Sarawak’s sour eggplants, mélange butter to debut in Singapore soon

A promotional sample of the sour eggplant jam produced by a Sarawakian company.

KUCHING, Nov 16: Sour eggplant jam, spicy sauce and dry sour eggplant as well as high quality mélange butter produced in Sarawak could soon be exported to Singapore.

The Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (Statos) in a statement today said such foods are seeking first time export contracts.

It revealed that these food items will be on display at the Restaurant Asia 2021 exhibition in Singapore to be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre from Nov 18 to 20.

Statos added other food and beverage (F&B) products on display at the exhibition were the iconic Sarawak laksa paste, soft shell crab, bird’s nest, smoked fish sambal, Borneo honey, Kenyalang coloured highland rice, local teas and a range of Sarawak’s pepper products.

Statos trade and investment manager TC Tan said: “The timing is just perfect for Sarawak to secure new export orders as it coincides with the announcement that Kuching has attained recognition as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Creative City of Gastronomy.

“We are delighted that six industry representatives will be joining us in person at our first public exhibition since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and a further 20 companies have provided product samples and information for our stand,” said Tan.

The exhibitors which will be exhibiting their products at the Restaurant Asia 2021 exhibition in Singapore. Source: Statos.

Meanwhile, Statos chief executive officer (CEO) Chew Chang Guan commented, “This exhibition is yet another platform for Statos to facilitate and support our small and medium enterprises SME’s to broaden their business exposure to international markets.

“We are always looking for new products to showcase to the world.

“Those that may have missed out in Restaurant Asia 2021 are encouraged to make contact with Statos.

“There are many more events coming up and Statos can also link companies with export ready products direct with potential buyers once we have access to their catalogues and samples,” he said.

Sarawak’s food companies which are interested to participate in the event will be provided with free physical booth space and online marketing via the virtual exhibition through the generosity of the Sarawak government.

Restaurant Asia is a one-stop sourcing platform for the finest ingredients servicing the Singapore restaurant and catering industry.

Organised by the Restaurant Association of Singapore in partnership with Conference and Exhibition Management Services, the event incorporates the International ‘Coffee Tea Asia’, ‘Café Asia’ and ‘Sweets and Bakes Asia’ 2021 events.

To find out more about Statos events, producers can contact Tan at or Kenny Lau at

To join the virtual show of Restaurant Asia 2021, register at — DayakDaily