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...

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...

3 exotic foods of Sabah you should try

Nonsom Nonsom is made by using fermented fresh water fish, salt rice, and Pangi fruits. Freshwater fish after fermented will taste like cheesy and the taste is provided by the pangi fruits which are readily available around Sabah. Best serve with white rice. Nonsom is...

Linopot – Rice or mashed yam wrapped in leaves

Linopot is rice or mashed yam wrapped in leaves. Tarap tree leaves are usually used for linopod because of its size. Linopot is very popular during the old days because villagers can easily bring their rice along to work at farm and jungle. It's not easy to find...

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...

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