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.