Haru’s Food Ordering Logic

Haru’s logic: Order stuff/food he’s familiar with. 😐

Which reminds me, the other day, a Chinese friend told me that she went to Thailand with her family and they had Chinese food in Thailand.

At first I thought they had a meal or two, just to check out the difference but turned out they had Chinese food for the whole Thailand trip. 😐 I really don’t understand this. Can anyone help me to understand this?

It’s part of of traveling to experience something new or local there, right? Hmm.. maybe that’s the adventurous part of me.

And if you have a local friend to bring you around, do let him do the food ordering job.


Let me introduce the 2 most famous breakfast dish in Kuching.

The Sarawak Laksa, thick bee hoon cooked with over 40+ spices, belacan, santan, chicken bones, prawn shells and served with slices of chicken meat and fresh prawns. Two types, differentiate by the color of the soup, brown color and the orangy-reddish color (spicy type).

Handmade noodle.

The Kolok Mee. Β Dry curly egg noodle tosh together in vinegar, fish sauce, shallot oil and served with with spring onions, minced meat and bbq meat. Comes in white version and red version (bbq oil).

The image above is non halal version, halal version comes in sweet soya sauce and beef/chicken.


From Kuching, the birth place of 3 layer tea…i present you..

Pandan + Milk + Tea + Grass Jelly.

oh, we have 5 layers too, if 4 layers are not enough for you.


Feel free to download/check out the food guide i did.. XD

:: Kuching Food Guide Pdf Donwload ::



  • August 28, 2013 - 11:02 am | Permalink

    Me want Sarawak Laksa!

    … and the drink as well. πŸ˜€

  • August 28, 2013 - 11:04 am | Permalink

    Waaaahhhh, why la your fren like dis!! Must order all the food that never hear before!!

  • August 28, 2013 - 11:16 am | Permalink

    “Manok punsah”? I thought it was “manok pansuh”

    While travelling, my rules of thumb are: (1) Where hygenic, try something local, or (2) try something never found back home, and (3) never try something available at home – especially favourite dish – if you know the authentic one is available where you are going.

    Rationale for the later: when you’ve tasted the local/authentic one, what you used to becomes “second grade”. I broke the rule twice in London:

    (1) Croissants are not as soft as they are there.
    (2) Had the Hainanese Chicken Rice at Rasa Sayang. It tasted bad! The nice one in Miri, with chicken liver, costs only RM4.50.

    • August 31, 2013 - 6:16 pm | Permalink

      aiks. typo.
      thanks lot πŸ˜€ hehehe

      hahhaha similar rule of thumb but with a limit that what i eat food doesn’t go against my belief hahah XD

  • August 28, 2013 - 11:30 am | Permalink

    Waaa I must try Kolok Mee and that layered tea. xD

  • August 28, 2013 - 11:32 am | Permalink

    Oh I’m interested on the multilayer Teh C Peng πŸ™‚ Looked nice

    Btw, what’s the fifth layer of five-layers tea?

    • August 31, 2013 - 6:18 pm | Permalink

      The fifth layer will be the Gula Atap. A brown sugar like Gula Melaka but less sweet and more watery.

  • August 28, 2013 - 11:39 am | Permalink

    That’s the reason why I rarely order spaghetti when I eat out (especially those with tomato sauce), since I can cook it myself. Once my friend’s uncle came to Russia for our graduation. In the restaurant he wanted dishes with rice, but we were in Russia, and that is a western restaurant….
    However, maybe the logic people order the food that they heard of or familiar with is that they fear to order some “weird” food or food that don’t suit their taste.

    • August 31, 2013 - 6:19 pm | Permalink

      hmm that’s might be true also, later not suit, then decided not to eat them and wasting money and food.

  • Anson
    August 28, 2013 - 11:49 am | Permalink

    OMG Im drooling iver the food now….><
    Anyway Im newbie here and I have to say that ur comics are awesome!
    Keep me laughing while having the nostalgic when reading posts about ur younger time. ^^

    • Anson
      August 28, 2013 - 11:51 am | Permalink

      Sry typo error… Is drooling over

    • August 31, 2013 - 6:19 pm | Permalink

      hahaha welcome πŸ˜€
      do stay tune as Miao gonna travel back in time in next few coming season

  • babybear
    August 28, 2013 - 12:15 pm | Permalink

    What’s Mee Jawa Satay? Mee Jawa with Satay at the side?

    • August 31, 2013 - 6:20 pm | Permalink

      Yep, it’s a mixture of mee jawa top with satay meat and peanut sauce. πŸ˜€
      It’s our breakfast there

  • August 28, 2013 - 2:50 pm | Permalink

    hahaha.. as for me, I don’t normally try the food that I’ve heard of, say in Kuching.. i will never order Sarawak Laksa or Kolo Mee when I’m outside Kuching.. maybe for once if people tell me it’s nice.. other times, I’ll just eat the local food at the country that I’m in. hahaha.

    Poor you gotta eat the “safe food” πŸ˜€

    • August 31, 2013 - 6:21 pm | Permalink

      hahahha same lor. I’m in KL always avoid Sarawak mee XD

      then do you eat bugs in Thailand? local food there ler. hehehe
      (tho not everyone in Thai eat it, from what i heard)

  • August 28, 2013 - 3:30 pm | Permalink

    All food looks like so delicious…
    what is java mee satay?didn’t heard of it before…

    • August 31, 2013 - 6:23 pm | Permalink

      Mee Jawa is yellow egg noodle cooked with sweet gravy top with beef meat, chicken, egg, fried shallots.
      Mee Jawa Satay is a mixture of that with peanut sauce and satays. πŸ˜€

  • August 28, 2013 - 4:07 pm | Permalink

    i’m craving for SARAWAK LAKSA NOW NOW NOW T________T

  • August 28, 2013 - 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Laksa Sarawak – Check
    Mee Kolok _ Check
    Kek Lapis – Check

    5 layer tea?. – ???

    Like a boss!

    • August 31, 2013 - 6:25 pm | Permalink

      hohohoho come come! 5 layer tea. πŸ˜€
      the ohmph is not as strong as 4 layers tho.

  • August 28, 2013 - 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I wanna eat Kolok Mee T______T

  • Khairi Nairfan
    August 28, 2013 - 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Mee Kolok is my favourite during my trip to Sarawak! πŸ˜€

  • Sarah
    August 28, 2013 - 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Whee!! Thank you for this! Just nice! I’m gg back to Kuching next month..shall go try this out!:D

  • August 28, 2013 - 11:49 pm | Permalink

    I always go for exotic/ adventurous food when I’m traveling. In Vietnam, I had duck embryo, cha ca la vong (stinky shrimp paste with fish) but delicious XD

  • August 28, 2013 - 11:54 pm | Permalink

    so nice loh~

  • PolarBear
    August 29, 2013 - 1:27 am | Permalink

    i taste different style of laksa sarawak. πŸ™‚
    must be hard around Haru, eh?.. (^_^)””

  • August 29, 2013 - 3:10 am | Permalink

    Whenever I go to a new place. Got menu or not. Or something menu is in foreign language/mandarin :D.

    I will ask the waiter/boss to recommend what’s their personal favorite
    & look right into their eyes with a smile.
    Other thn tht. also tell them my allergies or dn’t prefer too spicy coz. weak tummy.
    Usually I get the best deal from them πŸ˜€ & they will also “cerita” a bit the history of the food/shop & small talks frm them are the BEST πŸ™‚

  • Nada
    August 29, 2013 - 8:54 am | Permalink

    I don’t understand either.
    If you’re going to some place, you should eat the local food, not something you can get anywhere.
    Once I go to Penang, they choose to eat McD instead of laksa Penang or char kuetiaw…

  • August 29, 2013 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    hahahaha, some people just like Chinese food only. hahaha

  • Arkanos
    August 29, 2013 - 10:06 am | Permalink

    Its like that one. I travel outstation every year so I can understand this. Sometimes we had European food, sometimes we had Chinese food. We have a habit of missing our own type of food too much. πŸ˜€

  • liya_helia
    August 29, 2013 - 10:48 am | Permalink

    i never been over sea before (other then Singapore that is) so im not sure.. but i do like to try out things that can’t buy in malaysia… πŸ™‚

    anyway~ y sarawak laksa only have 1 picture of it and Kolok mee have 3??!! XDD but still i can understand since Kolok mee in your lover~.. owo

  • mayangshi
    August 29, 2013 - 10:59 am | Permalink

    I still think Sarawak Laksa is the best!!! The Penang Laksa is totally not my taste. Sarawak has the most types of food that is super yummy… And cheap too. =D

  • August 29, 2013 - 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Nice photos!!!! Omg I miss Golden Arch’s Sarawak Laksa…that’s like the best T^T

  • August 30, 2013 - 10:04 pm | Permalink

    If I go somewhere I definitely want to try the specialties there! But I think some people are more picky, and they don’t dare to simply order anything, afraid that they won’t like it.

    Eh, I didn’t know there was non-spicy laksa…at first I was surprised to see that there was no red colour.

    I don’t want to see your food guide…it will only make me hungry for food that I cannot get. πŸ˜›

  • Kayy
    September 6, 2013 - 11:05 pm | Permalink


    shouldnt be seeing this post at night!!!!

  • Amanda Ho
    September 13, 2013 - 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Are the list of places to eat you stated in the PDF all in situated in Kuching itself?

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