Best Tom Yam in Kota Kinabalu

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Tom Yam has been one of Malaysia’s favourite international dishes that’s so close to heart. Residing from the neighbouring country Thailand, their tom yam recipe has been stretched out across to many places and has become one of Asia’s popular dishes. A spicy, tangy goodness that’s all about the broth. Different Tom Yam dishes from different places all have their own special ingredient or way in crafting their dish out. In the west of Malaysia of Kota Kinabalu (KK), Sabah, most of their Tom Yam dishes includes different types of noodles. If you’re around the vicinity of KK and have a craving for a spicy meal, just hit up to one of this places and give a rating while you’re at it.

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    Kedai Kopi Dat Seng

    A slightly different take to the usual seafood Tom Yam. This dish contains all the right ingredients for the Tom Yam broth but has added fried fish fillets and springy noodles topped with a blanket of fresh green parsley. A savoury yet perfect sourish flavour. A total delicacy that’ll suit your cravings for something hot and spicy. However, the spiciness may vary from time to time.

     

    Tips

    Don’t forget to buy your parking coupon.

    Things to expect

    A kopitiam style setting.

    Best with

    Sarawak noodles.

    Price

    RM7.50

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    Kedai Kopi Dat Seng View restaurant

    Unnamed Road, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88450 , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0168316893

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    06:00AM—03:30PM
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    Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant

    Another delightful Tom Yam dish that’s full of flavor juicy ingredients colouring a beautiful bowl. The dish is accompanied with additional Chinese flavor to spice up the palate. Bounded with a thick Tom Yam broth that’s reddish-orange with fried fish meat slices being added and a load full of noodles to balance your meal.

    Tips

    An option fish head or mixed slices of fish pieces.

    Things to expect

    A slightly overpriced meal.

    Best with

    Fried Tofu Skin Fish Cake.

    Price

    RM17.00

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    Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    1-2, Lorong Hilltop, Taman Far East, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88300 , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0168104884

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    07:00AM—03:00PM
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    Kedai Kopi Seng HingNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    An absolute popular and delectable dish that’s simply good looking and tasty. Served with a large handful of noodles, a generous amount of prawns and not forgetting the sour and spicy tastes of that Tom Yam goodness. The spiciness is said to be rather mild for the local tastes but for tourists it may be spicier but if you’re into spicy food this dish would be a delight to you.

    Tips

    Shop opens early but fills up rather fast.

    Things to expect

    A typical Chinese coffee shop.

    Best with

    Sarawak Laksa.

    Price

    RM9.00

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    Kedai Kopi Seng Hing View restaurant

    Block G, Lot 10, Sinsuran 2, Sinsuran Complex, , 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0388211594

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    07:00AM—04:30PM
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    Kedai Kopi & Makanan San Sui BaruNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Enticing, piquant and a total delish bowl of good old Tom Yam noodles. San Sui Baru’s famed for its noodle dishes and this so happens to be one of their customer’s favourite. A definite worth the visit for its rich reddish spicy broth accompanied with a generous amount of juicy big prawns, meehoon (rice vermicelli), parsley leaves for garnishing and its stalk to get that extra fragrant fused with the Tom Yam soup enhancing the flavour. You have the option of having the fish fillets in replacement of the prawns.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A simple classic Chinese koptiam.

    Best with

    Zhu Zhap.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM16.00

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    Kedai Kopi dan Makanan San Sui Baru View restaurant

    27, Lorong Millennium Centre, Taman Millennium, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88200 , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    Norita Tom Yam

    A simple light authentic Sabah style Tom Yam that’s tangy and liked among many locals. There is a wide selection of ingredients all placed in one bowl that’s bursting with flavours. Fresh red chillies, small prawns, bite size chicken meat some chopped greens to enhance the flavours together and not forgetting one of Tom Yam’s best ingredients; a few sticks of lemongrass to give that subtle sweet minty taste.

     

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    Friendly service,

    Best with

    Sup Ayam Halia.

    Price

    RM7.00

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    Norita Tom Yam View restaurant

    Ground floor, Lot No.14 1/3, KM Jalan Tuaran, Likas Park,, 88450 , Kota Kinabalu,, Sabah
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    0198623620

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    10:00AM—11:00PM
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    04:00PM—11:00PM
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    Kedai Kopi How KeePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Serves a good bowl of Tom Yam seafood noodle that will keep you coming back for more. A simple dark reddish orange colour that’s absolutely enticing to view. With a hand full of noodles, medium sized juicy prawns evenly distributed in the bowl, topped with a few layers of leaves and lime to give you that extra zesty essence. 

     

    Tips

    Only opens during breakfast and lunch hours.

    Things to expect

    A typical Chinese coffee shop.

    Best with

    Chinese Tea.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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    Kedai Kopi How Kee View restaurant

    Lot 16, Jalan Bundusan, Beverly Hills Plaza, 88300 , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0198807392

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:00AM—03:00PM
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    Nok Thai Restaurant

    A delectable bowl that’s perfect for about four people for a standard size. Served in a beautiful well glossy clay pot that’s placed under a charcoal clay pot stove to keep the Tom Yam nice and warm. This particular broth covers more of an orangey colour than the usual bright reddish colour. This particular Tom Yam has chicken inside for those who prefer the non-seafood style so this would be perfect but may not be as tasty.  

    Tips

    Arrive earlier to avoid slow service or crowd.

    Things to expect

    A pleasant air-conditioned restaurant.

    Best with

    Thai Cendol.

    Price

    RM19.00 to RM25.00

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    Nok Thai Restaurant View restaurant

    43, Lorong Pokok Kayu Manis 2, Luyang Commercial Centre, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88300 , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088538055

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Alu Alu CafePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Particular one of the better Tom Yam soups around the aside from the ones listed here. Ingredients vary depending on what you decide to order and what’s available in stock. The basis of the ingredients includes red chillies, tomatoes some greens, lemongrass garnished with fresh parsley. Level of spiciness vary depending on how much one can hold that heat.

     

    Tips

    May be crowded during peak hours.

    Things to expect

    A typical Chinese restaurant (Air-Conditioned).

    Best with

    Steamed Chicken with Herbs & Salt.

    Price

    RM25.00

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    Alu Alu Cafe View restaurant

    Lot 6, Tanjung Lipat, Jalan Gaya, , 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088230842

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    10:00AM—02:00PM
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