Kota Kinabalu Seafood
The seafood are normally kept in rows of glass tanks. Customers can choose what they like from the tanks - and whatever is chosen is caught, cooked and brought to the table in a matter of minutes. You can't get fresher then that.
While seafood used to be cheap here, now it is a luxury due to the booming tourist trade. Lobsters are around RM 200.00 per kg, about the same as in Australia. King Tiger Prawns are around RM 150.00 per kg, which is more then 3 times the price in Kuching. Some of the more exotic fish will set you back a few hundred Ringgit per kg. Do check the price before you order !
Fortunately there are still some items which are more reasonably priced. The clams are generally quite cheap, and sometimes you can get great bargains on the crabs. During my last visit they were going for RM 20.00 per kg, super cheap !
The seafood tanks you will find at most restaurants.
Lobsters are super expensive so unless you are splurging, stay away !
Mantis prawns look interesting and are quite expensive. There is not much meat and what is there doesn't taste that great either. Order one or two just to try them out.
There are many types of clams and shellfish.
Some kind of sea bug.
These are called Stone Fish. Obviuosly because they really look like stones. I wonder what they taste like ?