Restoran Gembira Kolo Mee

Kolo Mee is a very famous hawker food and a signature noodle dish in Sarawak, a simple bowl of egg noodles, cooked al dente, then served with classically garlic, shallots, minced pork, white vinegar, pork oil, pork lard and charsiew (sliced barbecue pork). It is one of the most common food found in Kuching, but it has extended its fan base to the far corners of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur included.


Here is the famous lady of Restoran Gembira Kolo Mee

One popular place with the locals, for ‘Kolo Mee’ or ‘koh-loh mien’ is located in Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya, one of the suburbs of KL. There’s just something about the curly egg noodles they use here, which is addictively bouncy in texture and has a great way of soaking up the sauces and catching the flavour in the kolo mee. You will notice sliced up prawns and seafood at the stall indicating that they serve Sawarak Laksa here as well. Sarawak Laksa is actually very different from the regular curry laksa as the soup contains no curry at all. It has a base of Sambal belacan, sour tamarind, garlic, galangal, lemon grass and coconut milk, topped with omelette strips, chicken strips, prawns, fresh coriander and optionally lime. Ingredients such as bean sprouts, (sliced) fried tofu or other seafood are not traditional but are sometimes added for taste.

With regards to the Kolo Mee, the noodles may look unexciting, pale and bland even.. but when you taste it.. Oo-la-la, you will marvel at how tasty it is.



The varied condiments from minced pork to prawns, fish balls, pork balls and shreaded chicken even


sarawak kolo mee

I have to say, that though this shop used to be my favourite kolo mee stall, the standard of the kolo mee here has dropped somewhat. The flavour that once intoxicated me, was just OK this time. The Charsiew was unpalatable and hard. There is another coffee shop across from Gembira that does a better Kolo Mee. Well, tomorrow’s post will talk about this shop and my favourite Tomato Noodles.. Stay tuned!


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Restoran Gembira
39 Jalan SS24/8
Taman Megah
Petaling Jaya



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