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Places to go If You Are Looking for Indigenous Food In Kuching

In case you are in the mood for something other than kolo mee and laksa….

Until 10 years ago, there were not a lot of places to go if you were looking for indigenous food in Kuching.

Fortunately, local food eateries have been sprouting like mushrooms.

For the love of food, KajoMag prepared a list of places for foodies to go if you are in the mood for indigenous food in Kuching.

  1. Lepau Restaurant at Persiaran Ban Hock

Lepau restaurant is located at Jalan Ban Hock – Picture source: Lepau restaurant

The word ‘lepau’ means ‘home’ or ‘house’ in the Kayan language.

Located in the heart of Kuching city, it is one of the most popular places to go if you are craving for indigenous dishes.

Picture source: Lepau Restaurant

With a wide range of Orang Ulu and Dayak dishes, Lepau often host small gatherings and parties.

 

  1. The Dyak at Panovel Commercial Complex, Jalan Simpang Tiga

The Dayk is located at Panovel Commercial Complex, Jalan Simpang Tiga (Picture source: the Dyak)

Tastefully decorated with Dayak motifs, The Dyak is the place to go if you are looking for fine dining.

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Arguably one of the first few Dayak cuisine establishments in Kuching, The Dyak has a range of interesting Dayak dishes for you to sample.

 

  1. Mummy Patz at Rumah Asap Tabuan Dayak

Mummy Patz in located at Rumah Asap Tabuan Jaya – Picture source: Mummy Patz

Previously known as Patz Dayak Home Cook Special, this spot has been known to have delicious Dayak dishes among Kuchingnites for years.

Picture source: Mummy Patz

Previously located at Tabuan Laru, the stall was always swamped with customers for lunch.

Recently, Mummy Patz relocated to Rumah Asap at Tabuan Dayak.

 

  1. Rumah Asap at Tabuan Dayak, Batu Kawah, Kota Samarahan

Mummy Patz is not the only spot for traditional food in Kuching.

Recently, Rumah Asap is one of the most popular choice of places to go for traditional food in Kuching.

It is also definitely the place to go if you have a bunch of non-Sarawakian friends coming over to Kuching for the first time.

Unlike restaurants, Rumah Asap has a mash of various stalls selling traditional dishes where you and your friends can choose and share together.

  1. AwahCafe at Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) building

If you are looking for Bidayuh food, you might want to head on to AwahCafe.

You might notice that the menu is written in Bidayuh language with English translation.

  1. Tribal Stove at Jalan Borneo

Tribal Stove is located at Jalan Borneo – Picture source: Tribal Stove

Another place to hit if you are looking for traditional food in Kuching is the Tribal Stove.

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Located at Jalan Borneo, Tribal Stove serves Kelabit dishes such as nubaq layaq (mashed red rice wrapped in Isip leaves), lamud busaq keluduh (ginger flower salad) and labo senutuq (shredded beef).

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