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The Razor Clam, Weird But Delicious

If you just heard the name and never seen it, you might not think that this razor clam is weird. From the look if its shell there’s nothing bizarre about this creature but their shape inside and its behavior is quite amazing and weird at the same time. It won’t be much of an appetizing cuisine at your first sight for sure but it taste good.

Razor clam is a bivalve shelled animal, the same type as clams, cockles and mussels. It has two symmetrical hard shells which protect their inner body. These shell is connected at one end and …

The Delicious Dabai Or Black Olive

For those who didn’t already know, dabai is one of the most sought after fruits when its season come every year. Like durian, dabai is available abundantly towards the end of the year. Dabai is one of the exotic fruits in Sarawak. Famously known as black olive or Sarawak olive, probably because of its resemblance to olive but technically it is not olive. It’s not even related to olive in any aspects. Its scientific name is Canarium odontophyllum and the plant is native to Sarawak, means that it can only be found in Sarawak.

Originally, dabai tree grows in the …

Delicious Prawn Umai Simple Recipe

Umai is a traditional exotic food of the Melanau ethnic in Sarawak. Although, nowadays, it is loved and liked by many people from other races in Sarawak too. Typically, fish like Bawal and Tenggiri are use to make the Umai but prawn can be use as well. The fish or prawn used to make Umai is raw, just like sushi. So no cooking needed. But if you’re using prawn it need to be dip in boiling water to kill all the bacteria and germs. Here, we will share a simple recipe to make prawn Umai. It’s simple, you can make …

The Delicious & Exotic Buah Engkala

The Ibans, the biggest ethnic in Sarawak, have a lot of unique delicacies made or taken fresh from the jungle. Some of those are now planted in their backyard especially by those in living in the rural areas. One of the unique fruits that have been a delicious food eaten by the Ibans traditionally is the “buah Engkala” or Engkala fruit.

Not only the Ibans eat this fruit, some other people from many other races love it too, such as the Chinese, the Sarawakian Malay and the Bidayuh.

This Engkala is considered as an exotic fruit in Sarawak. Traditionally it …

Kulung, Most Delicious River Fish In Sarawak

While fishes like Empurau and Semah is the most sought after fishes in Sarawak, there’s one fish that not much people know. Unlike Empurau and Semah, this fish is not as expensive as those other two. But, for those who have tasted this fish, they will admit that it is more delicious or as delicious as Empurau and Semah. That fish is called “ikan Kulung” by the Ibans in Sarawak. We are not sure its name in English or its scientific name but if you mention ikan Kulung, those who knows will know it.

Like we said, it’s not as …

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