Kota Kinabalu’s must eat banana leaf rice

Banana Leaf rice is originated from South Indian due to the migration of south Indian, Banana leaf rice was brought into the Kota Kinabalu. Our cravings for good banana leaf rice was answered when we found out a few of the Indian eateries around...

Sinalau Bakas – Exotic smoked Wild Boar meat

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On the way to Kundasang from Kota Kinabalu, you will notice a few stalls alongside the road with signs displaying "Bakas" or "Sinalau Bakas". Sinalau means smoked and Bakas mean wild boar in Sabah. The villagers along the road especially Kampung Kelawat area are...

Best Pan Mee in Kota Kinabalu 亚庇必吃板面

Pan mee (板麺) is a popular Hakka noodle in Sabah. Pan Mee are made using the flour-based dough, handmade manually on the spot. A standard bowl of pan mee is served with anchovy broth, minced meat, shiitake mushrooms and most importantly mani chai. Mani cai is...

瓊萬興茶室 Kheng Wan Heng Coffee Shop – Famous buns at Gaya Street

Located at Gaya Street, Keng Wan Hing 瓊萬興茶室 serve a variety of noodles, desserts, pau, and buns. You will see people queuing up to buy their favorite buns. A painting depicting daily activities at Keng Wan Hing hang inside the shop. Cute! workers preparing polo buns at the kitchen Keng Wan...

Fatt Kee fish Noodle

Fatt Kee fish noodle is located in Hilltop area, Kolam Centre 3. Fatt kee is famous for its Tom Yam fish noodle and tomato soup fish noodle. The price is slightly on the high side but you are guaranteed a wonderful bowl of fish...

Mee Sup Pipin – Originally Mee Sup Inobong

When looking for food at Donggongon, everyone will mention of Mee Sup Pipin. What is Mee Sup Pipin and why does it called Mee Sup Pipin. We meet up with Georgina Pipin, The owner of Mee Sup Pipin and ask her about the origin of...

Tung Fong SeaFood Restaurant 下南南東风海鲜饭店

Tung Fong Seafood Restaurant is famous for their braised fish and mix fish noodle. They have another branch at Metrotown but we are getting mix review about the quality of the food there. Tung Fong Inanam is located hidden away from the main road...

Yii Siang Hainan Ngiu Chap (Beef Noodle)

Yii Siang Hainan Ngiu Chap serve delicious Beef noodle since 1993. The owner, Mr Ling started the beef noodle from a stall at Kedai Kopi Yii Siang and people remember them as Fei Lou Ngiu Chap (fat man beef noodle) and their generous serving...

Bits & Bites Wisma Merdeka – Best Malay Kuih vendor in Kota Kinabalu

  When you mention malay kuih in Kota Kinabalu, everyone will recommend Bits & Bites at Wisma Merdeka. This humble little shop which take up only half lot at ground floor of Wisma Merdeka has been in business for over 30 years! Bits & Bites open...

Kedai Kopi Yuit Cheong

Do you know that Yuit Cheong is more than 100 years old(since 1896) and continuously operated through five generations of the Leong family,? The grandparents started Yuit Cheong at Gaya Island settlement long before Api Api  was selected as the new site for the...

Sandakan Spring noodle at Sim Sim Bridge 7 (第7桥)

Kampung Buli Sim Sim is the earliest form of housing in Sandakan. The water village is built on stilts along side the coast of Sandakan. Our food hunting trip bring us to Sim Sim bridge no.7. Know for their spring noodle. A simple house converted...

Sabah Pork Egg Roll ( Chun Kien) 客家春卷

One of the signature foods of Sabah which can only be found in Sabah is Pork Egg rolls. Pork egg rolls are considered one of the traditional foods of Hakka people and the old towns of Tenom and Kudat still produce some of the best...

Wah Juan Coffee Shop 华园茶餐室猪杂面 – Best Pork Innards noodles in Kota Kinabalu

华园茶餐室猪杂面
Imagine eating a plate of noodles serves with pork innards (Mix Pork Intestine a.k.a zhu chap). It may sound gross for some but for those who love pork innards, a trip to Wah Juan Coffee shop is a must. Wah Juan coffee shop is located...

Kopi Botol (Kopi Sejuk) – Cheap Coffee fix for Sabahan

Kopi Botol is unique coffee drinks found in Sabah. Kopi Botol is favorite traditional drinks for the locals and served cold. Few coffee shops at Inanam area serve Kopi Botol and some locals call it Kopi Sejuk.  Best served with fresh buns and pastries. Kopi...

Sandakan food – Kedai Roti Gold Crown 金冠麵包中西餅店

Kedai Roti Gold Crown (金冠麵包中西餅店) serve great variety of pastries and cakes. Many locals come here for their famous Tausa Piang (red bean pastry) The shop is located beside Leila Road, at Tanah Merah Area near Sandakan Town. Kedai Roti Gold Crown is great place...

Nam Chai Seafood Bak Kut Teh (南财肉骨茶)

Sandakan is famous for its seafood. There are abundance of seafood in Sandakan that bak kut teh stall here decide to serve seafood in bak kut teh. One of the famous and top recommended shop for seafood bak kut teh is Nam Chai Seafood...

Tea break (Yam cha) at local KK Kopitiam

Writer: Dillon Jordan Tann Have you ever encountered problems like where to have your breakfast/lunch especially tea break? Well if you do, you came to the right spot! You got to admit that we Sabahans are very fussy when it comes to the matter related...

Wun Chiap Restaurant – Best Tamparuli noodle in Tamparuli

Tamparuli town is located on the road to Mount Kinabalu and Sandakan and is a perfect place to stopover for food. Many people may be heard of Tuaran Mee which originated from Tuaran town which located just a few kilometers away but may not...

Mee Sup Ayam Kota Belud

Every Town in Sabah have their own signature noodle (Sabahan loves noodle) so it is natural that Kota Belud has its own version of noodle. Kota Belud noodle is known as Mee Sup Ayam. At first sight, the noodle itself look plain and tasteless...

Ho Yuan Restaurant 河源茶室 – Big pork egg roll

Ho Yuan Restaurant famous for its Kon lau mee with pork egg roll and pork balls. The pork egg roll at Ho yuan is self made and it's thicker than pork egg roll found at the market. They serve delicious kon lau mee (dark...

Sandakan food – Kedai Makan Ngee Lee

Kedai Makan Ngee Lee is famous for its coconut pudding and cantonese roast.  Kedai Makan Ngee Lee is located just next to Kedai Roti Gold Crown  at Tanah Merah, Leila Road. If you are passing by the area, you would not though this shop serve...

Kedai Kopi Baru Bar Lok Yuen, Sandakan

Kedai Kopi Bar Lock Yuen has been serving buns and pastries at Sandakan for over 50 years old. They started further up Jalan Bokara 50 years ago and move to current location 40 years ago. The old aunty still around taking care of the...

Vinabread & Coffee – Vietnam baguette and coffee

bánh mi which means bread, or more specifically the Vietnamese baguette sandwich,  was introduced by the French during its colonial period. Any visitors to Vietnam will surely remember having Vietnamese baguette sandwich. We were craving for Vietnamese baguette sandwich after our last trip to Vietname and...

Hidden Gem: Laksa @ Kedai Kopi Kai Shun

by Cassey Ashley Sua Yee Fung is top of the list when it comes to Laksa in Kota Kinabalu. But no one likes competing against tourists for an empty table, especially on an empty stomach. Better known for their Kolo Mee, Kedai Kopi Kai Shun may...

Sinsuran Seafood night market

If you're looking for a place for halal seafood at reasonable prices ,head to KK Night market. The night market is located between Kota Kinabalu Central Market and Segama Waterfront. The stalls start setting up at 5pm and by 6 pm you can see...

How to order TEH (tea) like a Sabahan

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 Order Tea guide at local Kopitiam(coffee Shop) like a locals

How to order Kopi (coffee) like a Sabahan

Sabah Coffee guide at local Kopitiam (coffee Shop)

Soto House

Soto House sri kepayan
Fancy having soto with fresh prawns, prawn balls, fish head, fish balls and wantan?? You can have this all inside a bowl of soto at Soto House, Sri Kepayan Commercial center //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsWhat would like to have with your soto?? Soto House offer great variety of...

Kampung Bahang Roadside Cafe – local Cafe at the heart of Penampang

BAHANG ROADSIDE CAFÉ
By: Niola Justin Talking about the Kadazan ethnic, you will definitely think of Penampang! It is a district where most of the Kadazan people reside in Sabah. As a Kadazan myself, it is quite impressive to see how my own ethnic is growing fast in...

Kedai Kopi Nam Pang 南邦

Economy noodle 经济面 used to be favourite breakfast and tea time food in Sabah. It's cheap, delicious and stomach filling. It is hard to find good economy noodle nowadays so when Allen told us that he know a place in Donggongon serve good Economy...

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