You know that feeling you get when you find a good restaurant that leaves you wanting to go back for more? That’s how I felt after my first visit to Hello Vietnam. So far I have been there 3 times in the past month alone. They are a fairly new restaurant with a very big menu! I have never visited Vietnam so I can’t say if it is authentic (I assume it is!) but the food sure as hell tastes amazing. There are only a handful of Vietnamese restaurants in Christchurch and this is definitely the best.
I often find people asking me “Do people in Sarawak still live in trees?”. Usually they are just teasing me but sometimes….you can just tell that they aren’t. Well just to clarify any doubts, we do not live on trees. In fact, Kuching is quite a concrete jungle that is only growing bigger and bigger.
Every year I go home, the number of new malls and developments are forever increasing. It is insane! But with that comes a wealth of choices. It would be entirely silly to mall hop when you are on holiday as some are just not worth wasting precious time on. Although if you consider shopping to be a sport (I do….) then by all means shop to your heart’s content. But if you are not into mall hopping, read on. I will tell you where are the best places to shop in Kuching and why.
It is Labour Day today in Malaysia so I get to spend some time with the family. So while everyone is resting, I thought I’d continue writing the ‘Kuching Series’.
Today I want to elaborate more on Sarawak Laksa. As I said in my previous post, finding the best Laksa is a difficult task because it is dependant on the individual. I can give you a whole list of stalls that are said to sell the best Laksa in Kuching and there will be people who disagree. IMO, as long as the Laksa possesses the characteristics below, I think you are in for a real treat.
If you haven’t yet gathered, I hail from Cat City (Kuching) located in the state of Sarawak.
Growing up here I was spoilt for choice in terms of food. I never truly appreciated it until I moved. While food in good ol’ New Zealand is nice, I still constantly crave Malaysian styled food. It was actually that need for Malaysian food that led me to start cooking. Trust me, I couldn’t cook even if my life depended on it 7 years ago. I don’t post many Malaysian food recipes because, my cooking has not quite reached the required standard. I have to say that I am nearly there with some recipes so will post them when ready .
Anywho, I am currently back in Kuching and thought I’d write some local tips in terms of food, shopping and sightseeing.