Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

Irfan about to eat a live sago worm, as Wan looks on in amusement

Had a sumptuous authentic Melanau (ethnic tribe) dinner at Nibong Seafood Restaurant, located along Jalan Orang Kaya Setia Raja, opposite the Civic Centre in town.

Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

wriggly live sago worms

Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

cooked sago worms

This was where I had the opportunity to try out the sago worms; both fat, squiggly live worms and fried ones.

Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

umai (fish)

Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

another fish dish

To eat the worms, one must first remove the head because it is hard and sharp.

Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

fish again!

Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

paku-pakis

The live worms, which should be eaten with sago seeds, taste ashy. Some say they taste like chicken fat.

Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

prawns

Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

linut from sago flour

On the other hand, the fried worms taste like groundnuts. These could be consumed as they are, without additional condiments. Some people have been found to be allergic to sago worms, so eat with caution.

Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

frontage

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