Any recommendations on great places to eat in Kuching? We're keen to try both street/market food as well as any good restaurants.
Try Jalan Padungan, several street food style 'coffee shops' on this street - mostly chinese style.
A personal favourite restuarant of mine is 'Bla Bla Bla' on Jalan Tabuan.
There are street food stalls along the waterfront, and also across the river, take a small boat and sample the malay food here and the local atmosphere.
Thanks so much, will give them a crack 👍
Kuching is well known for its street/hawker food. Maybe i'll mention the location/street name so you may take it from there to google or find out more yourself...
1. Carpenter Street area - daytime
2. Old market - nighttime
3. Jalan Song 101 - nighttime
4. Top Spot - nighttime
5. Jalan Padungan - allday.Edited: 15 May 2018, 16:14
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Food is very plentiful and affordable in Kuching - you won't go wrong wandering about the abovementioned places. Beside the Hilton hotel there are also a few nice out of the way cafes including Tribal Stove which won a TripAdvisor award.
If your favorite places are closed not to worry just walk further and you should see other restaurants open - Kuching is a very quiet city and not all places may be open all the time, especially on public holidays and on quiet weekdays.
There are some very famous Chinese food stalls around serving traditional dishes - those are the ones that get long queues and crowds but I prefer to avoid them for a quiet dining experience.
My favorite places are ironically the upmarket ones - James Brooke cafe at the waterfront, and The White Barouk which is a white tower-like building overlooking the waterfront.