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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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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. Peppino, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa Italian cuisine fine-dining restaurant located at Shangri-la Tanjung Aru ...

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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! Pregio by Barista Caffé At the ground floor, Pregio by Barista Caffé will lure you ...

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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 2016)

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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Great Western Breakfast in Kota Kinabalu

Looking for hearty big Western Breakfast instead of your regular Kopitiam food in Kota Kinabalu? check out these cafes in Kota Kinabalu serving western breakfast.   The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Coffee Bean & Tea leaf serve extensive all day breakfast. You can choose from a simple croissant set to Croque Monsieur set.   Price start from RM8 to RM 18++. Breakfast set come ...

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Ramadan street food – Wonderful flavours celebrating the best of nature

  By Justine Cheng More than just nasi lemak, grilled fish, curry puffs, popiah and penjaram (a traditional Sabahan cake), the varieties of Ramadan street food serves not only to satisfy our palates but also gives us the feeling of eating at the home of our favourite aunt. The food at the Ramadan markets is CAPTIVATING, scrumptious…an event that everyone ...

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“Must eat” food when visiting Sabah

What is the “must eat” in Sabah? I got asked this question a lot and many local Sabahan seems to be at lost what food to recommend their visiting friends. My answer to this question is, eat the food that is unique to Sabah. Why bother to visit Sabah for western food since you can get this food anywhere else in the ...

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A culture through food (The vastness of it all, One lifetime is probably not long enough … to sample the whole of Chinese cuisine)

From history, a conquered population usually ends up blending their culture and lifestyle with those belonging to the conqueror who dominated them. Whatever the conqueror or invader had to offer would cover up a larger portion of those from the local people. Even though traces of the natives may remain, their cultures and traditions were very often lost forever. But ...

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Hitz FM Sabah announcers favourite foods !

Cassie – hitz Sabah Drive Thru (4pm-8pm on weekdays) I love my Kadazan food and food prepared by Kadazans in the kampung area. I will never forget my experience eating at Kafe Tradisi Ku at Market88, Kepayan. I still can taste the chicken bambangan, young banana shoot curry, tuhau, hinava & aiiaan kerabu (keladi bunting) in my mouth. Another place ...

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