Best Tau Foo Fah in Kota Kinabalu

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Douhua is the short term for the name daufufaa, a Chinese dessert that is best known among Malaysians as tofu pudding which, well, pretty much a soy bean pudding dessert that is thickened to perfection. The softness of the texture is beyond comparable, alike of a baby's bum, and Tau Foo Fah is an edible one. Therefore, here are some of the best Tau Foo Fah you can get in Kota Kinabalu. 

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    Street Hawker @ Bukit Padang Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Street hawker food will always make the cut to provide for some delicious food around and the street vendors in Bukit Padang Kota Kinabalu are not an exception. The food here is alike of the most authentic flavour around and their tau foo fah? – One of the best in Kota Kinabalu that cannot be missed, what more it does not cost an arm and a leg. It takes skills to create a magnificent tau foo fah and the person manning this stall is downright a master.

    Tips

    The place is not easy to be spotted so keep an eye along the road.

    Things to expect

    A much delicate texture compared to others.

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    RM2.00

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    Street Hawker @ Bukit Padang

    Street hawker food will always make the cut to provide for some delicious food around and the street vendors in Bukit Padang Kota Kinabalu are not an exception. The food here is alike of the most authentic flavour around and their tau foo fah? – One of the best in Kota Kinabalu that cannot be missed, what more it does not cost an arm and a leg. It takes skills to create a magnificent tau foo fah and the person manning this stall is downright a master.

    Tips

    The place is not easy to be spotted so keep an eye along the road.

    Things to expect

    A much delicate texture compared to others.

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    Price

    RM2.00

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    Kakikopi Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Literally translated to ‘coffee enthusiast’ Kakikopi is known in mastering the art of making a coffee. Patrons will opt for Kakikopi to capture the coffee shop lifestyle here in Kota Kinabalu but with a dash of locality hidden somewhere in between – tau foo fah as part of the menu that is. One would take a second look at the menu after spotting the dessert as part of it and it has come to surprise that folks there actually loved it despite it not being a specialty. Surprises are always the best, right?

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    Things to expect

    A decent size of a single tau foo fah bowl.

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    Best with their coffee perhaps? It is the cafe's specialty anyway

    Price

    RM3.00

    Kakikopi View restaurant

    Metro Town, Ground Floor, Block I, Unit 8, Kota Kinabalu
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    08:00AM—06:00PM
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    Central Market @ Kota Kinabalu

    The Central Market of Sabah is not an unfamiliar name among the locals there and tourists would definitely have heard of it considering the place itself is a gem tucked in the middle of Kota Kinabalu. Only steps away from Handicraft Market, the central market deals in food product and among the stalls sit a tau foo fah joint that is simply cannot be passed off. Without a doubt, a perfect portal to experience one of best local desserts around and even betters – a healthier version. 

    Tips

    Be there early as crowds will start swarming the place by mid day.

    Things to expect

    The place to be packed with people.

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    RM2.50

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    Soya Bean @ Lido Square Food CentralNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Lido Square Food Central is housing varieties of food hawkers sort of alike a food galore where all sorts of local dishes are at hand under one roof and one of the many stalls there sits a decent looking soya bean stall that sells, well, soy drinks and of course tau foo fah. The soft texture of the dessert that is loved by many can never go wrong especially to have it with tauhu bakar that is sold right by the next stall. 

    Tips

    This place is situated in a wet market so be prepared for a little hustle and bustle.

    Things to expect

    Crowds over the weekend.

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    RM2.00

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    Lido Food Square Central Food Court View restaurant

    Jalan Penampang, Lido Square, 88300 , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    12:00AM—12:00AM
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    Beanelicious

    Since douhua has become very popular recently in Kota Kinabalu, Beanelicious has had its sudden rise and spotlight. Claimed to be organic, this proud tau fu fa is designed to give its eater a smooth and silky texture despite it being a much health oriented however this time, the pudding is made using organic soybeans unlike any other. No gypsum or GDL – that is usually used to coagulate the pudding – is being used in Beanelicious product. Over and above that, it is available on different flavours that include almond and green tea – who would not want that?

    Tips

    green tea has mostly won hearts of folks who would want to opt other than the original flavour

    Things to expect

    Less sweet than non organic ones

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    RM3.20

    Beanelicious View restaurant

    Ground Floor, Lintas Plaza, Lorong Lintas Plaza 3, Off Jalan Lintas, Kota Kinabalu, 88300
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    Kopi Ping Cafe Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Kopi Ping cafe has taken youngsters in Kota Kinabalu by storm. Situated at Damai, this cafe is providing varieties and tau foo fah is on them. The idea put forward by Kopi Ping is to cater patrons on some of the best authentic local dish and desserts of Kota Kinabalu and tau foo fah is one of them and in addition, diners are free to mix their favourite Tau Foo Fah with different syrups available on the side such as the sugar syrup, palm sugar, or evaporated milk – definitely a plus point for them. 

    Tips

    Syrups are optional but have a go for the original taste for some authentic aftertaste.

    Things to expect

    A decent cafe joint with a perfect ambiance to enjoy a bowl of tau foo fah

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    RM3.00

    Kopi Ping Cafe View restaurant

    Block E, Ground Floor, Lot 37, No.40-0, Damai Plaza 4, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    09:00AM—12:00AM
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    Kulai Lou Pan Organic BeancurdHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    The name itself is a dead giveaway that their tau foo fah is no ordinary one and in fact, their organic source has become an establishment that is incomparable like no other. Kulai Lou Pan Organic Beancurd claims to contain no preservative, no gypsum powder, and no colouring in making them but that does not mean it is less high in calcium. Without a doubt the perfect tau foo fah for calorie-counters out there and what more is that it is available at their outlet centre in Karamunsing Centre. 

    Tips

    Have a go for their other flavour as well such as green tea or almond.

    Things to expect

    Soft organic texture that would make the cut most of the time.

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    RM3.20

    Kulai Lou Pan Organic Beancurd View restaurant

    Lower Ground Floor, 1Borneo Hypermall, Jalan Sulaman, Kota Kinabalu, 88400
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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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