Where to find Hinava in Kota Kinabalu

Hinava is a traditional dish of Kadazan-Dusun people of Sabah. It is made from fresh raw fish and mixed with lime, salt, red chilli, sliced shallot and ginger. Hinava is also known as Raw fish salad and serve as an appetizer. Few types of...

the Wild Bakas bar and grill – Pork, Bakas and Payau meat at one place

There are many Bar & Grill around Kota Kinabalu but nothing can come close to the offering at The Wild Bakas Bar & Grill. They proudly serve pork, and they also serve Bakas(wild boar) meat and payau(deer). If you looking for a different kind...

Tampui/Tampoi fruit

While strolling around Tanjung Aru town market, we come across a fruit we never seen before. The seller told us the name of the fruit is buah tampui. Tampui  is known as 單貝果 in chinese name and the scientific name is Baccaurea macrocarpa. Apparently...

Tapai – The rice wine of Sabah

Tapai or lihing, made from fermented rice is the favorite drinks of Sabahan. Tapai are usually served during  KadazanDusun celebration and rites. The difference between Tapai and Lihing is Tapai is usually made from brown rice which produces less water while Lihing is made using pulut...

Logan bakar, grilled coconuts and coconut puddings at Sulaman Road, Tuaran

A trip to Tuaran must include a stopover at Sulaman road area where there are many stalls alongside the road serving Lokan Bakar, coconut puddings and grilled coconut. Lokan Bakar means BBQ clams. The clams are collected from the mangrove nearby. The hygiene level...

Ambuyat – Traditional Sabah dish at Le Meridien KK

Ambuyat is a traditional dish commonly eaten usually during special events as a substitute for rice. Imbue is derived from the interior trunk of the sago palm. It is hard to find shops serving ambuyat around Kota Kinabalu as the it require a long and tedious process...

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