Fatt Kee Kopitiam

Fatt Kee Kopitiam is one of the best places in downtown Kota Kinabalu to enjoy a good tasty budget Chinese cuisine. Since the kopitiam is located at the ground floor of Ang’s Hotel at Beach street, many of the locals like to called this eatery Ang’s hotel too. Fatt Kee Kopitiam has been cooking their wonderful Chinese cuisine for the last three decades. This eatery is a family run business, from the parents to the siblings everyone is involved. During lunch time many people, especially office workers, are seen lining up for the take away economy rice. For as little as RM 5 customers can choose three dishes in small portion from a wide variety of dishes. These dishes vary from day to day and the chicken drum stick with honey is very much sought after. Customers can dine at the shop too.

Fish Curry

Kedai Kopi Kah Hing

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noodles with mixed pork soup

Tuck away at a quiet corner, unknown to many people, is this simple kopitiam, Kedai Kopi Kah Hing, that serves lovely pork mixed noodle. For those KK Lites who are lucky enough to have found Kah Hing Kopitiam, many have been coming back for more.

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kah hing kopitaim

Pork mixed, or “Chu Chap” to the Chinese, is a mixture of pork body parts like heart, kidney, intestine, slice meat, egg rolls and meat ball. All these body parts are cooked and served with hot soup. The soup is boiled with special ingredient like herb and spices, which probably is in house secret recipe.

Wun Chiap Restaurant

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don learning the noodle trade

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wun chiap’s special fried noodle RM3.50

Once I heard my mother’s friend, whom I called auntie Maureen, mentions, if one visits Tamparuli but did not visit Wun Chiap Restaurant, it is the same as one did not visit Tamparuli at all. Guess that’s how much we kklites like this small restaurant at foothill of Mt. Kinabalu.

No.1 Bak Kut Teh

bah kut teh combination

Yu Kee Restaurant, nested along Gaya Street is no doubted the number one undisputed “Bak Kut Teh” in Kota Kinabalu city. Night after night this restaurant is packed with locals and tourists a like. “Bah Kut Teh” means meat (pork), bone and tea in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect. A normal “Bah Kut Teh” consists of pork, intestines, tau fu, mushroom, etc, and the herbal soup, one of the most important ingredient in the making of “Bah Kut Teh”.