It is quite difficult to get local food (I mean, Kadazan-dusun food) in a proper restaurant except for hotels (#shout-out: Le Meridien KK always have local food such as ambuyat, hinava & tuhau in the buffet menu!) and places like Pasar Tamu (equivalent to a farmers' market) Donggongon. Sometimes when I wanted to treat my friends from the Peninsular, I got no idea what kind of restaurant I should bring them over which represent Sabah!
D'Place could be one of the option to consider. No matter what you order at the restaurant, local delicacies such as bambangan, tuhau and hinava would never missing from the plate. Then we have the aromatic and sweet Nasi Linopot -- often rice and yam wrapped in leaves; Sabahan favourite fish -- ikan basung -- deep fried until crunchy from inside out, and bosou sada -- the fermented fish which has strong and unique taste of buah pangi.
|Salted Fish with Calamansi|
|Sambal & Lada (chillies)|
|The Gulu-gulu Bamboo Rice Set:- Nasi Linopot and the condiments|
|Do you know what is the names of these side dishes|
You can literally swallow the whole fish including bones, if you want >.<
|Kadazan Set #2|
|There is no chicken dish, strange eh?|
FOODIOT'S POINT: 80%
BUSINESS HOUR: 4.30PM - 11.00PM
ADDRESS: E-36-2, 1st Floor, Kepayan Perdana, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah