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Top Kuching dinner food

Dinner is one of the most happening times for food enthusiast in Kuching.  The Top Kuching dinner food are abundant and worth a try.

Most travelers tend to wonder what they should order locally in Kuching. Here’s a simple guide of the top 5:

Midin Belacan

Midin belacan –

Sitting at the top of Top Kuching dinner food is Midin Belacan.  Midin belacan is cooked fried with two main ingredients, namely Midin and belacan (shrimp paste). Midin is so popular that you can easily locate it in any dining spots in Kuching. The price of midin belacan varies but you can normally get a small serving for as low as RM8.

Curry Bamboo Clams

Top Kuching dinner dishes

Bamboo Clams or better known as Ambal is a seasonal dish. The Ambal would be friend in curry powder and would normally be served with it’s shells still very well intact. Curry Ambal is available in most night spot dining around town and would cost RM20 due to its seasonal status.

Chicken Pansoh

Chicken Pansoh is a traditional Dayak dish which infuses tapioca leaves, chicken and spices in a bamboo. The bamboo is cooked to perfection and it is served best when hot. This dish can only be found in certain places and is normally a little pricey with prices going from RM18. Nonetheless, it is worth the money.  Thank you to for a fresh photo of Ayam Pansoh.


Umai is a local Melanau delicacy in which raw fish is mixed with chilies, salt, onions and lime, and hence creating a blissful taste when going into the mouth. The dish is hard to find as it involves a lot of preparation and the fish used needs to be fresh. A typical small serving cost over RM15.

Oyster Omelette


Oyster Omelet is considered a Chinese delicacy. It is basically an omelet combined with oyster which is fried in a pan to create a thin, crispy yet delicious serving. A small portion which is enough for 3 person would normally cost RM14 above.


Seafood is a popular dinner option for many local Kuching residents.  It’s cheap, tasty and very fulfilling.

If you want to know where locals go to have their seafood fix, Kuching Seafood places would be the best place to see such listing.


Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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  1. …and of course the laksa and the kolo mee goes without saying!

    I enjoy all these dishes except the oyster omelette. I prefer the “o chien” they way they make it in Penang instead of this crispy way.

  2. Don’t forget our amazing laksa! Never tried oyster omelette before.. but midin belacan is definitely my favorite, cooked kampung style! \m/

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