Jan 14
Sabah – Wan Wan Fish Head Noodles @ Kota Kinabalu
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Kit & Carol took us here for breakfast and its supposed to be a famous place in KK for fish head noodles. Located in Bundusan, Wan Wan looks like a shop in an industrial park (don’t ask me man, I just sit in the van and got there blur blur).

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The place is crowded in the morning and there are choices of noodles and fish head or fish meat and type of fish you want. They even have “lung tung” (giant grouper) fish head here, expensive stuff! I just ordered the normal one with fish meat and noodles.

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The meehoon type used are the thicker type with good clear soup. Slices of fish are then topped on the noodles which have some mixture of ginger, tomatoes, fried onions and salted vege too. The fish meat are very good and fresh which makes the noodles good ;).

I didn’t pay for it, so don’t really know what is the damage but the noodles are good and judging by the number of crowds, makan here cannot go wrong la.

Wan Wan Fish Head Noodles, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
GPS: N5 55.512 E116 05.489

Jan 12

Salut near Kota Kinabalu in Sabah have some roadside stalls that’s famous for a few things. The main highlight here is the grill coconut which the whole coconut are being grilled in oil drum that’s being converted into an oven. Once the you have ordered, they will take the steaming hot coconut out and chop it up to be served hot.

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To me, its like drinking coconut soup, that’ how it taste. If you like, you can always add some honey to it.

The other thing that’s good here is their coconut pudding which was what Yau Leng recommended me to come for.  In iced containers you find whole coconut dipped in ice water. Take those on top away from the water so it doesn’t get soaked said Heng Kiat’s mum whom was joining us on this trip. When opened, inside the coconut is filled with coconut pudding which are pudding made with coconut juice and evaporated milk then chilled to be served.

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These stalls also serve and sell seafood that are caught nearby and on my visit there are some lokan (big clams) and mud crabs for sale. For a plate of lokan plus labour and sauces to grill cost RM12 and we had some just for fun. Crabs goes from RM20-27 for a whole lot of them. The bunch I picked up is about 3kg for RM27, that’s very cheap comparing to KL prices!

Overall I think the best thing I will miss here is the coconut pudding while the rest is just a good experience to try :).

Coconut stalls at Salut, Sabah.
GPS: N06 06.107 E116 10.334


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Jan 12
Sabah – Mee Goreng Tuaran @ Restoran Lok Kyun
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I was bugging Yau Leng on what’s good to eat in Sabah and he recommended that the must try and one unique thing is mee goreng Tuaran. This fried noodles is unique to Sabah and originated from this small town known as Tuaran. From what I read, the noodles are self made and is fried to cooked.

Yau Leng was telling me about this other place that is good but our van driver only know how to go to Restoran Lok Kyun which is the original place for this noodles. So we made an early morning 40 mins journey from Kota Kinabalu to Tuaran just for this!

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We arrived in Tuaran town, its a small and quiet town and we headed straight to Lok Kyun. Over here I noticed the on their menu that their few famous dishes are mee tuaran, tauhu sumbat (yong tau fu), wanton soup, daging berbola bulat and keladi babi. Since its breakfast, we ordered mee tuaran for each of us with some tauhu sumbat and wanton soup to share.

The mee goreng tuaran are fried noodles with eggs/vege topped with some bbq pork, fish cake and also some cooked braised pork on top. The noodles are a bit oily but I guess without it, it will be difficult to fried raw noodles till they are cooked. The rest of the topping are standard but the cooked pork is very tasty.

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Tauhu sumbat… well you can choose white taufu or fried taufu for this. The middles are stuffed with fish paste and topped with gravy. Its quite nice but the wanton soup is just normal to me.

All together the meal for about 6 of us cost around RM50.00. The van driver told me that noodles in Tuaran is a lot more cheaper than KK itself… but I told him in Tuaran the rate is close to KL and KK price is higher than KL.. .hehehe…

Anyway, it was an interesting journey to Tuaran to try this unique noodles but I would be more keen to visit the other one that Yau Leng mentioned ;).

Restoran Lok Kyun, Tuaran, Sabah.
GPS: N6 10.654 E116 13.964


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