Everytime my friends came from Semenanjung to Kuching asked me this question :-
Friend : Kat sini, apa makanan best eh?
Aku : Apa kau nak makan? Kau cakap je.. (my usual feedback)
To be honest, I am not sure where is the best place to go for food in Kuching. Its not that there is none, but when we talk about food, especially for those who are not local, you need to impress them, not just the taste, but the ambience as well. In respect of type of food, ah well, its predictable. Being not from Sarawak, surely they want to eat the famous Mee Kolok, Laksa Sarawak, Ikan Terubok, Ambal and many more.
Friend : Mee Kolok paling best kat sini kat mana?
Hahaha! This is the usual question being posed to me. Even if I tell them where is it, definitely they wont know. But actually, I dont know too. To me, all Mee Kolok are the same. The only different is either not tasty or normal one. Thats all. But to say its delicious or what-not, I may reserve my comment.
However its different for Laksa Sarawak. I know where can I find a good and delicious one. For normal Sarawakian style, the good and tasty Laksa can be found in Chinese like restaurant. Dont worry, though its own my non-muslim, but the operator or the stall selling the Laksa is own my muslim. But hey, for Semenanjung people, they hardly can differentiate Sarawakian's faces. Most of malays looks like chinese too.