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On my very first trip to Kota Kinabalu more than a dozen years ago on a business trip in my previous-previous job, my friend Ben, who is from KK, brought me to this one specific seafood noodle place that left a rather deep impression, and it’s been on my mind since.

Last week, I finally managed to re-visit the place – Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant, for the second time in my life, also thanks to the same Ben.

Kee Fatt Seafood Noodle, Kota Kinabalu
Fatt Kee Seafood Noodle, Kota Kinabalu

I’m a fan of fish noodle of all sort, and have tried many versions over the years. At Klang Valley, some of you may know that I always visit B & Best, which offers a lot of different types of fishes and other fresh seafood to choose from, but in terms of uniqueness, I thinkΒ Fatt Kee will have to take the cake, cos they offer one ingredient I can’t find anywhere else.

And the magic ingredient is – FISH SKIN.

Yes, at Fatt Kee, you can have fish skin with your fish noodle, in addition to fish ball, fish cake, fish fillets, fish head, and other goodies.

glorious seafood noodle, with fish skin!
glorious seafood noodle, with fish skin!

Fish skin is this wonderful seafood that many may not have before without being attached to fish fillet, or the whole fish. The texture is soft, smooth, and about 5x tastier than other skin. At this place, they usually have either garupa skin or sharks skin available.

their fish cake is pretty on point too
their fish cake is pretty on point too

As for rest of the bowl, I also really enjoy the tomato based soup, those thick meehun (mee available as well), deep fried fish meat/head and their crispy fried fish cake. Their homemade chili sauce is rather spicy in a good way too.

If you’re a fan of fish noodle, or seafood in general, you owe it to yourself to visit Fatt Kee when you find yourself at KK.

Thanks Ben!

fatt kee seafood noodle, Sabah

Fatt Kee Seafood Noodle
Lorong Hilltop, Taman Far East,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
GPS: 5.950895, 116.092461
Tel:Β 016-824 8414
Hours: Breakfast through Supper

Discuss : KY eats – Fatt Kee Seafood Noodle, Kota Kinabalu

  1. KY,a place that use many part of the fish is good. Must taste not fishy.

  2. kekeke rosberg

    but their noodles made from fish meat is underwhelming! #overpriced #overhyped

  3. KY, check out Tambayan@Kainang Filipino, Beverly Hills branch if you’re still in KK. The crispy pata & Sisiq Pampanga is to die for!

  4. Also, you should check out Madam Ing if you’re fish noodle lover. Super fresh fish, flavorful broth. Also, the fried fish egg is a specialty here. Must pre-order. That’s what I was told by a local friend when I last visited. (88200, 29-34, Jalan Penampang, Towering Industry Centre, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia) 016-8318726 (mdm.Ing)/016-8279296 (david lam)

  5. Have not been to Sabah, would love to try these some day!

  6. But it’s the one ingredient I don’t want…kekeke! πŸ˜€ It looks gelatinous like fatty pork belly that I don’t eat…but crispy fried fish cake…that’s one ingredient I want! πŸ˜‰

  7. the only times i’ve been to KK have been for work … and i’m sad to say that i’ve never actually had a proper full seafood meal in sabah cos it was always airport => work -> airport πŸ™‚

  8. You’re in Sabah? So you tried their fish noodles, noodles made from fish? I did not quite like it – like fish cakes cut into strips to make it look like noodles.

  9. KK! It’s been a while since I last visited. Freshest seafood I’ve had in Malaysia has been over there.

  10. Shark skin, hmmm…….. don’t think this is the food for me πŸ˜›

  11. just wonder what your LDL cholesterol levels are like (just for comparison since my diet seems more careful but still end up with sky high levels)

  12. kekeke rosberg

    ah uncle still stuck in sepang F1, keke

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