Food Hunt : Inanam


Inanam is a town and sub-district of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. It is situated 10km from Kota Kinabalu city center. There are many good eats around Inanam new and old township.

Stay: Tourist tend to avoid Inanam town as Inanam is out of Kota Kinabalu City and the town center becomes quite after the night.

Inanam Town area

Restoran Wan Soon Hin

Famous for its curry laksa and roasted pork. Serve mix rice during the lunch.


Kedai Kopi Kapin

Old name at Inanam Town. Serve extensive Chinese foods on its menu

Chee Cheung Fun stall at Kedai Kopi Ming Hiong Inanam

An aunty selling Chee Cheung Fun at an unnamed food stall at Kedai Kopi Ming Hiong for as long as I can remember. The secret behind the perfect Chee Cheong Fun is the homemade recipe of the sauce, topped with sesame seeds sprinkled over the chee cheong fun, which leave you wanting more. Don’t miss out on the braised chicken leg, Sotong Kankung (blanched cuttlefish and cooked spinach) drenched in a black sauce with a speinkledhint of sugar, prawn psprinkledwith ground peanuts.

Open from 1pm to 5pm


Gold Leaf Cafe

This coffee shop open 24 hours. During the morning, you can get freshly fried Chinese cruller, chinese oil stick, chinese doughnut and kuih from the stall operate in front of the shop.

At the night time, visit Gold Leaf Cafe for the pork-free dumpling.



Kedai Kopi Jeong Hin

This old kopitiam at Inanam famous for its buns. The delicious buns are fresh-made dailythe old fashioned way. Enjoy your bun with tea/coffee from the beverage menu. They also serve classix Kopi Botol, which is a Kopi-O(Black coffee with sugar) in a beer borrle. It’s a “must try” drink when in Inanam. Jeong Hin also serve Kolo Mee in the morning. The Kolo Mee and soya sauce gravy were seasoned and mixed perfectly, with wanton soup on the side., siew yoke (roasted pork) with luscioss interior and perfectly crisp crackiling Char Sau (BBQ Pork)



Taufik Restaurant

One of the restaurant supply Malay’s foods in Inanam area and they are best known for their soto, bakso and rojak. The only way to describe the rojak here is a big pass of thick delicious goop.


1st floor of Pasar Inanam (Inanam Wet Market)

Cheap and tasty Tuaran Noodle on the 1st floor of Inanam Wet Market. There are around 6 stalls here selling kon Lau Mee, pork noodle and tuaran mee. The food here is much cheaper than anywhere else in Kota Kinabalu. A good place to experience local breakfast.

open 6.30am to 11am


Wee Kee Inanam

Wee Kee Inanam serve Cantonese roast. The must try item at Wee Kee is the “glass” BBQ pork 玻璃叉烧。The pork belly bbq pork’s skin is caramelised and char grilled to perfection. The fats and meats of the pork belly melts in your mouth. heavenly. The Glass BBQ pork sold out before lunch time so be early if you want to try this mouth watering pork dish.

Opening hours: 7am to 10pm

Inanam Capital

和源记Wo Yen Kee Kopitiam

A new entry to Inanam food scene. Wo Yen Kee serve good roasted pork and they serve it with Nasi Lemak. They also serve roasted chicken, duck and bbq pork. If you want to enjoy the roasted pork, be early as it sold out fast (before 11am)

Location: Inanam Capital

GPS Location:

Opening hours: 8am to 2pm (close on Sunday)



Near Inanam Bus Terminal

Tuaran Mee Restaurant

Tuaran Mee Restaurant serve Tuaran Noodles in various form. Tuaran Mee is usually fried and serve with Chun Kien slice (Sabah Hakka Spring roll), Char siu and Vegetable and you don’t need to travel all the way to Tuaran Town to try Tuaran noodle since Tuaran Mee Restaurant is originated from Tuaran. They also serve Tuaran mee in lihing (Sabah Rice Wine)

Locationmile 6, Jalan Tuaran, Inanam, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Jalan Tuaran, Inanam, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Opening hours: 6.30am to 2.30pm (close on Monday)



Taliban Food Center

Taliban Food Center has 2 branch at Inanam, one at the Tuaran town center and the original shop near Inanam Bus Terminal. Taliban serves Roti naanmee gorengroti canaiteh tarik and chicken tandoori. Their naan is popular with the locals.

Opening hours: 7am to 9pm


Behind Shell

Tung Fong SeaFood Restaurant 下南南東风海鲜饭店

Tung Fong Seafood Restaurant is famous for their braised fish and mix fish noodle.

Location: Ground Floor Lot 1,
Inanam Square, Lorong Medan Inanam (Lorong Buah Langsat), 88450 Inanam, Sabah

GPS Location5.9917416N 116.1320892E

Opening hours : 7.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 9.30pm


Mile 6, Jalan Tuaran

Yii Siang Ngiu Chap

Yii Siang Hainan Ngiu Chap serve delicious Beef noodle since 1993. The owner, Mr Ling started the beef noodle from a stall at Kedai Kopi Yii Siang and people remember them as Fei Lou Ngiu Chap (fat man beef noodle) and their generous serving of beef and ngiu chap (beef mix). Yii Siang also famous for the Laksa Ngiu Chap (beef noodle served in laksa broth)

Location: 36, Ground Floor, Block C, Nountun Industrial, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. (behind Volkswagen Kolombong and Cherry Restaurant)

Contact: 016-822 3982

Opening hours: 6.30am to 3pm (Monday to Saturday), 6.30am to 2pm (Sunday)

Yii Siang Hainan ngiu chap

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Joanne Lee

Chief Eater Extraordinaire of Sabaheats
I cook, I eat and I always looking for good food!


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