Fishball Noodle @ Kuan Onn Tim Sum

Don’t be deceived by the look of the clear pork broth – the soup can be as flavourful as thick Japanese tonkatsu ramen (!).

The famous Fishball noodle at Lido has been serving the locals for many years. It’s the limited car parks that makes this stall “bottleneck” at it’s current size. If car park wasn’t the problem, I bet they are few times bigger than current size.

Direction : Lorong Rampai, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM6.00 per bowl

Available from morning until late lunch

Roti Kahwin @ Kedai Kopi Fu Yuan

Fu Yuan is where my “food guide” inspiration originate from.

It was during high school when I had my first bite of Fu Yuan’s signature bread – roti kahwin. OMG why this is so heavenly?! Then I ordered another glass of teh c ping (milk tea)… OMGBBQWTF what is this?! How come a normal milk tea can taste so good?! WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND SUCH FOOD IN KK?!

Of course from that point onwards, I started paying attention to delicious food in KK. And until I graduate from university – I started the first version of KK food guide.

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

Price : RM1.50

Tuesday – Sunday (7.30am- 1am)
Tom Yam Fish Noodle @ Kedai Kopi Dat Seng

Remembering the first time I ordered this tom yam fish noodle, I was intrigue by the red-spicy look of the fish noodle. “Wah! this must be very spicy!” First bite, hmm taste good – Second bite, hmmm wasn’t so spicy – Third bite, OUH THIS IS GOOD – Forth bite, I am enjoying the entire bowl of noodle.

I always make the effort to have fried fish fillets because anything that’s fried, it’s good. Heheehe.

Direction : Jalan Undan, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Price : RM7.50

Available from breakfast until lunch
Roast Pork Noodle @ Restaurant Kin Hwa

Two things I like about the food at Kin Hwa restaurant. 1) roast duck 2) konlo noodles. Their noodle seasoning stands out from the typical konlo noodle here in KK. Also the duck is always roasted to perfection. Many dropped by during lunch time for take away.

Roast duck is their specialty.. And it’s really good. I am using roast pork in the photo because I did not take the photo of roasted duck that day. Bummer!

Direction : Jalan Undan, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM6.00

Available from morning until late afternoon

Pork Steamed Bun @ Kedai Kopi Hing Seng

A rather old kopitiam hidden within Kolombong industrial area.

Kedai Kopi Hing Sing serves their first customer from 6am in the morning until 5pm, daily. They serve many kind of buns and breads but one of crowds favourite is the steamed pork bun. Steamed buns only available after 8:30am.

Direction : Jalan Kelombong, Kelombong, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM1.60

Available from 6am until 5pm daily

Sang Nyuk Mian @ Melanian Sheng Rou Mian

Any Sabahan that comes back to Sabah, this noodle is definitely on their must-eat list. The noodle is mixed with pork lards, and more pork lards.

You definitely have to go through heart surgery if you eat this every meal for entire month – but it’s worth the surgery ;) Order a soup based noodle to skip the pork lards if you’re afraid of dying early but wanted to taste the noodle that capture many of Sabahan’s heart.

Direction : 1-10 Lorong Lintas Plaza 1, Lintas Plaza, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM6.00

Available from morning until lunch time

Coconut Pudding

I have to give full credit to the person who created coconut pudding. It’s such a simple dessert yet tastes so refreshing and wonderful.

The method of making this coconut is pretty simple. You take out the coconut juice, cook it with gelatin and condense milk, pour it back in. Then serve chilled. We used to drive to Sepanggar (30 min. drive from CBD) to have these humble dessert. Now, you can find them in certain restaurants within city area.

Direction : 7 Lorong Gunung Juo, Taman Far East, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM10.00

Dinner time (depends on availability)

Kuih Muih @ Lido Square Market

There’s nothing better to do than seeing energetic people selling food 3am in the morning! I always make the effort to buy ‘nasi lemak’ from one of the stall (not pictured above).

You will notice a long queue for fresh hot nasi lemak, and the portion is huge too. Great source of energy for the rest of the day. If you’re not into nasi lemak, you will be entertained by the vast varieties of kuih-muih, cakes and colorful delicacies you can find here.

Direction : Lorong Rampai 1, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

5am onwards until afternoon

Duck Noodle @ Kedai Kopi Kong Dung Chai

Kedai Kopi Kong Dung Chai used to serve very tasty roast ducks 13 years ago. They still serve roasted duck every day but I think the “kick” is not there any more.

Probably there are more better roasted ducks around but I still consider them tasty and deserve to be in my top food list.Kong Dung Chai has many outlets around KK, but I am not sure if the ducks are roasted from same oven or not.

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

Price : RM7.00

Morning until late after 3pm

Hainan Noodle @ Kedai Kopi Sincere

This family-run business has been around forever. I remember me visiting this restaurant since I was 6, and witness the owner(s) from young turn old. I want to introduce Hainan Noodle, which is rare in Kota Kinabalu. It tastes savoury and little sour, very appetizing as the first meal of your day.

Direction : Lorong Damai Pasu, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Price : RM7

6am until late afternoon

Credit To

abercrombie milano