No trip to Sarawak is complete without trying the quintessential Manok Pansoh (Iban for chicken cooked in bamboo). This iconic ethnic delicacy is a must-have for the Iban and Bidayuh community as one of the key celebratory dishes served on their end-of-harvest-season festival Gawai Dayak.
Whether you’re on vacation or simply attending an event in
Sarawak, there must be gastronomic experiences that you wish you are able to share with your loved ones back home. Here we have curated delectable mementos, ripe with authentic local flavours just for you to take home.
Sri Aman in Sarawak is famous not only for its annual Pesta Benak but its culinary treasures as well. Here are some of the district’s famous dishes you ought to give a try, and one that is worth stopping by for on the way to Sri Aman.
You might have already bought your dad a few gifts to express your love, gratitude and respect towards him for Father’s Day, which falls tomorrow. But on top of that, why not make him a yummy treat as a flavourful “bowtie to the present box” especially for this beautiful day dedicated to him? What a delightful way to thank him for being there for you every step of the way, since the day you were born. We guarantee your dad won’t be able to resist these treats.
As the centre and getaway destination in Malaysia, Selangor has an abundant of food choices from all the 14 States of the country. However, this often overshadows Selangor’s own gastronomical delights that have been passed down from centuries and traditions of its culturally diverse communities.
In Sarawak, afternoon tea is an everyday affair as well, except here it doesn’t necessarily involve tea, the food doesn’t necessarily have to be bite sized or limited to breads and pastries, and no, they don’t have to be purely Sarawakian either. It’s pretty much whatever’s yummy for the tummy.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage city, Melaka is deeply influenced by its past history of Portuguese, Dutch, and British rule. Not only is the city so rich in heritage building and ancient landmarks, but also its mouthwatering delicacies – particularly Peranakan food!
It’s a staple every time Gawai comes around, but the famous Sarawakian rice wine lovingly known as tuak is no longer reserved exclusively for the special festivity or served to guests at a longhouse as a welcome drink.
You don’t need to go to a fancy restaurant every time you hunger for food that will knock your socks off. In fact, you’d be surprised how many simple home-cooked dishes there are that can satisfy you in ways no restaurant food can.
These days, everyone is being careful of what they are putting in their body. Surely, opting for healthier alternatives is beneficial to our wellbeing. When we drink better, our immunity level boosts up, we can concentrate better, and have more energy to perform our daily activities.