My colleague is such a darling, to escape her home cooked dinner meal just to take me out for a foodieventure experience at Peach Garden foodcourt. She told me this foodcourt is hardly known to tourists and only locals know how to get here. Wow, the foodie excitement was already building up!
First foodie stop: fried chicken wings!
Slightly spicy, superbly crunchy and amazingly juicy. Each bite, you get a loud crunch, slight oil dripping out and then came the tender meaty part. This was one superbly well fried chicken!
Foodie stop 2: this thing was called “Char Kueh” or in english literal translation, fried…ok there is no proper english word for Kueh. It’s like the meaning of cake/dessert but local malaysian way of saying.
This by far is my top top favourite food for the night. You can get the chef to fry it sweet or spicy, or a mixture of both. Being the kia su one, I ordered the mixture of both. Women. Haha.
Full of wok hei! And thankfully it was not sickeningly sweet. And the chef added a lot of eggs too. Basically fried carrot cake like the ones in Penang, but not so much of dark soy sauce added, with hints of sweetness.
The proper way to eat it? Toothpicks! I had so much fun poking each piece out and munching them while chatting. Writing about this made me want to eat it now!
Foodie stop 3: kolo mee, this was unfortunately pretty average. I admit that the noodles were quite nice to just slurp em’ up like maggi noodles and you can’t go wrong with adding pork lard and oil into em’ noodles haha. The only downside was that most of the kolo mees here are usually added with coloured char siew slices, which are a no-no for me. I believe if the kolo mee is added with those nicely grilled and caramelized char siews, the entire experience of a kolo mee would totally change!
Apart from the special noodles and the dressings added to give a kick to the noodles, the minced meat and coloured charsiews complements were a thumbs for me.
On my next trip back to Kuching, I would very much like to revisit Peach Garden…for the fried chicken and char kueh! And hopefully foodieventure the other foods here too!
Peach Garden kopitiam
Jalan Song, Tabuan Heights,
93350 Kuching, Sarawak.