Live long enough in Kota Kinabalu, one would surely come across this chicken rice shop called Wiya Chicken Rice and kopitiam or in short Wiya in Segama complex. Established in 1976, Wiya is famous for its mouth-watering Hainan chicken rice. Not only Wiya’s chicken rice is popular with the locals, but its fame has reached all the way to Hong Kong, where many of the tourists will come looking for this kopitiam to have a taste of its delicious chicken rice.
Hainan Chicken rice is different from other chicken rice because of the process used in preparing the food. Here the chicken is steamed instead of roasted which is the more common method. Guests who want more out of the meal can add in the simple fried bean sprout or the fried green vegetable as side dishes to accompany the Chicken rice. The rice here is flavour by butter too and served in a pyramid shape. Note: the chicken rice is only ready after 10 am daily. Hong Kong style BBQ pork rice are also available.
Apart from chicken rice, Wiya also has noodle, local cake, steamed bun (pau) and dim sum. The ingredients used to go with the noodle are wonton, chicken, and BBQ pork. Noodle are served dry or wet. Dry noodle which is prepared with a sweet dark sauce, is very much sought after by the local inhabitants. A few types of dim sum are available including the very tempting siew mai. For afternoon tea break, Wiya also serves local cake and Chinese steamed bums. There are quite a lot of sitting space at Wiya too, when the ground floor is filled up, the first floor, an air-conditional room, will be opened for customers.
For drinks, one can try many of the local drinks that are offered by Wiya. These drinks are the Iced Milo, Iced Teh Tarik, Iced Lemon Juice, and Leong Fun Iced. The drinks are also available hot.
Monday to Saturday ~ 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday and Public Holidays ~ 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hainan Chicken Rice: RM 5.50 (Small), RM 7.50 (Large)
Vegetable Side Dish: RM 4.00 (Small), RM 6.00 (Large)
Noodle: RM 4.50 (Small), RM 7.50 (Large)
Dim Sum: RM 3.00
Chinese Steamed Bun: RM 1.30 to RM 2.20
Local drinks: RM 2.00 (Hot), RM 2.50 (Cold)
How to go there? Search for Tun Razak Street in down town KK, this street also links the coastal highway and Haji Saman street. Tun Razak Street is also parallel to the Beach street. Then look for the first row of shop at Segama commercial complex. Wiya is just at the middle of the block which is closer to the post office.
Wiya Nasi Ayam Dan Kedai Kopi
No. 4, Block F, Segama Complex,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
tel: +6088 214 378
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