By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
It would not officially be a festival if food was not involved and the Sarawak International Boat Race 2015 from September 18th until 20th was no exception.
For three days in a row, the Kuching Waterfront turned itself into a food heaven for food lovers during the adrenaline-pumping weekend.
The crowds quenched their thirst by treating themselves to these colourful local dessert ‘Ais Batu Campur’.
A famous speciality from Sabah, the ‘bambangan’ or wild mango juice is especially refreshing when drink on a hot day. The fruit which has brown skin is usually not eaten fresh but pickled.
A hit among the crowd is the ‘bakso’, a Indonesian savoury soup with meatballs and noodles.
Sweet and refreshing ‘cendol’ is a popular dessert in Southeast Asia.
Chicken grilled to perfection.
Beautiful fuschia pink dragon fruit.
A famous delicacy from Lawas, smoked ‘ikan tahai’.
Traditional kuih for Bruneian people, the ‘kuih cincin’ or ring cakes are also famous among the locals in Sarawak.
Consisting of local crackers, salted egg, fried chicken, ‘sambal’ and blue rice, ‘nasi kerabu’ is a popular cuisine among the locals.
Get a whiff of mouth-savouring chicken satay on the grill.
It would not be an event in Kuching without the ever famous, pride of Sarawak ‘kek lapis’.