How was your Gawai? I made a roadtrip to Balai Ringin over the weekend for an Iban wedding. An hour drive from Serian town along the Pan-Borneo Highway. While some claim Balai Ringin is under Simunjan territory as well.
What does the kampung in almost every household had that the city doesn't have?
Just woods & mountain water as utilities.
Lemang - glutinous rice cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick.
This cooking method using bamboo stick is popular not only in the Iban Dayak tribe but also adapted by the other tribes of Borneo island.
The Changs- made of glutinous rice usually stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in reed leaves
But this Chang, wasnt fill with any fillings. It had a slight bitter taste to it.[yes, it is yellow in colour]
The Penanang aka kuih Sarang Semut is my all time favorite!
Both best paired with hot steaming black coffee/tea or if there is an occasion, then tuak is served room temperature ;)
The Tuak - an alcoholic beverage made of fermented rice, yeast and sugar