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If you’re someone who’s in Kota Kinabalu having a craving for proper Penang hawker food, I have good news for you. Jin Siang kopitiam at Luyang happens to serve a pretty competent bowl of Penang style prawn mee, with another hidden option!

Jin Siang Prawn Mee at Luyang, Sabah
Jin Siang Prawn Mee at Luyang, Sabah

Jin Siang is located at Luyang Commercial Centre, about 5 kilometers away from KK town center in, well, where else but Luyang? Parking isn’t usually a difficult affair, but I believe you do have to pay for it.

I was actually last there about 3 years back when covid wasn’t in our lexicon, traveling was only restricted by your wallet, and face mask is associated with the likes of batman & spider-man. How I wish we’re transported back to that life again… but I digress.

Penang Prawn Mee and Fried Prawn Mee
Penang Prawn Mee and Fried Prawn Mee

I tried the Penang prawn mee here and thought it was a pretty competent recreation of what they serve in Penang. The soup was fragrant, and all the ingredients checked out. The sambal was perhaps an area that could be improved a bit but overall it should certainly satisfy anyone’s cravings, being over 1,700 km away from the island of origin.

my KK food buddy
my KK food buddy

My dining buddy Yann May opted for something more special instead – fried prawn mee! I am not sure if you can even find this in Penang (or KL). It was as you would expect, prawn mee with all the same ingredients but fried, I thought it was interesting and a good change of pace, though personally may not be something I would order.

Jin Siang also has char kuih teow on their menu, we did not try it. If you’re in Kota Kinabalu thinking of Penang hawker dishes, this is a place to check out.

jin siang prawn mee kk menu

map to Jin Siang prawn mee

Kedai Kopi Jin Siang
17, Lorong Damai Point,
Luyang Commercial Centre,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
GPS: 5.962056, 116.091603
Tel: +6016 832 8708

Discuss : KY eats – Jin Siang Penang Prawn Mee at Kota Kinabalu

  1. Penang prawn mee looks good, like the real thing. Never tried that in KK. We can’t get it here.

  2. That dry version prawn mee intrigues my interest.

  3. I should let my kk friends know about this place… there is a fried prawn noodles stall nearby my house and located in United Point. Had it once but not impressed, would go for their prawn noodles soup instead. Hehe…

  4. Good to see dine-ins are allowed in KK.

    • Monica: yaa, KK has been allowing dine in for a while now. These were pics/video from before Covid tho.

  5. The prawn mee over there looks legit! 😉 Never had fried prawn mee before…and (like you) I wouldn’t muck around with the traditional version of prawn mee…must have prawn broth lah! 😀

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