Best Malay Restaurants in Kuching

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There are days where you just want to feel closer to home, without all that fancy western dishes. Things like sambal, petai, ikan bakar and so on does sound tempting every now and then. Hence, here is a list of the best Malay restaurants in Kuching, just for you.

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    Planet SambalPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Planet Sambal may sound like a setting for a Malaysian-made sci-fi movie, but unfortunately, it's not. The interior is decorated with a contrast of pink and white, one that somehow reminds you of Hello Kitty. Fortunately, the food is decent with a good variety to choose from. Prices are also set at a reasonable rate so everyone can enjoy.

    Tips

    Free Wi-Fi.

    Things to expect

    A warm and cozy cafe. Though it may be a little small.

    Best with

    Iced Lemon Tea.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM20.00

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    Planet Sambal View restaurant

    56, Jalan Padungan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 93100, Kuching, Sarawak
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    082428799

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    08:30AM—11:30PM
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    J & J CafeteriaHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
    halal

    With the tagline ‘Janji Sedap, Jaminan Halal’ and having their fourth outlet opened in Kuching, J & J Cafeteria aims to provide the very best of local delicacies to the mass. Dishes such as char koay teow, fried rice, Sawarak laksa and roti canai are some of the bestsellers. Though they may be simple, they're cooked quite nicely and served in a generous portion.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A simple place - no fuss. Oh, no air conditioner as well.

    Best with

    Bandung.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    J & J Cafeteria View restaurant

    Block 18, Lot 4250, 4252, & 4254, Jalan Demak, Salak Land District
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    0198283566

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    Every day
    06:30AM—11:30PM
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    Top Spot Foodcourt is a famed place as they are one of the few that is dedicated to offering awesome seafood with a Halal certificate. Getting here isn't difficult as GPS is a good friend of everyone, and upon entering, you'll find the place to be fairly massive. During the night, this place is also bursting with people enjoying their fresh seafood, mostly by hand. It's fresh, it's delicious but it wouldn't be cheap.

    Tips

    Come early if you wish not to wait.

    Things to expect

    Huge hall with plenty of people at night.

    Best with

    Tea or fresh juices.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM80.00

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    Top Spot Foodcourt View restaurant

    17, Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 93100, Kuching, Sarawak
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    Every day
    12:00PM—11:00PM
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    Baba GanoushPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Baba Ganoush is what most people would consider an all-in-one restaurant. Despite it being mainly Malay Cuisine, they too take influence and inspiration from Chinese and Indian cooking, incorporating those elements to their own style of cooking. Hence, you'll find a mix variety of delicious dishes such as the sweet and sour chicken, stir-fried vegetables and various other delectable items.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A warm and cozy place - nothing too fancy.

    Best with

    Fresh juices.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Baba Ganoush View restaurant

    8276, Jalan Pending, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 93450, Kuching, Sarawak
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    082481121

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    My Village Barok BistroHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    If you're interested in experiencing how Malay dined decades ago, then this place might be a good one to start. You'll understand why when you first arrive, where the entire restaurant is made to resemble a traditional Malay wooden house. That's not all, tables are set at a fairly low height where you will be required to sit on the floor to use it. There are also various other elements within this restaurant that will make you feel like you've travelled back to the past, even the food as well. Well-kept traditional recipes - delicious!

    Tips

    Credit card accepted.

    Things to expect

    A traditional looking restaurant.

    Best with

    Bandung or fresh juices.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM40.00

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    My Village Barok Bistro View restaurant

    5, Jalan Brooke, Kampung Surabaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 93050, Kuching, Sarawak
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    082448970

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    Bimmers CafePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Bimmers Cafe is actually a hawker center with a good load of food to try. From the famous Sarawak laksa to kolok mee, rojak to ayam penyet, they have it all. Not to mention it's also incredibly affordable and the portion size are generous, too. However, each stall certainly differs from one another, of course. As an overall though, it's still pretty damn good.

    Tips

    Bring your own serviettes.

    Things to expect

    A hawker center.

    Best with

    Iced Tea, Teh Tarik or Bandung.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Bimmers Cafe View restaurant

    5813, Jalan Semarak, Taman Peaceful, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 93050, Kuching, Sarawak
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    082259889

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    Every day
    09:00AM—10:00PM
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