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Sayang Sabah - The voice of Sabahans

Exotic Food of Sabah

A vendor preparing the tuhau. - Photo by Ille Tugimin/SayangSabah
A vendor preparing the tuhau. – Photo by Ille Tugimin/SayangSabah

TAMPARULI – Sabah is not only famous for it’s tourism spots but also its exotic and unique cuisines.

One of the sought out exotic food is the tuhau which is a traditional side dish usually found in the interior parts of Sabah such as Tambunan, Keningau and Ranau.

It is a condiment made from wild ginger mixed with lime or vinegar, garlic and chilli. The main ingredient is the tuhau; a plant from the zingerberaceae family, or wild ginger that grow wild and abundant in the Sabah’s forest.

Tuhau or wild ginger. - Photo by Ille Tugimin/SayangSabah
Tuhau or wild ginger. – Photo by Ille Tugimin/SayangSabah

Tuhau makes a great side dish for any other food. However, its distinct pungent smell is a challenge for most people. This exotic food is available in tamu markets and even small shops around Sabah.

It can be a surprise for tourists who want to explore all aspects of the state.- SayangSabah

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