Food & Beverages

Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that Serve Authentic Sarawakian Food

Fans of Sarawakian meals can try these awesome dishes at these restaurants. Enjoy the company of a loved one while tasting authentic Borneo recipes with a glass of your favourite drink!


Ayam Pansuh

Ayam Pansuh or Manok Pansoh is a unique traditional Iban dish that is basically cooked in bamboo.

Tapioca shoot is placed at the bamboo tip to produce an aromatic scent before it is grilled using charcoal and firewood. This natural way of cooking seals in the flavours and produces an amazing taste.  If you want to know what it tastes like to bite into tender chicken and aromatic gravy with a mixture of ingredients including lemongrass and bamboo, head over to Sarawak’s Bowl. They have outlets in Sunway Putra Mall and Setapak Central.

Photo Credit:  BERNAMA / Berita Harian


Kolo Mee

This simple dish is known as the most popular dish in Sarawak. It consists of noodles that are tossed in a light sauce and topped or served with sliced barbecued pork, minced pork, or chicken cutlets. If you are a Sarawakian and miss eating Kolo Mee, you can go to Restoran Dapur Sarawak at Jalan Sarikei Off Jalan Pahang to enjoy the halal version. Those totally unfamiliar with Sarawakian dishes will also be satisfied with the variety of mouth-watering eats available there.

Photo Credit: Restoran Dapur Sarawak


Sarawak Laksa

Sarawak Laksa became world famous after the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain listed it as one of his favourite dishes. This sweet, spicy and sour dish consists of vermicelli rice noodles cooked in shrimp-based broth made from sambal belacan, tamarind, garlic, galangal, lemongrass, and coconut milk. To make it tastier, shredded chicken, prawns, bean sprouts, and omelette strips are added into the mixture.

Head over to Dayang Sarawak Corner to order a bowl of Sarawak Laksa if you are wondering what it tastes like.

Photo Credit: Dayang Sarawak Corner

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