Where to Eat?

Feeling hungry after all the long walk around Sabah. Feeling like trying local food. We give you the perfect guide to local delicacies.

First up, Restaurant Sempelang. Eating outside is a Kota Kinabalu tradition and Restoran Sempelang is a great place to do it - right smack in the middle of the colourful Kompleks Sinsuran. There's a lot to like about this bustling Malay eatery: giant fresh fruit juices, English menu, good seafood barbeque (from 18:00 nightly), a canopy to keep off the rain, and friendly staff. As with other restaurants in the complex, your meal will be accompanied by the ubiquitous pro-wrestling videos.

Next, Grace Point. Take bus 15 out near Tanjung Aru for some local grub at this Kota Kinabalu (KK) mainstay. The development is actually quite chic compared to the smoke-swathed food courts in the city centre – KKers joke that the public bathrooms here are Borneo’s nicest (and it’s true!). Go for the Sabahan food stall (located in the far right corner when facing the row of counters) and try hinava.

Centre Point Basement Food Court,
The “Centre Point Food Court” is located on the basement of one of the largest shopping malls in Kota Kinabalu which is located on a 4-acre site in the centre of Kota Kinabalu and adjacent to the Sinsuran Complex shop houses as well as the regional bus terminal. The shops in the food court are lined accordingly side by side and operate daily from 9.30am to 9.30 pm. It caters to everyone's taste buds as it is occupied by the multiracial communities of Kota Kinabalu, selling a variety of food items ranging from the traditional "Nasi Goreng" which is fried rice in English to the spicier "Laksa" which is curry mee. The most prominent dish is of course the "Nasi Campur" which is mix rice in English. This dish allows a customer to choose from a variety of dishes displayed accordingly on a table which would range from curry chicken, spicy bean sprouts to the more exotic spicy crabs. The price ranges between RM 3.00 to RM 4.50 depending on the quantity of dishes the customer wishes to choose. It’s always popular with the locals as well as the tourists alike as its value for money.
Apart from that, there is an ice cream parlor in the centre of the food court that is surely an instant hit with the kids. It has a variety of ice cream toppings ranging from vanilla, strawberry to raspberry for an affordable price of RM1. There is also a fruit juice parlor beside the ice cream parlor for visitors who are more health conscious. The fruit juice parlor caters to a variety of fruit juices ranging from apple, banana, pineapple, guava as well as durian, which is the king of all fruits. The fruits are always fresh and juicy as it is both from the central market on a daily basis. The price per cup of fruit juice ranges from RM 1.50 to RM 2.50 depending on the type of fruits. Overall, the “Centre Point Food Court” is truly a one stop food paradise for all, as it always has exquisite quality food for everyone to enjoy and dine at an affordable price

Sources : http://beautifulkk.com/2008/10/30/grace-point


Harrion Raymond said...

Hooyeah hooyeah, the foods look tempting. Thanks for the guied!

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