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Fish noodle is one of my favorite noodle dishes ever, and being situated by the coast with access to great ocean haul and a knack for making the best out of these sea bounty, it’s not secret that Kota Kinabalu offers some of the best seafood noodle restaurants.

jewel garupa soup, with kanlau mian on the side
jewel garupa soup, with kanlau mian on the side

A few weeks ago, during one of my now almost routine visit to this East Malaysian city, we got the opportunity to check out one of the more “hidden” fish noodle restaurants by the name of Notung Kusan Cafe, sometimes also known as Seafood Ah Huat.

The restaurant has just recently moved from a household set up to a proper shop lot situated at Dongongan, just a stone’s throw away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Do check to make sure you’re not routing to their old location if you decided to visit this place (use the GPS info below).

Notung Kusan Cafe Mihun Soup, Kota Kinabalu
Notung Kusan Cafe Mihun Soup, Kota Kinabalu

There are a few options to choose from when it comes to noodle, we picked kon lou mee (dry noodle), to go with fresh fish slices, jewel garupa was available so we went for that. There’s also fish stomach, fish egg, and fish head if that’s what you crave.

The portion for two pax (RM 35) was huge and came with loads of thick cut super fresh fish fillet that’s cooked so the texture was just right – soft, almost crumpling on first bite but not in an “unfresh” sort of way. I really love it.

The tomato soup base was quite subtle, but takes on the sweetness of seafood itself, a plus point if you ask me. The dry noodle too was properly seasoned and I thought compliment the seafood quite well.

super fresh chunky fish fillet, awesome fish skin too
super fresh chunky fish fillet, awesome fish skin too

I think this has just became my favorite fish noodle place in KK right now, they open from morning till around lunch time, and I’ve heard that they may close whenever there’s no fresh fish or when owner goes out fishing. Do try to call in to avoid disappointment.

For availability, Fatt Kee is the one to go, they’re pretty good and open all the time.

map to Notung Kusan Cafe

Address:
Notung Kusan Cafe
Lorong Cyber Perdana 1
89500 Dongongan, Sabah
GPS: 5.915234, 116.063027
Tel: 013-878 1918

Discuss : KY eats – Notung Kusan Fish Noodle, Kota Kinabalu

  1. hey, maybe if you become a regular customer, the owner will invite you for one of his fishing expeditions! 🙂

  2. Wow! That’s a whole lot of fish in the soup.

  3. kekeke rosberg

    looks better than that overpriced wan wan #itsatrap

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