Sarikei Eats: Breakfasts, Second Breakfasts, and Dinners

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“Golden Coin” from Hung Kiew Kee Restaurant, Sarikei

Golden Coin from Hung Kiew Kee Restaurant, Sarikei

So where did we go out to eat in Sarikei?

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Journey to Sarikei

Do you know the way to Sarikei? I’ve been away so long, I may go wrong and lose my way…

Driving Map from Kuching to Sarikei

Map from Kuching to Sarikei

Sarikei is a small town on the central coast of Sarawak, about 348 km or 215 miles drive from Kuching. In our last post, I talked about a few of the things we brought back from our trip to Sarikei. I suppose I should start from the beginning and talk about our journey there.

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I Went to Sarikei and All I Got Was…

One of the great things about Sarawak is the large number of public holidays and festivals that all the different ethnic groups enjoy.  The Chinese have their Chinese New Year, the Malays have Ramadan and Hari Raya, and the Dayaks or native tribes have their Gawai Dayak. Schools close during these festival seasons to allow the folks to “balik kampung” or return to their home village.

For us, we would normally take the occasion to travel elsewhere, like when we went to Singapore in 2010 and to KL in 2011 (which I have yet to blog about – I’m so behind!). This year, we stayed local and spent the long Gawai holiday weekend with a group of friends in their hometown of Sarikei, about a five-hour drive from Kuching. Besides some great experiences and memories, here are a few of the things we brought back with us.

Welcome to Sarikei

Welcome to Sarikei

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BRIK: The Best Ribs in Kuching

The Best Ribs in Kuching

Malaysians love their pork. Nowhere is this more true than in Sarawak, where people of all tribes and tongues use pork in a huge variety of dishes like Pork, Lotus Root and Black Bean Soup, Fried Pork with Evaporated Milk, or Grilled, 3-Layer Pork Belly.

But barbecue, that American style of cooking in the heat and smoke of a wood fire, is not easy to find. A few restaurants here in Kuching do pork ribs, but they’re usually baked, grilled, and covered in a sweet sauce. That isn’t barbecue.

So where can you find the best barbecue ribs in Kuching? At the House of Annie!

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