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Kajo Places in Kuching to go to for that ABC Craving

Keeping hydrated in hot weather just doesn’t seem enough sometimes, so why not go and have an ABC to cool yourself down?

ABC or ‘Ais Batu Campur’ is a typical ice dessert we all crave for especially during the dry season (although Kuchingites still love their ABC during the moonsoon too).

It is basically an old school dessert made out of shaved ice mixed with cordial syrup, grass jelly, condensed milk and mixed fruit jelly.

Some non-locals may have mixed feelings about this unicorn-rainbow-dessert but local Kuchingites are absolutely obsessed with it.

Here are the top choices of places to go in Kuching when you have the cravings for ABC (especially when you are just so sick of the hot weather).

  1. Summer House at the Sarawak Museum Gardens, Jalan Reservoir

Arguably the most popular spot to get ABC, the Summer House is filled with nostalgic memories.

When thinking of going for ABC here, the image of shave iced drizzled with red cordial syrup and thick condensed milk served in a small red bowl immediately pops into mind.

Besides ABC, the Summer House also serves one of the best belacan beehon and laksa in town.

  1. Old Rex Cucur Udang Café, Rubber Road

As the name suggests, you can also order a plate full of cucur udang or prawn fritters as well as assorted lok-lok at Old Rex apart from ABC.

In addition, Old Rex also has stalls for beehoon belacan and chicken rice. So, lunch and perhaps dessert afterwards?

  1. Swee Kang Ais Kacang, Jalan Haji Taha

Another popular and nostalgic spot for ABC is Swee Kang Ais Kacang. And if you are a local Kuchingite, you would know that Swee Kang is typically flooded with customers around 4 to 5 pm for tea break.

At Swee Kang, customers have the luxury to choose from a variety of ABC. Along with that, they would also order other dishes such as cucur udang and rojak sotong kangkong.

Apart from Jalan Haji Taha, it is also worth mentioning that there is a Chang Swee Kang place at Satok.

So, if you find the one at Jalan Haji Taha full, you might want to head on to the one at Satok.

Check out their Facebook page here.

  1. Fu Yu Café, Satok

Here, you have the choice to have either have your ABC drizzled with ‘gula apong’ or condensed milk.  And like most ABC place, Fu Yu Café also serves cucur udang, the perfect compliment for your ABC.

  1. Rainforest Garden Café, Kuching

This place is the go-to spot of you are looking for an XXL ABC to share with people.

The Rainforest Garden Café has a giant size white lady that you can easily shared with four to five friends.

And while you are here, you can do some shopping for gardening tools and plants.

Check out their Facebook page here.

  1. Open Air Market, Jalan Power

The open-air market is strategically located in the centre of town thus making it one of the go-to spots for food.

Apart from your usual kolo mee, chicken rice and siew pau, the open-air market is one of the popular spots in Kuching for ABC.

Terong Dayak
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