Nyuk Pau Kopitiam

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ngau chap be hon

Mention about Menggatal town, many kklites will start thinking of Nyuk Pau Kopitiam. This Kopitiam serves mouth watering Ngau Chap and especially the Ngau Chap soup which is very tasty. For Ngau Chap lovers, this shop is highly recommended.

Menggatal is about 20 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu City, two roads lead to the destination, Jalan Sulaman or Tuaran Road. There are only about 10 to 15 blocks of shoplot in this small town. The shops here are nothing to shout about, most of these shops supplying daily commodities for the surrounding consumers.

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to fu with mince beef

Tofu with minced beef is one of Nyuk Pau Kopitiam specials. There are not many places to find Tofu with minced beef, as most people make Tofu stuffs with pork meat or fish meat. Therefore Tofu with minced beef can be considered as a kind of rarity. Well Nyuk Pau Kopitiam is the only one that has Tofu with minced beef in their menu, that I know about. One must give this Tofu with minced beef a try if one ever ventures to Menggatal township.

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Deep Fried Chicken and Roasted Pork

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deep fried chicken & roasted pork

This hugely popular chicken & roasted pork rice kopitiam is always packed with people during lunch hours. The deep fried chicken, roasted pork, roasted ribs and the ever delicious “sau nyuk”, are all sold out every day. Come early if “sau nyuk” is the main order, to avoid any disappointment.

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ho kee’s chicken & roasted pork rice

“Ho Kee” is just a small store operating within Kedai Kopi Gunung Emas, and the business hours is from 11am to 2pm. Many people come for the take away too, and also be prepared to wait for a seat whenever one decides to come for a treat at “Ho Kee”. The location of this kopitiam is at Bornion Commercial Centre, at the back of Milimewa Supermarket, about 10 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu City along Jalan Kolam.

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“sau nyuk”

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The Olde Station Kopitiam

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coffee and toast bread with butter and kaya

Original coffee from the colonial time, and the ever popular toast bread with butter and kaya, these two items are the most memorial food and drink from the Olde Station Kopitiam. These two are also the must have products here.

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the olde station kopitiam

Walk into any Olde Station Kopitiams and immediately one is overwhelm with the strong smell of burn charcoal. The burn charcoals are still used to toast the white bread here.
The Olde Station Kopitiam has already opened 2 outlets in Kota Kinabalu, one in City Mall and another one in Warisan Square. The third Olde Station Kopitiam is scheduled to open in 1Borneo on March 2008.

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Jacs Besthings

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jacs’ pork mixed noodle RM 4.50

Jacs Besthings, a corner shop, is located at Block D of Damai Commerial Centre. Another way of locating Jacs Besthings is looked out for the 88 lottery shop, which is opposite to the Damai Post Office. 88 lottery shop is on the same block with Jacs Besthings, only that Jacs Besthings is at the other end.

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jacs besthings kopitiam

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Kedai Kopi Loi Hin


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ngau chap with noodle soup

“Ngau Chap”, which consists of beef ball, briskets and mixed cow parts, is my favourite breakfast. “Ngau Chap” literally translates from Chinese to “cow mixed”. One finds all sort of cow parts in a “Ngau Chap” meal, beef balls, cow intestine, cow tongue, even cow ligament is on offer.

Since I was a young boy, I have heard of this popular “Ngau Chap” kopitiam from Donggongon, Penampang. In the old day one would need to drive through narrow and winding road for about 45 minutes to go from KK to Donggongon, but today with the new highway, travel time has been cut down from 45 minutes to a mere 20 minutes.

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Kedai Kopi Sincere

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Delicious Tim Sum

Sunday morning, I woke up by a text message, Alice asked me to join her for breakfast, before she go off for work (Ya, working on a Sunday morning, don’t ask me why). We chose a Kopitiam called “Kedai Kopi Sincere”, which is about 4km from KK city along Jalan Tuaran. For the local, it is the shop lots beside Kian Kok Secondary School. This restaurant serves tradition Chinese Noodle, and they also have nice Tim Sum too.

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"Ngau Chap" Old School

Kedai Cheng Wah

Kedai Cheng Wah, yet another kopitiam well known for its “Ngau Chap” noodles; “Ngau Chap” is no doubt one of the most popular breakfast choices for KK people. Kedai Cheng Wah kopitiam’s “Ngau Chap” Soup or Kon Lou are priced at RM 3.50, special from RM 4.50 onwards. Hainan Chicken Rice is also on sale there.


Ngau Chap Kon Lou Noodle

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