Sarawak is famous for a couple of things:
Back in the Malaysia Cup days, we had a football team named after a famous local albino crocodile that struck a kind of fear into enemies like the feeling one gets when standing in front of a bloodthirsty headhunter with a recently sharpened parang (aka big long fat knife) who hasn’t had his laksa fix for over a year. You get the idea…
Which brings me to the point of not many people having heard of another famous Sarawak delicacy – Kolo Mee. Kolo Mee is a dish consisting of dry oily springy noodles mixed with a salty and slightly spicy sauce, sprinkled with fried onions and topped with leafy vegtables and slices of BBQ pork. It is a dish you absolutely must try if you ever visit my hometown Kuching, the capital of Sarawak.
You can imagine my surprise to find out that someone had actually opened a Kolo Mee shop in Singapore near Outram Park MRT.
Drat, there goes my business plan!!!
After sampling the Kolo Mee there, I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars. The texture of the noodles was good, but it failed to capture the unique flavour of the original dish. Better luck next time, Mr Jia Xiang. 😛
Chinatown – a fusion of modern and classic architecture – the place you want to go to for good food!
Waiters in funny brown uniforms; something you don’t see even in Kuching.
Looking at this picture makes me hungry… very hungry…
For dessert, Ah Balling peanut soup or tang yuan. The peanut filling actually oozes out of the gooey skin due to the heat!
INK’s “Eh Sai Chiak Bo?” (can eat or not) rating for Jia Xiang Sarawak Kolo Mee: 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.