Friday, August 04, 2006

SARAWAK LAKSA @ JIN MIN CAFÉ, JALAN SEKAMA, KUCHING


What can you say about the venerable Sarawak Laksa? Nothing much except it tastes bloody great! And it’s all about the soup, gravy, sauce or whatyamacallit…. Just one slurp of it and you can say sayonara to your Nonya Laksa.

Unlike most Laksa available in the city, this one is home made – not your run-of-the-mill Swallow Brand Laksa paste. According to my source, who moonlights at this stall on weekend, the old man learnt his recipe from his cousin, Ah Yew Laksa, which is farther up the road. However, it tastes different from its mentor’s. The soup is light on the coconut milk, thus one can have an indulgent trip minus the guilt.

This café is located away from the main road, behind the old Lido cinema. It used to out in front where the Cultural Inn is eon ago, but they relocated with the café owner. The old man just passed on recently; now the stall is run by the son and his cohorts. It’s open for night business as well. And if you’re into horse racing…. this is the place to be.

* Laksa is watery curry on rice vermicelli with chicken shreds, shrimps, beansprout and omelette strips, complimented with sambal balacan (chilli and shrimp paste condiment) with limequat .


8 comments:

Ang Gu Gu said...

I MISS SARAWAK LAKSA =(~~~~~~~~

Kong-Kay said...

ang gu gu : who slipped laksa into your milk bottle?

Daniel Yiek said...

I would rank Sarawak Laksa and Singapore laksa above Penang's version which has a certain tastse which needs getting used too.

I want my MTV,...eh, I mean my laksa

Kong-Kay said...

my friend usually pick me up for my weekly fix of laksa at sekama; not at this place though.

Anonymous said...

Is it Jing Min Cafe? Ah Chey Laksa? If it is then it's my fav laksa in Kuching. One of the sons has opened another stall at Jalan Setia Raja (near Tabuan Laru) at the corner coffee shop before Garden Park Cafe.

Kong-Kay said...

anonymous,
that's the one. i don't think the old fellow is still around. i haven't ventured to that part of the woods (tabuan laru) in ages.

tze said...

It looks very much like d laksa we hav in Sibu here.

Kong-Kay said...

in looks only...

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