Sabah Spoon

Okay, so let me get something straight. I am not in any way a K-Pop fan. No offense to K-Poppers but I think I'm not really in their age-group target (hey, I'm not that old though). I admit that I'm a closeted fan of a few catchy K-Pop tunes but that's about it. So when I first discover this place (way before it becomes as popular as it is now) I was a bit apprehensive when I saw that half of the menu are of Korean food. But my personal motto for food have always been 'if it's eatable, lets have it!'. And you know what? I'm surprised that I found myself loving Korean food! I've heard so much about the infamous Kimchi and yes, it is an acquired taste but my taste buds are practically dancing when I had it. But unfortunately during my latest visit, I did not ordered one so no pictures on it. Sorry people, maybe next time! My parents and I (yes, that lady walking past in the first picture is my wonderful mom's backside) however decided to ordered a few local dishes such as Nasi Ikan Bakar, Nasi Goreng Thai, Nasi Goreng Kampung, Mix Vegetables (yup, mom never forgets that) and last but not least, a bit of a Korean flare with Gimbap (Korean's answer to their Japanese rival's sushi). Like I've said, half of their menu is Korean so don't be too surprise to see the local menu dishes. And I must say that even though I might not have other Korean dishes to compared it with, as far as my taste buds are concern, their dishes tastes lovely and yummy. But I'm more partial toward their Korean dishes though rather that their local dishes. It's pretty good, but I've had better. One question though - do they served wasabi with Gimbap in Korea? Cause that's what they're doing here, and frankly I'm down with it.

Well, did you notice that little shop at the side of the restaurant called Lisa Toast & Bubble Smoothies (in my picture below)? That's also owned by their next door neighbor, if you decided on some lite munchies of course. And also a BIG shout out to the Korean husband & wife owners of the restaurant (what do you expect, this is a semi Korean restaurant, so at least it's authentic) especially the wife as she's really friendly and warm and greeted every customers with a smile. And her Malay is superb as well. Must be because of the years living in Sabah. The restaurant is on the Lower Ground floor of Eastern Plaza Tawau, right in front of the main food court. It's also very near to the escalator and the main LG door so it's very accessible.

** Current status - Still in operation (as of October 2013)

(Updated on 17/11/2017 - They had added a few more Korean dishes into their menu recently and I got the chance to try out their Kimchi Chicken Duruchigi Rice and it tasted okay despite being a bit too sweet for my liking & their Bibimbap)

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