The Hakka Clan is a resilient and hard working group. Many of them were invited by the missionary during the late 19th century to come and open plantations in North Borneo, present day Sabah. Today the Hakka forms one of the largest clans in Sabah Chinese community. Like the rest of the Chinese community wherever they go, they will bring along their culinary skills. The Hakka is well known for some of their dishes like yam pork, stuffed tofu, and fried rice, to name but a few. Located at mile four and a half North Road Sandakan, Taste is a restaurant that specialises in Hakka Clan style of preparing mouth watering Chinese dishes.
The Taste Chinese Restaurant is a well planned and well organised restaurant. Let’s start with the ordering system. Self-ordering is preferred here and it can be done on a simple piece of paper where all the dishes and drinks served here are listed. The main dishes are also divided into large and small portions. Just tick on the items that you want and pass it on to the waiters. Highly recommended dishes are the dark vinegar pork leg, steamed pork with salted fish, duck with sour plum sauce, pineapple with chicken and yam pork. Many vegetables dishes are also available.
|Dark Vinegar Pork Leg||RM 16||RM 28|
|Dry Shrimp with Bean Curd||RM 6||RM 10|
|Pineapple with Pork Intestine||RM 13||RM 18|
|Pork with Yam||RM 14||RM 40|
|Salted Chicken Drumstick||RM 14||RM 18|
The interior of the restaurant has a long partition in the middle, which helps to divide the restaurant into a few sections. An outdoor section with a few tables are also provided here. Inside there is a large mural on the wall which shows an old Hakka community house back in 19th. century China. No air-conditional room here but with many fans operating and with the open air concept the place is pleasantly cool.
This is the only restaurant to promote true Hakka dishes in Sandakan, and it is surely the place to be, if one wants to enjoy and experience a good tasty Hakka style Chinese cooking.
How to go there? Take the North Road and drive to mile 4.5. Then turn into the Bandar Indah Shoplots, Tatse Chinese Restaurant is just at the corner located on Block 33. It is next to the popular Jesselton Coffee, and also nearby is the Mark’s Lodge hotel.
Taste Chinese Restaurant
Lot 8, Block 33, Bandar Indah,
Mile 4, Jalan Indah,
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
tel: +6089 214 625
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