Tawau is a haven for seafood if your hobby is eating. Tawau located facing the sea and Pulau Sebatik just off shore. Fisherman brings in fresh fish and you get the most delicious seafood. Fresh and sweet.
While in Tawau a local friend Samson took me, Farid and Ong to a famous steamboat restaurant at Jalan Sin On. It is Daily Q steamboat Restaurant. I was surprise to see the place is crowded, which shows how famous it is. The main and only dish (I think) is steamboat.
After making his/her choice, then proceed with putting some portion of it into the boiling cauldron of soup till it is cooked. If there is a cover for the pot, use it, as it will cook the dishes faster. For the uninitiated, here's a rough guide: normally, the meat dishes goes into the pot first as they take longer to cook. Prawns cook real fast so a quick dip till it turns red and it can be taken out to eat. Tofus thrown in tend to break to pieces while rummaging for grub, this is normal, just eat the pieces whenever you scoop it out with laddle, There are two types of laddle; one with holes in it and one without. The ladle with holes is to scoop out the grub without scooping out the soup thereby flooding your tiny bowl with soup. Soup is to be savored midway or later as it would be most tasty after boiling countless meat and vegetables.
Wait a minute! I listed three types of soup, and there is only two halves! Yeah, you can only choose any two out of three choices.