6kg empurau among ‘hot items’ highly sought after at Singapore’s largest food show

Empurau fish are highly sought after in Sarawak. File photo for illustration purposes

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, April 26: Sarawak’s ‘King of the River’ empurau fish, one specimen weighing as much as 6kg, is among the highlights at the ongoing Singapore EXPO.

According to a social media post by Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (Statos), many Singaporeans were checking out Sarawak’s empurau fish yesterday (April 25).

“It is only the first day, and there were a lot of enquiries from the visitors. There are a lot of people checking out this huge 6kg empurau.

“It could very well be the only empurau this big among over 1,500 stalls here,” Statos wrote today.

Meanwhile, there are 37 other Sarawak companies that are participating in the Singapore EXPO to promote products locally made or available only in Sarawak.

Some of them include Sarawak’s layered cakes, bird’s nest, coffee, ‘tuak’ (rice wine), butter, ‘kampua’ mee, and laksa.

Sarawak’s local brand – Leaves Food Industries Sdn Bhd. Photo from Statos’ Facebook page
The Kitchen Food – Instant Kuching Kolo Mee. Photo from Statos’ Facebook page
Borco Chocolate Sarawak featuring the ‘terung asam’ flavour. Photo from Statos’ Facebook page
Ice Cream Bar Studio Miri X Croffle’s tuak series ice cream bars. Photo from Statos’ Facebook page

The four-day food show will be open to the public until Friday (April 28), from 10am to 6pm, at the Singapore Expo Hall 6.

Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Malcolm Mussen Lamoh was at the expo yesterday to launch the Sarawak booth. — DayakDaily