ABC @ Tun Fuad Stephens Park

This is probably the biggest reason why you see many fat people at Kota Kinabalu (some even gained fat after doing sports). This ABC stall is located conveniently at the center of jogging track at Bukit Padang. It’s soooo convenient that most people get a bowl of ABC as  ’reward’ as after sport.

“I’ve run a few rounds – now I deserve to eat this dessert!”

Besides the famous ABC there, you can also try their deep-fried yaw char kuay and banana fritters. A satisfying meal for RM3-RM5 per person.

Direction : Bulatan Tun Fuad, Bukit Padang, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM4

Available during 4:30pm to 6:30pm (close at Monday)

Fish Sauce Fried Mee Hoon @ Kopi Ping Cafe

Love this fish sauce mee hoon. Every time I drove past Kopi Ping cafe, I see crowds. My guts tell me that there must be something good.

I had another meal prior this meal (also for this KK Food Guide). Definitely affect my ratings when I am full. But – behold! The taste exceeded my expectation, and squeeze its way to one of tastiest fish sauce noodle in KK.

Direction : Block E, Ground Floor, Lot 37, No.40-0, Damai Plaza 4, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM7.00

Available during normal business hour

Char Siew Fan @ Kedai Kopi Gunung Emas

The owner of this stall only sell limited amount of roasted pork per day. You can try their famous roast pork too. Only available during noon time and it won’t last longer than 1-2pm daily. Remember to “ka liao” (means bigger portion) if you have big appetite. I usually order two plates when I go with my bigger size friends ;)

Direction : Jalan Mawas, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM5

Available during lunch time only

Custard Bun @ Kedai Kopi Jeong Hin

Who can resist fresh hot buns?

This kopitiam also serves cold coffee in bottle, called “lang kopi” instead of usual iced coffee. They pour the coffee into soda bottles and put in refrigerator. It sounds simple but you should definitely experience one when you’re here.

Direction : Jalan Tuaran, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM1-2.00 per bun

Available from morning until late afternoon

Zhu Chap @ Kah Hiong Zhu Chap

Any food that contains pork lard tastes better, do you agree?Why are the most unhealthy food always so delicious?

At Kah Hiong Zhu Chap restaurant, they serve pork intestines noodles. The taste of stewed pork and intestines are most often on par with some of the oldest restaurants that serves pork intestines. If you are not a big fan of pork intestines, you can go for normal meat cuts – but I encourage you to taste the different part of pig. And never ask what is it!

Direction : Lorong Lintas Plaza 1, Lintas Plaza, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM6.50

Available from breakfast until 2pm

Custard Bread @ Kedai Kopi Mee Ngar

This melted butter and condense milk mix has captured my heart since high school.

The bun is soft, moisture due to the juiciness of the melted butter. One requires big mouth to consume this bread with 100% satisfaction experience. If you like to try something new during your afternoon tea session… go Kedai Kopi Mee Ngar to experience more bread choices.

Direction : 7-12 Lorong Bunga Raja 1, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM2.00 ea

Available from 7am to 6.30pm

Coffee @ Santola Cafe

Santola bar is located at a coffee bean processing factory, specialise at Tenom coffee beans (coffee beans originated from Tenom – one of Sabah’s main produce) if I am not mistaken. They have a coffee school too. I visit many coffee shops around KK, such as Starbucks, Coffee Bean, cafes.. but this, Santola bar, is one of my favourite.

Direction : Jalan Kilang, Sedco Industrial Estate Kelombong, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM7.00 ea

Mon – Sat 8am to 9pm, Sun 10am to 9pm

Fish Paste Noodle @ Kuo Man Restaurant

Kuo Man restaurant has been serving home made noodles for a long long time. Their noodle has been featured on local food show, Axian @ Astro.

I especially like their fish paste noodle and chicken noodle, some are big fans of their beef, whichever that is – they have already perfected the taste and no more complaints. They have been serving the same noodle for so many years after all.

Direction : Lorong Rembia 1, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM8

Available from morning until 3pm

Fish Noodle @ Houng Kee Restaurant

Houng Kee restaurant, one of my all time favourite fish noodle restaurant! The main attraction for me is definitely the konlo mee and the soup. Their chili is also one huge reason I keep visiting them in first place.

Direction : 9-47 Lorong Pokok Kayu Manis 2, Damai Plaza, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM6.00 per bowl

Available from 6:30am until late afternoon

Pork Buns @ Sen Chong Wah

Sen Chong Wah is like a mini museum of Gaya Street.

Besides the usual food served in kopi tiam (steamed pork buns and coffees etc), you can enjoy the history of Gaya Street and entire KK. The old photos and pictures are arranged chronically, and every single photo has it’s own story. Even THE Legendary Boxer – Muhammad Ali, came yum cha here before! (Got photo as proof).

He ordered a bottle of Coca-Cola. Meh, he still doesn’t know sugar is bad for health during that era.Try spend an afternoon there and chat with the old uncle and old aunty there. They love to share stories.

Direction : 120-138 Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM1.60

Available from 6am until 4pm

Credit To

abercrombie milano