Sabahan love noodles (mee) . You can find varieties of mee cooked in different styles here in Sabah. This is so true in the Chinese community because mee is pronounced as “‘mian” which also means face (literally meaning fame) in mandarin. Listed below are some of the famous mee in Sabah. How many have you tried?
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- 1 LAKSA NOODLE @ YEE FUNG LAKSA
- 2 TUARAN NOODLE @ TUARAN MEE RESTAURANT
- 3 HAINAN NOODLE @ KEDAI KOPI SINCERE
- 4 TOM YAM NOODLE @ SENG HING SINSURAN
- 5 SANG NYUK MIAN @ SINSURAN SANG NYUK MEE
- 6 BEAUFORT FRIED NOODLE @ YU HING RESTAURANT
- 7 HAINAN NGIU CHAP @ FEI LOU HAINAN NGIU CHAP
- 8 PRAWN NOODLE @ FOH SANG
- 9 KOLO MEE @ KEDAI KOPI KAI SHUN
- 10 SPRING NOODLE WITH DUMPLINGS @ SANDAKAN KOPITIAM
- 11 FISH PASTE NOODLE @ KUO MAN RESTAURANT
LAKSA NOODLE @ YEE FUNG LAKSA
What can be better to have a thick, creamy, mild spicy curry-laksa noodle early in the morning? Squeeze some fresh lime juice to enhance the taste! It comes with a small plate of sambal belacan (shrimp paste) to complete the perfect breakfast.
You can also try their specialty drink too. I won’t reveal what’s their drink cause you’ll know when you step into Yee Fung Restaurant at Gaya Street.
Available: 6am until 4pm daily
Yee Fung Restaurant
Jalan Gaya, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (opposite Bata shoe shop)
This is something you will never find at other places else besides Sabah. Tuarannoodle is our local specialty – and we are proud. The noodle is made mostly of eggs, you can taste the difference with normal yellow noodles.
Many Sabahans make the effort to have at least one plate of Tuaran noodle whenever they come back from overseas. Their trip won’t be complete without a plate of Tuaran noodle.
Plus, it tastes awesome too.
Tuaran Mee Restaurant Shop lot
Next to Inanam Bus Terminal, easy to find. Block B, Ground Floor, Inanam Business Centre, 88450, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
This family-run business has been around forever. I remember me visiting this restaurant since I was 6, and witness the owner(s) from young turn old.
I want to introduce Hainan Noodle, which is rare in Kota Kinabalu. It tastes savoury and little sour, very appetizing as the first meal of your day.
If you’re looking for something new from normal routine, try this. I got addicted to this noodle for a period of time.
Kedai Kopi Sincere
Beside Chiu Thai Seng Supermarket (Kian Kok High School)
6am to 3pm
One of the oldest tom yam restaurant in city area. I gave my “tom yam” virginity to this restaurant when I was 7 years old.. vaguely remember the old times when my mum brought me here and say “tom yam”.. I puzzled the first time I hear this word.
The sour and mild spicy taste keeps customer coming back for more (I am salivating while writing this). You can find big and juicy prawns in the noodle, no other sizes. It’s an indulgence.
Seng Hing Coffee Shop
Block E, Lot 10, Sinsuran Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Business Hour 7am – 4pm
Contact: 088 211594 / Pauline Low 017 8188855
This is definitely my top choice for Sang Nyuk Mee.
A little background – the first Sang Nyuk Mee started at Sinsuran shop lots (within KK area) during 1980′s.
Then from there it gained momentum and followers.. slowly it became THE place to get Sang Nyuk Mee.
Many years forward, they have many outlets around KK. At the same time other competitors started follow trend too.
For me, I personally think the original flavour tastes the best.
You will understand where the dish name “raw meat noodle” came from.
This outlet serves exactly the same taste from the original.
Restoran Sinsuran Sang Nyuk Mee
Lot 19-0, Ground Floor, Lorong Lintas Plaza
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
6.30 – 4.30pm
Beaufort noodle is my first Beaufort dish I’ve ever tried. It’s different from what I normally tasted.. and I love it!
Thinly sliced pork meat, charsiew, lots of vegetables and thick sauce are the usual attributes of Beaufort noodle. They also uses yellow spring noodle instead of yellow noodle (油面).
This noodle has brought more variations to local noodle scenes. The typical noodles you can find at Chinese restaurants, such as fried mee, watan hor, Singapore fried noodles etc.
9am to 2:30pm
6pm to 9:30pm
Yu Hing Restaurant
2-0-20, Block D, City Mall.
88300 Kota Kinabalu
“Ah moi, kasih saya satu ngiu chap!” I pointed at the menu.
I choose a table, sit down. The restaurant was still empty when I arrived. The stall is packed full of fresh beef, awaiting for incoming customers for the rest of the day.
3 minutes later, my beef noodle arrived.
“Ah moi, saya order biasa punya size. Ini BESAR oh!”
“Yala ini size biasa, boss.”
IT’S SO FREAKING HUGEEEEEEEE. The meat is tender and every slice of beef is cooked to perfection. Dip in chili sauce – whoa it’s so delicious. Every part of the beef taste different in terms of flavours and textures.
Wonderful bowl of beef noodle.
Located opposite Inanam Bus Terminal. turn into junction at BMW/Volksvage entrance. You can find the huge yellow sign on your right hand side.
In Sabah, this is know as prawn noodle. In Penang, this is known as HokkienMee. There’s always confusion when my Penang friends came over for visit.
“Ha? This is prawn noodle? that’s Hokkien Mee, isn’t it?”
There’s always a debate if this is one of the best prawn noodle in Foh Sang – which rivals the prawn noodle served at Golden Eagle Restaurant. Both serves at same time, at the same crowds too.
I would prefer their rivals than this one due to preference in soup base. This is lighter compare to Golden Eagle’s prawn noodle. Plus, there’s plenty of drama at THAT restaurant after drinking sessions. This restaurant is quite in comparison.
Business Hour: 5pm to 5am daily.
Location: Corner shop – same row with Asian Herbs
Kolo mee, originates from Sarawak.
A simple yet delicious plate of noodle topped with different kinds of ingredients, such as mince meat, char siew and pork rolls.
Some times, the most simple ingredients makes up the tastiest food.
One plate of kolo mee can fill up your tummy very quickly, but I always get 1.5 portions because my mum always say…
“Ah zai I cannot finish! Here, take mine.”
Kedai Kopi Kai Shun
Same row with Yen Ai and pharmacy. Not too sure with exact location.
RM7 (normal) RM10 (big)
Open daily from 7am until 10pm
Located in the corner shop lot of Marketplace 88. The restaurant is specialised on Sandakan delicacies.
Century egg dumpling, spring noodle and fried chicken are Sandakan specialty.
Now everything under one roof.
I love restaurants like this where they only serve specialised food. Not every un-related items are available on the menu.
By limiting the food choices, they are able to ensure the food quality. The food they serve, must have been perfected over and over again by customers’ feedback.
Available from morning until late noon.
Kuo Man restaurant has been serving home made noodles for a long long time. Their noodle has been featured on local food show, Axian @ Astro.
I especially like their fish paste noodle and chicken noodle, some are big fans of their beef, whichever that is – they have already perfected the taste and no more complaints. They have been serving the same noodle for so many years after all.
Available from morning until 3pm.
Location: Kuo Man Restaurant
Lot 5, Jalan Tuaran, Batu 1 1/2, 88450, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Contact: 088-221189
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