ChinaHouse at the old CourtHouse is one of the latest F&B outlets in Kuching. Located at the Old CourtHouse. Very easy to find. They have their first outlet in Penang.
Left: I don’t think I see this cat around anymore when I was there last week hmmm…
Right: There’s room for entertainment, shopping, art, and food.
For food, head over to Kopi C instead of Canteen *LOL* At first I thought Canteen was the eating hall but it’s for live music.
CAKES! My goodness so many of them and we had difficulty in deciding which one we wanted. Too many! All looked yummy!
This is another section of the dining area that can be considered as normal.
The other section is filled with all sort of rustic furniture for sale which also served as part of the decorations. It’s rather messy in there but messy in a good way. However, a bit too much and dark for me though. Not everyone will like it. It was quite dark for me to take any photo of the place.
Left: Bento Special (RM30) valid from 1pm-9pm only. It was the special of the day if not mistaken. Anyway, RM30 for such portion… A bit high I would say. There’s salted vegetable and tofu soup; cucumber & pineapple acar with shallots, red chili & ginger bud; steamed mushroom ragout dumpling, sweet garlic-cilantro dip; pan-fried chicken breast with Asian style BBQ sauce; and spiced coconut rice pilaf. Taste wise, it was not bad, very flavourful. However, paying RM30 for this… Really need to think twice. It’s not an affordable place. Very high end.
Right: Avocado, Cashew Nut, Feta Salad with Grapes, Cranberries, Rocket, Pomegranate Dressing & Parmesan Biscotti (RM28). Very refreshing and quite filling.
We were stuffed with these two dishes. There were only two of us. Then again… How can we skip the cakes!? Must have the cakes. It’s the first thing we saw and they were all so tempting!
Left: So we ordered Passionfruit Coconut Buttermilk Cake (RM11), their bestseller. Sweet and very sour were toned down by the buttermilk cream, it was an interesting combination. For their cakes, the pricing is pretty much like the other cafes out there.
Right: Discover the artist in you with crayons found on the table after you dine or while waiting for your food or while eating. Did a quick doodle here and we called it a night.
Overall, the place is not cheap, cannot afford to go often. The concept is interesting. Food was not bad. However, too many mosquitoes. I was the feast for the mosquitoes… So if you are like me, the mosquito magnet, be sure to have mosquito repellent with you. I don’t think I want to go back simply because of the mosquitoes. As for the food, well… Once is good enough for me unless I’m not the one paying. Really have mix feelings over this place.