Eating in Kuching 2016 - Sukha Cafe
Sukha Cafe is located at Brighten Square at the junction of Jalan Tun Jugah and Jalan Song. It has been opened for a couple of years and quite popular with the young and trendy crowd. The decor rides on the current on-trend recycled-retro vibe. The most striking feature is the clever use of recycled bicycle wheels in the ceiling installation which doubled as a light fitting.
Sukha specializes in waffles - both the sweet and savoury variety. They also serve good coffee.
Their signature dish is the Chicken with Waffles - thick chunks of waffles served with buttermilk fried chicken and accompanied with honey mustard sauce. The chicken is really very well done - with a crunchy crust and tender meat inside. The honey mustard sauce is house-made and goes well with the waffles and chicken. This is definitely the dish to order here - and it is best shared between 2 or 3 people or it may be a bit too rich.
We also ordered the Chunky Monkey Waffles - which came with sliced bananas, chocolate sauce and banana ice cream - sprinkled with crush peanuts. This is a great dessert and hits all the right buttons in terms of flavours and textures. The only small peeve was that the bananas were a bit green - otherwise, it would have been perfect.
If you are not into waffles they also do a reasonable Nasi Lemak. All in all Sukha is a nice and homey place for a relaxing break.
*Update: Sukha has sadly closed down in 2019.