Lemang Raya

Lemang is quintessential Malay holiday food, impossible to find throughout the year, impossible to avoid come Hari Raya.  Lemang is glutinous, or sticky, rice cooked in coconut milk inside a length of bamboo and roasted over an open fire.  The work involved in making it is considerable.  First, locate and chop down a giant piece… More Lemang Raya

It’s Official

I’m going home!  After more than four years living in Kuching, I’ll be making a short trip home for a little vacation.   It’s for three weeks only, from the end of May to the middle of June.   I fly into Chicago to see some old friends and then wend my way to Detroit after that. … More It’s Official

Nzingha’s Visit

Last month we had a special visitor all the way from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sister Nzingha with her mother and four children on their summer holiday. Part of her visit to Malaysia was two weeks in Sarawak, during which we were able to meet with her on a few occassions. Nzingha gave a… More Nzingha’s Visit