Kuching Old Rex Cucur
As whenever I mentioned Rex, most youngsters thesedays will not have a clue of what I am talking about. Rex was the name of a defunct cinema in Kuching. It have been since demolished and the old site now sits a multi storey car park with the latest Cineplex on it's top floor.
The old rex was also known for its various food stall besides its obvious movie theatre. After they tore down the building, all the famous stalls were either relocated or wind down their business. Over the years I have managed to hunt down the few stalls that used to sell my favorite, mainly fried chickens, sotong kangkong, satays and cucur udang.
Cucur udang is a malay word that means deep fried prawn or better known as "Hay-Peah" by local Chinese, is another of my favorite. Hay peah or prawn biscuit/fritters, is made by deep frying a mixture of flour batter with prawns. Its serves with cucumber and the must have home made chili sauce topped with ground peanuts.
Besides Hay-peah, a selection of yams, sweet potatoes, fish balls, and my favorite chicken bishop nose (google searchsite not much help! hehe) is also available and they are all deep fried as well. Not much help in reducing cholesterol but its another heavenly snack with my kopi-O. Slurp!