And as for food...there's halal and non-halal food available.
There are two better seafood restaurants to choose from. I don't mind either one and will only eat when the outlet has less people and no smokers. However regrettably there is no "No Smoking" sign in Selangau.
One delightful dish to order is Labi labi in Claypot. The prices range from RM 10 to RM50 depending on your budget and the number of people in your group. Labi labi or river tortoise is about RM38 per kg in the market.
|Foochow recipe of river tortoise - braised in a light wine sauce in claypot.|
|The tortoise meat is cubed and braised in a wine sauce.|
|Spring onions and ginger will balance the taste.|
|Onions and some celery help to enrich the sauce.|
|A nice layer of cartilage - the best part of the tortoise.|
Steamed in expensive wine the labi-labi becomes an Imperial Food fit for a Chinese Emperor. It is one dish that spins tales of longevity and strength.
And I must say..having labi labi meat cooked in bamboo with lots of lemon grass and ginger you get a special treat..The flesh becomes so tender you don't have to bite it at all. No wonder our very senior elders love the dish.
Cheers for the day!!!