A range of local and international cuisine is available at the hotels and restaurants in the city centre, as well as the newly opened Medan Selera Tanjung Purun (food court) located by the International Sea Sports Complex.

Labuan is well-known for its fresh and reasonably-priced seafood. The island is dotted with seafood restaurants that offer a great variety of dishes. Enjoy an assortment of cooking styles, such as Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western.

Fresh fish, lobsters, prawns, crabs, squid and shellfish can also be found in abundance at the Labuan Central Market.

Traditional kuih (Bite-sized desserts)

Some specialties of this island include:

Coconut Pudding LabuanCoconut pudding

Unique to Labuan and rarely found elsewhere, this pudding is made from steamed coconut water and jelly.


Similar to Chinese rice dumplings or Malay ketupat, lamban is sweetened steamed rice wrapped in coconut leaves. It is usually enjoyed with peanut sauce.


Containing a jelly filling, this is a bite-size delight made of rice flour. Wrapped in banana leaves, this dessert is cone-shaped.


A dessert made of coconut milk, rice flour and sugar. This jelly-like delight is normally green coloured and flavoured with durian or yam.


Traditional kuih (dessert) made of glutinous rice wrapped in palm leaves. Commonly served during weddings.

Kuih PinjaramPinjaram

Also known as ‘UFO cake’ due to its shape, this dessert is made of rice flour, corn flour, coconut milk and cooking oil.