At last, I've popped my cherry for the Rainforest World Music Festival
! It was a fantastic 10th year anniversary celebration and kudos to Sarawak Tourism Board and everybody else that's involved for making it a success!
So as per usual, one has to savour the local delicacies especially when it is one's first time in Kuching! :D And this BishopGate Road restaurant was the first hit since it's just a stone throw away from Borneo Trekkers aka City Chimes Bed & Breakfast
. A fantastic B&B if you ask me. Love it.
And at this particular restaurant, we had the famous Sarawak Kolok Mee. Delicious! There is a little waiting period as they have quite a lot of customers throughout the day.
Then of course we had some chicken rice. :D Thanks to Laura, our host at the B&B for bringing us around and taking care of us during our stay.
Who can leave Kuching without trying some Sarawak Laksa? This special little dish was introduced to us by Ramsey Ong
when we visited his lovely boutique on the main bazaar/waterfront.
Other than laksa and kolok mee, we definitely had to find some midin and seafood... and thanks to Letitia, we got some from this makan
place called Top Spot
. The photos aren't so good but these buttered prawns are yummy! ;)
This style of cooking oysters is one I've never seen before. Quite interesting. :D Although, I'm not a big fan of oysters the crunchy egg omelet was addictive! ;)
This was definitely one of my favourite things about Kuching/Sarawak. You can have midin cooked with garlic or belacan
(prawn paste). Too bad we can't get any here in KL. What a waste!
Finally, we checked out Little India since we've walked the Main Bazaar/WaterFront for god-knows how many times... so much so that the people working at the shops can recognize us. Haha. All in all, a very good trip. Definitely enjoyed the music festival. I think I can leave that part out since there's a bunch of blogs that has written about it such as :