Sunday, February 19, 2012

Kuching Kolo Mee

The most famous food in Kuching definitely is the Kuching Kolo Mee.  It's taken for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even for supper!!! I can 100% sure that any Kuching Kia who went overseas or anywhere outside Kuching, will definitely missed the Kolo Mee more than they missed their lover.. haha... Every coffee shop you go, you will definitely see a Kolo Mee Stall.

A traditional Kolo Mee uses lard (pork oil).  But some opt for shallots oil.  But of course, the one using lard tastes better. I like my noodle which is cooked just right.  You won't want to eat a sticky noodle which is over cooked or the stall owner is just too lazy to change the water. And of course, it's RED in colour.  The red colour is called the Char Siew Oil.  Makes the noodles taste abit sweet.  Simply delicious!  Besides just noodles, you can also choose Kueh Tiaw or Bee Hoon.

1. My favourite Kolo Mee is the one at Green Road.  The corner Coffee Shop opposite Chonglin Plaza.  A favourite hangout place for the uncles.  They sell nothing else but Kolo Mee.  But you have to be there early.  If you're there around 10am, probably you'll be disappointed already.  You'll see the tauke start cleaning his stall. :)  Sorry for not being able to provide the picture for this one.  Will try my best to drop by there earlier to snap 1.

2. My 2nd choice of Kolo Mee is also at Green Road.  It's the stall at the entrance of Jalan Gold Jade.  The stall is setup just by the road side. If I'm not mistaken they start selling around 3-4pm till night.  Normally we will go there for takeaway for supper.  (updated with pictures)

 The tapao (take away) look!

 Sorry for the blur pic... Coz can't wait to eat it already... haha

These 2 Kolo Mee at Green Road is definitely the taste of the Original Traditional Kolo Mee.

3.  My 3rd favourite Kolo Mee is the one at Siang Siang Tabuan Jaya.  The stall is Ah Lian Kolo Mee. They have seafood Kolo Mee as well.  They start selling in the morning till night.  Mostly I will ask hubby to tapau for supper. :)  (updated with pic)

The kolo Kueh Tiaw. We had it for breakfast coz I wanted to snap a pictures for this post!!
Honestly speaking, it taste abit different from the one we always tapao for supper.
Coz it's cooked by different person. The lady who cooked it during the night time certainly makes it better!!

Following, are more Kolo Mee!!!

This one is located at Foochow Road No.1.  The stall is opposite Taw Tyres & Batteries (refer to the picture below)  There are a few Kolo Mee Stall setup by the road side along Foochow Road.  This one is recommended!

This is from Kenyalang Market. Recommended!

Min Joo Kee @ Ang Cheng Ho, recommended!

Swee Sen Cafe @ 10th Mile Padawan (Corner shop next to Majlis Perbandaran Padawan)

More option for the Kolo Mee nowdays, instead of just Char Siew (BBQ Pork) and minced pork with average price of RM 2.80, you will find Seafood Kolo Mee or Wanton Kolo Mee.  The picture above @ RM6.00 per bowl.  Which is quite worth, as you can see with fresh prawns, wanton, shrimp balls and fish balls.  Recommended and it's also one of the  famous spot for Kolo Mee in Kuching.

Yi Ann Coffee Shop @ Sekama

Another option is a bowl of Seafood Soup + Kolo Mee.  This one is at Noodle Expert, Kenyalang

No. 6 Coffee Shop @ Jalan Song (Opposite One Jaya)
This is not the original Kolo Mee style.  The noodles are thicker in size.  This one taste good too.

Little Hainan @ Bormill (sorry to say but this one doesn't taste good to me)

Choon Hui Cafe @ Ban Hock Road (this one is sticky!!!)


  1. Love this post. Very good recommendations! I've been looking for Kuching's best kolo mee and this helped a lot! Thank you so much!

  2. Kolo mee @ Little Hainan, one of the best and unique taste as compared to the usual kuching kolo mee.

    1. Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog.. I would say different ppl have different taste bud ya.. cheers..

  3. I Think the best is Kolo Mee at Siang-Siang Tabuan Jaya.. Really nice.. The girl make it very nice..