Warning! May cause hunger pangs and excessive salivating!
Here are some of the food we ate while we were in Kota Kinabalu. Yes.. we are such gluttons! *Click on the names of the shops to other awesome bloggers’ links with more elaborate write-up and tips!
Fook Yuen Kopitiam
Gaya Street Branch
Jubilee Tower, Gaya Street
GPS Location : 5.98508345.9850834N 116.0780132E
Asia City Branch
Star City, Asia City
GPS Location: 5.97585085.9758508N 116.0725093E
Nasi Lemak bungkus
Economic kueh teow/meehoon and dim sum
I had roti kahwin before when I visited KK back in 2006. If not mistaken, our host took us to Damai’s Fook Yuen. A few years down the road and you have this branch sprouted everywhere in KK town! Haha.
Since I stayed in Cititel Express, near Asia City, I was glad to know there’s a branch of Fook Yuen here. So we basically had our yum cha sessions with some of our friends and relatives here to catch up. Of the 3 days I stayed here, I had 6 servings of roti kahwin!
I am happy that they give generous amount of butter in the roti kahwin and a dollop of kaya. Not very diabetic friendly.. but heck, we only live once! Pair it with a glass of milk tea and you have the perfect breakfast or supper.
Fook Yuen also serve economic fried meehoon, rice, kueh teow and noodles. You can add on other food such as fishballs, foo chook, etc to your plate of goodies. There’s also some selection of dim sum. For me, I just like the roti kahwin.
Kelapa Bakar & Lokan Panggang
Along Jalan Sulaman
We went on a short city tour and our host dropped us by the road for Kelapa Bakar & Kelapa Puding. Stuffed from late lunch, we didn’t get to try much. The kelapa puding is damn delicious though! It’s good thirst quencher for a really hot day.
Fatt Kee Restaurant (Hilltop)
Lee Wong Kee Seafood Restaurant
Lot 6 Ground Floor,
1-0-3, Kolam Centre Phase 3,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Delicious fish slices in noodles soup
Selling fish slices soup, fish ball soup, anything to do with fish in their hearty warm, sourish soup. Perfect to vet your appetite for more food to come!
Kedai Kopi Jia Siang 家香生肉面
Lot1-0, G/Floor, Lorong 3,
Lintas Plaza Ring Road,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah,
Sang Nyuk Mian
I am always a fan of pork noodles. Even in KL, I would always order pork noodles whenever I eat outside. This Sang Yuk Mian in KK scored really high for me. What I like most is probably the noodles texture. I think it’s egg noodles, if not mistaken. Delectable noodles to go with minced meat or sliced meat and innards.. ah… I am in heaven.
Wun Chiap Restaurant
Egg stuffed tofu, stuffed tofu, braised chicken claws and choy sum
Tamparuli Mee. I never heard of this mee before until my friend took us here for a meal. He said it’s something like Tuaran mee but it’s dryer compared to the wetter Tuaran mee. We had a go at it. It is a plate of yellow noodles with thinly chopped char siew and siew yuk on top of it. It’s refreshing and not too heavy on taste.
They also serve delicious and sweet choy sum and locally made stuffed tofu and stuffed egg. Must try them all!
Fatt Kee (Ang’s Hotel)
Below Ang’s Hotel
Jalan Pantai (Opposite Wisma Merdeka)
Opens for Lunch 11:30 till 2 then dinner from 5:30 till late
Braised pork knuckles in dong guai, stir fried bitter guord with egg and chicken wings
This is a different Fatt Kee from the sliced fish soup restaurant. This restaurant serves good braised pork knuckles in dong guai soup. OMG. I still salivate thinking of the pork knuckles! The chicken wings are also delicious. This place is always packed to the brim. We were early so we managed to get a seat. We quickly finish our meals so that others could have a table and seat.
Equatorial Restaurant KK
Lot C-G8, C-G7, C-G6, Ground Floor, Block C,
Plaza Tanjung Aru, Jalan Mat Saleh,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
tel: +6088 313 399+6088 313 399, +6088 313 166+6088 313 166, +6088 225 166+6088 225 166 (office)
fax: +6088 219 166
Crystal prawns, prawns in vermicelli and spinach soup
We had some crystal prawns and prawns in vermicelli here, since we were still stuffed with the scrumptious food we just had at Fatt Kee (Ang’s Hotel).
The crystal prawns are really succulent and sweet while the vermicelli with prawns are sold in number of servings. We ordered four servings and it came with a rather small claypot. Since we were all still full, the amount is just alright for us.
Kedai Kopi Kuo Man
Lot 5, Jalan Tuaran, Sunny Garden,
Batu 1 1/2, 88450, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kon lou mein with fish paste/fish slices, stuffed tofu and roast pork belly
We had another round of noodles with fish paste, sliced pork, fish balls, etc. I think our host really loves noodles. They also serve porridge. I probably could eat this on the long term. The taste of the noodles is great, the fish are fresh as well as the pork.
They also serve siew yuk, which I think would be better if they sliced them thinner. Taste wise, it was alright. Almost every table has a serving of siew yuk! The food is so good that they have expanded into another shop lot. There are seats upstairs as well.
Tung Fong Seafood Restaurant
Ground Floor Lot 1,
Inanam Square, 88450 Inanam.
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Braised fish slices in bean paste – super mouth watering!
Red Snapper Noodles Soup
Lovely fresh fish. Prices of seafood are listed on the board, so you don’t get a “surprise” when you are paying for your food. Here, they served Giant Garoupa as well but usually subject to availability and it’s not often, you get to eat “long dan”. Another choice would be the sea carp noodles, which could set you for Rm40 per bowl! Since we were still stuffed from Kuo Man’s noodles, we ordered red snapper noodles and the braised fish slices in bean paste just for taste. Indeed delicious. I think if I ever live in KK, I would never eat anything other than fish, fish and more fresh fish!
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10 Foods must eat in Kota Kinabalu City Centre