While Sarawakian street food has been making its way to the Klang Valley in Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah hawker fare is still largely limited to the Northern Borneo region.
So, if you find yourself in Sabah, one of the dishes you most definitely must try is Tuaran Mee.
Tuaran mee is a type of noodle originating from Tuaran, located 30 kilometres away from Kota Kinabalu.
While the original version prepared with chicken or seafood is good, their version of Fried Tomyam Tuaran Mee tops it all.
Kentin Bakut is around 25 km or so from town. However, it is conveniently situated along the Jalan Tuaran Bypass which is the road you’ll be taking when travelling from Kota Kinabalu town to Kundasang.
Kentin Bakut serves several dishes – Fried Rice, Hor Fun, Mee Hoon Soup, Kon Lou Mee and Bitter Gourd Soup with Fish Fillet.
But if you have space for only one meal, try the Fried Tomyam Tuaran Mee.
The unique springy texture of the noodles and the flavour of the spicy tomyam paste truly makes for a lip-smacking and satisfying meal.
It is expertly fried with charred bits plus prawns and deep-fried fish filet. Remember to squeeze some refreshing lime juice over the noodles for that extra oomph before digging in.
Their seafood Tomyam Meehun does not disappoint either. After all, you can never go wrong with spicy tomyam when you’re enjoying fresh Sabah seafood.
The restaurant is pork-free.
KM28.7, Jalan Tuaran,
89208 Tuaran, Sabah
GPS: 6.133141, 116.215213
Tel: 088-788 593
Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at www.KYSpeaks.com