Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gastronomical delights of Borneo

Kadazan bamboo shoot

Here in Perth, the one thing I do miss is the incredible variety of great, exotic and cheap food of Asia. In our recent Borneo trip, we were confident that all of us would lose some weight from all the exertion on the saddle but sadly, we all ate too well most times and came away with very little weight lost!

Anyway, here are some of the food we ate. Yes, I know this is a foldy cycling blog but being able to sample these incredible and exotic dishes thanks to our foldies make it deserving of a posting.

So here they go, starting with healthy fruits first...

On the road, we usually eat pretty simply like fried noodles with coffee and tea laced thickly with condensed milk (or I like to call it condemned milk).

We had a chance not surprisingly to enjoy an English Tea complete with scones which was a very reasonable US$5 only! I had to order vanilla ice cream somehow as the weather was too hot...

It is interesting to note that the Indians have made their mark too in Sabah and we enjoyed a fiery curry lunch with Bryani rice. This was really good value as it ended up only US$3 a person with drinks.

But by far the most memorable meal we had was at Great Ocean King Restaurant in Sandakan that I mentioned briefly earlier. This place is a seafood paradise and here are some of the dishes we had. The whole 6 course meal was only US$12 per person total plus drinks.

Great food certainly compliments great cycling, doesn't it? And it helps when we have some foodies who ride foldies in the team! So thankful too for the joy and privilege to enjoy good food because of His generous provision to all of us...
A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? Ecclesiates 2:24,25 Wise words from King Solomon indeed.

1 comment:

Las montaƱas said...

wow, sure looks yummy! A good meal is certainly motivation to peddle harder and faster.