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Top Choice Fusion in Kuching

Bla Bla Bla

Innovative and stylish, Bla Bla Bla serves excellent Chinese-inspired fusion dishes that – like the decor, the koi ponds and the Balinese Buddha – range from traditional to far-out. Specialities include midin (jungl…
Top Choice Seafood in Kuching

Top Spot Food Court

A perennial favourite among local foodies, this neon-lit courtyard and its half-a-dozen humming seafooderies sits, rather improbably, on the roof of a concrete parking garage – look for the giant backlit lobster sig…
Top Choice Museum in Kuching

Ethnology Museum

At the top of the hill, on the eastern side of Jln Tun Abang Haji Openg, the Ethnology Museum (the Old Building) – guarded by two colonial cannons – spotlights Borneo’s incredibly rich indigenous cultures. Upstairs …
Top Choice Dayak in Kuching


This elegant restaurant is the first to treat Dayak home cooking as true cuisine. The chef, classically trained in a Western style, uses traditional recipes, many of them Iban (a few are Kelabit, Kayan or Bidayuh), …
Top Choice Dayak in Kuching

Tribal Stove

This laid-back restaurant serving delicious Kelabit food somehow has somehow managed to capture something of the atmosphere of Bario, the Highland 'capital', and transport it to downtown Kuching. Specialities includ…
Top Choice Malaysian in Kuching

Choon Hui

This old-school kopitiam (coffee shop) gets our vote for the most delicious laksa in town, and we're not alone – the place can get crowded, especially at weekends. There is also a stall here selling excellent popia,…
Italian in Kuching


Filled to the brim with antiques, this complex of dining rooms (three) and bars (two) – housed in three 1920s shophouses – is a fashionable spot to see and be seen. Luckily, it's not a case of style over substance: …
Hawker in Kuching

Riverside Hawker Stalls

What could be better than an evening constitutional along the river followed by a fresh fruit juice and a few sticks of satay?
Vegetarian in Kuching

Zhun San Yen Vegetarian Food Centre

A meat-free buffet lunch of Chinese-style curries, priced by weight, is served from 11am to 2pm (RM1.90 per 100g). When the buffet is over, you can order from a menu of dishes such as ginger 'chicken' (made with a s…
Fort in Kuching

Fort Margherita

Built by Charles Brooke in 1879 and named after his wife, Ranee Margaret, this hilltop fortress long protected Kuching against surprise attack by pirates. It did so exclusively as a remarkably successful deterrent: …