Tasty State Secret – Sarawak Laksa

The Star: Lifeliving
Sunday July 2, 2006

Tasty State Secret

Kuching boy PAUL SI traces how Sarawak’s most beloved dish went from being a parochial favourite to being sold over the Internet.

Tan Yong Him did not invent that uniquely spiced dish called Sarawak laksa – there is probably no single person who can claim credit for that. But, just as Henry Ford did for the motorcar, Tan made it popular and available throughout the state and beyond.

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Laksa Sarawak Paste Set to go Global

Bernama News Agency
20 March 2006

KUCHING, March 20 (Bernama) – Laksa Sarawak, the spicy noodles long adored by food lovers in the country, is now set to be on the shelves of supermarkets or on the tables of restaurants in foreign countries.

Sarawak-based B.S. Spices Enterprise, the country’s only manufacturer of the original “Sarawak Sambal Laksa”, has outlined ambitious plans to export its product under the brand name of “Barrett’s Sarawak Laksa Paste” to more markets overseas after scoring a major success in domestic and foreign markets, particularly in Asean countries.

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