Monday, May 04, 2009

KUEH CHAP @ HOUSING ESTATE, TAMAN RIVERVIEW TIMUR, BINTAWA, KUCHING


Who would have known of a Kueh Chap stall in the middle of a housing estate in a Hing-Hua fishing village? I certainly didn't know until I bumped in a visiting RPK man, who had a delirious encounter with this place the previous night. For one thing, this stall/house is a nocturnal operator; opens 7 nights a week, except for "Chõu-Chek" (eve of important event in the lunar calendar).

I ordered my usual: no fatty bits, ears, or skin of the pig's head (Too-Tau-Poi), but with everything else. It came in a generous big bowl... far too big to be finished in one sitting. Anyway, I tried and failed. Its broth is nice in its natural flavor with a slight hint of herbal aroma. I saw the next table ordering Kueh (noodle) kosong with the broth only, and a separate plate of the Chainē. I think I'll go for that next time. This is one of those no-frills place where you get your money's worth ~ U-Pian-Ngee, U-Hor-Liak! (Foochow phrase).


If you have trouble finding the place, turn left into Bintawa estate at the big roundabout with a fishing boat in it, if you're coming from town after the toll bridge; go straight and you come to a junction with a market on its left. Take left, and then the first right, and then the first left. The house is a brightly lit one on the right side of the road.



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12 comments:

Peter said...

Yes that's good place to eat Kueh Chap where the taste is good and the price is cheap. Ever try the stand up lunch stall Chicken and 3 layer pork rice at Jln Ang Cheng Ho where you eat either standing up , sitting on stair case or some kids stool.Quite a number customer 'Tah Pow' but we eat there standing.

Kong-Kay said...

haven't tried. is he always somewhere near 100% where most of the printing companies are?

Peter said...

Yes, operated by 50 plus man sometimes wt his daughter. Somewhere in between 100% and JB Bak Kut Teh and he living upstairs of the shop. The row of shop is not fully occupied and there is an old abandoned Mercs at the shop where operate.

Kong-Kay said...

thanks.

belle said...

I'll get totally lost in that area. Too many round abouts that leads to no where!

Kong-Kay said...

there's only one roundabout with a boat in it. going straight leads to timber yards, and right leads to borneo post.

Anonymous said...

I jz went to try last night after read ur blog~~~it was NICE!!!

Kong-Kay said...

good for you! no trouble finding the place?
to remain anonymous, it's better to give yourself a handler so i know i'm talking to the same person next time. do you think i know any dick, tom and harry? but still it's good to know i'm talking to some dick, tom or harry, and not someone with no name which i get a lot.

Niuk said...

Try sin poh poh for my fav Kueh chap. Herbally goodness. Ask for pure belachan to spice things up. Beware taukehneo's memory not very good...

Kong-Kay said...

i seldom have breakfast at syn poh poh thus haven't encounter the kueh chap. if it's laden with 5-spice, i'm so outta there!

Anonymous said...

hi. i'm not a local here. and i study in UNIMAS. i planned with my frens to go to kueh chap riverview this coming sunday (14/3/2010) evening. but i am not sure how to get there from kuching town. can you guide me from the town?

Kong-Kay said...

the route maps are up...
use the toll bridge at pending as your landmark.

the first one is more straight forward, remember to pass 2 roundabout, turn left at the 2nd. one, then go straight, after you see the market on the left, turn into the first right road, lookout for the lorong.

the 2nd. one, turn into the 1st. roundabout and follow the main road along the river, you will come to a "t" junction with the market on the left. Then left, then the first right on the next road. the lorong is in front.

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