FOOD! FOOD! FOOD!! I really enjoyed the food during my recent trip to Bintulu-Miri.

My long-awaited umai (ceviche)…oh umai I miss you so so much since I left Bintulu!!

The prawns tomato noodles from Bintulu market

The very tender ostrich meat in Bintulu

Grilled prawns topped with cheese ~ Bintulu

Purple sweet potato dessert ~ Bintulu

Deep fried fritters, taufu, prawn cakes in rojak sauce ~ Miri

Rojak ~ Miri

And my favourite bowl of laksa ~ Miri


Durian, durian, durian… can’t live with it, can’t live without it. It’s a love-hate thing between durian and I…sigh..

Found this van selling durians in Hui Sing…really nice but it felt like eating gold, very expensive!

Ever feel like ‘don’t know what to eat for lunch’ or ‘who to have lunch with’? Well, take a ride on the spooky side… and if you prefer to have a quiet lunch πŸ˜€

A small tuck-shop by the road side along 5 1/2 mile Kuching-Serian Road, selling lui cha (rui cha) and also some local favourites like fried noodles (mee goreng).

Lui cha is a Hakka vegetarian dish. The highlight of the dish is the bowl of bitter soup made up of different herbs. Usually the soup is green colour but yesterday I had this one was really bitter. It went very well with the rice topped with vegie, peanuts and salted anchovies, so the soup didn’t taste as bitter. Lui cha is known to be a healthy dish (cleansing and cooling body system).Β 

I’ve seen and eaten potato chips, potato wedges but I have never seen a potato swirl before let alone taste it.

Saw this man making potato swirl at Sunday Market. He popped in one medium size potato into this machine that cuts the potato into a swirl which he then put through a bamboo skewer, covered it with batter before deep frying.

S erve with mayo and chilli sauce…yums πŸ˜€

We were heading out to Bau the other day and saw this pink-coloured stall by the road side selling lemangs (bamboo rice). This stall has the works of a serious lemang maker. A custom made stove ready to cook 20-30 lemangs at one time. Fire wood stacked on the side. Yes, their lemangsΒ were delicious.

Bamboo rice is made up of glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar and salt to taste. These days we even find black rice lemang, very nice too. Some people like to eat lemang with kaya (coconut milk ‘jam’), which is rather too sweet for me. So I prefer eating my lemang with curry πŸ˜€

What to eat… what to eat… can’t decide πŸ™‚

Beef rendang?

or prawn laksa?

A bowl of laksa remains my favourite..

Tomato fried egg-noodle ~ superlicious…

noodle with minced meat, carrot, cucumber… yummy coz it has a sour taste from black vinegar.

or my new found love ~ curry mee (noodle)

I’m so so so hungry….

Maybe I should say “snippets of Kuching eating life” πŸ˜‰ Eat eat eat! We see-food, we must eat.

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