I went back to that shop near my house to reciprocate for their kindness and honesty in returning my RM100.00 note to me.

I bought a pack of the black vinegar pork trotters (RM30.00) that I tried before and yes, I did enjoy that. The lady boss asked me to buy the ribs from Kuching again but I did not feel like having another go at it. Another time, perhaps!

Then she asked me to try this…

Thai pork sticks

…something that we had not tried before, she said.

The packaging looked kind of Japanese – that was why I was surprised to see it labelled “Thai pork stick” and yes, there were some Thai characters as well so I assumed it was a product of Thailand. I was doubly surprised when upon closer scrutiny, I realised that it was actually made in Miri…

Made in Miri

…right here in Sarawak.

I wrapped the tray with aluminum foil and lined it with kunyit (turmeric) leaves. The slices of meat are pre-marinated and pierced through with skewers, not unlike those Japanese yakitori. I placed a big Thai basil leaf under each slice and arranged them nicely in the tray…

Into the tray

…after which, I added some more Thai basil leaves on top…

With Thai basil leaves added

I reckoned that if they were supposedly Thai, they should taste Thai in some way.

I grilled them for 30 minutes on one side before turning them over to grill some more on the other side and after another 15 minutes or so, they were done…


Yes, they were very nice – we all loved them very much, just that they did not taste exotic, not anything like one would expect from a Thai dish. Instead, we thought it was a little bit like a cross between bak kua and char siew and yes, the meat was nice and tender.

At RM29.00 for a pack of 10 sticks, it worked out to RM2.90 a stick that was about the size of 3 regular sticks of satay. I would say it was not expensive and of course, most importantly, we did enjoy them very much. I definitely would go back and buy a few more packs to stock in our freezer and the next time we cook, I would not stop at just those Thai basil leaves but would go all the way instead – serai (lemon grass), sawtooth coriander, the whole works! If it’s Thai, it must taste Thai, not Chinese! LOL!!!

SWEE HUNG (2.316161, 111.840441) is located along Jalan Ruby, in the block of shops on the right – next to a hair salon at the extreme end and on the other end, to the left is the Kim Won Chinese Medical Store and Mini-supermarket.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “Pierced…”

  1. Wow this is nice product, no need to skewer which is always the messy part

    It certainly is very convenient. I’ve gone back to the shop (near my house) – only one packet left so I quickly grabbed it.

  2. If it taste like bak kwa or char siu then I would love it. They look juicy and the size of 3 regular sticks of satay, worth it. Most important, easy and hassle free to prepare.

    …and it’s not spicy! I bet you would love it. Definitely nicer than the pork satay I had at Lao Ya Keng!

  3. Looks moist and yummy… and of course, Good price too!

    Yes, that was why I went back again to buy some more. Must stock up on a lot of food, Sibu’s yellow at the moment…but only one packet left, so sad.

  4. Looks juicy and tasty! Yes you are right, the packaging looks japanese but it is made in miri. And the price is very good too!

    Yes, works out to SGD10 only, $1.00 each. That’s so cheap!

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