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Dinner at the market

Posted date:  June 10, 2007


Kota Kinabulu’s evening market, besides having some great raw ingredients, also had some wonderful prepared food. In particular there was an entire section dedicated to grilled seafood. Choosing from shrimp, lobster, several kinds of fish and crabs, I had a grilled mackerel/tuna tail and a grilled squid:


These were accompanied by a spicy sambal, rice and various sides that were already laid out on the table:


The sides included hinava, a local raw fish dish, shredded green mangoes, and a couple seaweed ‘salads,’ which is what I chose:


The seaweed was naturally salty and crunchy in texture, and was great with a squeeze of lime. An excellent meal, and best of all, the whole thing cost me about $3.

4 Comments for Dinner at the market

The food looks delicious, esp. the seaweed.

The food is sooooo good and what an incredible price.

It’s so wonderful and mouthwatering to read about markets all over the world when our markets here in Estonia are nothing compared to them.

I wish I could be you on these trips to the market. Fabulous photos!

How does one search for a recipe on your site? For example, if I wanted to find all the dishes you made with shrimp. Your recipes are wonderful, I would love to have an overview of all the recipes on your site.


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