Traditional food doesn’t meant that they are old fashioned and tastes weird! They are food that is still trending after years serving here! Locals here would love to visit these restaurants in Sabah frequently to get their food cravings fixed! Are they one of your favorite too? Let’s begin!
(The restaurants are listed in no particular order. Some of the establishments below are not halal)
1. Wah Juan Coffee Shop
One of the best stalls in Sabah to be for ‘Zhu Chap’ (Pork Innards)! Mainly sold out before 10.00am daily, this Chinese stall has been serving good ‘Zhu Chap’ for generations and the intestines and innards here has no foul smell. Noodles are homemade and best to order their famous Kolo Mee! Remember to try it today!
2. King Hu Restaurant
Is Peking duck your favorite? Then do not miss this Chinese restaurant in Sabah! Established since 1968 here, they are known for being one of the best Chinese restaurant that serves great dishes and famous for the Cold Pork dish too! Their signature of Fried Mantao too makes it special because you can order it to eat it with gravy dishes!
3. Yii Siang Hainan Ngiu Chap
Flavorful broth and generous serving of Ngiu Chap will keep you coming here for more. Authentic Hainanese style, this is truly one of the must try stall! Plus, they are the first to invent Ngiu Chap Curry Laksa too! A good bowl of strong, thick and good laksa with beef in it, all the flavors just burst into your mouth! Gotta try this Chinese restaurant yourself if you are in Sabah!
4. Kedai Kopi KTC
Fancy for a plate of roasted goodness in Sabah? Come to have them in this Chinese restaurant! From roasted duck, roasted pork, Char Siew and chicken, they have been here for nearly 33 years! Everything tastes good especially when you’re in the mood for good roasted delights! Plus something special is this dish of Mustard Green Vegetables with Duck meat! Sour and spicy, so appetizing!
5. Biru-Biru Café
Serves local food with a twist, their café ambience is fantastic, interior is simple and nice! Serves locals’ favorite that is called ‘Pusas’ (A Dusun word), it is actually a kind of snacks that you’ll find them interesting. Deep fried okra and waffle with coconut ice cream and gula Melaka is a must try here!
6. Kedai Kopi Yee Fung
Mention Yee Fung Laksa in Sabah, patrons will sure to know which Chinese restaurant you’re mentioning about! Very famous for Laksa and Ngiu Chap, this is another place that is swamp with patrons even during weekdays! In this bowl of Laksa, they have added in omelets, shredded chicken and dried tofu with some prawns too! Such a good bowl of Laksa, be sure to be here earlier!
7. Yu Kee Bak Kut Teh
Having the history of 37 years and still growing strong here, this Chinese restaurant in Sabah is another one that you shouldn’t skip for Bak Kut Teh! Ample of spaces here, you may choose to sit inside or outside according to your liking. Serves good Bak Kut Teh, choose your favorite part of meat and add on your favorite fried fritters (you tiao), vegetable and some intestines if you fancy them! Strong with herbs taste, this is something you surely can’t miss!
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