On my own…

I arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Friday and the next morning, prior to the seminar I was expected to conduct starting at 8.30, I decided to go for breakfast on my own. I went to this shop – I think Fook Heng’s the name…

KK Fook Heng coffee shop

I had eaten there a couple of times before and I liked the roast duck noodles very much. This was the stall that seemed to enjoy brisk business all these years…

KK roast duck noodles stall

The coffee shop next door looked newer and cleaner and had a similar stall but there were very few customers unlike this one which was very crowded…even at 7 in the morning. I was served what I ordered in a jiffy…

KK roast duck noodles

For RM7, I got a plate of roast duck, drumstick no less…and a plate of konlou noodles. Well, konlou mee is definitely not like Sibu kampua mee or Kuching kolo mee. It is more like the wanton mee (which I do not really like except for the slices of char siew that come with it) in West Malaysia except that it is more substantial and it is not swimming in some black sauce.

Then, on Sunday morning, I decided to look for something different for a change so I had a walk around the vicinity of Asia City where the hotel where I was staying was located and I chanced upon this coffee shop…

KK 88 Food Centre

There were quite a number of customers and of course, I used that as the yardstick that the food should be pretty good. There was a Penang char kway teow stall, another one selling ngui chap (beef noodles) and one selling lor mee, fish porridge and so on. But one particular stall appeared to be the most popular and it was selling Sarawak laksa, Kuching kolo mee…and I opted for the seafood kolo mee for RM5…

KK seafood kolo mee

The noodles were not like kolo mee…but pretty close to what Sibu kampua mee would taste like except that the texture of the noodles was somewhat different, but it was nice enough. The soup was fantastic though! It was so very sweet from the seafood ingredients, not msg, and I finished it to the very last drop!

I checked out of the hotel before noon and left for the brand new Kota Kinabalu International Airport…

Kota Kinabalu International Airport

As I approached the airport, the first sight of it took my breath away! It was really impressive with its space-age architecture and it was really very massive. I was too lazy to walk out into the hot sun to take photographs so I just snapped the banner to give everybody an idea what it looked like. Inside, however, it was a different story altogether…

KK International Airport check-in

The check-in area was quite deserted…and the departure lounge inside wasn’t any better…

KK International Airport departure

And if you are going anywhere via the new airport, do eat first! I did not have my lunch as I thought I could have a bite at one of the food outlets there…but there were just McDonald’s on one end and the not very delightful Asian Delights on the other. I had this plate of chicken curry rice…

KK International Airport chicken curry rice

That cost RM12.90+ and they took SO long to come out with the dish that I was wondering if they had to run after the chicken to slaughter it and pluck the feathers first! Grrrrr…!!! Obviously they had not heard of A1 instant curry mix…and it was not even half as nice! There were a few people who came but took to their heels once they saw the prices!

Well, this is my last post on my trip to Kota Kinabalu…so after this, it will be back to my regular day-to-day posts! You’ll stick around, won’t you?

Left outside alone…

I was left out of it all as I was tied up with the seminar the whole day last Satuday and I did not want to join them on Sunday in case I missed the flight. So, because I was not there, I do not really know where exactly Kpenyu, Gundot and the rest went to and in what choronological order.

But I was pretty sure that after they arrived around midnight on Friday, the first thing in the morning the very next day, they went to this place in Menggatal…

KK Menggatal ngau chap

…where they had this ngau chap (beef) special…

KK Menggatal ngau chap special

…and this beef kway teow…

KK Menggatal beef kway teow

It did not look like they had lunch that day. Probably everyone was saving tummy space for the Supertanker birthday dinner. The next morning, again I do not know where they went but it certainly does not look very inviting…

KK cooking something special

…even though it certainly is very popular…

KK dunno where

…so perhaps this…

KK special pork soup noodles

…or this…

KK special pig's innards soup

…must be very delicious, considering that so many people are willing to endure the not very comfortable nor conducive dining environment to eat there. If I’m not mistaken, it is not very near either. Perhaps it was there that they got to see these scenic bird’s eye views of Kota Kinabalu city…

KK hillview

KK seaview

…or maybe it was where they had lunch on Sunday, with fish noodles…

KK fish noodles

I had that in Sandakan where the noodles were actually made of fish so it tasted like fish cakes that had been cut into thin strips. They also had fish curry…

KK fish curry

…and steamed fish…KK steamed fish

Gee! You can actually see the freshness of the fish! Well, it appears like we do not do much else other than eat…eat…and eat, doesn’t it? For one thing, it certainly explains our shape and size… ROTFLMAO!!!