Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rain no damper on Kuching Festival

KUCHING: The light drizzle on Monday evening did not hinder people from all walks of life from visiting the 2012 Kuching Festival which kicked off last Friday.

With more than 190 participants, food lovers were spoilt for choice with the smorgasbord of mouth-watering food available ranging from juicy tender Taiwan sausages to piquant barbecued seafood as well as sweet treats in the likes of homemade Nyonya delicacies and Sabah ‘ice-cream’ potong at the 24-day food festival.

One familiar delicacy that had somewhat become synonymous with the annual food fest was none other than the dragon beard’s candy from Emperor Dragon Whisker Sweet.

Priced at RM3 a box, the handmade traditional delicacy from China consisting of very fine strands of spun sugar resulting in the resemblance of fine whiskers — hence the name — is made by Dennis Lo who has been participating in the fest for more than 10 years.

“We’ve been selling this Chinese sweet treat here at the fest for the past 14 years,” he told The Borneo Post as several passers-by stopped to watch the 22-year-old demonstrate the technique of making the dessert.

Asked how the response has been from the crowd thus far, Lo said it had been good and added that there were more visitors this year.

Sharing the sentiment was Lydia Chai whose deep fried burgers have been providing burger aficionados with a crunchier take on the conventional fast food item.

“This is my fourth year participating in Kuching Festival and there’s more crowd at the fest this year,” she said.

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