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Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang | Padang Merdeka Area, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is not a restaurant, more a warung, or several warungs. But there are tables where you can sit down, it is a bit dirty around the market, but great food. All the ingredients are fresh, the plates are clean and the food marwelous! Sit down and be patient, it will take time before you get your food! When... More 

Thank isprinsessa
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is where the local people go. Located at the heart of Kuching city, easily accessible and near to the places of interest (waterfront, India Street, Plaza Merdeka). Food price start from RM3.00-4.00 and you can find various of street foods here.

Thank ChernnieIyvonny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

This naturally ventilated hawker centre has been around for generations and most locals would have had happy memories enjoying beef noodles, soya milk, sio bee (siew mai) and shaved ice desserts with family and friends. One of the unique thing about this place is that people from all walks of life, upper, middle and lower class of all races frequent... More 

Thank niukster
Kuching, Malaysia
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519 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

Kuchingnites really enjoy coming to this place. there is a number of types of typical Kuching food all under one roof. Given a chance, try everything

Thank AChee74
Kuching, Malaysia
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109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

This place has 2 sides, one side is more for the heavy meal and porridge and the other side is more of the local street food, open from morning till night but I'm mostly there at night for the local "sio bee" (meat balls) and soya bean drink. They have very popular "red" kolo mee as well. Food here are... More 

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Kolo mee selling at openair market near my hotel is great! However the chicken rice is not so nice, They also sell ice cream in the midnight till 5am.

1 Thank Amy K
Delhi, India
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2014

The chinese food section is a favourite amongst the people in Kuching. The building was the old fire station of Kuching - hence the tower which is a good landmark for spotting the hawker centre. Inside a lot of Chinese families cook up various different kind of dishes. The stalls owners tend to coax you into eating at their tables... More 

Thank GarimaGupta
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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138 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Food here is cheap, though the portion is not that generous. Best place to eat local food without burning your pocket as prices are low. It may not look much, but this is a typical Kuching way to eat street food. Best dining place to eat for those staying at the old city center, and do not have transportation.

Thank cyrildason
Sibu, Malaysia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

At this place, you can find many local Kuching food. You can find 'sio bee' here. Sio Bee is one of my favourite . It's the best 'sio bee' (dumplings) I ever had. This is one of the must eat food in Kuching. I introduced them to my friends from other cities and they really loved them. It tastes and... More 

Thank Chong L
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

At +/- RM4 per dish, you can't complain. The food is OK, but you're here I'm an effort to blend in with the locals and observe their habits as they come and go. There's all varieties of fried rice and laksi (noodle soup) on offer, as well as drinking water and soft drinks, and if you're lucky to come during... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Halal
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang | Padang Merdeka Area, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?