Kota Kinabalu Food guide for beginner

Kota Kinabalu Food blog
Kota Kinabalu Food blog

First time visiting Kota Kinabalu? Not sure what to expect from Kota Kinabalu and where to find the food? Worry not as we get you covered.

For so long, Sabahans have felt put off by the suggestion from outsiders that there is nothing to eat in Sabah. But of course, whatever Chinese food is elsewhere can also be found and enjoyed in Sabah. Apart from her ethnic food, namely Kadazandusun, Bajau, Malay, Indian and Nyonya, the food from the Chinese community in Sabah is no less delicious, innovative, intense, and authentic than those elsewhere.

A good way to start experiencing Kota Kinabalu is by discovering the local Kopitiam (Coffee shop). Locals from different races and religions gather and enjoy the foods.

Discover Kota Kinabalu City Food

If you have 2 to 3 days in Kota Kinabalu City area, you can discover the foods around the city. Kota Kinabalu City is compact and you can easily walk around the city to discover the foods.

Check http://sabaheats.com/kkcityfood/ for guide to food at Kota Kinabalu City

Kota Kinabalu Food guide

Order drinks like a local at Coffee Shop

If you want to try local food, the best place to start is by exploring the local coffee shop around the city. Local Sabahan likes to order drinks to go with their foods. Refer to the guide below to order the drinks from the staff.


Night at Kota Kinabalu City

Looking for places to hang out at night? A visit to Waterfront Kota Kinabalu is a must as there is a wide selection of foods and chill while enjoying the sea breeze.

Check out the ultimate guide to Kota Kinabalu waterfront at http://sabaheats.com/ultimate-guide-restaurants-bars-waterfront-kota-kinabalu/

If you like to stay up late, why not head out and find some food and local’s favorite supper place http://sabaheats.com/best-local-supper-spot-kota-kinabalu-beat-late-night-cravings/

Noodle culture in Sabah

One thing you will realize then is there are many different kinds of noodles found at the local coffee shop and restaurant. Check out the many types of noodles in Sabah and their origin. Some of the noodles may found near KK city area so you may have to travel to the suburb area to find it.

Visit http://sabaheats.com/oodles-noodles-many-types-noodles-sabah/ for the many types of noodles in Sabah and story behind the noodles

sabah beef noodle kota kinabalu

Coffee Street at Jalan Dewan

If you want to explore the local cafe scene in Kota Kinabalu, the best place to start is by exploring Jalan Dewan which is located right at the edge of Kota Kinabalu City.

For more information about cafes at Jalan Dewan, visit http://sabaheats.com/changing-face-jalan-dewan/

Food Trail Map of Kota Kinabalu City and Kota Kinabalu area

If you want to discover more foods around Kota Kinabalu area, you can download the Food Trail Map (below) and start your discovery.

Check out http://sabaheats.com/kotakinabalufoods/

Kota Kinabalu Food Map
Kota Kinabalu Food Trail Map

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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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