Eating in Kuching - Dinner at Rock Road Seafood Restaurant

Rock Road Seafood Restaurant is one of the oldest specialty seafood restaurants in Kuching. It was also one of the first to feature live seafood in tanks. Located at Rock Road - hence the name, the restaurant has gone through its ups and downs in the past, but in recent years has done very well. In fact it is so popular with local politicians, during the cabinet sessions in Kuching the restaurant is normally filled to the brim with politicians of all stripes from all over Sarawak - so avoid going there during those times.

The food at Rock Road Seafood is quite typical local "chi-cha" style. Deep-frying, steaming and wok-frying are the order of the day. The range of live seafood available is a bit limited, but there are also other frozen items to choose from. The restaurant is famous for its prawns and crabs cooked in "satay sauce" - one of the must-order dishes here.

This is what we had at a recent dinner there. The traditional Cold Platter - it had sliced conch meat, prawn salad, ham and jellyfish salad.

Abalone slices with broccoli. Standard but nicely done.

Steamed Soon Hock Fish. Soon Hock is one of the nicest local fish and best served in the simplest way. It was perfectly cooked and delicious.

Stir-fried asparagus with abalone mushroom and scallops.

The famous Prawns with "Satay Sauce". The sauce is actually not a typical Satay Sauce, but an aromatic sweet and sour sauce with quite a thick consistency and the crunch of crushed peanuts and sesame seeds. Really tasty and appetizing, and is thoughtfully served with some deep fried buns to mop up the sauce.

Not having been sated after the prawns, some soft shell crabs in Satay Sauce was ordered up. This was also polished up with relish.

Some tropical fruits to finish off the dinner. The pomelos are really nice this time of year - sweet and juicy.

For good tasting seafood, Rock Road Seafood Restaurant is one of the best bets in Kuching. If you haven't tried it, you owe it to yourself to give it a go.


Again, another restaurant we've heard about but not yet visited.
Love the soon hock and the satay prawns!
Borneoboy said…
Hi Nate & Annie. You should give it a try. Quite pricey though, so be warned !
I heard this restaurant serves food that cost a fortune. The important thing is to ask first, then order.

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