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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sabah Seafood @ Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Tanjung Aru is a sub-district of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. We were recomended to visit Tanjung Aru for seafood. Not knowing which restaurant to go, we just drive around and try our luck!

First beach cafe @ Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Hawkers stalls @ Tanjung Aru- behind First Beach Cafe
I think there are more seafood eateries around, but we were not familiar with the area. Besides that, it was pouring heavily and once we came across First Beach Cafe, we drove in and saw a huge food court selling Malay style seafood. So, we decided to dine here instead of driving further down.

Fresh seafood display

Satay -Sabah Style @ RM 0.50 per skewer by Stall 39
Dining in Sabah is incomplete if you didn't try their version of satay and chicken wings. The falvourful skewers of satay is irresistable. The smell of sizzling meat and charcoal aroma were fantastic! Bite sized chicken marinated with oil, palm sugar and tumeric. Meat grilled to perfection with caramelized glaze resulting from palm sugar adds on to the appeal of the satay!

Satay served here is different from East Malaysia. In color and taste wise, both are different. Served with sweet peanut sauce and cube rice.

Clams fried with ginger @ RM 7.50 ( 1kg +RM15.00) by Stall 38
Cooked with ginger sauce, appetizing, sweet and fresh. Taste wise is different from the Chinese cooking style. Although no Shao Xing wine is used to prepare this dish, the tasted good too!

Tom Yam Fried Rice @ RM 5.00 by Stall 34
Am starting to drool now...Hahahaha.... The tom yam fried rice is extremely good. Flavoursome and tasty with generous portion of prawn.

Chilli paste (Sambal) grilled fish @ RM 17.00 by Stall 35
It's not spicy but delectable and delicious! Perfectly grilled, not overcooked and the grilled sting ray is aromatic and juicy.

Since we had the Chinese style seafood restaurant, the next day we tried the Malay version grilled fish. Although we are not sure if this is the right place for seafood, but we definitely enjoyed our dinner here. A simple yet delicious and satisfying one indeed!


Hawker Stalls behind First Beach Cafe
Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu


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Lushia said...

Hi Jay, Thanks for living the message. Will reply via email :)