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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 traces of the natives may remain, their cultures and traditions were very often lost forever. But ...

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Hitz FM Sabah announcers favourite foods !

Cassie – hitz Sabah Drive Thru (4pm-8pm on weekdays) I love my Kadazan food and food prepared by Kadazans in the kampung area. I will never forget my experience eating at Kafe Tradisi Ku at Market88, Kepayan. I still can taste the chicken bambangan, young banana shoot curry, tuhau, hinava & aiiaan kerabu (keladi bunting) in my mouth. Another place ...

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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 is this real and what foods should I introduced to them. After numerous interaction and exchanged of ...

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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 was at 4 am in the morning. I was up feeling a little groggy and rummaging around for ...

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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 stuck to the roasting tray. When I’m on semester break and holiday in Kota Kinabalu my ...

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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 to spoil me with such remarkable childhood *winks to the sky*. When I grew up, I ...

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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 labor intensive and takes 2 hours just to roast the coffee beans to perfection. We are ...

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