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I think I’ve just found my favorite restaurant at Kota Kinabalu for dinner, and yes, it does have seafood like any other “tai chao” places in Sabah, but no, it’s not one of your typical big seafood restaurants in North Borneo.

Of course, we’re talking about Tung Fong Seafood at Inanam.

steamed garupa, fish lips, paku pakis with sambal
steamed garupa, fish lips, paku pakis with sambal

For those who aren’t familiar with this area, Inanam is located about 10 km away from KK city center, and you’ll be right to say that this area is mostly frequented by only by locals, Chinese or Korean tourists can’t be found here.

One of my favorite Tuaran mee is also found at this suburb – Tuaran Mee Restaurant.

The restaurant is pork free, and they have their menu hooked up on the wall ala billboard style for your convenience (see below). While carrying a variety of typical Chinese taichao dishes, the claim of fame for Tung Fong is their fish dishes.

You basically pick the type of fish/seafood you want – from garupa, green wrasse, giant garupa, sea carp, to fish lips, innards, and sea cucumber; then pair it with the preparation method ofย  your choice – braised, onion ginger, scallion oil, rice wine, or black bean.

braised, steamed, or lips?
braised, steamed, or lips?

I’ve already been to this place three times on the past three trips to the city.

Had two different types of garupa as well as the rather interesting fish lips. The fish here are so, so, so good! Fresh, flavorful, and prepared with seasoning that doesn’t take away the natural flavor of these seafood. They’re simply addictive.

the other accompanying dishes were good too
the other accompanying dishes were good too

The vegetable dish here are typical of Sabah standard, sweet, crunchy, and fresh. They also serve a side of tomato soup as standard, and these tasted pretty much like Fatt Kee’s fish noodle soup.

If you’re at Sabah, do yourself a favor and check this place out. Expect to spend some RM 30-40 per pax for some good seafood.

Tung Fong Seafood Restaurant map, Kota Kinabalu

menu at tung fong seafood restaurant, KK

Address:
Tung Fong Seafood Restaurant
Mile 6, Jalan Tuaran, Inanam,
88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
GPS: 5.991707, 116.132074
Tel: 012-801 1336

Discuss : KY eats – Tung Fong Seafood Restaurant, Inanam, Kota Kinabalu

  1. I see their sayur manis, their version of our cangkok manis. You seem to go over there a lot – no plans to hop over to good ol’ Sibu town?

  2. only 10 km from kk city centre sounds easy – less than klcc to 1 utama! and RM30 for a great seafood meal would sure be worth the drive ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. WOOOO, this looks tasty and o love how those greens compliment the meat! Esp the string beans.

  4. If it’s your favourite, I must visit. I do like the look of those greens.

  5. Ah, I see you enjoy ‘smooching’ with the fish since you chose fish lips. So, how was it? Hahaha! ;D

  6. kekeke rosberg

    expect to see more seksy Mainland and Korean tourist in bikinis at this restaurant because of this post! #truefacts

  7. Fish lips that full with collagen, good stuff!

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