Posted in Hotels, Kuching

Aurora Court, Merdeka Palace, Kuching

Had buffet breakfast at the hotel’s Aurora Court during my last stay.

It lacks a decent selection of vege- and pesca- tarian foods. There were a lot of pastries but not one vegetable dish.

Bread and butter pudding

This is one of the few bread and butter puddings that I have actually enjoyed. They did a good job with this.

Actually tasted decent for hotel cupcakes, with the exception of the vanilla one. The chocolate was nice without being too sweet.
Not sure why they serve 2 types of croissant but only 1 type of cheese
Didn’t try any of this – presumably just flaky pastry with a sweet cenrre.
Didn’t get to try the spiral shaped bun but the one with the pineapple was decent.

I was actually quite amused at their cheese platter, which consisted only of rolled up sliced cheese.

Posted in Asian, Kuching

Yong tau foo (and cendol) @ Plaza Merdeka

I decided to stop by the food court at Plaza Merdeka on my first night in Kuching. I had the yong tau foo here on one of my last trips here as well. It was quite disappointing this time, as they have become rather stingy with their portions. This bowl (pictured above) was RM6.

Basically, the ingredients are a ringgit a piece. Each fishball, each strip of tofu, each mushroom and each floret of brocolli cost RM1. Horrific, really.

They had leafy veg, broccoli, button mushrooms, mushrooms, chicken eggs birds’ eggs, crabsticks, crabclaws, tofu blocks, seaweed, deep fried tofu, tofu skins…

The stuffed tofu blocks weren’t very fresh. The soup was okay, better than what you get at Kuching airport.

Not all the things served are pesca-friendly. It is easy to mistake the meatballs for fish.

Decided to have cendol after, as the yong tau foo was a bit of a diasppointment. The cendol here is made with shaved ice, evaporated milk, red (azuki) beans and the cendol bits.  It was good; would be better on a hot day, though.