Malaysia / Borneo: Kuching – Bumbu Cooking Class – Market Tour

Miden

Hey, remember when we went to Borneo? Yeah, I hardly remember it either because it was in July/August 2013. Tsk tsk! This is what happens when you don’t immediately edit holiday photos, they sit on your hard drive for months and months and months, with a little gentle nagging reminder popping up in your head every now and again.

Slack.

Anyway. While in Kuching we did a cooking class, and it was one thing I really wanted to write up because it was FUN. During the class we cooked two dishes for lunch – a chicken curry and a vegetable dish. We also made a very easy dessert.

As well as the cooking class, there was also an option (at a small additional charge) for a market tour. We all know how I feel about markets, so it should be no surprise that we headed to the market.

Market

Apparently there used to be a market right in the centre of town, but it’s now been moved across the river to a larger location. It was about a twenty minute drive.

We started in the fruit and vegetable section to have a look around. Everything was set up really nicely and it was so clean and tidy.

Midden

One of the things we had to purchase to cook for lunch was midin – which you may remember from the Top Spot post is a fern that grows in the Sarawak jungles.

The rest of the post is mostly pictures, tbh. :)

Bamboo

Fruit

Goods

Beans

More beans

Herbs

Goods

Chillies

Ginger flowers

Potatoes

Gourds

Eggplant

Something

Fresh pepper

Wintermelon

Banana

Garlic

Fish

We didn’t spend very much time in the fish and meat section because we didn’t need to buy anything. (We were cooking chicken curry for lunch, but the meat had already been purchased and was already marinating.)

Fish

Fish

Fish

Fresh coconut

This machine made grated coconut, and it looked quite dangerous. The noise! The man just casually stuck pieces of coconut in there with his bare hands and it grated the coconut in seconds.

Anchovies

Part 2 – the actual class – coming up!

Bumbu Cooking Class
Time: 9AM – 1PM (Daily); 2:30PM – 5PM (Daily) – if you want to do the market tour, you need to do the morning time
Address: No 57 Carpenter Street, Kuching, Sarawak.
Email: Joseph at [email protected]
Phone: 019 8791050)
Cost: (in July 2013) RM150.00 pp (with market tour) / RM120.00 pp (without market tour)