Food from Sabah Malaysia: Agar (seaweed)

Agar Seaweed from Malaysia

Agar from Sandakan Market One of the things a really enjoyed in Sandakan market was the seaweed dish known as Agar It’s similar or the same thing as Guso from the Philippines. A green tubular seaweed served as a side dish to many a meal. What does Agar taste like? Agar in Sabah is served up doused …

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Food from Sabah Malaysia: Rice Noodle Me Hoon

Rice Noodle Me Hoon from Malaysia

Rice Noodle Me Hoon, a refreshing vegetarian dish from Sabah Light and refreshing, it’s something I don’t often come across in Sabah, Malaysia. But Rice Noodle Me Hoon is just that. Yet, surprisingly filling. It’s also been a long time since I’ve had al dente noodles! Served with fresh crunchy sugar snap peas, shredded carrot and some spicy …

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Food from Sabah Malaysia: Chicken Rendang

Chicken Rendang from Sabah Malaysia

Chicken Rendang is found everywhere in Sabah, Malaysia With its origins found deep in the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia, Rendang has spread across South East Asia. from Indonesia  to Malaysia,  southern Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, and the southern islands of The Philippine. Rendang is a unique dish that I thoroughly enjoyed in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. What is Rendang? Rendang can be made from beef, mutton, or …

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Food from Sabah Malaysia: Squid Won Ton Ho Soup

Squid Wan Ton Ho Soup

Everyday food I find in Sabah Soup is everywhere in South East Asia. Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo is no exception. Squid Won Ton Ho Soup is really good and flavorsome. Filled with onion, peppers, and green leafy vegetables Won Tan Ho also has an egg cooked into it. Not to mention a generous quantity of squid! Fresh Squid straight from the sea One of …

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Food from Sabah, Malaysia: ABC (sweet dessert)

A bowl of ABC from Malaysia

Sweet tooths visiting Sabah will not be disappointed with ABC! Looking for a refreshing dessert in Sabah Malaysia? ABC might do the trick for you. Though, I will be the first to admit it’s not always for me. ABC means Ais Batu Campur or literally Mixed Stone Ice. The ingredients? Now it gets interesting. What are the ingredients of …

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Food from Sabah, Malaysia: Kurma Sayur Nangka (baby jackfruit curry)

Kurma Sayur Nangka from Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Kurma Sayur Nangka from Sabah Malaysia (Borneo) I thought the dish was a chicken curry when I selected the yellow korma looking dish. It was only at the table did I notice the fibrous looking clumps. The lady serving the dish smiled, struggled with the words and said, “Coconut.” Did she mean, palm hearts? I’ve eaten …

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Food from Sabah, Malaysia: Hainanese chicken rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice from Sabah, Malaysia

Hainanese / Chinese / Cantonese / Chicken a la Sabah, Malaysia Originally brought to Malaysia by the people of Hainan province in China, Hainanese Chicken has spread throughout Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. Speaking to Sabahan’s in Borneo, one would swear it came from Sabah alone. It’s roots in Malaysia are both Hainanese and Cantonese, with a sprinkle of Sabah’s …

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