October 18, 2012

A Light "Melanau" Lunch

.Once in a while I have an opportunity to eat a meal with a friend...not really the uninvited guest..but just a "happening to drop by" kind of friend...and the friendly hostess kindly extend the invitation...this kind of lunch is very memorable indeed and most valuable in the memory bank
















 


















Every morsel of the lunch is tasty especially ...and here are the photos to show them....












                                            Ikan bilis....

Just dropped embawang
Freshly made tempuyak (there are many recipes of making preserved durians..and as many ways of cooking the fruit)
Whole meal with white rice...one dish at the bottom is the famous salted gamah fish..I am afraid my one single shot of the dish is damaged by some glitches in my memory card.....I wonder if I could ever have a chance again to take a photo of this special dish.....
Sibit - a popular Melanau dish....
Preserved Ikan Gamah (sibit)  in brine.

2 comments:

Ann said...

on face book, they talk about sago soup. Strange, I never even heard of it.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Not soup I think. It is linut..a kind of gluey paste. You have to dip chopsticks into it and pull out and then dip or roll this mash in sambal etc. It can be considered a dessert or a main meal. In Brunei it has been taken up to a higher level in fine dining..Apparently even the Sultan likes it very much.