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 ūüôā


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

?Shun son yen Рvegetarian 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 courtРOne 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 РMalaysian 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 ‚Äėgula Melaka‚Äô

? Sticky coconut rice with palm sugar and mango


?¬†Fruit and Vegetables,¬†don’t miss it …

? Other treats

photography ‚Ästall rights reserved ‚Äď 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!

    • cook the beans

      that’s great I would like to come back as well ūüôā all the luck for your travels ? let me know if you know any other places or food to add to my post ūüėČ

  3. gypsyjackson

    Thanks – have bookmarked so I can view when I finally make it to Sarawak.

    I notice you also dared to eat the durian crisps. Horrible.

    • cook the beans

      I like to try everything ? I’m writing a post about my trip in Sarawak, that would be more useful in case you are planing a visit ūüėČ

  4. greenerylifestyle

    You keep inspiring us to our fall trip to Asia! all looks and sounds amazing. We can’t wait. Thanks for sharing!

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