Saturday, August 14, 2010

Kedai Restoran Kuo Man @ Jalan Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu.

Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton, is the capital of Sabah, East Malaysia which is situated on the island of Borneo. Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to Sabah where you will find the international airport, world class hotels, innumerable restaurants and cafes, shopping malls and business districts.

KK as it's famously known among the locals is a famous tourist destination. Besides exploring the tallest mountain in Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu many are here to explore the rich and diversified treasure of nature on the island.

Kota Kinabalu is a cultural melting pot. Here Chinese meet Malays and Bruneis, Javanese, Filipinos and even Europeans, all of whom have brought along their own cuisine. Try out the many specialties offered at various kedai kopi and shun fast food. And one of the famous kedai kopi in KK, the very first kedai to serve fish paste noodle is known as Kuo Man Restaurant.

Everything that is served here is all 'homemade' from the famous fish paste - slices or balls to the 'Hakka' noodles. So, you can expect to sink your teeth to freshly made noodle and fish slices or balls. I was told that this makan place is into it's third generation. And still going strong.

Crowd was consistently crowded. Never a minute where you find this place empty or half empty. Yeah this place is really famous among the locals and also those from West Malaysia. This is 'a must' place to go for if you ever set foot into KK.

The fish slices are really delicious and the best thing about it is that it does not carry the fishy smell or taste and the way they made it ........ every slice or ball taste really really really smooth and have the springy feel when you bite into them. Simply amazing!

Another famous dish is their very own recipe ..... beef meat in the form of ball or slice. OMG was the first words that came out from my mouth when I bit into it. Words just cannot describe how delicious the beef meat is. Truly fabulous! And the soup that came with it is just lovely.

And the grand finale is the homemade hakka noodle. You can have a choice of 'kon lou' or 'soup based'. And they are famously known for their 'kon lou' noodle. It's taste is simply amazing. I had 2 helping this time as I just couldn't resist the temptation.

Conclusion - highly recommended. A must! But the only thing which is not favorable is when I call for the bill. Just too expensive.


Kedai Restoran Kuo Man
Lot 5, Mile 1 1/2
Sunny Garden
Jalan Tuaran
Kota Kinabalu
Tel : 088 221 189 


  1. Very good indeed.

  2. Oh yeah...... I will never miss this place whenever i pop into KK.


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