Sabah Food

A fruit vendor in Sabah market
It was the first evening in Sabah and due to the rains, our welcome dinner on the cruise had gotten postponed and we started to look out for alternatives on what we can possibly do. Just then, our guide came up with this brilliant idea of visiting the Sabah...
Sunset at Manukan Island - southeast asia travel
Picture a Southeast Asia travel. The moment you hear Southeast Asia, images of sun-kissed golden sand beaches, lush paddy fields, ruins of lost civilisations, temples with elaborate ceremonies, mighty megacities swamped by bargain-hunters, tropical islands rundown by backpackers, and never-ending parties with overflowing booze at throwaway prices conjure up. That’s...
Breakfast with a view
The humongous Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort is located in approx. 400 acres area and is surrounded by greenery. While the entire resort is full of some unforgettable experiences, what really caught my fancy was the breakfast with a view activity. We were told that there was a possibility...
Our flight was to take off from Chennai, India at 11.05 p.m on the 15th of November and not knowing what awaited us I wanted this trip to Sabah, Malaysia to be over as quickly as it started. The Sabah Tourism Board had invited 11 of us to visit...
Well, am I a meat eater? Yes, I am. I love eating anything that has chicken in it. Seafood is my favorite of all. Beef? I would never say no to. Lamb? Only if it’s well cooked. Would I ever consider eating something live? Woah, NEVER! That’s what I thought at...
Famous because of the great Mount Kinabalu in the city, it takes its name as well because of this mountain. A literal melting pot of different cultures, KK is home to so many different groups of people who hail from diverse backgrounds. Strangely enough, the majority of the population in...
As every Indian abroad will tell you, there’s no taste like some dal and chawal in a foreign land. I for one, love trying new cuisines and will avoid Indian food at all costs. But I do know that on a longish trip, I too will look for something...
It was the third day of our trip, and we were set to depart Kota Kinabalu and check into The Sabah Tea Resort in Ranau, a sleepy 3-hour drive away. Sabah Tea Resort is located bang in the middle of a sprawling organic tea plantation. This tea estate is...
As the year comes to an end, it is impossible not to recap everything that a place has to offer. Gauging a recap is like trying to figure out the past year with the highlights, but when you holiday in a place like Sabah - highlights too have a...
As a kid when I was reading the adventures of Asterix and Obelix, the colors and massive text fascinated me. As a teen, it progressed to a more funnier understanding, and once I hit my 20’s it was a comic that taught me about the complexities of people and...