Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chilling out at Bites, Batik Boutique Hotel

How do people just make something out of scratch? I've always wondered about the philosophy of creating something out of nothing... Especially when it comes to food. And especially when it turns out to be spectacularly gratifying.

But try this: Most of the dish served at Bites by the Batik is made from scratch, or so the manager cum spokesperson Jolene kept claiming.

I didn't believe her until I was served their mushroom soup, well, for starter anyway. It looked real pretty sitting there, but a dunk of garlic bread later, and the whole bowl completely disappeared. Honestly, it tasted different, yummy edible, but different all the same. So that's how a soup made from scratch tasted like.

Next came the main dish... beef burger served with grilled wedges. The patty was thick, scrumptous, and done to perfection. Topped that with cheese, pickle and lettuce, and you got something much much more elegant  than your average street burger.

And washed all those down with a glass of resfreshing Strength of Tarot - Mint and Lemon. I could almost still taste the minty flavor, not too overpowering, not too weak. Sublime.

My neighbour cum partner had this,  lamb burger. Oh gad seriously... all these patties are thick! Tempting evil! Topped with something that looks like goat cheese (I think lah, or not) and beetroot pickle and lettuce, and served with grilled wedges. Didn't have a chance to try it, maybe next time baby?

My other neighbour, a vegetarian, had this: grilled vege salad. It has in it, lemme see, lettuce, tomato, pickled olive, brinjal, capsicum, and some cheese (that again, looks like goat cheese). It looks sizeably healthy, but since I'm not much of a salad person, I'll pass.
And for dessert... here's a little adventure time! An unconventional mooncake-pudding naughtily called Oriental Mooncake Jelly 5. The reason for the '5' (i happily assumed) is probably due to this exotic little thing being infused with tuak (rice wine) and wolfberries. *hic*

And dinner practically concluded at a reasonable price, if I say so myself. So if you ever crave a mean burger in Kuching, drop by Bites at Batik Boutique Hotel. You can't miss the place, the exterior looks exotic, tasteful, and strikingly remarkable. Batik.

It's a lovely place to chill out after work, to grab a quiet dinner with your loved one, or simply to have some private meetups or discussion. And so thank you Sarawak Bloggers for the opportunity to discover another chic sexy place to eat out.

Operating hours: Opens daily, from breakfast through dinner.
Address: Lot 38 Jalan Padungan, Kuching. (Right across the road from Tun Jugah Mall)
Tel: 082-422845


  1. Next time when i go to Kch for a vacation or attending some courses,i will definitely go to this irresistable place!hehe...nice review anyway sis

  2. Oooo...nice hotel. Must google and check it out. Maybe can stay there the next time I drop by Kuching...

  3. oriental mooncake jelly?? look so nyam nyam!! ;p

  4. All of that looks amazingly delicious

  5. All of this looks amazingly delicious

  6. Those look so yummy!... good to know that you enjoyed your food babe!

  7. Adi Herman: Yes you should, price not bad you know. Rooms quite pricey though,but then again, it's a boutique hotel. And thanks. :p

    Suituapui: Yes you should try it. Near to walk to anyway within the Golden Triangle. Food also not bad, and there's a music bar at the back for relaxing. :D

    AmirFx: Sikda cert halal, but they assure us they dont serve pork. so if ur ok with that, then all is good. :-)

    Hanie: hahhaa it is! exotic and unique.

    HeyJude: It is, it is. =)

    Genskie: Food, i gotta enjoy. its one of the things that makes us human special. :p

  8. Look at the large board! No wonder it's called Batik hotel, hehe.

  9. Nyaman na rupa burger ya, but no pockle for me ya.

  10. Wow...I must say kuching has developed so much over the yrs, which includes variety in food outlet. Hope to get a chance to try it when I come bk for hols nxt yr.

  11. Wow...I must say kuching has developed so much over the yrs, which includes variety in food outlet. Hope to get a chance to try it when I come bk for hols nxt yr.

  12. Willie: nyaman wai.

    Dayung Rais: Very much developed dayung. When u come back next year we'll have 2 new malls even, and a new flyover. :p

  13. This Batik Hotel was featured in one of our Singapore TV programmes before.

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