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Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang | Padang Merdeka Area, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At This Tower Market you will find a small secluded corner stall selling this yummy ice cream which I love very much,. You definitely wont miss this place at its constantly crowded with people on the Q for this great dessert serving.. the peanut toppings just go so well to make this an obvious choice together,.. Check it out !!

Thank alfredc466
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Came on a Sunday. Half the stalls are not open. Was told the beef noodle is a must try so will come back again. Tired the Kolo Mee from Hock Heng stall... I prefer the one at Oriental Park. The noodle texture is better there.

Thank MinaLim_KUL
Kuala Lumpur
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

As our nap took longer than intended, we overslept and woke up hungry past the usual dinner time. Thanks to Google, we found this place which apparently had food. Only three stalls were open when we got there; ice cream, noodles and dumplings. We ordered the kolo mee which was thankfully edible, but the tomato mee was not as nice,... More 

Thank cherylsass
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Love the beef noodles (soup a tad too salty this round) with the succulent thin slices of beef. The beef tripe was tasty and not chewy at all. The famous red kolomee was quite good but we should have asked for their qq noodles instead of the straight noodles. Siobee (siumai) was really delicious and the cold soya milk completed... More 

Thank ebethgoh
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299 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is actually a hawker centre under roof, so it is not "open air." In it, plenty of food stalls selling food from morning till night. However, most stalls open in the morning and close in late evening. Try the kolo mee here which is the best food on offer, IMHO. Also try the ice-cream gula apong which is... More 

Thank Ngan H
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Yes it is not a restaurant, more a warung, or several warungs. But there are tables where you can sit down, it is a bit dirty around the market, but great food. All the ingredients are fresh, the plates are clean and the food marwelous! Sit down and be patient, it will take time before you get your food! When... More 

Thank isprinsessa
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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41 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is where the local people go. Located at the heart of Kuching city, easily accessible and near to the places of interest (waterfront, India Street, Plaza Merdeka). Food price start from RM3.00-4.00 and you can find various of street foods here.

Thank ChernnieIyvonny
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This naturally ventilated hawker centre has been around for generations and most locals would have had happy memories enjoying beef noodles, soya milk, sio bee (siew mai) and shaved ice desserts with family and friends. One of the unique thing about this place is that people from all walks of life, upper, middle and lower class of all races frequent... More 

Thank niukster
Kuching, Malaysia
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593 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Kuchingnites really enjoy coming to this place. there is a number of types of typical Kuching food all under one roof. Given a chance, try everything

Thank AChee74
Kuching, Malaysia
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113 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This place has 2 sides, one side is more for the heavy meal and porridge and the other side is more of the local street food, open from morning till night but I'm mostly there at night for the local "sio bee" (meat balls) and soya bean drink. They have very popular "red" kolo mee as well. Food here are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang | Padang Merdeka Area, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?