Kuching has superb seafood. One treat that should not be missed is steamed pomfret or manchong fish. Assam prawns, sambal prawns and slipper lobster (bax) are other local favourites. One dish that you are unlikely to find elsewhere is ambal (bamboo clam), which is usually cooked as a mild dry curry or steamed in Chinese wine. Unusual appearance (looks like a worm in a bamboo shell!) - but tastes superb.
Ah Ka Su Seafood, 17 Jln Green Hill (the sign says “Food Comes First”). Open for
lunch and dinner daily. Excellent fish head curry and also well known for its BBQ
Batu Lintang Food Centre, tucked away behind junction of Jln Batu Lintang & Jln
Rock. The stalls here serve Kuching’s cheapest seafood. Evenings only. Very popular so be prepared to wait for a table.
Benson Seafood, Off Jln Abell. Tel: 255262. Well-established riverside restaurant serving a full range of Sarawak seafood. Very popular at weekends.
Pending Seafood Centre, behind Kuching Port in the industrial area. A wide range
of stalls selling seafood and local specialities. If you go by taxi arrange a pick-up
Rock Road Seafood, 2nd Mile, Jln Rock, Tel: 241575. Popular outlet where you
select your dinner from the fish and crustaceans swimming in the tanks lining the
walls. Take a taxi. Booking advisable at weekends.
See Good, off Ban Hock Road, opposite Hua Kuok Inn. Tel: 251397/012-8832629.
Probably Kuching’s most popular seafood restaurant, See Good’s cooking style is
robust rather than fussy, with strong-flavoured sauces and lots of herbs. Friendly
hosts the Kong family will happily guide you through the extensive and exotic menu, and can make some interesting suggestions. Also has the biggest (and cheapest) selection of wines in Kuching. Open lunchtime onwards. Closed 4th and 18th of every month.
Top Spot Food Court offers a wide choice of popular seafood outlets