Saturday, September 23

Book on favourite food in Sibu launched


SIBU: ‘A Guide To Sibu’s Most Favourite Food’ was launched at Sibu Base Jump stage, Sibu Town Square on Monday.

Sim (third right), Hu (fourth left), Hii (far left) and other VIPs with the much awaited ‘A Guide To Sibu’s Most Favourite Food’.

Photographer Hii autographs the book while Xiao Jie (right) looks on.

The reference book is produced by Sibu Resident’s Office with the collaboration of a former journalist with English daily The Star, Philip Hii; retired English language teacher Arthur Wee, retired English language teacher/lecturer Chang Yi and young model Xiao Jie.

It gives visitors and locals an insight into the best local dishes available in Sibu by bringing the reader on a mini food tour which is friendly, engaging and informative, commented Sibu Resident Sim Kok Kee at the book’s launch.

President of Sibu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hu Yu Siong was among those present.

Sim commented: “This craftily structured book approaches commonplace cuisine in a four or five ingenious ways. It starts with a paragraph on a description of the dish. The next paragraph summarises how the dish is prepared followed by how it is usually served. Last but not least is where each dish could be found or originates.”

Overall, this literature lets you experience the balance of Chinese, Malay, Melanau, Iban and mix-cultural dishes available.

“This guide is highly recommended to anyone who wants to get a taste of genuine Malaysian food on offer in Sibu,” Sim said.

“A Guide To Sibu’s Most Favourite Food samples some of the delicacies unique to Sibu – it points out amazing flavours and yummy food you would not have picked out if you were on your own,” he added.