just different because it not from Kuching!

The quest of all Sarawakian residing in KL seems to be to find stalls that sell dishes from Sarawak. Of course, via word of mouth, we find the so call Sarawak laksa, kolo mee and so on. Somehow, the dishes does not taste the same at all. I was craving for kolo mee a couple of weeks ago and made babe bring me to this place in Puchong which his said to sale not-to-bad kolo mee. Suffice to say that it is not even close and I utterly regret eating it. Didn't even finish half of it! It looks like kolo mee with the red char siew and red coloring but the taste, ugh!!! I still feel yucky thinking about it.

Anyway, I can't help myself and go online to search for some pictures of Sarawak food to put here. So here goes.....
Kolo mee

Sarawak Laksa

Wantan, Sarawak foochow style

Oyster Omelette, Sarawak style

OK, enough. Stop drooling all over your keyboard! Will post the pic of big pork pau that Rose will be bringing for me this Sunday! YAHOO!! Rose coming!! YAHOO!!!!!!!