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.
This was where I had the opportunity to try out the sago worms; both fat, squiggly live worms and fried ones.
To eat the worms, one must first remove the head because it is hard and sharp.
The live worms, which should be eaten with sago seeds, taste ashy. Some say they taste like chicken fat.
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.
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