Last Updated 21-7-2013 SUN 10:33AM
IKAN KEROPOK (DRIED FISH)
Dried fish maw 魚鰾 (yú biào)
Fish Maw (Gas/Air Bladder, Swim Bladder) is an internal gas-filled organ found in most fish. Commonly used in Chinese soups as an luxury item.
Dried Fish maw prices vary widely depending on the size and type of fish. Good quality of bigger size dried fish maw fetch a good price that only those well to do people are willing to eat. However there are maw from smaller fish at a cost most people can afford.
Dried Fish Maw comes as hard and solid. Small sized maw usually maintain it hollow, translucent tube shape while big sized maw are cut open to spread out flat in an oval shape.
Before cooking, the maw must be soaked several hours to soften in room temperature water.
When cooked, it has a soft, slippery texture but taste less in itself. During cooking fish maw will takes on the flavor of the surrounding ingredients. It is an excellent source of collagen with about 25% protein.
Dried Fish Maw are found in most markets and in herb shops.
For centuries Chinese people believe that fish maw soup improve their skin and for the health of pregnant women. Fish maw has no fat and It is also thought to help with blood circulation.
While a house wife cook fish maw for the reason of family health, most people having banquet in restaurants eat fish maw for showing off prestige.
When you invite VIP friends to a restaurant, you do not order "Fried Rice", do you? To show off you reputation, you must order "Fish Maw Soup"!
Dried seaweed in different types and grades. Seaweed is rich in collagen and natural nutrients.
|Tawau Tanjung Market
...where you feel like you are in Indonesia...
Tawau Tanjung Market is one of the biggest local markets in Sabah where you can find local products under one roof. The Market is located along Jalan Dunlop, near the sea and next to the Tawau Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex.
This fascinating local market made up of 5000 over stalls with large varieties of products and items in the markets.
Tanjung Market is located along Jalan Dunlop, near the sea and next to the Tawau Customs and Immigration
The first floor is the dry market . various types of dried seafood there. Apparel, such as T-shirts, sleepwear and "kain pelikat", as well as prayer garments such as prayer mats, "songkok" and "telekung".
The second (top) floor is the Food Center with many local food stalls.
Getting there is easy. Tanjung Market is in Tawau old town center, located along Jalan Dunlop (Dunlop Road) and next to the Tawau Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex.
Tawau Tanjung Market is under Tawau
Town Board - Majlis Perbandaran Tawau
Low Price and Great Varieties have developed this fairly average market into a local tourist hotspot.
Particularly for visitors from peninsular Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Sarawak, they regard the market as a destination "not-to-be-missed" when visiting Tawau.
As Chinese Tourists increased recent years in Sabah with many of them found it way to Tawau to have a curious look, this market is also getting foreign customers increased by day. Chinese found their favorites here at an exciting low cost - Dried sea cucumber and dried fish maw.
Malaysian visitors often buy souvenirs in the Tanjung Market. Keropok Ikan from Indonesia is a
Tawau Tanjung Market is an indoor market, Being indoor, buyers can comfortable explore the stalls without having to be under the scorching hot sun.
Several traditional foods in Sabah, such as "kuih burasa", "kuih
bangke" and amplang crackers have an Indonesian influence.
Here housewife find rich variety of kitchen supplies such as cake
moulds, pans, tiffin carriers.
Besides the usual customers from around Malaysia, buying souvenir
here are also tourist from China, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam and
Recommendation to buy in Tawau Tanjung Market
Ground floor of Tanjung Market are fruit, vegetables, meat and grocery stalls that stocked with items from Indonesia. What attracted tourists to come to the markets are the Grocery Stalls and the Dried Seafood Stalls
Local food products are found in the ground floor. Here has many local and Indonesian snacks tourist often check out. Some items such as cashew nut is sold cheaper than Peninsular Malaysia. Other popular buy are kacipok, atong nut and tapok nut. as well as local food such as keropok, dried crackers, and many more.
When you come to Tawau, try our Amplang Cracker. This popular snack is ball-shaped and crunchy made from fish meat mixed with tapioca flour and special spices.
A little fishy smell but not strong. Everyone loves it. Tawau makes the best Amplang cracker in Sabah.
Always tell the seller to give you the best one. There are low-cost crackers made for those unsuspecting customer such as junk-food-loving young people who just blindly eat eat eat.
Made in Tawau are, amplang crackers, "atong" nuts, "tapok" nuts and "kacipok",
a rice flour-based cracker, all these are made by the Tawau locals.
Buy local products, support local community.
Some of the traditional foods sold in the Tanjung Market are cashew nuts, brown sugar and "kuih cincin", there are also foods like "belinjo" and cashew nuts come from Indonesia.
Dried seafood is on 1st floor. On this first floor you see preserved seafood such as dried prawns and dried salted fish which are sold at local affordable prices for local people. Being constantly supplied by fisherman from Indonesia and Philippines, the market always stock with new and fresh seafood freshly dried under the sun.
Here on 1st Floor, you can also find attractive Philippines sales girls offer you at good prices some of the latest batik clothes, sarongs and other fashion clothing items.
Looking for interesting wooden crafts and decorative items, this floor has hand-woven baskets, placemats and other souvenirs and plethora of goods that are both made locally and imported from Indonesia and the Philippines.
Second floor (top floor) is a big food center but only half of the stall are operation. Locals like to come here for authentic Indonesia foods.
Though the market is a tourist hot spot, but promotion material of this market does not mentioned this food center. It has its reason to saftguard tourist's hygiene. This market years after years is haunted by shortages of water supply. Without water the sellers here can not do no nothing. But the food center carry on selling and eating as usual. Where do they get water for cooking. But other wise, this food center has Indonesian delicious favorite of the locals.
This three-storey market in Tawau is more than just a dried seafood market, it is also selling rich variety of produces from neighboring Indonesia.
Because of it popularity, low quality of Amplang Crackers also filled up the market. Low quality are crackers with less fish and prawns meat but more flour and top up with artificial flavoring such as Aji-no-moto.
If you are not sure how to select, just ask the sellers you want the good one. They can understand and seeing that you are visitors which the local very much welcomed, they always give you the authentic. This is some thing good about the local people in small towns in Malaysia - they are still honest forks.
The ball-shaped Amplank Crackers made from fish or prawns called amplang crackers is originates in Tawau.
Best dried seafood
of Sabah are distributed in this market. Dried seafood of Tawau is
well known that visitors from
Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak
consider it’s a must-buy when they come here.
There are bout 20 dried seafood stalls are located in 1st floor of Tawau
Here you find many thing from the sea, for example, fish, shrimp, squid, sea cucumber, seaweed. Even if one do not intent to buy any, just by browsing the many producties is a good lesson on realizing how rich a variety of foods the sea can produce.
Salted fishes (Ikan Masin in Malay language) and all dried seafood are packed nicely in plastic bag. Clean and tidy.
Big salted fish is a hot selling item that sometimes it is out of stock.
Ask the Chinese sellers which type of salted fish is the best, they would always introduce you 梅香咸鱼. This is the high end dried seafood most tourist buy.
Sometimes the dried seafood may not be cheap, if you think the price is too high, you can always bargain.
Dried sea cucumber
Tawau Central Market RM200,000 toilet not up to standard January 18,
In September 2011, the Sabah Local
Government and Housing Ministry has approved RM350,000 for repair of the
lift and building of a public toilet at the Tanjung central market in
repair Tanjung market: Pairin
January 2006. Deputy Chief Minister cum Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said RM510,000 has been allocated for repair works on the Tanjung market.
The repair works include repairing the roofs, drains, lighting, fans and other facilities that require immediate attention.
The contractors had begun the repair works in conjunction with the forthcoming Chinese New Year festivity at the Tanjung market.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011
Walking to the famous Pasar Tanjung Tawau/ Tawau Market for
market shopping, where local and non-local going to purchase cheap dried
materials and seafood.
They still maintain the old shop in town and I noticed that the air was breezy and I doesn't felt uncomfortable while walking slowly towards our next destination........
Besides scrumptious local food at any of the restaurants/ coffee shops in town, Tawau is also famous with activities such as Borneo Safari and Car Drags for interested group of people......
Two days one night was not enough to try out all the good
foods, joining activities and visiting to the beautiful islands and resorts
Salted fish - Kurau, Terubuk, Dried squids and Marinated Kerupuk.
Tawau is famous for dried sea foods which came from islands off Semporna Town. Here in the Central Markey you can find good quality DRIED SHRIMP, DRIED ANCHOVY(ikan bilis), DRIED SALTED FISH
SAGO STARCH (TEPUNG SAGU)
White powder in moisture form packed in palm leave. Country of Origin : Indonesia
Tawau (so as Semporna and Lahad Datu) is popular for its salted fish, dried prawns, anchovies (Ikan bilis) and ......dried shark fins.
The largest aquaculture farm in Sabah is also located here in Tawau.
Tawau's Tanjung Market is one of the biggest in Sabah, offers shoppers a variety of products such as vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, fresh coconut milk and various types of seafood under one roof.
December 06, 2013 09:46:31 AM