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This stall serves Muslim-Friendly Bak Kut Teh, Mee Sua and more! – Sadiqin Lim Kampua & Bak Kut Teh

Have you ever heard of Muslim-friendly Bak Kut Teh and Mee Sua? When I first heard of Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh, I immediately thought I MUST, I NEED to try them! I’ve had a fair share of non-halal Bak Kut Teh and Mee Sua, so this piqued my curiosity. Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh is one of the few places in Kuching, Sarawak that serves Muslim-friendly, Chinese delicacies. They are located at the Batu Lintang Food Court. 

History of Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh 

Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh Signboard
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Mohd Sadiqin Lim started this business inspired by his father who has been in the F&B industry for more than 20 years. He himself has been doing business for 5 years now. Sadiqin Lim was born and bred in Sibu, Sarawak. He came to Kuching for studies, which became the place where he eventually settled down, got a job and then started his business. When he first came to Kuching, he realized that there’s no proper Kampua Sibu in Kuching. So, he opened up his stall in hopes of bringing and introducing Muslim-friendly Kampua Sibu to the cat city. Not only that, he recently just added Beef Bak Kut Teh to his menu. 

Kampua Masin, Sos and Manis!

Three bowls of Kampua Sibu from Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh
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First, we had the famous Kampua Sibu in three different versions: the Kampua Masin, Manis or Sos. There’s many versions of Kampua in Kuching, said Sadiqin, but none of them is able to bring or capture the REAL Sibu taste. If you go to Sibu, you can definitely find Kampua in these three variations. Their Kampua here is served with pieces of chicken instead of beef because they want to be able to cater to everyone. I personally love the Sos one the most, because it has a little hint of spicy. You can choose to have a size small or big for the size. I tell you, the portion of the small variation was already big enough for breakfast! 

Wantan Kering at Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh 

Wantan Kering from Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh
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Here we have one of the famous Chinese delicacies, wonton. Wonton is usually served in soup, dry or with mee. The wonton at Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh is just nice for me. If you would like to have something light, not too heavy for your breakfast, you should get their wonton. Also, it’s suitable for kids too. If you want more, you can always order it in a bigger size.

Mee Sua Soup

Mee Sua Soup at Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh
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Next is the Mee Sua! I LOVE the Mee Sua at Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh. I’ve had a lot of non-halal versions of Mee Sua, they’re delicious of course. But, for those who know, the strong taste of red wine in the Mee Sua sometimes is too oomph for me. The Muslim-friendly version is of course served with no wine, but they are able to replicate the taste!

It’s not 100% the same of course, come on now, but the taste is there! I had to ask how they achieved the taste, and Sadiqin said that they tried making it with different kinds of herbs to be able to achieve the almost-similar taste of a non-halal Mee Sua. Interesting fact about Mee Sua that I just learned from Sadiqin was that it has more calories than two bowls of Kampua Mee combined. Say what now?! Mmmhmm, you read that right. I still finished the bowl of Mee Sua though. XD So, it was that good. 

Bak Kut Teh at Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh

Beef Bak Kut Teh from Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh
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Lastly, we had the Beef Bak Kut Teh, a dish they just recently introduced at their stall and to the public. First and foremost, if you don’t know, Bak Kut Teh literally translates from the Hokkien dialect as “meat bone tea”. Although usually served with pork, Bak Kut Teh are also served with other meats like chicken and beef!

Sadiqin went through countless trial and errors for more than a year before deciding to serve it to the community. Also, they went through great lengths to be able to achieve and capture the taste of real Bak Kut Teh. By asking friends and family to try their Bak Kut Teh and give their honest feedback on it, Sadiqin was able to create a recipe and adjust it to suit the local’s taste. 

I, myself have never tried or heard of Muslim-friendly Bak Kut Teh before, so I was super curious about it. But did you know, there are plenty that in Sabah that serves Muslim-friendly Bak Kut Teh! Aiyoo, I feel so “katak bawah tempurung!” But, it’s okay. Everyday we discover new things.
Anyway, their Bak Kut Teh is served with plentiful beef meat and greens. I proceed to taste the broth first before munching on the meat. Ohh I was surprised, the taste is honestly quite similar to the non-halal version of Bak Kut Teh. For RM12, the Beef Bak Kut Teh served here is such a steal. The portion was crazy big and they’re very generous with the amount of beef in the dish! 


Everything from their Kampua, Wantan, Mee Sua and Beef Bak Kut Teh was scrumptious! You all know how the food reviewing process is, you gotta take pictures and video first then taste them. Even after all that, the food was still amazing and the owner Sadiqin Lim and his family were all so friendly and warm, which made our visit way more memorable. 

As he would say it: 


Kampua Masin/Sos/Manis – RM6.00 
Mee Sua Sup – RM 9.00
Beef Bak Kut Teh – RM12.00
Wantan Kering – RM6.00


Shop Name : Sadiqin Lim Kampua and Bak Kut Teh
Address : Batu Lintang Food Court, 93150 Kuching, Sarawak
Operating hours : Monday – Sunday (6.30am until finish)
Do refer to their FB for OFF days announcements.
Facebook : Sadiqin Lim Kampua
Status : Muslim-friendly


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