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Kota Kinabalu City view

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city and the main gateway to Sabah. Kota Kinabalu City is compact and you can easily explore the city by foot. We recommend you to spend 3 days 2-night in the city and if you can take a day trip away from Kota Kinabalu if you have additional days. To give you an idea what ...

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Kota Kinabalu Food guide for beginner

Kota Kinabalu Food blog

First time visiting Kota Kinabalu? Not sure what to expect from Kota Kinabalu and where to find the food? Worry not as we get you covered. For so long, Sabahans have felt put off by the suggestion from outsiders that there is nothing to eat in Sabah. But of course, whatever Chinese food is elsewhere can also be found and enjoyed ...

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Where to enjoy Dim Sum in Kota Kinabalu

Dim Sum, a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates is favorite foods for Malaysian. We all love dim sums and finding one is not easy in Kota Kinabalu. Here is a list of some of the dim sum restaurants in Kota Kinabalu. Non Halal Dim ...

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5 Bakers in Kota Kinabalu to follow on Instagram for Beautiful Custom-Made Cakes

Looking for cakes for birthday or special occasions in Kota Kinabalu. Worry not as now there are now many bakers online in Kota Kinabalu creating some of the most beautiful cakes and pastries. 1. Natalie Wong patisserie Specialise in event, Bespoke Cake & Pastry, Canapes for Wedding, Workshop, Wedding & Event Table Design & Styling Contact:  email natwongpatisserie@gmail.com or Whatsapp +601131531575. Instagram : @nataliewongpatisserie ...

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10 Korean Restaurants to Explore in KK

bintulu korean restaurant

Kota Kinabalu is a well-known vacation destination among Koreans. There are more and more Korean tourists coming over to KK for vacation. There are also a sizeable Korean community in Kota Kinabalu and they operate restaurant serving specialties from their country. Here are some of the Korean restaurants in KK. The Gaon (Muslim friendly restaurant) The Gaon is one of ...

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Where to celebrate birthday in Kota Kinabalu (non Hotel)

Tavern Kitchen & Bar

by: Mona Lee Celebrating a birthday in Hotel can be pricey and come with requirements. If you are planning to celebrate your birthday other than in Hotels aroundKK, here are the suggestions of places for you to consider. These restaurant and café are suitable for Kids and adult’s birthday celebration and offer good ambiance and cozy environment for gathering and ...

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5 Food Trucks in Kota Kinabalu you should try now

by: Mona Coretti Lee Food trucks are slowing expanding its trend here in Kota Kinabalu. And recently, KK Food trucks bazaar was organized at AM PM Kolombong and most of the food trucks are invited. All of these food trucks will only gather on Friday starting from 4pm onwards. As DBKK currently restricted food trucks to operate at Tanjung Aru ...

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Café Hopping in Kota Kinabalu

by Mona Lee Various café in Kota Kinabalu and it still continues to grow every year. The selection of coffee shop with its own unique design of concept never failed to amaze the locals and attract them to discover these cafes. Each café in Sabah offers selection types of coffee, non-coffee drinks and signature of dishes that allows KKian and ...

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Guide to Japanese Restaurant at Kota Kinabalu

by Mona Lee Besides the beautiful islands and breathtaking beaches, Kota Kinabalu is no stranger to all types of good foods. But you will be surprised that there are wide choices of Japanese food available too. Below are the few of the most popular Japanese restaurant here in Kota Kinabalu. Hokkaido Sakagura (Oceanus) Sakagura is definitely one of the few ...

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6 restaurants to Wine and Dine in Kota Kinabalu

by Mona Lee Planning a romantic can be tough especially then deciding part.  Want to bring your partner out for a romantic dinner but not sure where to? Don’t worry; here are the few choices of restaurants that you can choose from with your preferences. 1) Peppino, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa Italian cuisine fine-dining restaurant located at Shangri-la Tanjung ...

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Cafes in Sandakan that you should visit

by Susan Chang More cafes are opening in Sandakan town. These are some of the popular cafes visited by the locals and tourists. Sandakan Town Centre One of the most popular tourist destination is Balin Roof Top Garden & Bistro which is located at Nak Hotel at Sandakan Town center. You can enjoy your coffee or cocktail with beautiful sunset and ...

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Oodles of Noodles – The many types of noodles in Sabah

by: Cassey Ashley Sua If it’s noodles you’re craving, look no further because the Malaysian Bornean state of Sabah has got you covered. Whilst Sabah is known for being culturally rich accompanied by panoramic sights, it also offers a wide variety of unique noodle dishes which will leave you spoiled for choice. With Chinese migration into Sabah (previously North Borneo) ...

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Plaza Shell Kota Kinabalu- What to eat?

Writer: Niola Vianni Justin Out of idea on where to eat in Kota Kinabalu city? Don’t worry! Plaza Shell, the new landmark in the heart of the city; has got you all covered!  Ranging from Asian cuisine, western cuisine and fascinatingly, our local Sabah cuisine too! Ground Floor Pregio by Barista Caffé At the ground floor, Pregio by Barista Caffé will ...

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Sunset dining in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu has some of the most unforgettable views. Its ‘golden hour’ is an equivalent to a dramatic postcard picture and there are many locations in Kota Kinabalu that put up an impressive light show. Enjoy sunset while having a glass of cocktails or a delicious meal is definitely one of the unbeatable experience when in Kota Kinabalu. Check out ...

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Infographic – Know your Kueh

As Malaysian, We love our kueh/kuih. There are over hundred types of kuehs out there. How well do you know your kueh and do you know the name of your favourite kueh? Thanks to Bits & Bites for providing us with the kuehs and information. Enjoy your favourite kueh! Kuih Suji Steamed kuih, comes in a yellow colored bottom made of ...

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6 Sabah Food Instagrammers you should follow if you love Sabah food

Want to know where to eat in Sabah? Follow these Instagrammer and start your food journey in Sabah. The Instagrammers mostly base in Kota Kinabalu but they also share foods from other places. 1) @kotakinabalueats One of the pioneer Instagrammer sharing purely foods on its Instagram account. The photos are so pretty that you feel hungry immediately after scrolling through the ...

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The changing face of Jalan Dewan

A new wave of cafes and restaurants has taken over Jalan Dewan, a street that began its humble beginnings as a printer street. The remaining few printer houses have been here for the past 22 years and Lucy’s Backpackers, May Florist and First Plastic are just a few of that are a living testament to Jalan Dewan’s past. And before ...

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Free Food delivery service by Alu-Alu Kitchen

There are a time when we lazy to go out to find food and wish that the restaurants in Kota Kinabalu provide food delivery service. One such company is Alu-Alu Kitchen who provide Free Delivery to selected places around Kota Kinabalu. Alu-Alu is famous for their organic produce from their own farm and I am so happy to know they ...

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Wine interview – Winecellars

what makes Winecellars unique? we are passionate about what we do and we have a team of professionals to run the business. We are all WSET certified ( Wine and Spirit Educational Fund).  That is the minimum requirements for the company. Where do you look for new wines? traveling is always a good start to find something unique and bringing ...

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Sabah Food Awards 2016 – Vote now!

Thank you for the nomination. Here are the list nominated by you all. Some eateries are not listed as our criteria is a follow: – The eatery must be started at Sabah – Eatery must be at least 1 years in business – Eatery must be located around Kota Kinabalu area (Tuaran to Donggongon and surrounding town) now Vote for ...

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Plaza 333 – New foodies destination

Plaza 333, a new commercial area located alongside Donggongon bypass offers a vast selection of eateries and Restaurants. Below are some of the eateries we tried over the last few months. The list will be updated regularly as more eateries are coming up at the area. Pick N Pay Plaza 333 Pick N Pay Plaza 333, their 10th outlet introduce ...

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Learn about Cocoa at Teck Guan Cocoa Village and Teck Guan Cocoa Museum Tawau

Teck Guan Cocoa Village An hour drive from the city of Tawau, is where one of the world’s richest and most fertile volcanic land called Quoin Hill Situated. This is where the first batch of world’s best cocoa species Amelonado is brought in from England by British Colonial Government in the year 1957 cultivated over these 1000 acres of land ...

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Guide to Best Nasi Lemak in Kota Kinabalu (Updated August 2017)

Nasi lemak mean”fat rice” is a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves,  served with sambal, fried crispy anchovies, toasted peanuts,and cucumber  traditionally wrapped with banana leaf. The most important component of Nasi Lemak is the rice and Sambal. It is commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish. Finding a good Nasi lemak at Kota Kinabalu ...

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Maxis launched #maxis4gmakanlokal campaign with Sabaheats

Maxis 4g makan lokal

Maxis recently launched #maxis4gmakanlokal campaign on their Instagram. The campaign purpose is to explore the food places on Maxis 4G-ready locations in Malaysia. Maxis work with 5 Instagrammers to across Malaysia, each venture into one of the 5 regions – North M’sia (Penang & Ipoh), South M’sia (Johor & Malacca), Klang Valley & Seremban, Sabah, Sarawak. Check out the location of food places ...

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