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EATOUT with Sponsors of our Culinary Heritage

Sarawak has long been a melting pot of cultures, but in culinary terms, that pot has recently been stirred by a reawakening in the F&B business. Fresh flavours are being imported, old traditions revived, and new combinations tested to create a new culinary landscape for Kuching. The food heritage of our past stands strong, from hawker scene to high-end hotel, but new faces are bringing it forward into the future. So we at KINO, confirmed foodies all (isn’t everyone in Kuching?), are paying tribute to some of the bright new stars as well as the firm favourites in our Sarawak skies. 

Old CourtHouse, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg 93000, Kuching

082-419 118 OldCourtHouseKch

The Old Courthouse is the historic heart of Kuching and the ultimate venue for a meaningful event. This venerable building has stood at the centre of Sarawak life for over one hundred years and can now be part of your most important occasion. Imagine a romantic garden wedding in the courtyard, an intimate gala dinner in their lofty chamber of law, an intelligent seminar in their well-equipped auditorium. Fully catered from start to finish, these are events designed to be individual and unique, each arranged with a personal touch. The heart back in this heritage property so it can take its place in yours. (Daily: 10am to 11pm)


Ground Floor, Lots 353-355, Section 50, Jalan Padungan Utara, 93100 Kuching

082-255 416 KingsCurry

King’s Curry brings the spice and excitement of Northern India to South- East Asia. King's Curry is the original creator of the signature Cheesy Naan and King’s Martabak. You can have a full-blown meal, a quick bite from their extensive fast food selection (lunch only), or the ultimate pick me up with their new ‘Cutting Chai and Bites’. Iconic, aromatic Indian tea with crispy pakora can stand alone or as a prelude to their mightier mains – they have even added ‘Nasi Goreng Siram Curry’ to tickle local taste buds. Authentically Indian and still strongly Sarawak – come and enjoy a royal feast! (Tues-Sun: 10.30am-10.00pm)


38 Tabuan Rd, 93000 Kuching

011-369 06675 ZincKuching

Zinc is a firm favourite in the Sarawak firmament, set there by high expectations in food, ambience and service. The Mediterranean cuisine served by Chef Jordi from Barcelona features many items never before tasted here. The bar which kicks into high gear in the later part of the evening is however one of Kuching's better kept secrets. With cool music at a volume which doesn't drown out your conversation, experience one or all of the ten premium gin & tonics on display. Happy Hour for craft cocktails such as Roselle Daiquiri and Jameson Zoom runs at the fitting timeslot of 9.45pm to 11.45pm. The wine list is equally impressive, with the tastiest house red and white wines in town. (Tues-Sun: 6pm until late)


 Lot 2723, Block 10, Lorong Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce 6 (Next to McDonald's)

082-413551/016-8324319 queenbeefoodparadise

Queen Bee Food Paradise has taken a once neglected area and turned it into a hive of activity! This new complex has Memoire Hornbill Hotel, an already established Cambodian restaurant (GWC), Seafood Restaurant, and now a food court where Sarawak’s favourite range of food is on sale in an innovatively designed open air space. Take yourself from simple snack to dessert – gula apong ice cream now on sale alongside everything from dim sum to main meals – under the Kuching sky. Already a popular location, Queen Bee Food Paradise boasts of the biggest projector screen to watch your favourite live sports game with the cheapest beers in town. This place is attracting Kuchingites like bees to honey! (24/7)


Sub-lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Com- mercial Complex, Jalan Simpang Tiga

082-234 068 the.Dyak

Kuching’s first and finest Dayak restaurant since 2012 serving the freshest ingredients and authentic Dayak food prepared in keeping with a high culinary standard. The D’yak has six different ways of serving pork the traditional Dayak way. The chicken and fish dishes are sumptuously cooked with jungle herbs and spices and the jungle produce and vegetable dishes are vegetarian delights that will satisfy the strictest vegan! The D’yak’s kitchen is gluten-free and MSG-free, and the chefs are trained to prepare special meals for special diets upon request in advance. Children are welcome, and baby-chairs are available. (Mon-Sat: 12pm-last order at 8.30pm)


Lot 1659, 15, Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93300 Kuching

016-8001819/082-550006 thecontainerkuching

The Container is a new concept in Kuching city, blending old and new with East and West to bring visitors an entirely different experience. Architect- designed, this innovative space gives a new lease of life to old shipping containers, providing numerous indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for a private party or a relaxed dinner in the company of friends. You can even rent the whole place for a bigger splash! But the invention doesn’t end there with a menu full of old favourites in new combinations. Sample the Chicken Maryland with its salted egg yolk crust or even Spaghetti Laksa. Anyone for Kway Teow Bolognese? Container is an entirely new Kuching combination! (Daily: 11.30am-12am)


317-319, Jalan Padungan, 93100 Kuching

082-331 310

A family business of 52 years (now run by their third generation), many have dined at Lok Thian restaurant over the decades. Tantalise your tastebuds with their signature dishes – giant fresh water prawns simply steamed, bird's nest soups and drinks (also sold in bottles to bring home) and the traditional sucullent suckling pig, to mention just a few – some of these dishes have been a favourite since the restaurant's establishment! Another must-try delicacy is the Empurau fish – the most highly sought after fresh water fish in Sarawak. No function is too big, Lok Thian restaurant welcomes all to a pleasant dining experience. (Daily: 9am-10pm)


Sublot 15, 16, 17, Lot 923, Siburan Town District, Jalan Kuching/Serian

082-862 966 wei.thian.5

Venture into a quest for satisfaction at Wei Thian, on the Siburan side of Kuching – whether you’re living in the area or on tourist grounds. Drop by for a taste of their signature mango duck, or if you're looking for something on the wild side, order their crocodile dish! Wei Thian is one of the few restaurants in the state that is licensed to sell crocodile meat. The hands that make them belong to Sarawak’s star chef Kong Chi Kee – a regular on Astro’s Hua Hee Star Chef competition, bringing the third runner up prize back to our own sunny Sarawak. With exceptional delicacies in safe hands, the rewards are well worth reaping. (Daily: Lunch 11am-2pm, Dinner 6pm-9.30pm)


Lot 76, Tabuan Tranquility Commercial Centre, Jalan Canna, 93350 Kuching

082-366133/016-8926999 pzhendeelite

Pot pies to takeaway from PZhen Deelite, freshly baked from the oven! Crumbly, flaky pastry encase succulent, savoury fillings in an array of flavours such as beef rendang, chicken curry, chicken, vegetable, corned beef potato pie and more. Priced from RM6-RM8 per pie, these are the perfect tea time or picnic fare. PZhen Deelite is a not just a bakery but also an academy that runs regular hobby workshops as well as certified baking and decorating courses. Interested parties may contact PZhen Deelite for more details. (Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm, Closed on Sun & Public Holidays)


Jalan Canna (behind GIANT Stutong), Ground Floor, Kuching

082-361244/016-8890600 Razzmatazz-Bistro -Pub-Lounge-599649300106886

The ethos at Razzmatazz never changes – always 100% Western, no fusion. But the menu is constantly evolving. International award-winning chef George is endlessly adding specials to his menu and new offerings in his range – beautiful breads and tempting truffles are just the start. Now, in true Swiss tradition, creamy, dreamy cheese fondue makes its first appearance in Kuching – not just a meal but a gastronomic experience in itself designed to be shared with friends and family. Dip into our specials, dive into the fondue and top it all off with a sweet treat– let George take you on the grand tour! (Daily: 4pm-12am)


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