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Where to eat in Tawau? What to eat in Tawau?
Hawker Stalls Seafood
Coffee house and Cafe Indonesian Foods
Restaurants Indian Foods
Kedai Makanan (Eatery/Food Shop) Malay Foods
Foods Center Chinese Foods
Dai pai dong 大牌檔 Japanese Foods
HALAL Restaurents in Tawau Fast Foods
  Italian Foods


Where to eat in Tawau?

Kubota Square in Tawau is quick to become a food square with several popular restaurants such as :
Kee's Steamboat, Kubota Square
Soul Korea Korean Restaurant, Kubota Square
Kubota Square生記海鮮面
Sakura Zen Japanese Restaurant
Oldtown White Coffee @ Kubota Square, Tawau
Mabuhay Filipino Cuisine Restaurant Tawau
Happy Steamboat & BBQ King 歡喜鍋烤皇
Taste Two, Kubota Square, Tawau, Sabah
E-Ka-E Restaurant
Omar Food Corner

Kubota Center is beside Kubota Square and has few popular restaurents:


How to get to Kubota Square?

For GrabCar booking = "Kubota Food Court"

From Eastern Plaza to Kubota Square is Rm5.00

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Where to eat in Tawau :

1) Hawker stalls   2) Coffee house or cafe   3)  Restaurants

Hawker stalls are inexpensive places to eat, traditionally simple wooden stalls on the roadside, with a few stools to sit at. They serve standard Malay noodle and rice dishes, satay, Indian fast food like roti canai, plus more obscure regional delicacies. Most are scrupulously clean, with the food cooked in front of you. Avoid dishes that look as if they've been standing around, or have been reheated, and you should be fine. Hawker stalls don't have menus and you don't have to sit close to the stall you're patronizing: find a free table, and the vendor will track you down when your food is ready. You may find that the meal should be paid for when it reaches your table, but the usual form is to pay at the end. Most outdoor stalls open at around 11am, usually offering the day's nasi campur selection; prices are determined by the number of dishes you choose on top of your rice, usually about RM2-3 per portion. Hawker stalls generally close well before midnight. Seafood stalls at the Sabindo hawker centre is located along the waterfront of town centre. The stalls offer the lowest prices for fresh sea foods in Malaysia. “Makanan Laut 101” serves excellent crab and shellfishes with vegetables at incredibly low prices.

Coffee House or Café, usually run by Chinese or Indians. Few streets exist without a kedai kopi.  Most open at 7am or 8am; closing times vary from 6pm to midnight. Basic Chinese coffee houses serve noodle and rice dishes all day, as well as cakes. The culinary standard might not be very high, but a filling one-plate meal costs a couple of dollars. If available, full meals of meat, seafood and vegetables cost about RM5.

Restaurants are places for  particular delicacies found nowhere else, like shark's-fin dishes, bird's-nest soup, and high-quality seafood. In many restaurants, the food is not necessarily superior to that served at a good café or hawker stall - you're just paying for air-con and tablecloths. Tipping is not expected and bills arrive complete with service charge and government tax.


Malaysia shines with diversity, flavor
Diane Jackson August 8, 2014
Along the way, we explored a foodie paradise in which Chinese restaurants serving myriad pork dishes were next door to halal (think Muslim kosher) restaurants. Every experience in our two-week stay was marked by the incredible hospitality and warmth of the Malaysian people.




What to eat in Tawau :

1) Seafood  2) Malay Food   3) Indian Food   4) Chinese Food 
5) Fruits  6) Japanese Food  7) Fast Food  8) EAT-ALL-YOU-CAN BUFFET 
9) Italian Food

Malaysian cuisine is influenced by a variety of ethnic groups, mainly Malay, Chinese and Indian. Each has a wide variety of gastronomic delights. When it comes to Malay cuisine, there are different specialties from each state. For example, the states bordering Thailand share a common affinity for spicy food.

What to eat in Tawau :

Satay | Roti Cani | Cendol |  Fish Head Curry | Tom Yam | Nyonya Food | Grilled Fish (Ikan Bakar) | Nasi Lemak | Fast Food KFC McDonald | Pizza Hut |

Eating out in Malaysia is a real gastronomic adventure. There is such a great variety; spicy Malay Food, a seemingly endless variety of Chinese food, exotic cuisine from North and South India, as well as Nyonya and Portuguese Food. Popular Malaysian dishes include satay, nasi lemak, rendang, roti canai, murtabak, laksa, chicken rice, and fried noodles. Western cuisine is also easily available. In addition, international fast food chains operate in major towns side by side with thousands of road side stalls and food bazaars.

What Fast foods are available in Tawau :

McDonald's  |  Pizza Hut  |  Burger King  |  SugarbunKFC  |




LaksaSatayRosted Fish

Enjoying a variety of foods :

Eat foods based on the Malaysian Food Pyramid

Vary the types of food from each level of the Food Pyramid

Select different menus each day

Try eating foods that you don't normally eat



Enjoying more fruit and vegetables :

Eat at least 2 cup of vegetables during each meal
Eat at least one type of fruit during each meal
Eat different types of fruits

Choose meals with fruit and vegetables *
Eat fruit as a snack
Eat salad and ulam with your meal

(* Examples : nasi kerabu, nasi ulam, fruit pudding, fruit/vegetable salad, vegetable salad with peanut sauce)

Reducing sugar intake :

Replace sweet dunks, syrup, cordial and carbonated drinks with plain water

Replace sweet cakes, biscuits, candies or chocolates with fresh fruit Choose foods with less sugar. Read label for sugar content

When ordering drinks, request for less sugar or sweetened condensed milk

Reducing fried and fatty foods :

Choose white rice instead of nasi beriani, nasi minyak and nasi lemak

Choose roasted, baked, steamed or boiled foods instead of fried foods

Reduce the intake of oily gravy by removing excess oil

Limit the intake of internal animal organs (liver, brains, lungs, spleen, stomach) and egg yolk

Eat lean meat and skinless chicken

Choose foods that do not contain coconut milk

Use less butter or margarine on bread/biscuit/corn

When ordering food, request for less butter/margarine

Enjoying whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds :

Eat whole grain based foods for breakfast like oats, corn and capati

Choose bread, pita bread and whole grain breakfast cereals and biscuits H Replace or mix white rice with brown rice

Eat legume based food like bean curd, soya bean cake and baked beans a few times a week

Eat nuts/seeds a few times a week (Example : basil seed in drinks or cakes sprinkled with sesame seeds)

Brown rice
Whole meal bread/biscuits with rye, wheat, oat, corn and barley
Mung beans
Red bean
Soya bean
Cashew nut
Sesame seed
Dried seeds (watermelon/pumpkin/sunflower seeds)
Lotus seed
Basil seed

Choosing safe food :

Choose a clean eating place

Avoid eating contaminated foods

Make sure the food is clean and safely handled

Make sure the food packaging, box and tin are in good condition

Make sure food handlers practice good personal hygiene

Avoid foods fried using oil that has been repeatedly used

Choose freshly cooked foods

Limit the intake of food containing artificial coloring


Choose a clean eating place

We know a clean eating place from its kitchen hygiene.

And we know a clean kitchen hygiene from its kitchen cloths.

Keep one set of towels just for hand-drying in the kitchen, and another for drying dishes and counter-tops. Launder at the end of each day.
Color-coating the towels, i.e. green ones for clean hands and red ones for kitchen surfaces, will help prevent cross contamination. A

nd if you have young children, color-coding towels will make learning easier.
Don’t hand-dry dishes with a cloth towel. Allow dishes to drain in a drying rack, well separated to facilitate air movement.

A kitchen does not has following set of cloths for cleaning is unlikely a hygiene kitchen

The 6 types of Kitchen Cloths


Dish cloths / Dish rags

- Cloths for washing dishes.


Table rags

- Cloths for cleaning table.


Dish Towel

- Cloths for drying dishes, utensils, and glasses.


Table napkins

- Square cloths or papers on table used at a meal to wipe the fingers or lips.


Cloth Dusters

- Cloths for dusting kitchen facilities.


Hand towels

- Cloths for hand-drying.