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Go to Sarikei for Glory Cafe’s Coconut Tom Yam Prawn Noodles

Sarikei is a small town located along the Rajang River.

Known as the fruit basket of Sarawak, the town is famous for its annual Pineapple Festival.

For a small town with a population of less than 60,000 people as of 2010, this town has its own list of attractions to offer.

One of them being Glory Cafe’s Coconut Tom Yam Prawn Noodle.

One of Sarikei’s iconic dishes

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The noodle of Glory Cafe, the iconic dish of Sarikei

In the blogosphere, reviews on Glory Cafe in Sarikei can be traced back to 10 years ago in 2008.

Some agree food presentation is just as essential to the dish as its taste and flavour. At Glory Cafe, the noodle doesn’t disappoint Instagrammers as it comes in a huge green coconut.

You can order the dish served in a bowl instead at a slightly cheaper price, but if you are not a Sarikeian, how many times in your lifetime can you have your noodles in a coconut?

The broth is Glory Cafe’s rendition of tom yam – spicy and creamy. Compared to some tom yam soups out there it is also more on the sweeter side unlike its hot and sour ancestor.

The highlight of the dish is none other the prawns. The coconut is filled with meaty and tenderly cooked prawns, a delight for seafood lovers.

Here comes the best part; after you have finished the noodles and the prawns, you can scrape the inside of the coconut with your spoon and savour its tom yam infused flesh.

Brace yourself during peak hours because that’s when local patrons flood the kopitiam.

 

So Sarawakians, what are you waiting for? Time to pack up for a road trip to Sarikei!

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Patricia Hului
Patricia Hului wants to live in a world where you can eat whatever you want and not gain weight. She grew up in Bintulu, Sarawak and graduated from the University Malaysia Sabah with a degree in Marine Science. She worked for The Borneo Post SEEDS, which is now defunct. When she's not writing, you can find her in a studio taking belly dance classes, hiking up a hill or browsing through Pinterest. Follow her on Instagram at @patriciahului, Facebook at Patricia Hului at Kajomag.com or Twitter at @patriciahului.
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