A special foodie spot where business from tourists isn’t one of their main aims is Taukefish Recipe, a restaurant with a rather peculiar set up that will make you wonder if this is some kind of a joke.
The restaurant is essentially a house located at the deep end of a small kampung, a stone’s throw away from the airport.
While they have put up signboards leading to the eatery, the signboards are so insignificant that hardly anyone ever notices it. But at the same time, the house is big enough to accommodate many.
The restaurant isn’t always opened for business. So it is best to call in prior, as the boss tends to only open for business when he can procure top quality fresh fish.
For lunch have their signature Giant Garupa Fish Meehun, served in typical Sabah-style tomato broth (not entirely unlike the version at Fatt Kee), with a couple of homemade fried fish balls, tomato, and salted vegetables.
The meehun used here is also of the slightly thicker variety which does a good job of soaking up the broth more readily. The portion of fish is certainly generous and of the best quality.
It’s cooked just right so you get to taste the natural sweetness of the seafood.
If you like to spice things up, they also offer two to three different types of chilli sauce.
The taste and freshness of the fish is definitely key to the existence of this restaurant. If you’re in Kota Kinabalu and love your seafood, do check out this place.
Prices are definitely on the high side at over RM30+ per bowl, but if you’re more than willing to pay such prices for some sushi, why not this?
Jalan Kepayan, Kampung Ganang,
88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tel: 016-552 2822
Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at www.KYSpeaks.com