Tag Archives: Kota Kinabalu

Beware of Stingers

Beware of tall jellyfish

Tanjung Aru Beach

Tanjung Aru Beach is a public beach in Kota Kinabalu. When I was there to pass the time before going to the airport, I saw families and a group of young people having picnic, children playing, kite and ice cream ambulant vendors, and people waiting for the sunset. Some ladies, presumably tourists, dramatically posed for photos with the sunset as background.

A kite vendor

An ice cream vendor

At sunset

At twilight

Malay Iced Coffee

Malays make the best iced coffee.

Keropok Lekor


Fish sausage known as keropok lekor

If there is one thing that stood out among the curiosities in the east coast of Malaysia, then it’s the keropok lekor (fish sausage). So far I have only seen it being served as fried from the street vendors to market eating stalls, and in a kopitiam’s menu.


Keropok lekor in the market

Keropok lekor has a strong fish taste that unlike the fish balls I’ve snacked on in the Philippines, this one has definitely more fish in its fish:flour ratio.


Deep fried thinly sliced keropok lekor for snacking


Keropok lekor as a common street food

By the way, as I write this I kept thinking that I’ve seen this thing somewhere in Sabah. So I perused my Kota Kinabalu photographs and found two pictures. At that time I had no idea what lekor was. It was a one-time encounter unlike the plentiful lekor encounters in Kota Bharu.


Kota Kinabalu: Stall sign at the night market that says lekor


Kota Kinabalu: Deep fried keropok lekor at the night market

Stack of Egg Stocks


Stacked eggs at the evening wet market in Kota Kinabalu

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