Thursday, 26 November 2009

Sarawak local produce

It has been a long drive from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to Kuching, Sarawak. After the first trip about a month ago, Clet told me that he would not want to travel to Kuching by road again. However, due to work commitment, Clet and his nephew Mitchell drove to Kuching last week, it took them 9 days for a return trip this time. Haha...the journey to Kuching by road does not take that long, don't be misled by the numbers. They took a few overnight stops along the way to and back from Kuching. They have to go through Brunei, Miri, Bintulu and other towns before reaching their destination. The good thing about driving instead of flying is that they are able to visit their business counter parts along the way; Mobility is the main reason why they decided to drive despite of the long journey.

Clet bought back many types of Sarawak local produce, all are dried food, very hard and crunchy snacks. There are two types that I have not seen and tried before, that's the vegetarian goose meat and bird's nest with rock sugar sweets. The goose meat is very hard and dry while the bird's nest sweet is overly sweet.

(Bottom left to right) Bird's nests with rock sugar sweet, biscuit telinga, ring biscuit, assorted crispy rice biscuit, Peng Piang, (Top right to left) vegetarian goose meat, keropok pisang

2 comments:

  1. Hello Agnes, nice blog and love your eloquence.
    I used to travel to Sarawak very often back in the '70s, '80s and very often travel by 4 wheel drive to Sibu, Kuching, KK etc....as well by longboat.....it was fun though the body will ache for days.
    Some of the potholes could swallow a cow or buffalo.

    One time stuck at an isolated longhouse for few days due to river flooded from heavy rais, too dangerous to travel.
    And I used to bring home bird's nest, rock sugar as well lots of those very small souvenir pottery....they are now in a shelve on display in our living room.

    You have a nice day and keep a song in your heart, best regards, Lee.

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  2. Hi Uncle Lee, I personally have not been to Sarawak, hope one day we could join my hubby for a family trip surely not by road, as it is not recommended by him as well. Hope to see you around my blog again!

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