I was in Sabah last week and hence, the lack of update. I notice that most of their eating places have huge signs that say, “serves no pork”.
So, most of the places we had our dinner have no pork dishes. We ate seafood most of the time except for this one morning when we were at the Pasar Tamu in Jalan Gaya.
We saw this shop (I have forgotten the name) with a lot of customers so we joined in. They have koay chiap which is a herbal soup brewed with all parts of the pig and duck. Normally, in Penang, I ate koay chiap which is the pieces of rice flour, very much like koay teow. But due to communication breakdown, 😛 we got a bowl of handmade noodle in the koay chiap soup. Well….it wasn’t impressive but the noodle is nice.
Anyway, our meal was cut short because midway, my eldest son phoned and told us our little one was awake. It was only 6.30 am in KK and the sun was shining brightly already. That’s the part that I have problem getting used to. So early, so bright and before I can remember to watch the sunset, it is already dark.
Foochow koloh mee. I have heard so much about koloh mee and how the bloggers from East Malaysia were raving about it. Finally, I got a chance to taste it eventhough it is not from Sarawak but Sabah. Nevertheless, it is totally different from our West Malaysia kon-lou wantan mee.
It is really nice because the noodle has the eggy flavour, smooth and the pork tastes different but good. I wish I had more time to sample other places koloh mee but this is probably the only hawker meal we had in Sabah.
Overall, I would say that Sabah offers some really nice food. Sabah is the only state in Malaysia that I haven’t been to and now, I can claim that I have set foot on every state in Malaysia. If you ask me to rate the local hawker foods in Malaysia, I will rate it a 3rd, after my famous Penang and #2 is Ipoh, Perak.