Malaysia My Destination : Info about Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
  Sarawak Tourism
  Getting There & Around
 
  Sarawak Map 1
  Sarawak Map 2
 
  PEOPLE & ETHNIC GROUP:
 
  General Info
  Bidayuh (Land Dayak's)
  Iban (Sea Dayak's)
  Melanau
  Orang Ulu
 
  Iban Longhouse Visit
 
  ARTS & CRAFTS:
  General Info
  Pua Kumbu, Pua Sungkit & Pua Karap
   
  Eating Out, Nightlife & Local Delicacy
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Adventure Nature & Wildlife
  National Parks & Wildlife Conservation
   
  KUCHING (STATE CAPITAL):
 
  General Info
  Bus Service / Transportation
  Map
 
  History & People
  Dining & Entertainment
  Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  Recreation & Sports
  Spa Retreats
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Kuching On Foot
  Heritage Trails
  Historical Buildings
  Museums
  Handicrafts
  Street Life
 
  Nature & National Parks
  Bako National Park
  Batang Ai National Park
  Gunung Gading National Park
  Kubah National Park
  Kuching Wetlands National park
  Matang Wildlife Centre
  Semenggoh Nature Reserve
  Talang Satang National Park
  Tanjung Datu National Park
 
  Santubong & Damai Beach
  General Info
  Irrawady Dolphin
  Sarawak Cultural Village
 
  Kuching Southwest
  Tourist Destination
  Teluk Melano & Sematan
 
  Sibu
  General Info
  Dining & Entertainment
  Shopping & Accommodation
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Bawang Assan Iban Longhouse
 
  Melanau's Heartland:
  Mukah Town
  Dalat Town
 
  Up Rejang River:
  General Info
  Kanowit, Song & Belaga
  Kapit
 
  Down Rejang River:
  General Info
 
  Miri
  General Info
  City Map
  In & Around Miri Map
 
  Lifestyle & Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  Must Visit Places
  Bario & Ba?kelalan
 
  Gunung Mulu National Park
  Lambir Hills National Park
  Loagan Bunut National Park
  Niah National Park
  Similajau National Park
 
 
 
 
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO
EATING OUT, NIGHTLIFE & LOCAL DELICACY / FOOD
 
 
EATING OUT & NIGHTLIFE
 

First time visitors will realize that Sarawak is not only famous for its caves, national parks and other natural wonders, but it is also famous for its unique and delectable dishes. In terms of food, Sarawak has many of its own specialties that are unique and delicious. Coffee shops, food centres, Chinese, Western, Indian, Indonesian and Japanese restaurants, as well as restaurants that serve seafood, steamboat and vegetarian food are found in Sarawak, particularly in Kuching.

 
 
DINING STYLE
 

Go al-fresco Sarawak style

Dine at open-air hawker stalls - which offer the most scrumptious food at amazingly low prices. And during cool nights, just treat yourself to dinner under a canopy of stars on a river cruise. Food courts are vast open-spaces that house many hawker stalls of all sorts, serving Chinese, Indian and Malay food all in one compound. Among the popular ones in Kuching are New A La Carte Food Court (with air-conditioning), King's Centre, Top Spot Food Court and Lau Yar Kaeng. The Top Spot Food Court is especially very popular among the locals and tourists. It is an open-air food court above a big car park, near Kuching Hilton. Visitors may also visit the Sunday market, which apparently starts from Saturday afternoon till Sunday it is actually a very busy fruit and vegetable market, where many local producers offer their tropical products on sale. In the evening you may also eat at some of the many stalls there, that offer local dishes.

 

Sumptuous Seafood

It is said that South East Asia's finest seafood is best savoured in Sarawak. Most towns in Sarawak are strategically situated close to the sea, and thus receive fresh daily supplies of seafood either from the South China Sea or imported from the waters of Thailand, Indonesia and Sabah (especially during the monsoon season at the end of the year). Local fish come in a wide range, such as the pomphret, red snapper, garoupa, Spanish mackerel, kurau, haruan, terubok and the ray fish. Restaurants serve these fishes in numerous ways - steamed, fried, baked, curried, grilled or with sambal - a mild, spicy mixture of Malay origin, made up of onions, dried chillies, candlenuts and belacan (prawn paste). Crabs, prawns, lobsters, clams, squids, oysters and bamboo clams are equally plentiful and fresh.

 

Five-star dining

Besides the variety of local delicacies, five-star hotels in Kuching and Miri have fine dining outlets offering both western and oriental cuisine. A number of Japanese, Korean, Thai, Mediterranean and Western restaurants dot the streets and business areas of these two cities.

 
 
 
NIGHTLIFE
 

After dark, shopping complexes and eating places are the busiest places in Sarawak's cities and towns. Shopping complexes close at 9:30 pm, but some eating places are open as late as midnight and beyond. After 6pm, Kuching will be filled with colorful streetlights, enhancing the natural vigour and charm of this vibrant city. The city centre will showcase Kuching's rich culture and tradition with beautifully lit up monuments and pre and post colonial landmarks such as the Fort Margherita and The Astana. Melodious rhythm from adjoining entertainment outlets, clubs, bistros and nightspots will surely tempt the energetic few. Indeed, for those into the pub and club scene, both Kuching and Miri have the hottest nightlife. The many hotels in these two cities house pubs, lounges, and discotheques for the night owl. Outside the hotels, more karaoke lounges and nightclubs can be found. Many hotels offer live-band entertainment. Here are only a small selection of city centre pubs and bars - the inquisitive will make their own discoveries.

 
 
 
 
EATING OUT, NIGHTLIFE & LOCAL DELICACY / FOOD
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO