Strangely enough, good food is easier to find in towns like Sandakan and Tawau. Perhaps it is because people have more time to enjoy eating food and hanging out with friends in cafes. In a place like Tawau, Sabah, you can get to any location in 5 minutes. To operate a successful cafe, you need signature home specialties and you need to deliver consistent quality of food to your diners.
So if you want to try out what’s good to eat, ask your Hotel manager, a tour agency, or make friend with the locals. Obviously, if you like Chinese food, ask a Chinese. Almost all visitors know about the Seafood hawker stalls at Sabindo, but you need to go out of town to really find delicious food. Get the address, and go find a taxi. Taxi fares within Tawau is amazingly cheap, and it shouldn’t cost more than USD 3.00 to get anywhere.
There is a new cluster of shops located 3 miles out of Tawau city, opened for business in the beginning of this year. It looks beautiful, and ideally suited for specialty stores. We found this cafe in the second block of Kobota Square, serving some really good noodle dishes and soto soup.
Yummy Yummy Cafe opened its doors in January 2010. The owner was previously the partner of Cool, which served the best Soto in Tawau, and the hottest chilli sauce I have ever tasted. Yummy Yummy serves more Chinese styled noodle dishes, in soup and dry mixed. Their seafood based soup was good, and I had a type of mussel I have never tried before. They also served Soto, a Malay/Indonesian soup made with herbs and spices, served with noodles.
A good place for breakfast or lunch, the food quality is consistent and very delicious. A popular spot with the locals, and very easy to get to.
Kobota Square is located about 3 miles out of Tawau city. You travel via Apas road, and when you get to Taman Bintang (Bintang Park), take the junction into Taman Bintang. You should see the row of shophouses on the left side of the road.
Where To Stay In Tawau
My recommendations to the best hotels in Tawau can be found in this post. These are the hotels I have stayed in, and visitors to Tawau keep me informed regularly. A recent visitor recommended a relatively new hotel to me, which I will write up in the next post.
If you are looking for hotels during your visit to Tawau, you can find more choices HERE.
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