Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tea Kiosk

Ah Ben and I had ais kacang and fruit rojak in this old Tea Kiosk (with extension) nearby the Sarawak Museum Old Wing in Kuching, Sarawak.

The Miniature ABC or ais kacang. Wanna know why Ah Ben's cough take so long to cure? Cos the notti boy still ate ais kacang and drink iced cold drinks despite coughing :P

Fruit Rojak. Nothing fantastic and the taste was plain. No kick ;) The one we had in another place one week earlier on tasted much better :)

Meet the Taukeh :)

Something special and unique about this tea kiosk.. You get the chance to enjoy the "scenic" view when you makan here, which is not available elsewhere ..... Guess what issit about?

None other than viewing the Graveyards when you enjoying your meal (which is located opposite the Tea Kiosk). You won't get the chance to do this very frequent, do you? ;)

67 comments:

Pink Cotton said...

YAY! IM FIRST AGAIN!

pls msn me when u finish posting nxt time..LOL

hmm this place got story wan le..very historical...this story was told by my mom.

ok ah get ready...chen, you can bring out your chair and popcorn liao...

long long time ago,there was also a business operating at that kiosk...and if u notice there's a small little room in the middle of the kiosk with a door.

one day...early in the morning...a burglar came to the place and wanted to rob the tauke and his son...and the 2 was brutally killed..blood all over the small little room

how my mom know? cos she ponteng school and ran to the place to look at the scene while police were doing investigation

sekian...creepy hor??

Chen said...

pink cotton,
LOL.. okie..
next time I will msn u when i finish posting :P
btw, I haven't finish merajuk with u yet..
I still want my kuih !!!
*continue merajuk*

yeah, i notice the small room there

Eeeee...
ask me to bring out popcorn to eat and u told me eerie story like this.
U no good lah..
I presume that incident happened something like 3 to 4 decades ago ?
cos your mum is still schooling at that moment ...

*continue merajuk*

_butt said...

yer.. why u always like to post grave yard pictures la..

13th Panda said...

pink cotton:OMG!u didn't say..i went there a few times oredi..SCARY!!

Chen said...

butt,
Not always lah..
this is only the 3rd time :P

13th panda,
I guess Ignorance is bliss :)

Just wondering.. whether Pink Cotton still makan at that place or not after she heard the story from her mum...

cooknengr said...

What sup Doc, in fact those are the most presentable graveyard in Kuching, lawn are well kept, the thomb stones are clean... the little hills were pefect for BMX stunts..back in my days of BMX racing.

carcar said...

besides kah chuak, reptiles, animal, lizard...

besides food, ice kacang...

GRAVEYARDS are commonly found from your blog too!!

Pink Cotton said...

13thpanda:yaya...abit creepy when i eat there and imagining wat happend in that room few decades ago...brrrrr

Pink Cotton said...

HAHAHAHA
but but but...ben told me you cannot sleep if you did not see your OT photos wo!..so i was thinking maybe i help you to sleep better with creepy stories...

OOPS! forgot its the ghost festival mth!! =o

The Yongs said...

This place has fond childhood memories. My dad used to take us there for ais kacang when he is free and we would love 'climbing' the hills at the museum ground. I could not recall the graves then. I know they relocated the graves from Reservoir Park to there quite sometime back.

By the way, as I remember it, the tau key or rather taukey-neo is one of two sisters who remained unmarried. Both sisters remained unmarried actually... Not too sure who that old man is in your pic.. unless they have changed ownership! What is delicious there is their sio pau! yummy! and also their belacan bee hoon.

Want to her a spooky story of that place? I was told that some one hanged himself in that building long, long ago.... :O

may said...

nice... view... uh... yea.

the tea kiosk looks cool. the graveyard looks kempt. ;)

Pink Cotton said...

wah...so many spooky stories abt that place???

hmmmm hmmm *rub chin*

Chen said...

cooknengr,
yes, I agree with u. We can even see couples dating or youngsters chit chatting next to the graveyard or youngster chit chatting.

carcar,
u are very observance :)
Bravo.

kakkkaka... I must write something that other people don't dare or won't want to write mah.. :P I told Ah Ben that day I can't resist taking photos of graveyards :)

LOL..

pinkcotton,
aiyak, don't think so much loh..
just makan :P

That Ah Ben..
cincai kon.
must piak him liao..

Err.. this month is Hungry Ghost Month ah? I sudah lupa :P
Actually hoh, Hungry Ghost Month made no difference to me leh..
I still continue on with my activities as usual ;)

zeroimpact said...

Aiyah doc doc scare boy boy again
But I like ice kacang and rojak
Tambah ice cream and chocolate!!!

Simple American said...

I think that has to be the cutest building. And the view is relaxing. Too bad food is not tastier hor?

slurp! said...

this loktor very spooky one.
graveyards, closeup of insects, lizards, assortment of eggs etc tsk tsk ....

anyway, day time where got exciting one, do they open during midnight? kekekeke ...

Chen said...

the yongs,
sweet childhood memories, huh? :)

wah.. so many spooky stories ah regarding that place?
mmmmm... that is indeed a "happening" place :D

may,
LOL..
Kuching is a clean city
those who has been to Kuching before will agree with me.
Kuching is much much much x50 cleaner than Penang or KL ;)

pink cotton,
waiting for more stories :)

Chen said...

zeroimpact,
this one not scary lah..

*take note*
-ais kacang
-chocolate
-ice cream
-rojak
anything else? :)

SA,
Yeah, that is indeed a nice building ,surrounded by greens.. Relaxing and peaceful (forget about the spooky stories :P)

slurp,
Hahhaha.. Cannot post the same thing everytime, or else you all will feel bored :P

open during midnight?
of course not ;)
Hahhaha.. later the special guests will patron the place.. and the next morning, the money will turn into..
hoolalah :P

plink said...

O.O

Graveyard rojak?!

*pengsan*

Red Sponge said...

WAISEH...nvr know got stories...hee...seldom go there...unless....nothing much better to eat in the town.

Eh...dun hav much carpark there pun...sian to eat at places with limited car park.

zeroimpact said...

Cendol!!!

Selba said...

Interesting!!!

Interesting to see the eis kacang which I didn't managed to get during my trip in Msia *sob*

Interesting to see the tea kiosk :)

Interesting the graveyard which remains me to my grandparents' graveyard near Borobudur Temple. Oh my... it's time to visit 'them'!!!

Interesting to know the story of this tea kiosk place from pink cotton... more.. more... more....

Interesting to learn that creepy story should be listened by eating popcorn!!! whuahahahahaha.....

Chen said...

plink,
Wah.. hahhahaa… what a name
should be Museum Rojak lah.. :P
Graveyard Rojak, later scare away all the customers …
LOL

red sponge,
so many hidden stories regarding the place :)

aiyeh, u can park further away & exercise your leg mah..
can jalan-jalan in the nearby park…
romantic also mah..
LOL

zero impact,
u can eat so much ah? LOL
want another lollipop? :)

selba,
What an interesting day for u :)
This ais kacang is not the authentic ais kacang. The more authentic one will have cincau, kidney beans, corn, jelly, grass jelly, atap chee etc with ice cream on top of the shaved ice …
Nice to have on hot sunny day ;)

ah nel said...

i seldom went there more going to ais kacang at padang jubilee mia...

ah ben no bring u go eat tang hoon soup,pork satay,aladdin keh phng,zheng kolo mee at temple street kar?

pisang goreng 115,NF said...

got any ecounter customer come and pay with hell money?

batukawa said...

hi Chen
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Love your site - the lovely food and the places you have visited. Keep up the good work.

See Fei said...

hei good commercial sense, this owner of the kiosk!! cheng meng will be boom time for the owner.

my only peeve is the kiosk structure mars the beauty of the miniature pagoda.

Chen said...

ah nel,
The main purpose why we dropped by there that afternoon cos I wanted to visit the Sarawak Museum (haven't visited it for years...)

We ate pork satay at Hui Sing Garden earlier on. Too many nice stuff to eat in Kuching, I guess we can't cover everything. Aladdin keh phng? what is that? :D I never heard before :)

pisang goreng,
Dunno ah.. Didn't ask the taukeh..
I guess he will answer "Choi"
LOL

batu kawa,
hi Batu Kawa :)
The first time I see your profile name, what comes to my mind is... this profile name is very unique, and very "Kuching" :)

see fei,
Yeah, i did notice about the resemblance. Just found out yesterday night - few decades ago, there was shedding of blood inside that place - whereby the previous owner and the son were killed ...

zeroimpact said...

Lollipop ah... can also...
Cannot finish then ta pao lo
:P

lynnx01 said...

Oh yess.. I remember the graveyard is there near where we usually parked our car before walking to the museum. Tak sangka got tea kiosk now..

Kristopher said...

WOW!!! so many stories on the Tea Kiosk ahhh.... always go dere during schooling days cos my school is very near :p.... I though there 3 sisters lo... like thier Sio Pau, Belcan Bee hon and Ice Kacang.... but now hardly step there anymore...

angel said...

man... yr kuching very the happening... when u going back again? can i foloooo??? *LOL*

aiyooo i so late... so bz but dunno bz wat... liuliu lohhh...

plink said...

Yes, but still very scary: museum next to graveyard. Sounds like a horror movie....

Chen said...

zeroimpact,
Cappucino lollipop,
Mocha lollipop,
got espresso lollipop or not?

I guess u need to tapao lotsa food back home then :P

lynxx,
Err.. the tea kiosk was there for ages already lah.. I guess u didn't notice it in the past :)

kristopher,
nostalgic place huh? :)

Since I'm not Kuching lang, the first time I visited this tea kiosk was the time when I was working in Sarawak General Hospital :) Well, that was several years back too...

Chen said...

angel,
There are lots more interesting places in Kuching :) You must pay this place a visit sooner or later :P

I dunno when is my next trip balik kampung leh.. might be CNY, Mmmmm.. dunno yet lah :D Nak ikut ah? Buat satu rombongan besar lawatan ke Kuching... how about that? ;)

Today is Flyday liao..
Time to celebrate your Liuliu anniversary with Winnliuliu..
Time really flies hoh?
Now is anniversary ke-berapa liao?
Remembering the liuliu days... :D

plink,
Aiyah, it's not scary lah..
You will get the picture when you visit Kuching.
Definitely not scary at all..
I can assure you that :)

Fredy said...

(on the phone)..:taukeh ais kacang satu, rojak 2.. kasi bungkus aaa...
taukeh: okeh... mana mau kasi lu?
...: lu hantar itu oren2 punya tembok depan kedai lu.. taruk sana simen saja...
taukeh: (-_-')..... *faint*

Pink Cotton said...

toot toot toot

did i hear the doc wanto come back to kch for CNY?!?!

YAY YAY

can ask for ang pow rite?????cos u kahwin liao ma..WAHAHAHA

Winn said...

a ben is right ma...
i oso like to eat things i m not suppposed to wheni m sick. hehehe..
esp crave for spicy food when sick!

Chen said...

fredy,
Hhahahha...
Now is Hungry Ghost Month huh :P
Lotsa spirit roaming around freely :)

pink cotton,
fulamak.. how come you so seng mook and your eyes so sharp geh? :P Hahhaha.. may be only lah I come back during CNY, haven't finalise yet lah :P

winn,
so, ah ben is notti boy & winn winn is notti gal :P

But hoh.. we shouldn't restrict sick people so much leh.. cos they are sick.. so we gonna let them do what they like or let them eat what they like hoh? cos kesian mah.. sick liao mah.. must respect sikit and give chance loh.. Logic or not? Hhaahaha

Cocka Doodle said...

Got go to the graves and ask for 4-D anot?

Chen said...

cocka,
no woh..
I don't buy 4-D :P
Mmmm... might be I should hoh? :D

angel said...

this wk is our 12th Liuliu Week liao!

CNY balik Kuching? aiyoo... susah skit mau buat rombongan masa itu lerr...

Chen said...

angel,
Happy 12th week liuliu anniversary :D

Actually dunno when yet lah, but most likely I will go back during CNY time loh :D

lynnx01 said...

Hahha I guess I didn't.

ah nel said...

aladdin then shop mia name...keh phng are chiken lice...;)

btw u kambing back CNY maybe i will not around...

if i not mistaken the graveyard got anader stoli...

one sapon a time...
the gardener thre clean the place then at nite time he got dream of 1 person ask him locate his family n pay a respect at the semeteli then gv a number to him...then tat gardener win a lot of money at 4d o toto i duno lar then he help him locate the famili...

Chen said...

lynxx,
okie :) Or might be u can ask your parents about the tea kiosk.. Who knows.. they might have tons of stories to tell u regarding the place :)

ah nel,
oh.. chicken lice ah? :P
i tot wat earlier on..

I prefer eating those authentic Sarawak food loh when I came back.. cos these are not available elsewhere mah.. chicken lice can be eaten everywhere around the world loh :P My top of the list to savour food is still Bilin jungle fern. Definitely won't give that a miss each time i balik kampung :)

wah.. that place so muchie stolie hoh? :D

ah nel said...

bilin cha blacan???ohhh lala...

bilin rebus then dry up n put a bit arak putih if im not mistaken my best pal mom resipe...wahhh...

ah loh...reli muchi sitoli mia...

Chen said...

ah nel,
bilin belachan,
bilin with garlic,
bilin with wine,
bilin with anything...
semua pun sedap..
hampalang also I sapu :D

*slurp*

ah nel said...

me too me too...later i wana create new recipe if i got time... :)

but duno west mia ppl enjoying them like us o not?

Chen said...

ah nel,
I have quite a number of West Msian friends who love bilin fern as well - those who worked in Sarawak in the past and ate the dishes before, and they missed the dishes too :)

ah nel said...

but those bilin cant be brought to west...a while nia blacken d...

tat y i think of bought sambal laksa,terubuk masin or belacan for my fren in west if i visit them 1 day...lol

Chen said...

ah nel,
that ikan terubuk masin really so nice ah? everyone here talking about it & they love it... hahhaha.. but I never tasted it before :P

ah nel said...

i like terubuk'chi khak' can say i lyk eveli fish but tis type so many bones...
last time i ever bought 2 times for my frens in kl n they really love it but they are malay lar...they told me west ppl no used terubuk to make salty mia...to xpensib...
chinese i duno they lyk it o not...neither do i ever taste it...

Chen said...

ah nel,
What is Chi Kak?

My colleagues who asked or talked about ikan teruk masin are Malays too... I guess they are surprised when I told them I never eat ikan terubuk masin before.. which is famous in Sarawak :D This is one of the things that they like to buy back home each time they visit Sarawak.

ah nel said...

chi khak its hokkien name for terubok...

since eveli saturday i went to pasak tamu satok then i go bought d terubok masin plice rm8 seakok mia then i post laju for u then u sold them rm30 seakok...amacam tis biz? ;)

Chen said...

ah nel,
hahaa, i won't venture into any biz lah at the moment :P Might be.. after i retire time? :P

ah nel said...

deal...after ur retire mia time if i stil alive then we do biz ya???lol...

Chen said...

ah nel,
I might be "migrating" back to Sarawak liao by the time I retire :D

ah nel said...

mee too...i tot of leaving here to west to work n kambing bek when retire time but duno can o not...lol

Chen said...

ah nel,
why not?
u should go out to explore further and widen your horizon & see the world when you are still young :) Nothing is impossible lah...

ah nel said...

hehe...i went to s'pore n kl work b4 but end up not even 1 yrs kambek d...i think tis time i leave wil b a long time b4 i kambek kch...

me old lor...whre got young...lol

Chen said...

ah nel,
Even 50 years old can still be considered as young leh... so, I'm pretty sure u r still "young" :D

ah nel said...

shhh...don tel anyone i'm going to b 52 nex month...

Chen said...

ah nel,
mmmm... i dunno when u cakap benar & when u tipu .. kali ini benar keh atau ini cakap-cakap aje?

ah nel said...

shhh...don tel anyone as i veli d paiseh mia type...old ledi but stil cheat ppl tat im young...

Chen said...

ah nel,
*noted*
ah nel tipu orang :D

ah nel said...

hehe...bo pien mar as old ledi who wana b fren wit me???lol