It is a long road all the way to another small town- Bintangor. A small town in Central of Sarawak where one of the famous food must have here is the Tumpik. It is one of the traditional Melanau food and being that one must try the stall here – Abang Haji Zaini stall. With loads of news papercutting around the stall, this stall had been interviewed by many local mainstream papers and they have been there sine 16 June 1996.
For those who are not aware, Tumpik generally means pancake. Lemantak is the sago flour, which is processed from the ripo, derived from the sago tree. So, tumpik lemantak is a pancake made of sago a bit of coconut. It is not fried, but pan baked and add in with a bit salt. And in here, they have two types of Tumpik where one is the plain one and another is the “Special” tumpik.
For those who love tumpik, the tumpik are being cooked for 15 minutes where these plain sago pancake with shredded coconut and is a sweeter version. Have them with the gula Melaka dipping that will difinately enhanced the flavours.
If you love the “special version”; you can try them with the shredded fresh prawns with it where they stuffed them in the middle with the shredded fresh prawns. Deliciously done and the flavours comes simply addictive with the light saltiness and aromatic prawn taste in it.
Check out this Stall no 15 in the Food Court just next to the Bintagor Market.
Stall No 15,
Jalan Teo Kin Ngo