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Kota Kinabalu has always been known for their seafood, undoubtedly due to its location as well as the local’s preference in how they get their protein. Since I’m a fan of fish noodle in general, I do make it a mission to try the various offerings they have on this North Borneo town.

One of the latest places I got a chance to check out was Mdm Ing Fish Noodle atย Jalan Penampang.

Madam Ing fish noodle, Kota Kinabalu
Madam Ing fish noodle, Kota Kinabalu

The restaurant is located about 15 minutes away from town by car, so you would definitely need a ride to get there. Parking isn’t an overly complex exercise at the area, much like most places at KK. However, on weekends, there’s usually a crowd so locating a table may require a bit of patience.

Mdm Ing offers quite a variety of ingredients and choices revolving around fish, you can have it with fish slice, fish innards, fish stomach, roe, skin, fish head, fish tail, fish face, mouth, and more.. yes, fish face! The prices range from RM 10 to RM 26 and up, if you go crazy with it.

They serve garupa, red snapper, tabong, and kakap fish. As for soup base, you get to choose between tomato with salted vege and tofu, bitter gourd, with milk, or clear soup. Then of course there’s yur choice of mee, meehun, mee suah, or kuih teow.

mdm Ing fish noodle with salted vege and tofu soup
mdm Ing fish noodle with salted vege and tofu soup

I had mine with fish slices in salted vegetable and tofu soup. The bowl comes with quite a generous amount of fish and a couple slices of fish cake soaked in the soup base that reminds me of salted vege/tofu soup that mom used to make.

The seafood was fresh, but the thing that stood out from other such outlets in KK was the sambal at Mdm Ing. It carries quite a bit more kick, and with a squeeze of limau kasturi it was also very refreshing.

garupa fish fillet, and their "sambal"
garupa fish fillet, and their “sambal”

I think I do owe it to myself to try some of the more exotic ingredients when this place has to offer on my next visit.

Thanks Yann May for being my ride there!

You can also check out Fatt Kee and TaukeFish if you’re into fish noodle at Kota Kinabalu.

map to Madam Ing fish noodle

Madam Ing Fish Noodle
29-34, Jalan Penampang,
Towering Industry Centre,
88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
GPS:ย 5.930958, 116.085221
Tel:ย 016-831 8726

Discuss : KY eats – Mdm Ing Fish Noodle, Kota Kinabalu

  1. KIV! KK has really nice food…not all that cheap…but really very nice! Hoping to hop over soon.

    • suituapui: yeah, on average it is a little bit more expensive than KL for sure, tho seafood is obviously much higher quality.

  2. kekeke rosberg

    KK also got nice BKT wan, but only locals can tell you where the #secreteats are located. And if you kacau a local too much, they will send you to a #abusayaff travel agent #realfacts #bebest

  3. i love fish roe, so i could go crazy with that. wonder if i can request the fish eyes but not the remainder of the head ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. I think a full house is often a good sign.

  5. Hmmm, which part would you say is the fish face? Isn’t that the same as fish head? Wakakakaka! ๐Ÿ˜€ What?….got fish innards also? Is that edible? Isn’t that what we ask the fishmonger to discard when we buy fish? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. KY, just got back from Hawaii in researching. I see this dish is so wonderful for my cousin is at time vegan and love this kind of dish very much.

  7. There are quite a lot of fish in your bowl, how much does it costs?

  8. Freshest fish ever from Mdm Ing's in Kota Kinabalu - MalaysiaCapture - Malaysia Capture

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