a Vegan in Sarawak – island of Borneo

Sarawak‘s food is just amazing, and the only problem you will have being a vegan is not to gain 10kg 🙂


🌱Sin Wei Tong cafe – has a vegetarian stall, great food around 5RM per dish. some dishes have an egg but can request without.

🌱Shun son yen – vegetarian restaurant by the kilo, with delicious food and fresh juices I paid around 15RM for my meal. Make sure you go early to have all the options still available because the food goes quickly. You can try a bit of everything.


🌱 water front –  there are food stalls and restaurants that have great vegan options.

🌱Zhen Xiang Zhai, delicious food and a good place to try the Sarawak laksa, they close at 3pm. A meal with drinks will cost around 15RM  you can choose from the buffet or order off their menu.

🌱open marker – a lovely local place to explore.

🌱Food fair, at the time you are visiting Kuching check if they have a food fair, they have all kinds of food, but be prepared for a crowded place.


🌱Bau food court– One of the food stalls serves exclusively great vegan food but other stalls still have a few options, have a look and ask around.

Other food in the region

💚 Seri Muka – Malaysian sweet with rice with pandas leaves


💚 Steamed Buns –  easily find any food markets and street stalls. They have vegetarian fillings like – sweet been past,  Kaya, Pandan or black sesame paste.

💚 Kendal, a dessert made with coconut milk, green jelly noodles (rice flour)

💚ABC, made out of shaved ice and a variety of ingredients such as red beans, fruit, sweet corn, grass jelly, etc..

💚 Ondeh-Ondeh, glutinous rice flour dumplings filled with ‘gula Melaka’

💚 Sticky coconut rice with palm sugar and mango


💚 Fruit and Vegetables, don’t miss it …

💚 Other treats

photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha

10 thoughts on “a Vegan in Sarawak – island of Borneo

  1. thomasthevegan

    Holy cow! The food here is complete eye candy! great stuff! The ‘malaysian sweet with rice with pandas leaves’ really caught my attention, what is that exactly? Did you enjoy it?


  2. Amy Riddett

    Wow! This food looks super yummy! I was in Borneo in September for two months and had some amazing vegan food while I was there, this post has made me excited for my trip back in Sept 2018!

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