Ling Loong Seafood
It would be folly to come to Kuching and not sample the seafood, plucked from the Sarawak River and Pacific Ocean. Excellent fish can be found all over the city, but for the very freshest you should head to the Top Spot Food Court. Follow the neon-lit lobster up five floors to the roof of a garage, and you’ll find half a dozen stalls jostling for your attention. Among them, Ling Loong Seafood is often regarded as the best. For fish, red snapper fried in garlic and grilled pomfret are local favourites, but the greatest joy is the shellfish. Try chilli crab, peppered squid and oyster omelette, with a side of chilli-drenched midin fern and kai-lan (Chinese kale). If Ling Loong is too busy, don’t fear; other stalls, such as the Bukit Mata Seafood Centre, have their own delicious fare.