Meet 70-year-old Lee Yong (李 永), the owner of Meng Joo Kee. Even though I don’t live in Kuching, I visit so frequently that he’s practically seen me grow up! When Mr Lee was around 10 years old, his father opened a small coffeeshop called Ming Hong Kee in Jalan Sekama. However, due to a dispute with his business partner, he moved the coffeeshop to its current location in 1971. After his father passed away, Mr Lee took over Meng Joo Koo (December 1986) and the rest is history. Occupying Meng Joo Kee are stalls that sell the very best of what Sarawakian cuisine has to offer, including laksa, kolo mee, kueh chap, mee sua and kaya toast.