Dim Sum is originally a Cantonese dish. This wonderful food is linked to the traditional Chinese tea house in Canton, where many of the Chinese people come to drink tea or “yam cha”. Today around the world where one finds a large population of Chinese, it is a sure sign that one will find a dim sum restaurant. Kota Kinabalu has a sizable Chinese population and this city has not just one but a few dim sum restaurants to boast about. These restaurants range from the budget type to the more classy type. In Kota Kinabalu dim sum is mainly a breakfast menu where restaurants serve this delicacy from the early morning until noon. It is very hard to find a good dim sum at night time here.
Located at Bundusan road, Penampang, WK Restaurant specialises in Chinese cuisine and dim sum.
Looking for Dim Sum in Kota Kinabalu? Why not try out Foo Phing restaurant for a hearty Dim Sum treat. Head up to Kolam Center on Jalan Lintas which is some 10 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu City and enjoy some tasty Dim Sum. Foo Phing Dim Sum is a hugely popular breakfast destination for many KK Lites. Since it is located at a suburb, parking are easier to come by and are also boasted with an underground car park. Foo Phing restaurant has an air-conditioned section for those who like a cooler setting, and there is also an open air area for the smokers.
There are many types of Dim Sum to choose from at Foo Phing restaurant, “ha kau” is their flagship dim sum, and the usual like “siew mai”, “fu kien”, crab claws, “pai kut”, fish balls, and chicken feet are all waiting to be ordered. Foo Phing restaurant also has many different types of small dishes call “Tian Pin” which literally translated means “sweet stuff”. “Tian Pin” are stuffs like yam cake, egg tarts, fried won-ton with prawns, and others which are great for nibbling.
Royal China Restaurant is one of the few restaurants that has 5-star hotel rating in Kota Kinabalu. With air-condition setting, private rooms, and a posh interior design, this restaurant does bring a new experience for us KKlites. Located at the second floor of D Junction, Jalan Penampang, Royal China Restaurant, serves delicious Dim Sum and Chinese cuisine. It has a hall big enough for wedding party and a few smaller rooms for private function. With the height of second floor, Royal China Restaurant has a good view on the surrounding area.