May 16

Sakae Sushi offers a delectable variety of quality Japanese specialties served in an enjoyable dining environment. An international chain with over 70 outlets in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi in Kuching located at tHe Spring Shopping Mall, Jalan Simpang Tiga.

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi Green Menu.

Sakae Sushi

You can order the food by using their iPad.

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi

Diners can take their pick from sushi, sashimi, yakimono, nabemono, tempura, Japanese noodles (ramen, soba and udon), Ojyu, and Teishoku and more.

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi

You can collect SAKAE Points if you apply for the SAKAE Membership card which is RM20. Each time you dine at Sakae Sushi, you can use your SAKAECard to collect and redeem points.

Sakae Sushi

Sakae’s green frog logo has become a familiar, welcome sight synonymous with a fun-filled, value-for-money dining experience.

Sakae Sushi
Address: The Spring Mall, Lot G1, The Spring, Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Contact No: +6082-251 218

Apr 16

From 23rd March 2012 onwards, Puzzle presents to you “Weekend Theme Buffet Dinner” on every Fridays and Saturdays. The glorious buffet theme for Friday is MARKETPLACE whilst on Saturday it is JAPANESE NIGHT.

For diners who yearn for marketplace food, you can have it here in a cosy hotel environment. Pamper yourself to a sumptuous spread of fresh seafood grilled a la minute and fresh vegetables stir fried with your favourite sauces and condiments.

The carving station will feature a wide selection of roasts and grills and not forgetting the Shawarma of the Day, prepared fresh to your liking. A marketplace without the over popular Satay won’t be complete as well. So, enjoy only the freshest catch and harvest prepared to perfection to tantalise your taste buds every Friday.

Good news for those craving for an irresistible appetizing Japanese cuisine. Japanese chef Mr. Rehang Giak, and his team serve you with an endless spreads of delicious Japanese delicacies. With 15 years experience under his belt, the chef is going to present to you exquisite and authentic Japanese gourmet featuring a wide variety of dishes available on tempting buffet spreads.

Kick-start your delightful Japanese dinner buffet with tempting cold appetizer such as Tempura Akami Tuna on Cucumber Wasabi Mayo, Cold Served grilled Eel Lasagna and Toriniku Maki with Shoyu Ponzu Sauce.

Some of the not-to-be-missed dishes to savor in the buffet include “Tongarashi” Soft Shell Crabs in Tempura, Stew Mackerel Fish with Ginger & Miso, Chicken Teriyaki and Deep Fried Prawn Coated with Panko Flour. Or drop by their action counters, featuring tasty delicacies. Just to name a few of the counters for the night; Japanese Grilled, Teppanyaki, Live Sushi, Tempura and more to be discovered on your own.

Your dining feast will not be complete without the delectable spread of desserts. For the sweetooth, end your buffet dinner with a wide selection of flavorsome desserts such as chocolate fountain and condiments as well as assorted macaroons.

The promotion is available for every Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm with different cycle of menus. Dinner buffet is priced at RM89++ per person and RM39++ per child below 12, while complimentary for children 5 years and below.

For reservations or enquiries, please contact +60 82 222 888 or email to

Aug 16

Diners to this year’s Ramadhan Buffet at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) will be treated to a bigger and better Buffet.

Starting from 5th – 26th August 2011, the BCCK Ramadhan Buffet will be held in Great Halls ABCD which can accommodate up to 1000 diners a night. You can refer to the picture above.

BCCK’s signature offerings like Whole Roast Lamb, Shawarma, Bubur Pedas, Bubur Lambuk, Cucur Udang and many more will be available daily.

:: Whole Roast Lamb

:: The Roasted Duck and Chicken Rice Counter

:: Shawarma Counter

:: Ice Kacang

:: Beef & Chicken Satay

:: Kolomee

:: Layer Cake – Kek Lapis

:: Dessert

This year’s Ramadhan Buffet menu will rotate on a weekly basis. The menu changed every Friday.

Chocolate Fountain.

To ensure diner’s satisfaction, BCCK’s Ramadhan Buffet spread and live action stalls will be duplicated to shorten queuing time for food.

:: Bubur Pedas

:: Bubur Lambuk

Buffet favourites Poached Banana Prawns on Ice, Poached Mussels on Ice, Poached Snapper Fillet on Ice, Smoked Tenggiri, Assorted Cold Cuts, Assorted Mini Tapas, Assorted Kerabu and Sambal are also available daily.

All delicacies at BCCK’s Ramadhan Buffet are certified halal by JAIS (Department of Islamic Affairs of Sarawak). As an added attraction for all diners, there will also be a Raya Bazaar selling Raya goodies from 5th – 26th August2011.

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)’s Ramadhan Buffet can be enjoyed at just RM65 nett for adults and RM25 nett for children age 5 to 12. Prior reservations are required and vouchers are on sale now. For more information, call 082-392 889 from 9:00am to 6:00pm daily.

Aug 08

The breaking of fast is a time when one enjoys a meal after a day abstaining from food & drink. In this month of Ramadan, breaking of fast or as known locally; ‘bersungkei’ sees families congregating to enjoy the meal together.

While you source for the next destination for breaking or simply just to enjoy the buffet dinner tailored for Ramadan, why not five Sungkei Ria a shot? Held every evening at Blue Lagoon, this Ramadan buffet dinner offers not just great varieties of food at over 100 selections but also an unparalleled ambience as it overlooked the magnificent city and river view of Kuching, graced by wisps of evening breeze. Along the terrace, buffet lines traced the walls of Blue Lagoon where the hotel chefs are also ready to cook up their specialty ala minute delights.

This year’s Sungei Ria features, among many others, authentic Indian food. According to Executive Sous Chef Partick Chew, an invited chef who specialized in Indian delicacies will be helming the Authentic India Food Station every night, reay to fulfill your orders. Diners can also look forward to unlimited sushi, maki and sashimi from the hotel’s trademark Japanese Buffet. Indulge in the goodness of the Japanese delicacies as you move along the buffet line.

On the buffet line up, Chef Patrick Chew, the Executive Sous Chef mentioned that the wide varieties would cater to the different preferences of each diner. Diners who crave for traditional malay cuisines, he recommends trying the different varieties of kerabu available as well as the choices of ulam-ulam and pickled fruits for starters. Do not miss the chance to try the Sarawak specialty Bubur Pedas and Laksa Sarawak as well. Over at the carving station, Roasted Lamb and Boneless Chicken with Trimming are served daily with potatoes and a selection of vegetables.

Sungkei Ria also feature the Thai food corner where diners will get to enjoy steamboat with the choice of tom yam or chicken broth soup base with 19 different types of dips from beef, squid, and dish fillet to fresh oyster mushroom and tofu. Our Japanese chef, Chef Gu will also be serving up fresh sashimis and different varieties of sushis and makes for Japanese food lovers dining at Sungkei Ria this Ramadhan.

For BBQ lover do not forget to try out the Otak-Otak and the selections of Satay, served hot with spicy peanut sauce. Among other BBQ goods are Beef Rib Eye Steak, Lamb Shoulder, Prawns, Cuttlefish, Mackerel, Chicken Frank and Chicken Kebab. If you prefer a light dinner, head on to the Bubur & Soup corner and help yourself to a bowl of hot Sup Ekor or Sup Tulang. If soup is not fulfilling, then make sure to grab some Tori Canai, Roti Tissue or Murtabak from the Indian Stall. There’s also a variety of traditional dessert such as Kek Lapis Sarawak, Bingka Jagung, Cucur Keria, Pisang Kepok and Sago Gula Melaka apart from the selections of cakes, pastries and fruits available. Two types of buah kurma are provided daily especially for the Ramadhan diners.

Priced at RM79++ per person, the buffet is available daily at the Blue Lagoon from 1st – 29th August 2011. Surau is also provided on the same floor for the convenience of Muslim patrons. For further enquiries or reservations. please call the hotel’s Food & Beverage Department at 082-247 777 ext 4412. Early bookings are advised, to avoid disappointments. All prices are subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax.

Apart from the glorious buffet spread of Sungkei Ria, Riverside Majestic Hotel is having the ‘Ramadhan Stay In’ room package. Relax and unwind this August with an attractive offer of RM190++ inclusive of 2 days and 1 night accommodation, buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children, and a complimentary signature dish at the River Palace Restaurant. The Ramadan Stay In offer is valid from 30th July till 5th September 2011. For enquiries on Ramadhan Stay In, please call 082-418911.

Aug 06

The Original Macam-Macam Ramadan Mega Buffet returns as we welcome the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Dubbed the biggest buffet in town, this mega buffet which is held at Grand Margherita Hotel has earned its reputation with its never ending rows of buffet items. This year, the buffet boasts over 200 choices of food including the authentic flavours of Indochina and Middle East, adding to selection of Japanese, Malaysian as well as Western cuisines available at the buffet.

This year, the launching of the Original Macam Macam Ada Ramadan Mega Buffet is officiated by the Assistant Minister of Tourism, Sarawak, YB Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip, who is also the chairman of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation Sarawak (SEDC). The Ministry of Tourism & Heritage is also having a “Majlis Berbuka Puasa” at the hotel on Sunday, 7th August 2011 which will be attended by YB Datuk Amar Abang Zohari, Minister of Housing & Urban Development. Invited guests will be dining amidst the relaxing ambiance of the Poolside Pavilion that overlooks the Sarawak River as they enjoy the many varieties of the Original Macam Macam Ada Ramadan Mega Buffet.

Diners of the buffet can start off their memorable culinary experience with the red dates which is an important part of the breaking fast ritual. Do not miss out on the Ramadhan specialties such as Bubur Pedas. Ikan Terubok, Assam Pedas, Lemang and plus a number of local delicacies, served fresh and hot. Live cooking stations which feature the Indo-China specialties are the Thai Station, Cambodia Station, Vietnamese Station and Khmer-Charcoal Station, Indo-China Corner and Thai Corner.

Highlights from the invited Cambodian chefs include delicacies such as Pad Thai, Banh Choo, Phobo, Som Tam, Moan Ang, Nom Dong Dot, and many more. Not forgetting the Penang Hawker speciaties such as Penang Assam Laksa, Penang Char Kway Teow, Loh Bah Penang, Hokkien Prawn Mee Soup, Ju Hu Eng Chai and Penang Fruit Rojak.

According to the hotel’s Executive Chef Ricky Kong, the invited Indochina chefs are from established hotels in Cambodia, namely Angkor Palace Hotel & Ree Hotel while the Penang chefs hailed from well known dining spots in Penang.

Macam-Macam Ada Mega Buffet caters the needs of all diners as the selection in the massive spread rangers from Malaysian, Western, Chinese, Japanese, Indian to Middle Eastern delicacies. The buffet also features all-time favourites complete its host of appetizers, soups, hot dishes, desserts and beverages.

Diners who would like to give Middle Eastern cuisine a try may opt for tantalizing choices such as Spring Lamb on the Spit with Rice, chicken or Lamb Shawerma (kebab), Dajaj Lafat (Baked Stuffed Chicken) and Kofta Bil-Tahina (Lamb Ball in Tahina).

One of the major highlight of this year;s Macam-Macam Ada are the Indo-China delicacies, with a wide variety of appetizers, flavourful choices of soups, ravishing spread of main dishes and mega buffet of desserts. With twenty one beautifully prepared cold dish and appetizers, such as Kong Phak Cher (Prawn Salad with Bittergourd) and Ma-Kak fruit salad (Kedondong with Smoked Fish), it will be no surprise if you are done too soon. So, save more room and make sure to try out the main dish too like Moan Ang (Marinated Chicken on Bamboo Skewer), Tear Tim (Steamed Duck with Vegetables Stuffing) plus more than forty different dishes for you to choose from. All this selections, and add in thirty five more choices of sweet desserts, all originated from Indo-China countries.

Enjoy daily selections of Chinese Cold Cuts and other appetizers such as Ikan Terubok Goreng, Houmus, Moutabil, Tabolah, in addition to a wide variety of Salads such as Kerabu Salai, Kerabu Kacang Botol, Kerabu Assam Mango, Ulam-ulaman, Gado Gado, Karedok, Urap and many more.

Bubur Pedas, Paru Goreng Rempah, Daging Rendang with Lemang, and are just some of the local Ramadan specialties available at Macam-Macam Ada. Popular Indonesian dishes like Ikan Goreng Sans Cabek, Pendeng Balado, Pepes Ikan Mas, Ayam Plecing, Daging Balado, Opor Ayam Keluwak, plus twenty four more hot selling items are made available especially for Macam-Macam Ada.

A delicious selection of soups and broths includes Sup Rawa, Soto Ayam, Sup Buntut, Soto Ayam, and Soto Madura, served fresh and steaming hot. BBQ lovers can choose to have their dishes barbequed ala Chinese, Western. or local style with selections such as “Meisan” Roasted Chicken. Braised Duck with Brown Sauce, Sirloin Steak, Seafood Panggang and Satay Ayam, Daging and Lamb.

Macam-Macam Ada also caters for the vegetarians with selections such as Potato Samosa, Vegetarian Spring Roll, Wok Fried Lo Han, Changkuk Manis Masak Lemak & Labu, Tumis Sayuran, and a selections of Steamed Pau. Indulge in the wonderful flavours of Indian cuisine like the all-time favourites, Briyani Rice with Condiments, Tandoori Murg, Roti Naan, Garlic Naan, Papadom, Aloo Gobhi, and Dhal Vegetables.

An abundance of attractive desserts are just waiting to be picked and savoured, ranging from international to local delights such as Creme Caramel, Ais Kacang, Sago Gula Melaka, Bubur Pulut, Pastries, as well as a host of local and Nyonya kuih-muih.

Attractive prizes are up for grabs when you dine at “The Original Macam Macam Ada”. Stand a chance to win the grand prize, a 42 inch LCD Television plus a fantastic holiday package, inclusive of return tickets for two and accommodations. Simply drop off your gift certificate stub into out Lucky Draw Box at the main lobby. Weekly draws are done every Monday while the Grand Draw will be on 29th August. Priced at RM80++ per person, the buffet is available daily the Poolside Pavilion from 1st – 29th August 2011.

Apart from the glorious Macam-Macam Ada Ramadan Mega Buffet, the hotel is also offering the ‘Ramadhan Stay In’ room package as well as a Ramadan Meetings Package. The Ramadan Stay in Package starts at RM180++ for 2 days 1 night accommodation, buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children, and a complimentary signature dish at the Meisan Restaurant. For the Ramadan Meetings Package, a half day meetings package starts at RM20++ per pax while a full day package is from RM80++ onwards. With considerations to the fasting Muslim guest, those who did not utilize their high tea will be entitled to a complimentary The Original Macam Macam Ada Ramadan Mega Buffet dinner voucher. The Ramadan Stay in package is valid from now till 5th September 2011 while the Ramadan Meetings Package is valid till 31st August 2011.

Bookings for The Original Macam Macam Ada as well as the Ramadan Meetings Package can be made by calling the hotel at 082-42 3111 while those interested to take up the attractive Ramadan Stay In Package can contact their Central Reservations Team at 082-418911.

Mar 07

We know that some people are very particular about an eatery being halal or otherwise.

All these while, many people think that Sushi King is halal but sorry to have to break the news to you that it’s NOT HALAL.

This photo was taken at Sushi King. As far as we know, a place will not be given with any halal certification if it serves anything with alcohol and/or pork and any other non-halal ingredients.

Also, no pork served and/or no alcohol served do not mean a place is halal too.

If you are very particular about halal or not, here you go… Sushi King is not halal certified.

At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide whether you want to go there to eat or not and depend on each individual perception of halal as some people do not consider a place halal if it’s not certified by JAKIM.

Hope this post is useful to you.

Sep 20

This year, mid autumn festival happens on 22nd September 2010, a Wednesday. Yet, celebration mood can be felt much earlier and if you’re up to celebrate with your loved ones, let your destination be set at one venue long known for its palatable dishes and delightful choices of food.

Starting from this Sunday, 19th September till 22nd September 2010, Meisan Restaurant, Grand Margherita Hotel will let diners slip back into the wonderful memories of past mid autumn festivals with their array of traditional as well as modern dishes.

Chef Ricky, executive chef for the hotel shares with us some of the items not to be missed when the buffet starts this Sunday.

At the start of the buffet line, appetizers in the likes of Selection of Cold Hors D’oeuvre, Chinese Cold Lobster & Chicken Roll, Cold Lobster with Fragrant Salsa as well as Cold Flower Crab on Ice tops the mouth-watering list. Not a fan of cold entrees? Opt for the Spicy Thai Chicken Feet or Deep Fried Crispy Potato before setting your sights and appetite on the soup counter.

Next stop, the soup counter offers you the tantalizing choice of Shredded Duck Soup with Ginger & Chive the creamy Seafood Veloute with Tomato. The unorthodox later pick would be a delightful surprise to the predictable choices of Chinese cuisine.

At the showmanship station the chefs are on standby, chopping board and all with a wide array of BBQ specialties from their Chef John Lee. Sesame Chicken, Char Siew Chicken, Roasted Crispy Duck and Braised Beef Brisket are among his wonderful creations.

If your food thoughts are at the piping hot notch, the chef at the Yong Tau Foo station would be there to serve you your choice of the Steamed Bean Curd, Stuffed Bean Curd, Deep Fried Fish Ball, Fish Cake Slice, Tang Hoon, Kueh Teow or any combination of the ingredients available. The Chick Koo Teh counter is yet another wonderful choice of hot, cook-as-you-order food if you’re in the mood for some homely dishes. Let the chefs mix the ingredients of chicken, lettuce, deep fried bean curd stick and different types of mushroom into a bowl of Chick Koo The, the Meisan way.

Coming back to the buffet line and arriving at the Hot Station, pleasant surprises await in the form of authentic Chinese recipes combined with creative western dishes. The Fish Slice with King Soya for example sets the ideal choice of tradition-revisited while the Stir Fried La La lets you have the rare opportunity of sampling this local delicacy, fresh and cooked to perfection.

If your westernized palate kicks in, their choice of Pan Seared Lamb Chop and Boiled Pasts with Grilled Chicken Slice & Cheese would be more than satisfying. You would also be tempted to try the Curry Beef with Potato and the Rock Salt Prawn with Spring Onion & Chili at the Hot Station before moving on to the next station.

Nothing says tradition more than porridge yet at Meisan Restaurant; this traditional dish is anything but plain. Available in a choice of red rice, potato, white or peanut porridge, you are your own chef as you choose between the different condiments to add. Fond memories mix well with the available condiments of salted peanut, yu char kueh, century eggs, salted eggs as well as salted vegetables with black beans.

Do not be intimidated if a small queue forms at our Sushi Bar as it is a sign of appreciation for the fresh sushi and sashimi you can handpick or have the chef prepare for you. This break out of tradition seems fitting as Japanese food offers a healthy option for those who are watching their weight or calories count.

Any mid autumn festival is incomplete if there’s no mooncakes so Chef Ricky has that area covered as well. Sample the chef’s pick of mooncakes in different flavours, paired best with the company of your loved ones. But the desserts train does not stop there. Allow yourself to be tantalized by the aroma and unique flavours of their Durian Pancake and the Mango & Pomelo with Coconut Cream dessert. Then sink your teeth into Sweetened Sweet Potato & Yam or the Deep Fried Sesame Ball. Fresh seasonal fruits add a beautiful closure to the scrumptious celebration dinner.

While we may not be able to pinpoint the rightful beginning of the mid autumn festival, what matters today and hopefully in future is the joy of having celebrated the festival with people that matters most to us. Let this mid autumn festival be the time where you can once again share a joyous moment with your loved ones.

Seats are being grabbed fast so pick up the phone and call the hotel’s F&B department at 082-423 111 ext 1109/1158. The buffet is priced at RM79++.

Aug 22

If you’ve been to Kuching Festival, I’m sure you did notice Japan Boat Takoyaki there. The first branch in Kuching is at Hills Shopping Mall’s food court, Food Inc.

Making the Takoyaki.

Bought two boxes for RM6. One box was RM3.20 but you could get it at RM3/box at Kuching Festival. By the way, today is the last day of Kuching Festival.

There’s two types for you to choose, either salad or wasabi salad for the sauce.

You can check out their website.

Another branch will be opening at Premier 101 next month.

Aug 16

Biggest Buffet Dinner is back in Town!

Happening for the first time since the recent hotel renovation patrons have a choice of dining at the refreshed Orchid Garden Coffee House or enjoy the scenic view of the Sarawak River from the pool side. The coffee house is tastefully decorated with its floor-to-ceiling glass walls and vibrant coloured interior.

The Original Macam – Macam Ada Buffet Dinner by Grand Margherita Hotel is back again this time with even more to offer. Widely regarded as the biggest buffet in town, patrons will be treated to a wide offering of Chinese, Indian, Western, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian and 1Malaysia favourite dishes.

With over 188 flavouful dishes served daily throughout the month of Ramadhan, this buffet dinner also features carvery delights from the Middle East, live cooking stations and authentic Penang hawker specialty such as Char Kueh Tiaw, Asam Laksa and Hokkien Prawn Mee served fresh and hot by chefs flown in from Penang itself.

Start off on a memorable culinary experience with the chef’s selection of appetizing Chinese Cold Cut and also the ever popular red dates which has become an important part of the breaking fast ritual. Do not miss out on the Ramadhan specialties such as the Gurame Goreng Sans Cabek, Opor Ayam Kluwak, Ayam Bumbu Ketumbar and Pepes Ikan Mas from Indonesia as well as cuisines from the Middle East namely the Dajaj Lafat, and Kofta Bil- Tahina.

Also available is the Indian food selection featuring Biryani Rice with Condiments, Thandoori Murg, Roti Naan and also Potato Samosa, Wok Fried Mix Vegetables, Changkok Manis Masak Lemak dan Labu and Tumis Sayuran for vegetarian diners. For those with a sweet tooth, indulge in the seemingly endless dessert list of Soft Ice Cream, Kuih Nyonya, International Pastries, Sago Gula Melaka and our popular local dessert Bubur Cendol Sungai Bedil to name a few.

In the heart of the coffee house lies the island styled show kitchen where interaction between diners and chef is very much encouraged.

The Original Macam – Macam Ada Buffet Dinner is a month long promotion happening from 11th August to 9th September 2010, RM79++/person.

A popular choice for diners, seats are being snatched up quickly and so to avoid disappointment, early reservations should be made at 082-423111 ext 1109 / 1158.

Aug 05

Here… Some photos to share with you for the Kuching Festival Food Fair.

Date: 31st July – 22nd August
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Place: Dewan Masyarakat

The entrance. Just going to show you the surrounding, food will come in coming post(s) because I’m still collecting them.

As usual, you can always find the same old stalls every year without fail.

There are also news ones. It seems like there’s more stalls this year compare to the past.

More stalls…

Was caught with surprise when I smelt durian smell. You got to be kidding me! Sell durian in food fair?!?! WOW! I hope the tourists won’t be shooed away by it. Anyway, there’s many people lining up to buy the food there. Seems like it’s quite a hit.

Various associations were given the chance to sell there too. You can find food from various races/dialects there.

Another section of the food far.

This stall has the most “advanced” banner.

Food photos will come soon, maybe in the coming post.