One of the greatest things we enjoyed during our trip to Kota Kinabalu is the Malaysian cuisine. Whether it would be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack or even for take home food; you name it and we’ve tasted it.
For sleepyheads, slurping a bowl of Bak-kut-teh or Pork Soup would be ideal to wake up one’s senses. In Malaysia, this popularly served Chinese Pork Bone soup is tastier if served a day old. Imagine its distinct aroma and taste which is perfect for a morning entrée.
But for those who want to have a little spice, Laksa (a spicy noodle soup) and Mee Goreng (a spicy stir-fried noodle) would be tricky alternatives. Laksa’s coarsely granular sauce made from a fine concoction of ground dried prawns and spicy additives, offered an intriguing taste of authentic Malaysian twist. On the other hand, Mee Goreng might be a healthier option for foodies. Aside from its spiciness, the vegetables tossed with the noodles added crunchiness to the dish.
Like our very own Filipino dishes, a meal would not be that complete without rice. Having rice as a staple food, a Chicken Rice (a Hainanese Chicken Rice) was a heavy yet hearty Malaysian rice meal. Truly, these are unusual but great tasting dishes that we could never forget.
For snack time, Big Apple Donuts were always on top of our list. These mouth-watering donuts were indulging enough for us to enjoy. My children could not jut resist themselves from asking for more and so do I. And of course, these donuts suitably match either a cup of Milk Tea, or an Old Town White Coffee.
Tasting these authentic and originally-made Malaysian food discoveries was truly worth it. After hours of exploring around town, these foods replenished our exhausted bodies. These foods made of our trip more complete and satisfying. We may have missed our very our Filipino dishes but savoring the richness of Malaysian cuisine was like a taste of heaven for us.