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“Good to have a stop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chong Choon Cafe

Chong Choon Cafe
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
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Ranked #29 of 320 restaurants in Kuching
Price range: $5 - $10
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Good to have a stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I stayed in LimeTree hotel and it is so near to this kopitiam. I tried the laksa, kolomee and egg in toast. Love the laksa the most. Some told me that the mee goreng is nice as well but I didn't get to try it. In addition their kopi c special is nice to drink.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Not a bad place for Kuching Laksa & others”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This cafe serves great Kuching laksa as well, though I still prefer Choon Hui :). It is a busy restaurant frequented by locals. They also sell yummy yam cake (Malaysian style). Great local coffee too.

Visited July 2013
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A must try local fare in Kuching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

There are no shortage of write up on this seemingly humble coffee shop, one of the two must eat places if you are in Kuching. If you are a visitor do note it may take some exploring to find the place. It is on and along the main road Jalan Abell. This is a very popular place even with the locals so be prepared to wait for a table. Popular hawker food include the Sarawak Laksa and off course Kolo mee. Do not forget their Ice Teh C. Order the large size to impress.

Visited August 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“It's the Kolo Mee, stupid!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The much vaunted laksa was underwhelming actually the taste was not too fiery and probably tasted to medicinal or herbal. The laksa at Yeow Kee is better for laksa. But Kolo mee which apparently is made by my friend's cousin is the best Kolo mee i had tasted in my short trip to Kuching. It just had a depth of flavour that all the other kolo mees i had in the 3 days i was there.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Tasty laksa breakfast with a long wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Simple eating place with benches to sit on - mostly, and some plastic chairs.

I always come here for laksa as I like the flavour. The price is pretty competitive in town. You can get a bowl for RM4 or their special at RM5. The only difference between the normal and special bowl is the size of the prawn - that was what I was told. Depending on how busy they are, you may have to wait a while after ordering the laksa as its the most ordered dish in this place.

This place is so popular with both locals and visitors alike. Sometimes you get bus loads of tourists arriving at the same time. So be warned - it can get very busy (especially weekends) and you may have to wait a while for a table. There is no queuing system. You just have to grab a free table as soon as its free. The regular locals are pretty good at this. Or you could ask to share a table if there are free seats, which is probably the best during the busy times.

The kolo mee is pretty good too.

This place closes around noon time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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