Instead of Google-searching places to eat, some of us prefer to Facebook-search them.
Facebook conveniently allows us to look at reviews, photos and the locations of the food outlets.
Not only that, Facebook has enabled hardcore foodies to form their own pages and groups, providing them an online discussion space to share their photos and critiques.
With these independent foodie pages, you can always post a question and let your fellow food enthusiasts answer. Plus, if there is a new food place to try, nobody tells you faster than people on Facebook.
Scroll the list down below and see which of these Facebook pages/groups to follow as your ultimate East Malaysian Food Guide.
Facebook! Tell me where to eat in Sarawak!
1. Kuching Food Critics
This Facebook group is the creme de la creme of Kuching food guides.
The members are helpful and they will always have recommended places according to your preferences.
They also rate their foods so you will know what to expect from your orders.
Watch out for Ah Ong, one of the group admins: he seems to have a lot of insight on what is going on in the Kuching foodie-sphere.
The group aims to provide a healthy space for discussion on food, so play nice while you are in it.
Follow the rules on their About Page and always remember rule number 15.
If you are not much of a team player and do not want to join a Facebook group, you can like their page too.
It is equally helpful and informative.
2. Teaspoon-Food, Restaurant & Rewards
Teaspoon-Food, Restaurant & Rewards is the first mobile food app in Kuching.
Aiming to bring you the newest restaurants in town, it also covers long existing food joints.
It has information of over 600 eateries in Kuching including latest promotions and limited time deals too.
We warn you, their videos are mouthwatering to watch!
3. Miri City Sharing Channel
As for your East Malaysian Food Guide in northern Sarawak, check out Miri City Sharing Channel.
Here you can find answer on where to find Tri-colour Mee Kolok, cheesy mozzarella burger, prawn noodle or ice cream gula apong.
Facebook! Tell me where to eat in Sabah!
1. Makan-makan Kota Kinabalu
Makan-makan Kota Kinabalu aims to provide honest feedback and thoughts on the Kota Kinabalu dining experience.
Imagine a friend casually telling you what they had for dinner and that is how it is like reading the feedback here.
The admins share what they order, the overall ambience at the eateries and the conversation they have with the waiters.
2. Eat n Hop Sabah
This page shares their experiences in Mandarin and English, informing its followers on latest promotions and opening of new eateries.
You can find info such as opening hours and locations but not elaborate reviews on the food or beverages.
However, all photos of food on Eat n Hop Sabah are definitely appetising, worthy to be gawked at.
This page is the Facebook arm of Sabaheats, a Sabah online food channel dedicated to passionate food lovers out there.
Besides guiding followers on where or what to eat in Sabah, they also provide other information too.
For instance, food delivery service in Kota Kinabalu, exotic fruits available there and even a travel eatinerary!
4. Sandakan Food Lover
This East Malaysian Food Guide will show you where to eat in Sandakan.
Some of the posts are vendors promoting their food products.
Although most of the posts are in Chinese, you can always write your questions in the comment session if you have any enquiries.
Any other suggestions? Let us know in the comment box!