A dozen of so years ago when I went to KK for the first time for work, the one dish that left the biggest impression on me was fish noodle. Specifically, this one place which offers additions like fish skin, lips, and such, it was awesome.

Well, I don’t remember where that was, and this post isn’t about that place.

Update: 2018/11/16 This place has since closed down

Jong Fa Pai kopitiam at Hilltop, Kota Kinabalu
Jong Fa Pai kopitiam at Hilltop, Kota Kinabalu

This instead, is Jong Fa Pai kopitiam, one of the popular outfit from Tawau that’s opened up several branches in and around Kota Kinabalu, offering mostly fish head & fish noodle since 2008.

We ended up here for our first meal in KK right after touching down at KKIA and picked up our rental car. It was suggested by my friend Ben as an alternative to Fatt Kee, arguably the most popular fish noodle place, also located at Hilltop.

slices of garupa meat in milk & tomato broth
slices of garupa meat in milk & tomato broth

The menu is simple, choose between fish head, fish slice, prawn ball, and have them either boiled or deep fried to go with milk based broth and meehon. We had the basic with slices of garupa at RM 10 per bowl, and it was actually pretty good. May not take B & Best out as my current favorite, but they were definitely pretty delicious. The broth is similar to Woo Pin at Taman Desa, but the quality of seafood is definitely better.

no regular coke or pepsi here but there's EST Cola
no regular coke or pepsi here but there’s EST Cola

In addition to fish noodle dishes, they also carry a few types of side dishes for sharing. We tried the beancurd skin prawn (RM 9) and found it complimenting the noodle dish pretty well. Crunchy & packed with fresh prawn meet in, it was pretty good especially after dipping into the sweet chili sauce.

Now is this place between than Fatt Kee? Well I guess I’ll have to find out the next trip!

jong fa pai kopitiam fish noodle kota kinabalu map

Address:
Jong Fa Pai kopitiam
Lot 11, Ground Floor,
Kolam Centre, Jalan Lintas,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
GPS: 5.950145, 116.092007
URL: www.jongfapai.com.my

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19 thoughts on “KY eats – Fish Noodle at Jong Fa Pai kopitiam, Kota Kinabalu [Closed]

  • August 12, 2016 at 5:34 pm
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    Ky, never try fish with noodle soup and now weather is cooler great to eat. What is EST coke? Don’t carry that in states.

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    • August 14, 2016 at 11:20 pm
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      Vickie: EST coke is a coca-cola knockoff from Thailand, tastes very similar though.

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      • August 16, 2016 at 7:22 am
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        Extra Sexy & Tasty EST Coke…. only from the land of Thai land kekekekekekekeke

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        • August 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm
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          immature: order whole crate la.

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  • August 13, 2016 at 11:57 am
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    Fish noodles….always a favourite coz it’s “ching”…and especially good if fresh (which I’m sure the ones here are)! ūüėČ

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    • August 14, 2016 at 11:20 pm
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      eatwhateatwhere: yah, very comforting kan?

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  • August 14, 2016 at 5:11 am
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    Looks good. what more with the very fresh fish there.

    Initially, I thought you were blogging about “fish noodles” – they have noodles there made of fish – I tried it in Sandakan but I did not like it. Felt like eating strings of fish cake.

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    • August 14, 2016 at 11:21 pm
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      suituapui: ahh, noodle made of fish would be a bit weird, I agree. lol.

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  • August 15, 2016 at 7:02 am
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    Fapai is a good name for fish noodle shop, because fish go “fap fap fap” like that, when out of sea, and still fresh and alive…… yah

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    • August 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm
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      immature: your imagination is A+ today.

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        • August 18, 2016 at 10:09 am
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          that was borderline, hor uncle?

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    • August 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm
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      Choi Yen: cut cost ma. haha.

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      • August 18, 2016 at 8:04 am
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        cut cost??? what u mean? got special ingredients in this special cola? kekekekekekee

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        • August 18, 2016 at 8:55 am
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          immature: Thai ingredients?

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          • August 22, 2016 at 7:28 am
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            coke lemongrass, yammi

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