A local Sabahan friend recommended this place.
Since it is within walking distance from our hotel, we decided to walk there for breakfast. Seng Hing Restaurant or coffee shop is easily accessible from the main street.
When we arrived at 7:30am, this place was already bustling. We ordered the Tom Yam Noodles and Tuaran Fried Noodles. So far, my encounter with noodles in Borneo has been good, never disappoints.
It works out the same here. When our first bowl of Tom Yam Noodles arrived, I was already drooling by the sight of its big shrimps. I just love its broth – aromatic, hot and spicy enough (not too much), though the red hot soup color might be deceiving! Also, they added some bean sprout and topped with some freshly chopped coriander (Chinese Parsley) leaves. We ended up eating two bowls!
In Malaysia, the typical ingredients for Tom Yam broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemon grass, galangal, shallots, coriander roots, Kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, fish sauce and tamarind paste. As for Tuaran Fried Noodles, the unique taste of its noodle is actually attributed to the mix of egg yolk and flour, which gives the noodle a yummy egg aroma when fried. Usually, it is added with ‘sawi ‘ (local green vegetable) and garnished with slices of sweet roasted pork (char xiu).
The name Tuaran came about as supposedly the noodle is originated from Tuaran, is named after one of the districts in Sabah.
The Tom Yam Noodles cost RM6.50 per bowl, Fried Noodles around RM3.50 per plate, not that cheap considering the relatively small portion of the noodles. Like us, you might need to order two bowls to satisfy your stomach!
Seng Hing Restaurant
Ruang Sinsuran 2
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Business hours: Open daily from 7:00am to 4:30pm
Location: Courtesy of Google Map, please click Seng Hing Restaurant