Members’ Destination Sharing: Sarawak - “All-Day-Breakfast” in East Malaysia


2:00pm – Registration and networking
2:30pm  – Sharing about the making of Nasi Lemak and Otak-otak
3:00pm  – Sharing about the making of Pulut Panggang
2:30pm  – Destination: Sarawak and the Rainforest Fringe Festival 2019
4:00pm  – End

Join us to have a taste of the “All-Day-Breakfast” from Sarawak. Mouth-watering delicacies will be cooked in front of you using ingredients easily available in the Hong Kong local markets. The dishes which will be demonstrated during this sharing sessions are Nasi lemak, Otak-otak and Pulut panggang.


Nasi lemak is a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish; it is also the native dish in neighbouring areas with significant Malay populations such as Singapore; Brunei, and Southern Thailand.

Otak-otak is a grilled fish cake made of ground fish meat mixed with tapioca starch and spices. It is widely known across Southeast Asia, especially in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, where it is traditionally served fresh, wrapped inside a banana leaf, as well as in many Asian stores internationally — being sold as frozen food. It can be eaten solely as a snack or with steamed rice as part of a meal.


Pulut panggang is a famous, traditional Malay snack that contains steamed, glutinous rice with a spicy sambal filling. The rice is then wrapped in banana leaves and grilled over a traditional charcoal stove. This special Malay snack is very filling and is usually served at teatime. It is good eaten hot—fresh from the charcoal fire. However, you can still make this using a pan, since charcoal stove is not easily available nowadays. Therefore, the taste is slightly different from the authentic, grilled version.

And also to find out more about the upcoming Rainforest Fringe Festival happening in July 5 – 12, 2019. Asia Society Hong Kong Center is gathering members to visit this art and cultural festival together. This group will gain access to ALL the exclusive programs of the festival and also visiting the local market, cultural village an orangutan sanctuary, etc.

Limited seats left before we close the registration. Last chance to hear from us and join the tour!


About Rainforest Fringe Festival
The Rainforest Fringe Festival (RFF) began in 2017 and is an annual 10-day spectacle for all to celebrate the spirit and energy of Sarawak. Hosted in the heart of Kuching, the festival honours Sarawak’s eclectic culture and vibrancy of the land and the people through music, art, craft, film, photography, and design, giving festival attendees a holistic view and true sense of its splendour. It is hosted by The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak. RFF 2019 will be held on July 5 – 12, 2019.
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About the tour
In partnership with Joe Sidek Production Sdn Bhd, Asia Society Hong Kong Center is proud to bring you to Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia to visit the Rainforest Fringe Festival to experience their rich cultures from the locals and the various indigenous groups. This festival sees collaboration with Sarawakians as an integral part of the festival’s distinctiveness and growth. Working together with the Sarawak’s homegrown creatives and local champions from different areas and sectors of creativity, it will bring about an experience you cannot get elsewhere.

Event Details

Sat 15 Jun 2019
2 - 4 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

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Free for ASHK members; HK$100 for guests of ASHK
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