I was surprised by how good the food is in Borneo considering it has a very specific climate (hot). The curries have a lot of depth and flavour and fresh fish (and other surprising types of seafood) are served in a variety of ways. My favourite was the fried stingray with chilli garlic sauce! Beef and goat curries are other popular dishes and despite pork being a forbidden food by the dense Muslim population the Chinese love it and serve it in the most delicious and creative ways.
From top to bottom, left to right: 1. Bornean Chef chopping garlic at the markets, 2. The night seafood markets in Kota Kinabalu; Borneo, 3 & 4. Fresh seafood waiting to be picked out and cooked in front of you, 5. Grilled stingray with a garlic and chilli sauce, 6. Grilled whole calamari, 7. Fried fish in sweet soy with vegetables, 8. Salt and pepper calamari.
Country: Borneo, Malaysia
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit
$1 USD = 3.27RM
I was there: August 2013