Seafood abounds in the restaurants in most town in Sabah. In fact there are many and various restaurants that are well frequented by both international and domestic tourists.
There are also small eateries that serve seafood in their own way. These includes stalls along the road, notably along the Sulaman Road, Tuaran where rows of them sell clams. These clams are served roasted over fire. The other food served there are coconuts and puddings.
The mussels or Kupang in local dialect, however, are not found at the stalls yet although they are sold at bigger restaurants. This delicacy is a personal favourite and should be promoted as one of the dishes served in any seafood restaurants.
The mussels are usually cooked with garlic and eaten with dip such as soy sauce and chilli. They can also be boiled and eaten with other accompaniment. Mussels used to be in abundance in the Northern area of Sabah such as Pitas and Kota Marudu due to the introduction of aquaculture there. Mussels are however susceptible to red tide and should be avoided when this phenomena occurs.-Sayangsabah.