Hinava is a type of cuisine of the KadazanDusun indigenous ethnic group in Sabah, Malaysia. It is a form of salad with pieces of raw fish marinated in citrus juice. Tongii is actually mackerel fish in KadazanDusun language.
Very simple and easy to prepare dish.
200g raw Mackerel (tenggiri) fish flesh
juice of 4-5 lime (enough to cover the fish flesh)
salt to taste
ginger, cut into fine strips
shallot, peeled and slice thinly
chili, cut into fine strips
- Wash and then slice the fish flesh thinly.
- Add the lime juice and salt. Mix well. Set aside for about 10min, preferably in a refrigerator.
- Add ginger, shallots and chili. Mix and serve.
You can also add dried grated bambangan seed and finely sliced bitter gourd if your like bitter taste.