These are the most popular eating places amongst locals. There is always a wide selection of value-for-money stalls and you can select food from as many as you like. If you are not familiar with a dish, just be adventurous and try it. Nine times out of ten you will be delighted.
Kubah Ria, river front location next to Satok Weekend Market. Over 40 Malay and Chinese stalls serving local specialties. Highlights include the excellent satay.10 am to 10 pm.
Lau Ya Keng Chinese Food Centre, Jln Carpenter (opposite temple). A wide range of Chinese food stalls Excellent fish balls, fish and prawn soup and Sarawak Laksa from late morning until late evening.
Open Air Market, (near Electra House) Jln Market. Oddly named, as the whole area is covered. A selection of Chinese and Malay food stalls. Some reasonably priced seafood and noodles stalls operate late into the evening. Famous for beef noodles, rice porridge and fresh soya bean milk.
Song Kheng Hai Hawker Centre, Jln Song Kheg Hai. Tucked away behind Jln Padungan next to the rugby filed, this is an old-style hawker centre serving local noodle dishes, tasty desserts and afternoon snacks. Closed on Mondays.
Top Spot Food Court, Jln Bukit Mata Kuching.
Most shopping malls feature good courts, notably Plaza Merdeka ( level 3), The Spring (2nd floor) and Vivacity (3rd floor)