I reached Tawau airport at around 5.30pm and waited for PY until 7pm (her flight delayed 1 hour), which means from day light till dawn, until the mosquitoes also come out. Sabah sunset very early, at 6pm. And dont ask me why PY and I different flight, it was a long story. We took a taxi to our hotel, Promenade, which was like 30minutes journey. Along the road it was very very dark, I can only see car lights.
When we were at the hotel registration counter, the receptionist couldnt find my name, so I was searching my bag to find the reservation number (which took me quite some time). PY said his face was a bit unpatience already. One I showed him the reservation printout, he saw the reservation is for Promenade Deluxe, I heard him mentioned about VIP room, his facial expression immediately changed to a more friendly one (with a smile), quickly asked the bellboy to come and collect our baggage and escort us to 15th floor, the private check-in counter for 'VIP'. What type of service is this??? I think regardless of which room that the guest book, the receptionist should be more friendly towards the guests. What an attitude!
Once we checked into our hotel, our client brought us out for dinner at Kam Ling Seafood Restaurant, which is located nearby our hotel. I saw some newspaper writeup on this restaurant. Oooo, which means this should be very famous in Tawau huh.
Salt n Pepper Mantis Prawn. It was quite crunchy and the prawns were fresh.
Tiny Geoduck. This is something that I have seen a lot (the bigger version) but never eat before coz it costs super expensive here. This dish was cook with lots of ginger and garlic. The 'tougue' part was chewy and the body part was super fishy. I ate the tongue part but when I tried to swallow the 'body' part, the fishy smell was sooooo strong, I blek out. It really looks like Fear Factor to me le.
Salad Prawn. This is the dish that I like the most! The salad sauce sticked to the prawn like a coat and it tasted sweet and the prawns were so fresh until it was crunchy. Hmmm....super love this.
Before they send us to the airport, we went to this Yuan Yuan restaurant for mee soto.