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Oh Chor Mee @ Lau Ya Keng


Last Sunday, I had a ‘makan’ session with some friends at Lau Ya Keng Food Court, Carpenter Street.

Lau Ya Keng Food Court is located opposite a Chinese temple along Carpenter Street . It is very easy to find, smack in the middle of Kuching city centre. A simple food court that has been around for decades and is very popular with locals – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chinese Temple opposite Lau Ya Keng

Since I am still considered as a noob in Kuching, a lady friend ordered for us.:oops: She was from Kuching, now residing in Petaling Jaya and was in Kuching here for leisure. :lol: Another friend with his partner from Penang – they were here for the Rainforest World Music Festival also joined us for the ‘makan’ session. We had Oh Chor Mee and Dry ‘Kiaw’. :up:

Dry ‘Kiaw’/’Pien Neek’/Wantan/Wanton/Wuntun

Kuching people called it ‘kiaw’ (Hokkien dialect) and if you go to Sibu or Sarikei they called it ‘Pien Neek’ (Foochow dialect) and in Peninsular, they just called it ‘wantan’ (Cantonese dialect). In Itali, they called it ‘ravioli’. Ok I bluff you on the Italian part 😛 You can have the wantan dry or with soup. I don’t think they serve it dry in Peninsular, they only have fried and soup wantan. Probably it is because, from what I noticed that, in Sarawak you get a generous meat filling for the wantan but in Peninsular they are pretty kiam-siap (stingy) so most of the time you end up having just the skin/wrappers-made from fresh dough with insignificant meat filling. Imagine a bowl of ‘dry wantan’ where you just eat the wrappers. Ughh…

Oh Chor Mee – Chinese Black Vinegar Mee.

It is basically Kolo Mee added with Chinese black vinegar according to my friend.  I first thought it is just another Kolo Mee with extra ingredients. (Special Kolo Mee) The taste?? Awesome!! The vinegar gave the mee some extra flavor and aroma – slightly sweet and sourish, add that to the saltiness and sweetness of the Kolo Mee, it is a make-match made in heaven. 😛 Go satisfy your craving now!!

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20 Responses to “Oh Chor Mee @ Lau Ya Keng”

  1. callister wrote on Jul 15, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    aiyak..mkn2 again..
    laparnya..
    hey did u know life4hire is my boy?
    teach him to cook for me..
    hehe..

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  2. hao wrote on Jul 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    You make me feel like going back and have a bowl of kolo mee… lol

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  3. melbie wrote on Jul 15, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    I think Lola brought us yesterday to the shop at the back of this temple instead.. hehehe good oso lah cuz that place got fishball soup cuz I dont take pork… Man-d tried the kolo mee… hehe

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  4. suituapui wrote on Jul 15, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    See! Everybody’s heading to Carpenter Street…after my post on it!!! Hmmmm…!!! Influential blogger lah!!! ROTFLMAO!!!

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  5. Leona wrote on Jul 15, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    so appetizing indeed…

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  6. bongkersz wrote on Jul 15, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    ceh perasan! so many people blogged about that before you.. 😛 yeah, very influential.. most food posts if you google, can find your blog haha!

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  7. bongkersz wrote on Jul 15, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    yeah, that street is well known for the good food and many locally made handicrafts and souvenirs. tourists and locals often go there 😛 good choice by lola. eh i thought i suggested that to you also when you sms-ed me haha! i said near to waterfront..

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  8. bongkersz wrote on Jul 15, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    hahaha! where are you now bro? 😛

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  9. Man-D wrote on Jul 15, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    The Kolo mee ok lah…kicap tak cukup…hahaha! 😛

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  10. angeles wrote on Jul 15, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    i miss kolo mee :XO:

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  11. bongkersz wrote on Jul 16, 2008 at 9:34 am

    haha! really? 😛 i did see some comments between you two.. penuh kemesraan haha 😀 all the best! :up:

    you lah should cook hahaha!

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  12. bongkersz wrote on Jul 16, 2008 at 9:35 am

    have a fix if you are in kuching, leona 😛

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  13. bongkersz wrote on Jul 16, 2008 at 9:35 am

    tambah kicap on your own lah Man-D 😛

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  14. bongkersz wrote on Jul 16, 2008 at 9:36 am

    you suka kolo mee eh? 😀 i just had some last night heheheee

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  15. Sarawak Laksa wrote on Jul 19, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    hahaha…your foochow is really not that bad…pien nuek! indeed. clever bong.

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  16. Sarawak Laksa wrote on Jul 19, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    the italians really hv a dish called ravioli!! but they put cheese…some with meat…marco polo came to china many yrs ago. saw the chinese eat kiaw and noodles and brought it back to italy where they now call it pasta and ravioli 😛

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  17. bongkersz wrote on Jul 19, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    yeah, ravioli is squarish in shape hahaha! oh, RILI????? 😀 marco polo the imitator!!!

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  18. bongkersz wrote on Jul 19, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    how’s your foochow 😀

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  19. altina wrote on Aug 31, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    he ➡

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  20. altina wrote on Aug 31, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    😆
    he ➡
    hllo

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