In 2012, the Sarawak Tourism Board in its blog polls concerning top 10 iconic foods of Sarawak, Sarawak Laksa comfortably ranked no.1 and followed by Kolo Mee.
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“Street food, I believe, is the salvation of the human race.”
So proclaimed Anthony Bourdain, passionate street food advocate and consumer, at the inaugural World Street Food Congress in Singapore.
Held in the Southeast Asian street food Mecca, the WSFC featured extensive panels and discussions about international street food culture, from the USA’s food trucks to Singapore’s own prolific “hawker” centers, and a 10-day “Jamboree” of 37 street food vendors from around the world serving up their respective regional specialties.
“Street food makes travel interesting,” Bourdain explained. “It’s very easy to travel around the world and look out the window and not know where you are. You see the same businesses. Go to the best restaurant in town in Houston, New York, or Berlin, and they’re not going to be that different. That’s not the case with street food. In Mexico, you’ll know if you’re in Puebla or Mexico City—you’ll smell, see, and taste the difference.”
Indeed, here are a dozen must-try street foods that offer us a truly unique, local flavor.
More about Sarawak Laksa and other hawker food
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Sarawak Laksa – De factor State dish of Sarawak
Hehehehee…It’s hard to find Sarawak Laksa..even Malaysian Laksa here. Only Tangerang styled one..:D
I must try Tangerang. Is that the equivalent of ‘laksa’? Whereabouts in Indonesia do you live? I am going to Bali so can I find Tangerang there? I used to live for a short time in Jakarta didnt live long enough to try hawker food. Only eat in restaurants, malls and we live in hotel so just hotel food. 🙂
Tangerang is located directly western of Jakarta. Soekarno-Hatta international airport is actually part of Tangerang, not Jakarta.
I live in Tangerang then, though originally I’m from East Java.
Oh so Tangerang is not the name of the Laksa. What is it called? Also called Laksa in Indonesia or something else?
Tangerang is the city where this laksa popular. So that’s why it’s called Laksa Tangerang…akin to Laksa Betawi and Laksa Cibinong (Bogor).
🙂 Interesting. Thank you.
Thank you. 🙂
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