Sinalau Bakas – Exotic smoked Wild Boar meat

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On the way to Kundasang from Kota Kinabalu, you will notice a few stalls alongside the road with signs displaying "Bakas" or "Sinalau Bakas". Sinalau means smoked and Bakas mean wild boar in Sabah. The villagers along the road especially Kampung Kelawat area are...

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...

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...

D’ Place Kinabalu Plaza Shell – Sabah Local Kadazan-Dusun cuisine

D'Place previously located at Kepayan Perdana which is inconvenient for tourists and guests. They take the bold move to Plaza Shell which located at the center of Kota Kinabalu City. The new D'Place Kinabalu at Plaza Shell offer much bigger space than the previous outlet....

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...

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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