“Ngau Chap” Laksa with noodle
Today’s special is “Ngau Chap” Laksa, a fusion of two dishes. “Ngau Chap” serves nicely marinated cow’s parts, like beef balls, cow’s intestine, cow’s stomach, and even cow’s ligament. Laksa, found widely in Malaysia, is a popular spicy noodle soup made with curry and coconut milk. Put these two together, it’s a bust.
One of the Kopitiam I visit often for the taste and smell of “Ngau Chap” Laksa, is Kedai Kopi Yee Fung. This Kopitiam is located in the heart of Gaya Street, they have only “Ngau Chap”, “Laksa” and Clay Pot Chicken on their menu. Comes Lunch time during any working days this place is always crowded. Price for “Ngau Chap” or Laksa with noodles is from RM3 (small), RM3.50 ( medium) and RM4 (large), and Clay Pot Chicken Rice RM4.
Note on Gaya Street, formerly known as Bond Street, is one of the oldest streets in Kota Kinabalu, if not the oldest.
Bond Street has been existed since way back in 1899, when Sabah was under the administration of British North Borneo Company. Today Gaya Street has become a kind of novelty, it is well known for its Gaya Street Fair. Every Sunday morning from 6:30am to 1pm, traders will set up stalls on the whole length and breadth of the street. Crafts, produces, foods, animals, flowers, clothes, all are on parade here, and surprised at what one can find here.
Gaya Street Entrance
Kedai Kopi Yee Fung: 127, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu.
Monday to Saturday: 6am to 4pm
Sunday closed earlier.
Pictures By Olombon