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.

Apr 06

If you are always busy with work, no time to go home for lunch or dinner or not staying with your family. I’m sure you miss your mother’s cooking or home cook food so much. You can have them at Mother’s Recipe. I don’t think you can find in any place in Kuching that serve home cook food, even serve to you just like when you are at home instead of the fast food that you get at coffeeshop.

They have set lunch on every Tuesday to Thursday starting from only RM5.00. If a drink is included then it’s RM6.50 for a set lunch for one person. They have different dishes on offer everyday. Just like at home, you don’t want to eat the same thing everyday right?

The food is exactly like what we usually eat at home, we were told that there’s no MSG used. You get a wholesome meal just like what you get at home in an air-conditioned eatery. Some people don’t appreaciate it but for those who are away from home or seldom have chance to eat at home, it’s really a place to feel like home.

Let’s see what are the food they have to offer(pictures shown are not portion for one person):

Pan-fried fish & lime (RM6), the fish will depends on the fish they have on that day.

Mother’s blanched midin with ‘Ulam’ Dip (RM6), the “Ulam” Dip has santan in it.

This is Belacan Beehoon (Nyonya-Style) – RM5, usually the belacan beehoon we have is the soup type right? This one is diffrent, it’s dry type. You get blanched bean sprouts, cucumbers and kangkong with the beehoon. Of course the balacan is poured on top of them.

“Ko Kua” (Bitterground) stir-fried with eggs(small-RM6, medium-RM8), I’m sure you are familiar with this. Miss home now?

La Kia Kio Fish Soup(RM5), another homey dish.

Mixed Veg Curry (RM5), we recommended the curries here. If you are into chicken curry, their Thick Nyonya Chicken Curry is good.

Not many people know how to eat this, it’s Cinchalok Dip (RM2.50). Sour and spicy but the spiciness will depends on the chilies in there as sometimes some chillies are not spicy enough.

If you are wondering where it’s located, here’s the map for you. Great for those that miss home. They ensure that all the food they serve are fresh and prepared on the day itself, there is no preservative used, it’s basically just like what you have at home, just like your mother’s cooking, tasted so different from what you get from kopitiams or restaurants.

Sep 05

Located at Tabuan Laru same row as AmBank. You can eaisly spot it with the red signboard. They specialised in nyonya cuisine. Portion is quite small and the price a bit too high.

The exterior

The interior

The menu

Kai Lan (RM6)

Pork Leg with Mushroom (RM6)

Thick Nyonya Chicken Curry (RM6)

Chicken Sweet Corn Soup (RM5)

Jun 16

Nyonya Bites is located at3rd Exchange. I think this is the first eatery that specialised in Nyonya cuisines.

Here are some food and beverages that Nyonya Bites offers:

The interior.

Nyonya Style Beehoon(RM4.90), nothing to rave about this. The food is limited.This place is more suitable for teabreak than having lunch or dinner. They have quite a number of nyonya ice desserts and snacks.

Visit them, they help us:
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