Posts Under Kalimantan / Borneo Cuisine Category

Lawa

Lawa

Lawah mentimun Lawa or lawah  is a typical appetizer made from some basic ingredients of refreshing vegetables such as cucumber or seaweed. The main ingredients are mixed and spiced with roasted coconut and giant prawns (udang galah) which commonly found in North Kalimantan. People also usually replace shrimp with other marine products such as shellfish. In other areas the cucumbe...

Lemang

Lemang

Lemang is a typical food or snack of the Dayak tribe in Kalimantan. It is made from glutinous rice mixed with coconut milk which is wrapped in leaves and then stuffed into bamboo. The stuffed bamboo is then grilled. For Dayak tribe, lemang serve as food for their traditional party. While the Malays, lemang also served as food on the day of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The way to consume lemang i...

Talawang

Talawang

Talawang is a protective shield typical of Dayak society. In the language of Dayak Ngaju this is called Talawang, whereas in the Dayak language Ma’anyan called Kajubet. Talawang made of lightweight but strong wood. Elongated hexagon shape with a length of approximately 1 meter and a width of approximately 0.5 meters with forecasts can cover man’s chest in order to fend off saber or la...

Kadire

Kadire

Kadire including wind instrument that resembles a keledi. Kadire sound source is not obtained by blowing dried pumpkin, but the coconut shell. Coconut shell serves as a regulator of tone. Kadire played during traditional ceremonies Dayak Kenyah society.

Hornbills Dance

Hornbills Dance

This dance tells about the life of hornbills in the Dayak, Borneo. Hornbill is a sacred animal emblem of God’s messengers that affect the lives of the Dayak society. Hornbill not only believed to bring wealth but also plagues. When Hornbill surround the house as much as 6x, then the person who is in it is believed he will get trouble because Hornbill bring evil spirits. That’s when t...