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One of Kuching’s Legendary Noodles Since 1957 | Noodle Descendants

Noodle Descendants 麵家湯, a very famous eatery located at Jalan Padungan, Chinatown of Kuching is a no stranger to any Kuchingites. Being known for their noodles which are tossed in black vinegar and shallots oil, accompanied with a bowl of pork offal soup made by the family running the business is something you HAVE TO TRY while you’re in the city.

Much care is taken in the preparation of the food, resulting to a slow service and long queue. However, I have to admit that the food is so goooooood that people are willing to wait for it. The average waiting time I would say could take up to an hour and a half, so be prepared! It is also expected to wait a little longer than the ordinary during peak hours or public holidays. We went there on a Saturday morning, waited in line for an hour plus, and it was definitely worth our trip here to get a load of the good stuff if you ask me.

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We found out that there were actually a few rules to follow through before dining in:
Rule #1: Do queue accordingly until their staff assist you to an appointed table. It is expected for you to share table with others, so don’t be surprised.
Rule #2: Then being seated, just wait patiently until their staff approaches to take your order.
Rule #3: Soon after placing your order, you will be served your drinks and the condiments of dark soy sauce with bird’s eye chili (chilli padi). And the waiting begins! So be very patient.
Rule #4: It is not suggested to order your food on your own at the person preparing upfront (whom is the owner of the shop). This is because, you will not be entertained, better yet from what I heard of, you may even get scolded. It is understandable since the place is always busy with customers throughout the whole day.

Basically, their menu only have two things which are, their Mix Pork Soup and your choice of noodles (or some plain rice). We got ourselves their signature soup in the Normal size and Mee Kosong. The Chinese usually call this combination as “Zheng”, that is noodles with mix pork soup.

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Let’s start off with their soup. It is beyond just a regular pork offal soup. It taste amazingly fresh and does not have any pungent smell. The soup consists of fishball, meatball, pork belly, pork’s tongue, kidneys, intestines and stomach. I could tell by the taste of those innards that it was properly cleaned. The soup was pure goodness from the natural flavours of the pork innards and that hint of seaweed taste, very comforting after the long wait.

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As for their Mee Kosong which basically means plain noodles without any additional toppings, is being garnished off with some fried aromatic shallots on top. It may look very simple, but those silky smooth noodles being flavoured with black vinegar and shallots oil is just phenomenal. Probably one of the best noodles I have tried in Kuching so far. It really complements with the bowl of offal soup. There are other types of noodles as well such as, Bee Hoon, Kueh Tiaw and Mee Pok.

It is suggested to visit this place during the weekdays, perhaps in the afternoon to avoid long queues. If you plan to come during weekends, do come early as the line gets longer later by the day.


Mix Pork Soup (Normal) – RM 8
Mee (Kosong) – RM 2.20


Shop Name: Noodle Descendants 麵家湯
Address: No. 188, Jalan Padungan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak.
Operating Hours: 8.30 am – 3.30 pm Daily
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