Ikan bakar and gyoza make an unusual culinary pairing in Kota Kinabalu

The seafood here is very fresh.

Have you ever had cravings for meat dumplings and ikan bakar at the same time? Well, Kota Kinabalu apparently has enough of you out there who want this unique combo to warrant a few of these gyoza and grilled fish restaurants.

One of the most popular of these is Kedai Kopi New Mui Vui, located at Hilltop, a 10 minute drive from the heart of Kota Kinabalu and a stone’s throw from one of the most popular tomato soup fish noodle places in town – Fatt Kee.

Like many eateries in this part of the country, service isn’t the main area of emphasis, so do concentrate on the food as overall the restaurant is comfortable enough, and hygiene is acceptable.

The restaurant serves gyoza, grilled fish, squid. Lamb, beef, fried chicken wings and quail, as well as fried rice and a selection of noodles. Do make allowance that your dishes may not come all at the same time.

The restaurant itself may be nothing to look at, but the food is good.

You will find the grilled fish and squid to be pretty good, although the accompanying chilli sauce is nothing much to shout about. The fried rice too is rather delicious, as most of the seafood ingredients are fresh and of good quality.

The gyoza however, is a bit of a let-down, but the saving grace is that if you’re ever in Kota Kinabalu and you long for gyoza, this is one of the few places where you can get some.

Or you can just opt to have chicken wings instead of gyoza.

New Mui Vui Restaurant
2, Lorong Gunung Ulu Merak 2
Taman Far East
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

GPS: 5.950502, 116.092648
Tel: 013-870 5781

This article first appeared in www.KYSpeaks.com

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