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Sabah Food Awards 2016 winners unveiled

The Sabah Food Awards 2016 ceremony and awards presentation was held at the Azure Pool Bar & Cafe, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu.  The 2nd edition of the Sabah Food Awards included the introduction of 12 categories for selection among the public, with 2 additional categories for the Heritage foods. The voting was carried out from the 12th of October to 15th November and over 6000 participants took part in the public online voting. The awards were presented to the winners by YB Datuk Haji Kamarlin Haji Ombi, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment representing YP Datuk Masidi Manjun, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment. 

We created the awards to promote the very best foods in Sabah to locals and foreigners alike. The results are presented in a Kota Kinabalu Food Trail map printed and distributed by Sabah Tourism.

Heritage Sabah was invited to be the judging panel for the Heritage food categories. Heritage Sabah is a NGO specialising in conserving and promoting the intangible heritage in Sabah.

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Speech by  YB Datuk Haji Kamarlin Haji Ombi, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment representing YP Datuk Masidi Manjun, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment.

According to Datuk Masidi Manjun, He hope foods in Sabah will be one of the attractions for tourists and urge food operators to improve their quality and service. We Sabahan love to eat and we are proud to share our wonderful foods with the tourists.

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Heritage Food: Tuaran Mee, Lok Kyun Restaurant

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Heritage Establishment: Winner Hotel

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Malay/Malaysia Restaurant: Lucy’s Kitchen

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Coffeeshop: Fook Yuen

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Kota Kinabalu City Food: Welcome Seafood

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Dessert: Ah Yap ABC (ABC Bukit Padang)

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Coffee Cafe: October Coffee

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Western Restaurant: Shoney’s Dining & Bar

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Indian Restaurant: Krishna’s Fish Head Restaurant

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Italian Restaurant (Standalone): Little Italy

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Wine and Dine Restaurant: Vino Vino Bistro

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Restaurant (Hotel): Tanjung Ria Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Best Italian Restaurant (Hotel): Peppino 

Winners for Sabah Food Awards 2016 are:

Best Malay/Malaysia – Lucy’s Kitchen

Best Chinese – Supertanker

Best Coffee shop – Fook Yuen

Best Kota Kinabalu Restaurant – Welcome Seafood Restaurant

Best Dessert – Ah Yap ABC Bukit Padang

Best Cafe – October Coffee

Best Western – Shoney’s Dining & Bar

Best Indian – Krishna Fish Head Restaurant

Best Italian (Standalone) – Little Italy

Best Wine and Dine – Vino Vino Bistro

Best Restaurant (Hotel) – Tanjung Ria Kitchen

Best Italian (Hotel) – Peppino

Heritage Sabah food Awards –

Heritage food – Tuaran Mee – Lok Kyun

Heritage Establishment – Winner Hotel

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Handling over Kota Kinabalu Food Trail map to  YB Datuk Haji Kamarlin Haji Ombi. The map is printed and distributed by Sabah Tourism Board

Sabah Food Awards 2016

Group Photos with the winners. Congratulation to everyone!

*photos by Murphy Ng from MySabah

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Joanne Lee

Chief Eater Extraordinaire of Sabaheats
I cook, I eat and I always looking for good food!