Saturday, May 9, 2009

Dry Market Kota Kinabalu

Every semester end before I go back to Kuching from Kota Kinabalu, there is a place in Kota Kinabalu that I must visit. Or I should say that every time before I got back from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching, there is a place that I must pay a visit. It is just a dry market call “ Pasar Ikan Masin” located in the centered of the Kota Kinabalu Town. If I’m not mistaken, this place consider as the Filipino Market.

What so special about this market? Well, it is a place where you can buy fish’s air bladder 鱼鳔, sea cucumber, dry scalloped, salty fish咸鱼, and other dry product. Fish’s air bladder and sea cucumber is what we Chinese like to buy as a gift when you go one place. However this is not for my case because it is my grandma that wanted me to buy those foods.

Fish Air Bladder 鱼鳔, Do you know how to value the grade? I’m not pro in this, all I know is the ticker it is, the best it will be. So I always look for the thick one. The type of fish is also the factor for the quality but I not sure that which type of fish give the best fish’s bladder.

Sea Cucumber, Various size of sea cucumber you can find here. The bigger it is the higher the price

The price in this market is reasonable. The advantage of buying thing here is that you can bargain. If you are gifted with the talent of bargain or you equip with a good bargain skill, for sure you can get a cheaper price. As for me, I don’t have those skills, but somehow the price I get still consider cheap if compare to the price in Kuching. Hence, if you like to buy all those dry product, you must not miss this place when you visit Kota Kinabalu.

Next to the dry market is the fruit market and the handicraft market. The picture below shows the fruit's market. Most of the time you will find mangoes sold here.


Crazyfool - Make You Crazy And FooL said...

wuhh.. got buy for me boh.. haha

CH Voon said...

welcome back to kuching soon!

sabahking said...

I think i should go there when i go back to johor too !!