Saturday, July 5, 2008

Borneo Break: First Night in Sibu

It was almost evening when we reached Sibu. Situated on the confluence of the Rajang and Igan River,this second largest town in Sarawak is also known as New Foochow as there is a big population of Foochow community here to which the town owns its wealth. I suppose then Jin Jin, Mau Wei's friend and our host in Sibu, is a Chinese of Foochow descent. That night, after helping us checked into our hotel, she took us to a nearby Chinese Restaurant where we had some Foochow dishes. That was the first time I had a taste of Sibu's famous deep fried pong peng, a type of biscuit, stuffed with meat...

Mau Wei and her friend, Jin Jin...

Food we had in Sibu...



Sibu's famous deep fried pong peng...

Travel Tip: Take delight in the local delicacy!

2 comments:

Liudmila said...

They cheat you! Those are hamburgers from nearest McDonalds!!!!

footiam said...

They just look like hamburgers; taste different too!

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!