Location : Bario, Miri Division, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Started in 2005, the Bario Food Festival (Pesta Nukenen) is a three-day event held every year which showcases the food and cultural heritage of the Kelabit highlands and has become an annual highlight in the highland’s festive calendar. Visitors to the festival can experience exotic Kelabit food and authentic cultural displays. Rice and pineapple are the two notable agriculture products from Bario. Other notable items include beads and Bario salt. Beside the culinary treats, visitors are also treated to a wide variety of cultural shows, from traditional dances to handicraft demonstrations, to traditional games. (Wiki) 

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Wriggly worms porridge

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Being vegetarians, we stayed away from whatever looked like meat. So we could only try the cakes and fried ‘bunga kantan’ which were nice. Sorry for not being able to review the food presented here. Most of our meals were catered by Ms Priscilla at her Malindo Café which we found very comfortable watching the activities while sipping coffee.   Next…..Kelabit Cultural Dances & sports

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Our favourite cafe where vegetarian food could be catered for. Ms Priscila the Boss of Malindo Cafe who took care of most of our meals there.
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Guest of honour Datuk Talib Zulpilip and his other half

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Pack cooked rice with leaves competition.
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Visitors learning how to pack cooked rice with leaves.
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Free food for the night with Kelabit porridge

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