Yit Foh Tenom Coffee – oldest coffee name in Sabah

Yit Foh coffee is one of the most famous product from Sabah. It has been in business for more than 50 years old. Yit Foh coffee is the only factory still insist on using the traditional roasting coffee bean by firewood. The process is...

A culture through food (The vastness of it all, One lifetime is probably not long enough … to sample the whole of Chinese cuisine)

From history, a conquered population usually ends up blending their culture and lifestyle with those belonging to the conqueror who dominated them. Whatever the conqueror or invader had to offer would cover up a larger portion of those from the local people. Even though...

Celebrate the Queen’s big day at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

How to celebrate the special day (birthday or Mother's day) of your mum? On my parents recent trip to Kota Kinabalu which coincides with her birthday, I arranged a staycation at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa. Located just 10 minutes away from the...

Foodie’s Story – Sinalau Bakas, Sabah Wild Boar

Do you ever think about great culinary works of art? I smell it when I eat pig. In Kuala Lumpur, sometimes after I’ve been to class I walk to the cafes near my university and use my nose to track fresh siu yuk. But...

I Grew up in Ranau

 5°58'N 116°41'E. Thanks to Google Maps, I was able to look at my hometown from a different dimension; from a macroscale level and zooming in to such a beautifully sculptured landlocked district with a majestic hilly geographical structure. I wonder whose fault it is...

A visit to Keningau and Tenom

A WhatsApp message popped up on the screen of my phone early Wednesday morning, letting me know that we best get a move on if I wanted to see Tenom, where there would be good coffee and food, and a chance to meet the producers. This...

Missed meals, Comfort food

It’s not easy to forget about the type of comfort food my mum makes. Shepard’s pie is one of many dishes that I miss eating at home. I’d take a spoon and scrape off, and eat all the crusty meaty chewy bits that were...

Vintner’s Tale : Wine pairing with Sabah local foods

We had a request from Joanne from Sabaheats to pair some wines with Tuhau and Bambangan for our local readers. You what?!!! In all my tender years I had never heard of these fruits. Over the Easter holidays, my girls and I were huddled...

Plan your no plan weekend

You finally have a free weekend! No chores or errands but feels like a waste to just stay home… Because I’m a Digi Prepaid user, I discovered that there is a dedicated app for Digi users and in that app there are loads of...

NTV7 爱食客3 with Ernest 张顺源

On March 2015, I was contacted by Assistant Producer, Chinese Entertainment of Primeworks Studios for TV program Foodie Blogger 爱食客. They will be 2 episodes of Foodie Blogger season 3 (爱食客3) dedicated to foods in Sabah. Upon reading the email,  First thing came into my mind...

Kinarut Beach Cheese at Langkah Syabas Beach Resort and Rojak at Membakut Old Town

I heard about the Kinarut Beach Cheese at Langkah Syabas Beach Resort and the Membakut Old Town for quite some time but never have the chance to explore and try the locally produced cheese. On one fine Sunday, We decide to explore the south part...

Kombucha – healthy fermented tea

Kombucha is a sweet, fizzy drink made of yeast, sugar, and fermented tea. It has a number of potential health benefits, including gut health and liver function. Kombucha is made from either a green or black tea. Added to that is white sugar, which has...

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