Sep 14

Bumbu Cabe is an Indonesian Sundanese Restaurant.


Sundanese Cuisine is the cuisine of Sundanese people of West Java (Bandung), Indonesia.



It is one of the most popular foods in Indonesia.



The Sundanese food is characterize with its freshness, the famous lalab eaten with sambal and also karedok demonstrate the Sundanese fondness for fresh raw vegetables.






Ground Floor, Parcel B 132, Block B, iCom Square, Jalan Pending, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel: +6082-266 966
Facebook: Bumbu Cabe

Jun 26

In conjunction with the coming holy fasting month, Ramadhan, Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites is hosting the annual Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Balai Merdeka starting from 18th June to 16th July from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

The buffet offers a vast array of gastronomic delights. Everyday, the Hotel’s expert culinary team lead by Executive Chef – Melvin Michael Ben, presents more than 100 varieties from local favourites to International specialties aside from our signature Spit-Roasted Whole Lamb.

Our 5-Star’s buffet spread starts with sweet Tunisian dates and appetizer counters filled with various types of fresh ulam-ulaman, jeruk (pickles), acar, umai, and assortment of kerabu, and lots more. Among the must-tries hot dishes are Bubur Pedas, Nasi Bukhari dengan Kambing, Umbat Kelapa Masak Lemak, Ayam Masak Merah Madu, Kuzi Kambing, and Deep Fried Telapia with Sweet Chili Sauce.

There will also be live-cooking stations and live-kitchen stalls where food will be freshly prepared right in front of all guests for instance Sarawak Laksa, Lok Lok, and Roti Jala & Mini Roti ‘John’. Italian and western fares are also made available especially our well-known wood-oven pizzas, and pastas with sauces such as Carbonara, Bolognese and Napolitana being cook to perfection by our chefs.

Indulge in our D-I-Y (Do-It-Yourself) counters and make your very own ais kacang, rojak, and sotong kangkong. Lastly, round up your meal with assorted French pastries, traditional desserts namely Bubur Kacang Hijau; Pengat Pisang; Bubur Cha Cha; fresh home-made kuih; and more.



Tasty wood oven pizza available daily on the buffet line.


Tender roasted meats available from the carving and grilling station.


Make your own rojak with wide selections of fresh ingredients.


Make your own sotong kangkong.


Break fast with eastern and western hot dishes prepared daily by our chefs.



Appetizer counters filled with various types of fresh ulam-ulaman, jeruk (pickles), acar, umai, and assortment of kerabu, and lots more.




‘Ramadhan Buffet Dinner’ cash voucher selling at RM65nett is available for sale now until 16th June. Normal price is priced at RM78nett per adult while children (4-12 years old) and senior citizens (60 years old and above) will enjoy 50% off.

For further inquiries and details on Ramadhan Buffet Dinner Early Bird Special, contact 082-258000 ext 8061 (Aurora Court) or F&B Office ext. 8004 (8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). Also visit website at or Facebook page at

Jun 09

RJ Ayam Bakar is located along Abell Road, Kuching opposite Alliance Bank. RJ means raja (King) is a simple kopitiam that sells variety of Asian fusion food.

RJ Ayam Bakar Kopitiam

RJ Ayam Bakar famous food is Ayam Penyet, Raja Banana Cheese and other specialties.

RJ Ayam Bakar Kopitiam

Raja Ikan Bakar Special @ RM9.00

RJ Ayam Bakar Kopitiam

Raja Ayam Bakar Special @ RM8.80

Business hours: Monday – Sunday (Noon – 2am)

RJ Ayam Bakar Kopitiam
291-295 Jalan Abell, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Contact No.: +6082-414 797
Facebook: RJ AYAM BAKAR kopitiam

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.

Jun 06

Discovered Nanyang Cafe in Rundle Mall.

It’s located in Rundle Mall, accessible from the food court of David Jones.

They serve a variety of Malaysian cuisines. If you crave of Malaysian food in Adelaide, this is one of the Malaysian eatery that you can visit but do not expect Sarawak Laksa or Sarawak specialty here though.

Hainan chicken rice(AUD8)

Chicken Laksa(AUD8) with extra chili. If you can’t stand the spiciness, don’t ask for extra chili, it’s very spicy.

This place is always packed during lunch hour. So this means the food is good enough, you’ll never go wrong with the crowd.

By the way, it’s not halal, they do serve pork.

Contact details:
136 Rundle Mall
Unit 26, Renaissance Arcade
Adelaid 5000

Tel: 0432 120 800

Mar 27

Only Mee is one of the eateries you can you find in Kuching International Airport. It’s located at the ground level, near to McD.

They serve a variety of food especially rice or noodle dish from Malay to Chinese style.

Here’s some of the food we had order but don’t have much details though because forgot to take note of them. So just going to share the photos with you:

Honey Roasted Chicken

Two different types of noodle, one with fish balls and another with chicken and dumplings.

Ais Kacang Campur(RM6, if I’m not mistaken). Very tall glass and colourful.

Overall it’s not a very bad choice to dine here compared to dining at the other end which is much more expensive and with small portion.

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.