Wiya Chicken Rice and kopitiam

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.

Wiya Nasi Ayam Dan Kedai Kopi

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.

Popular Eateries in Downtown KK

Of late Kota Kinabalu (KK) not only attracts thousands of travellers to its shore daily for its natural wonders, but many of these visitors also find the local foods very tempting. Today it is not uncommon to see tourists with a map on hand to look for these popular eateries in downtown KK, some of them even go hopping from one eatery to another, in search of that perfect taste. Most of these eateries only concentrate at one or two particular hawker style foods. And these are not the big restaurants that specialise in certain cuisine. The food pricing here is from budget to moderate, surely every one can afford to try some of them if not all. These popular eateries are in downtown KK, will be introduced street by street (below).

Gaya Street
Let’s start with the oldest street in KK, the famous Gaya Street which was known as Bond Street during the colonial era. Every Sunday this street will be closed for traffic where the Gaya Street Sunday Market will be held. Here many of the local traders will come and sell their produces and products.

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