Tavern Kitchen & Bar is proud to be Sabahan and has serious claims to be the among the top Western restaurants in Kota Kinabalu. However, despite our confidence in our Western food menu, we also aim to bring out and highlight the very best dishes that Sabah has to offer, making us a truly unique KK restaurant. Here’s a few of our dishes with a local Sabahan twist.
Nasi Goreng Kampung with Fried Hinava
Hinava is a classic Sabah fare, and is a dish that Sabahans can truly call their own. This is comfort food at its finest, made by the Kadazan-Dusun people and makes use of ingredients such as shallots, chilli, grated ginger and lime to create a unique concoction that pairs up splendidly with fish.
The hinava blends in flavours of Sabah with a Malaysian classic of nasi goreng kampung, this is one of our signature dishes and an absolute must-try.
Nasi Goreng Tuhau with Ayam Berempah & Bambangan
Just like hinava, tuhau is another favourite that every Sabahan will be familiar with and fond of. Made from wild ginger, it is diced and blended in together with diced chilli and scallion and pickled using vinegar and salt, resulting in a truly unique-tasting dish.
When mixed into nasi goreng, it creates a true firecracker of a dish! Accompanied with a juicy piece of ayam berempah, this is another Sabahan meal that we are proud of. It also comes with a fried egg, sambal, prawn crackers and bambangan, making for a filling gastronomic experience.
Lemongrass Percik Chicken
Percik chicken, or ayam percik, is one of the most loved dishes in Malaysia. Our specially made lemongrass version sees a juicy boneless thigh marinated in it to soak up all the flavours, before it is baked to perfection. It is served with a helping of garlic fried rice along with Sabah seaweed, raw mango salad, papadom and our very own percik sauce, with all the flavours combining to create an explosion of delectable goodness that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
Come on over to Tavern Kitchen & Bar to try our delicious and hearty Sabahan dishes today! Conveniently located at Imago Shopping Mall, we promise it’ll be worth it!
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