A division that largely focusses on agricultural activities like timber, oil palm, hill rice, pepper, rubber and fishery, Betong is not your typical tourist destination. But this place, whose population consists mainly Iban and Malay people, does offer some interesting sights to explore. For foodies, Betong also has several eating establishments that are worth checking out. Here are one each for breakfast, lunch and dinner:
The easiest place to find a variety of food is Betong Market, a favourite among locals for noodles and cendol, or as the locals call it; Cendot. Must try dishes: Mee Rangkai, Kolo Mee, [email protected] Star F&B.
Where: Betong Market, 95700 Betong, Sarawak.
Opening hours: 6am-6pm daily
For a delicious lunch, the Halal/Muslim-friendly JR Café is a must-visit. Dine in the open area where it’s breezy, or in the comfort of an air-conditioned space, and try their variety of local food that have won the thumbs up from many who come to this restaurant to eat. They’re also open for breakfast and afternoon tea. Must try dishes: Roti Titap, Mee Belacan and their delicious local cuisine buffet spread.
Where: Jr Cafe, Shoplot 7 Block 9, Batu Api Land District, Jalan Bebangai 95700 Betong, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Opening hours: 7am-5pm from Monday to Friday
Contact: +60 12 859 3236 (Puan Junaidah), [email protected]
Open for morning till late evening, Yong Hing Seafood Corner is a great choice for dinner when you’re in Betong. The place is clean and spacious, the food is good and the prices are reasonable. What more can you ask for? Must try dishes: Seafood is a must here. But if you want something less extravagant, they also serve noodles.
Where: Yong Hing Seafood Corner (Next to Hong Leong Bank), Jalan Lee Kai Teng, 95700 Betong, Sarawak.
Opening hours: 7am-9pm from Monday to Saturday, 7am-6pm Sunday