June 13, 2009
Sabahan Traditional Appetisers
This is my choice of appetizers from the main dish. I chose the fish cooked in banana leaves which was very tasty.
The tepus and chilli pickle is excellent and it is something I will always associate Sabah and my Sabahan friends with. It is a good idea to give a bottle to a friend as a souvenir.
There is a small portion of salted fish for which Sabah is famous for. Ikan Kurau (without any bones) is sold at 38 ringgit per kg. Good price indeed.
The sour mango goes well with salted fish.
At a recent Kamatan and GAwai joint celebration I was again very impressed by the appetizers which were placed on the table as a mark of welcome to guests. It is now becoming popular for the celebrants to present a symboloic dish on the table even when the subsequent dishes are from Chinese cuisine.