While Kuching bloggers are known to hit back if you say bad things about their city, I’m not gonna lie to myself just to be on the safe side by refusing to say what I think of this capital city of Sarawak.
For a starter, Kuching is full of big roundabouts. You can’t miss noticing how they’d rather waste their land on building roundabouts that are probably big enough to accommodate 4 houses within each of its area. A
Kucing Kuching friend of mine had reasoned out to me that Sarawak has too much land to waste and hence those big roundabouts are just small portions of its sprawling land. OK lahh..! :-P
Kuching is quite famous for its local cuisines. I was brought to a very interesting area in the heart of the city centre, a place called The Carpenter Street whose old rows of shops were so fascinating to see.
Quite true to its name, the whole area was noisy with sounds of metal clattering as the carpenters come about their daily work.
I was greatly impressed not only by its good food but also the availability of a live band performing songs that probably hadn’t been heard in the air of Sabah for at least a decade. Hehe.
I gotta say there’s something in their Bah Ku Teh that we’re probably quite short of here in Kota Kinabalu.
I don’t know what it was but their Bah Ku Teh had tasted better to my tongue then most of the Bah Ku Teh that I am familiar with here in Sabah.
Spending so many years of my life in the Peninsular, laksa that I was familiar with was totally different from what they have in Kuching. Their version of laksa is heavy with that milky taste of coconut powder and it didn’t really go well with my tongue. Sorry.