Drive around the scarcely limited parking area of Lintas Plaza, one will not miss this always crowded eatery called Kedai Kopi Jia Siang. “Jia” means home, and “Siang” means smell nice in Mandarin. A good name is always important for any business, with “Jia Siang” being such a nice name no doubt business is booming. People come here for the ever so tasty pork-mixed noodle, just come once, and there is a guranteed return. For the past few years, Jia Siang Kopitiam has become very popular, and its legion of fans has been growing steadily ever since.
The pork-mixed soup comes with meat balls, meat slices and many other pig internal parts, all these are nicely cooked to almost prefection. The soup with its“Jia Siang” in house secret recipe is also very tasty, and feel light and smooth when eaten. After one has finished the soup, refill is allowed at no extra charges. Noodles are served dry or wet at Jai Siang Kopitiam, and the dry noodles are served with black sauce. Do ask for the “Chu Yu Chak”, mixed them up on the soup or the dry noodle, this stuff is going to make sparkels in your eyes.
If there is still extra room [in the stomach], after the pork mixed noodle, why not try out the tofus. Three types of tofus are avialable here, the white tofu, oily tofu, and small tofu, and all these tofus are stuffed with pork meat. Tofus are proven to be good for our health, so having some extra tofus is no worry. Jai Siang Kopitiam also has friendly and efficient waiteress, not many kopitiams in Kota Kinabalu can boost about that.
For dinner Jia Siang Kopitiam has another crowds puller, that is the Bak Kut “the”. Bak Kut “the” is mostly pork with all the other pig internal parts and served with a well blended hot herbal soup. The hot herbal soup tastes even better on a cold rainny night.
How to get here? Bus and taxi do come to Lintas Plaza. Bus station is right in the city centre, just opposite the Court House, and a single trip is less then RM 2. A few taxi stands are around Kota Kinabalu, one way to Linats Plaza is around RM 13.
Business hours are from 7:00 am to 12:00 am
Kedai Kopi Jia Siang
Lot 36, Lorong 3,
Lintas Plaza, Ring Road,
88300 Kota Kinabalu.
Tel: +6016 830 3435 (Mr. Lai)
+6016 830 2435 (Jenny)