Monday, February 27, 2012

Sarawak Native Delicacies at the.Dyak Restaurant, Kuching

Over the years, you have heard about Sarawak being famous for dishes such as kolo mee, laksa, kampua, kompia and such. 

Native dishes are very much unheard of, unless you have Dayak friends and such.

With the opening of the Dyak Restaurant in Kuching, it is the best thing that has happened in years. :)

You can now savor unpretentious, authentic Iban dishes, in a chic, contemporary designed restaurant here in Kuching. 

By the way, it is on the way going up to the Spring. very easy to spot at the cross road traffic light junction  before the Spring.

If you are tourists visiting Kuching, this place is not very much reachable via walking, best to take a cab.

  the. Dyak,

Sub-lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex, Jalan Simpang Tiga, Kuching

Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 12 pm to 9.30 pm

During my visit there, I ordered these:

Pucuk kubok gulai enchala
This is jungle ferns (paku) sauteed with fragrant wild ginger flowers. 

The ferns were big and succulent, the spice mixture was very interesting, words cannot describe, it is only for you to try and have your on verdict. 

Next is famous Dayak / Iban dish. manok pansoh or it is called manok lulun here.

Manuk lulun
It is chicken slow - cooked in bamboo with tapioca leaves and herbs. 

Chicken was so tender, the meat fell of from the bone by gently nudging it with fork.

Rice served in this restaurant is the red rice.

This type of rice is very notorious amongst the natives here, it is on the expensive side, difficult to buy even, not easy to spot at the market.

Red rice
Fibrous and fragrant as well, not to mention.

For dessert, I ordered this ice cream. 

Ice cream asi manis

This is a must order, I shall not say more, but there was hidden gem tucked underneath the ice - cream.

A very unique ensemble and tastefully done.

By the way, I tried the tuak as well.

I rather not put any photos, as everytime I upload a photo, it took me ages to get it uploaded right.

I don't know what is wrong with Blogger.

I suggest, you try the tuak shot, comes in a small glass, you can sample three types of tuak.

I had, Tuak Mansau Stambak Ulu. 

It was sweet and with floral hint, with a bit of sour-ish after taste.

After all, tuak is wine made from fermentation of rice.

I tried Tuak Laki Stambak Ulu as well,

This one was, light yellow in colour as compared to Tuak Mansau which was amber in colour.

This one was lighter, with different floral hint.

Food is numero uno.

I shall visit again.

Highly recommended for those who are curious about native food, and are not Muslims.

Pork is served at this restaurant.


Mizz Coki said...

The names given on their menu is authentically Iban.
am a silent reader of your blog.

Simple Person said...

i could say that sarawak is good.. many ethnic and many varieties of food...

sibu food diva said...

thank you for reading my blog, Mizz Coki! :) the dishes are very good indeed!

simple person: yes, different race different food, you should bring your wife + mil to kuching someday for cuti cuti malaysia :)