Malaysia, Kuching Guide (B): Kuching, Sarawak – Food Hunt
Sarawak is always a joy to visit. My first ever trip to Kuching was way back in 2006 where I first started to grasp the idea of backpacking while my second trip was last year where I was on official duty during the fun-filled Malaysia Day celebrations. I knew there was a lot of unfinished business so this time I made it a point to go all out in exploring and eating as much as I can within a span of four days.
If you’re looking for authentic Sarawakian dishes with a bit of fusion thrown in for good measures, Absolute Tribal is the place to be. This restaurant is part of Sarakraf Pavilion, a complex that also hosts a handicraft center and a boutique lodge 5 minutes from the waterfront. Eat as the locals eat by trying midin kerabu (jungle fern salad, top left), umai udang (raw shrimp, bottom left), nasi goreng dabai (olive fried rice) and kari ikan terung asam (fish curry with asam eggplant). Each dish brings their own distinct flavor to the table and if I have to sum up what indigenous Sarawakian cooking tastes like, this place sums it up perfectly. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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