Kota Kinabalu: Siang Siang Pan Mian

My friend brought the www.xes.cx makan team to one restaurant by the name Siang Siang Pan Mian @ Lintas. The interior is quite similar to our Ipoh Oldtown Coffee. However, the place seems a little bit dirty – rubbish was scattered over the floor.

The menu comes in a mixture of English, Malay and Mandarin language – with pinyin for bananas like me. One part you have soup, another part you got mee kuning.

See bottom line…Feet / “Lutut” LOL! Shouldn’t it be feet / “kaki”??

I ordered a soup based pan mee aka kan lau pan mian.

After ordering our food, I spotted a small bowl filled with fresh lime. I was told that the lime juice extracted from the fresh lime is to be mixed with the soup.

Other than the soup based pan mee, we also ordered “teik pan” (hot plate) pan mee. The teik pan pan mee is quite good but their soup based pan mee is so-so. However, after adding some lime juice into my soup based pan mee, the taste of the noodles became quite interesting.

Related Links
Siang Siang Pan Mian | Gourmet Borneo
BAH HANTAM SAJA TAH: Siang Siang Pan Mien
Wikimapia Map

Kota Kinabalu: First Day

One of the things I hate about travelling is the waking up part. I barely had an hour sleep after returning from Mr and Mrs Timothy Tan’s open house. I woke up at 5am and left the house at 6am to catch my 750am flight via Air Asia.
Unfortunately, my bus from KL Sentral to LCC left at 620am and arrived at 720am thus barring us taking our flight. We were then directed to another counter which I think serves people who are late for their flight.
We had to fork out an additional RM300 for a later flight. It seems that the pilot had barred us from entering the flight despite the fact that there were more than 20 minutes before take off.
While waiting for a turn, a family of 6 went berserk after being denied entry to their flight. I guess they were late for their flight too. One of the family members, a middle aged lady, was so angry that she started screaming, “PUKIMAKKK!!! APA LU PUNYA NAMA AAAHH??? BAGI SAYA LU PUNYA NAMA!! SAYA MAU POT SAMA LUU!!! CILAKAK PUNYA ORANGGG!!!”.
Apparently the officer who refused entry to the family of 6 refused to give his name to them. Security was called in and the family of 6 were escorted away. I overheard that they will be brought to the police station for verbal abuse. LOL
After a 2 hours journey, we arrived at Kota Kinabalu Airport. First destination, lunch!!!
To be continue..

Back from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Back from Kota Kinabalu!
Congrats to Justin and Joey on their wedding. It was beautiful .The garden reception by the beach with a small cabana puts the icing on this wedding. I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures by Anna-Rina.
Anyway, the trip was excellent. We ate and ate non stop. I managed to try many of the famous local dishes within 4 days. Unfortunately, due to the Chinese New Year break, many shops were not open. I didn’t manage to try the famous Roti Kahwin as the well known shop was closed for Chinese New Year.
Kota Kinabalu (KK), the capital of Sabah, is a city with half a million people. The lifestyle is slow and calm – makes you want to retire now and stay there forever. However, the place is heavily commercialised. You can see famous retail chains such as Starbucks and Coffee Bean in every corner. There’s also couple of Big Apple Donuts around.
Shopping centres are springing like mushrooms over KK. There are probably more than 10 malls and they are also building one huge shopping centre by the name 1 Borneo. In the Klang Valley, we have a huge shopping centre by the name 1 Utama. Not sure whether or not they are related.
Here are some pictures of KK city.

I saw this soft drink machine at one shopping centre in KK city. It’s a Gardenia soft drink machine!
Gardenia is well known for its pre-packaged bread products. When I told my Kuala Lumpur friends that Gardenia sells soft drinks, they didn’t believe me until I showed them the above picture. I didn’t manage to try any of them. I wonder how does it taste like..hmmm..like bread flavoured soft drink???
I briefly browsed through their website at http://www.gardenia.com.my/products.html and I don’t see any soft drinks listed in their products section. By looking at the above picture, I could see that they have cola, sohai bean, orange, winter melon, grass jelly, root beer, green tea and ice cream soda.
Has anyone tried this before??

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

I’ll be off to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to attend a wedding. This will be my first time stepping in to Kota Kinabalu. Other than the wedding, I’m looking forward to the food – roti kahwin @ Fook Yuen Kedai Kopi and Tuaran Mee @ Tuaran!

Related Links:
Precious Pea – KK Day 1 (Part 1) – Hotel + Afternoon Tea
Malaysia Most Wanted Food – Fook Yuen Kedai Kopi @ Luyang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah