Restaurants

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The Dyak

This elegant restaurant is the first to treat Dayak home cooking as true cuisine. The chef, classically trained in a Western style, uses traditional recipes, many of them Iban (a few are Kelabit, Kayan or Bidayuh), …
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Fig Tree Cafe

This innovative cafe features Malay-Chinese dishes served with flair and enthusiasm. There are plenty of vegetarian choices, and vegan options are available. The adventurous should try the lui cha, rice and vegetabl…
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Choon Hui

This old-school kopitiam (coffee shop) gets our vote for the most delicious laksa in town, and we're not alone – the place can get crowded, especially at weekends. There is also a stall here selling excellent popia,…
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Maria Kek Lapis

Sells over 40 varieties of kek lapis, a colourful layered cake made with wheat flour, egg, prodigious quantities of either butter or margarine, and flavourings such as melon, blueberry or pandan leaves.
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BTB

Occupying two lovely rooms in the old Court House complex, BTB offers diners a romantic setting with a whiff of colonial comfort under soaring ceilings. The menu offers local (chiken and seafood) and imported (lamb …
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Lok Lok

This hugely popular nocturnal eatery specialises in lok lok, skewers (eg of fish, prawn, cuttlefish or bean curd; RM2.50 to RM3 each) that are either boiled or deep fried and eaten with sweet, sweet-and-sour, belaca…
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Tribal Stove

This laid-back restaurant serving delicious Sarawak food is decorated with photos of Bario, the Highland 'capital'. Although it no longer specialises in Kelabit food you will find plenty of vegetarian options and se…
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Aroma Café

A great place to try local indigenous dishes such as ayam pansuh (chicken cooked in bamboo; RM10), fried tapioca leaves (RM6) and umai (a Sarawakian version of sushi; RM10). The lunchtime 'buffet' is good value, tho…
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Green Hill Corner

Look behind the green, Milo-sponsored awnings for the half-a-dozen stalls that crank out porridge, laksa, chicken rice and noodle dishes. Popular with locals.