Rumah Asap Dayak Samarahan, Kuching

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Note: The setting of stalls in the pictures may change over time due to the upgrading work at Rumah Asap.


Rumah Asap or “Smoke House” was quite popular in Miri, until recently, Kuchingnites started talking about it in Social Media as if “Santa Claus is coming to town”. The excited locals throng their ways to Rumah Asap as early as 5pm during weekends and be rest assured, you’ll be eating in smoky environment and leave the place with BBQ smell all over you. Oh well, you might consider taking another round of shower after that. hehe.

But, that’s the fun part of it right? Definitely, once you reach there, your eyes will be drooling at all the crispy BBQ pork hanging on the metal bar, displaying their golden juicy meat, well done BBQ catfish, mouthwatering “pansuh”, and all other inner parts that you can think of. Wait! There’s more to Rumah Asap because food lovers can ask for fried food, soup and noodles too. All these at reasonable prizes.


My advice, to all food lovers out there is that, if you wish to eat here, please come early, not because the food will be sold out, but the parking space will be tough to find. It does not provide a proper parking lot except for little spaces to squeeze on next to someone’s house. You really have to find your way to get a parking space and to fight for the roadside parking made for St Stephen congregations.  So far, I never felt disappointed by it because I always arrived there before 6 pm.


Recently, they added a bar called “Route 18” at Rumah Asap. So, it’s indeed a good news for people who love drinking. It could be a nice port for those who wish to hang out with their buddies till late night while enjoying the Dayak cuisine. Nevertheless, it is a good platform for the Dayaks to put their cooking skills to test and bring about new Sarawak entrepreneurs.

Till then, see you in my next blog entry.

Food for all aspects of life

Posted by willie in Food, Random, Thoughts | 4 Comments

Every time I hang out with friends, there will always be food on the table and whenever I go for a break, I will drive to a nearby restaurant for food. Now, I wonder what will happen to us if God didn’t create food. Will our life be dull?  Food is no longer a necessity but something that touches every aspect of our life.



Before civilization, people looked for their own food to feed themselves and their families. No one thought of selling any to others. But, as years go by, we began to exchange food to satisfy our curious taste buds and source of lucrative income. Since then, our mind told us that it’s easier to buy food than producing it ourselves and opportunists see its potential as a source of income.  Today, food business is at every metropolis, city, town and village around the globe.



How we prepare food has also changed. From simple cooking with only salt and pepper, to adding variety of ingredients in our cooking. We started to explore new ways of cooking and those lucky ones, go on TV and became celebrity chefs for their artistic cooking. Cooking competitions, TV programmes, trade and expos are some of the activities promoting food as an art.img-20151129-wa0011


Is there any social meeting that doesn’t involve food? Could they be birthdays, weddings, reunions, corporate meetings, seminars, conventions? No matter what event we are involved in, we get connected through food. Food is part of the reasons why people meet each other.  It makes us sit together and start having conversations. Just like a famous saying “Wen you feed someone’s stomach, you open his mouth”.

Just my two cents opinion.


Bau Bike Week: Lurvicide X Band

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There’s no doubt that songs, live performances and loud music are things that we called as “The Must Have”  itinerary for any major event such as bike weeks.  And for Bau Bike Week 2016, we are proud to announce that, Luvircide X, will entertain us as guest performers, showcasing their latest songs on the net.


This group was formed in 2009 by 4 young Iban-Bidayuh boys from Serian. Their music genre is mostly dramatic rock and some of their songs are already nailed to Wai.Fm music chart this year. The members of Lurvicide X are, Kenneth (Vocalist), James Peter (Bassist), Caysey (Lead guitarist) and Edailton (Drummer).


They will be performing on Saturday night (27 August 2016) and on Sunday Afternoon (28 August 2016). So, don’t miss the chance to meet them in person.