After reading the title above, don’t expect any fancy restaurant that i’m going to introduce to you this time. The place that I will be talking about serves pretty nice babeque clam and coconut pudding though, and is a recommended stop-by if you’re visiting Kota Kinabalu.
Our original plan was to head to one of Kuching famous Kueh Chap shop for our dinner. Unfortunately the shop was not open probably due to the opening of the ghost gate (a local belief) on our intended visiting day.
While discussing where to have our dinner next since all of us were already starving to death, one person came up with a suggestion. “Let’s go to Wakakakaka Cafe.”
They say you must not fail to try Kueh Chap if you are visiting Kuching. This is one of the three famous dishes you must try out in Kuching after the Kolo Mee and Sarawak Laksa.
A bowl of Kueh Chap (non-halal) normally contains herbal broth, pork meat, pork belly, pork intestines, toupok (fried tofu skin), boiled egg, youtiao (chinese cruller) and is normally served with rice flakes or a bowl of rice. If the ingredients sounds familiar to you, yes, this is quite similar to the other famous dish in Malaysia, Bak Kut Teh except the herbal broth used is different.
Celebrating one of our brother’s birthday the other day, we went to Chef Tan’s cafe for our dinner and celebration. This cafe was located at The Peak Vista (map below).
As the name suggests, this cafe was opened by a person called Mr Tan. HAHA! “Duh…..” Some writing on the wall was telling the story of Chef Tan, whom was a very passionate person in culinary. Retiring after serving 25 years as as Executive Chef at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, a quite reputable 5 stars hotel in the city, he decided to open his own cafe in July 2013.
Looking for Hong Kong style Dim Sum serving style in Kota Kinabalu? Why not head over to Foo Phing Dim Sum Restaurant situated at Lintas, Hilltop. It’s about 10 minutes drive from the city of Kota Kinabalu.