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Welcome Seafood Restaurant April 18, 2012

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Last month, I was back in Kota Kinabalu again, in order to clear my annual leave for the previous year. Without fail, whenever I return to my hometown, I will have to have my share of seafood!

Three of my favourite seafood restaurants are Ocean Seafood Restaurant (good food, efficient service but price is slightly higher), Salut Seafood Restaurant (need to travel by car >45mins, average food, but cheap!) and Welcome Seafood restaurant. Portview Seafood Restaurant is good too, but slightly more expensive.

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As far as I know, there are two (2) branches of Welcome Seafood Restaurant. One in Penampang, and another more centrally-located one in Asia City.

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There are a variety of seafood to choose from, though I must say I am against serving of certain species of fishes. Consolation is, they do not serve shark’s fins.

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Scallop is a fast-moving item. Come later than 7pm and you may be disappointed.

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Lobster

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Scallop with garlic. Heavenly!

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Crabs in sweet and sour sauce (or was it buttermilk sauce?)

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Crabs in steamed egg white

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Erm… ?

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Local vegetable

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Best thing is, all for only RM57!!!

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Before the end of my week-long holidays, I went to Welcome Seafood Restaurant once more. This time round, I had scallops with chilli…

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Kam heong crabs…

and similar dishes such as the shells, vegetable and their in-house special tofu.

As I’m writing up this post, I can still remember the heavenly taste of the scallops and the scrumptious crabs.

Now, when is my next trip back home?

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home sweet home March 19, 2012

Filed under: family,holidays — daughterofdestiny @ 23:24
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Dec 2011 – These pictures were taken during my trip back to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia for my 2-week holiday. Expect total randomness.

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My ex-schoolmate – Soo San, who just got back to Singapore, went to Changi International Airport to send me off. Such a sweet gesture!

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I had dim sum for brunch at Wong Kwok Restaurant, Damai. Highly recommended. If you do not wish to wait for an available table at the ground level of the restaurant, do proceed to the 1st floor. It is much quieter.

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Delicious sliced fish noodle at Kedai Kopi Houng Kee, Damai.

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Average tasting tom yam bee hoon at a restaurant in Kingfisher.

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Swamp eel and bullfrogs! Any takers?

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My all-time favourite pan mien, Damai.

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Party Play Lifestyle Cafe, Lintas.

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Default drink – cafe latte

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Cheese cake!!

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more desserts…

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Dinner at Welcome Seafood Restaurant in the city.

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Crabs

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Steamed fish

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Fish paste and beef noodle at Kuok Ming’s branch at Suria Sabah’s food court.

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Sang Nyuk noodle at Melanian’s branch at Inanam. Simply delicious.

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Kueh from Kak Nong’s Sembulan branch. My Mother’s favourite, though a little pricey at RM1.80/pc.

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Hand-picked gift from the garden by nephew

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Toast and teh c from a coffee shop in KK town. Forgot its name.

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Selection of seafood available at Ocean Seafood Restaurant in town.

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Prawns

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Crabs

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… and others.

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Famous Tamparuli noodle, our brunch on the way to Kundasang.

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Durians sold at the road side. We bought a few to enjoy at the balcony of our resort in Kundasang.

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Celyn Resort, Kundasang. It was cold and wet during the time we were there.

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Our home for the night. Two rooms, a living room, and a kitchenette for about RM900/night.

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Bug hunting with the nephew

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A moth.

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Initially, we planned for a 3 day-2 night stayover. However, due to constant drizzling, we could not do much except to stay indoor. Now, that would not usually be a problem, except that my 5 year old restless nephew was with us. So, we checked out and drove home.

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Along the way, we stopped at this pottery in Tuaran.

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Filipino Market. Popular with the tourists. Do go only if you have good bargaining skill.

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At Salut Seafood restaurant, about 30-minute drive from town.

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Loving the sunset!

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Seafood selection

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So good I forgot to take a picture of it BEFORE consumption.

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My final night in KK was spent talking to a friend at Shangrila’s Tanjung Aru Resort.

I’ll be back… soon.

 

kudat – day 2 April 5, 2011

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29th january 2011 – not much i can remember from our kudat family trip except that it was raining cats and dogs the whole time that we were there, we had seafood almost every meals and kudat golf & marina resort is in need of serious refurbishing.

garden view, the cheapest room available, costs approximately RM150 per night.

torn mattress for rental at approximately RM35 per night.

i did not expect them to hold the soap dispenser in this manner.

butter swimming in melted ice during buffet breakfast.

visited the fish market early in the morning.

another seafood dinner at night. yum yum.

 

kudat – day 1 March 21, 2011

Filed under: family,food,holidays — daughterofdestiny @ 02:33
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28th january 2011 – i can’t remember the details of this trip. serves me right for posting this entry two (2) whole months later!

 

but i sure remember the yummy-licious seafood we had at 2899 seafood stall. yes, that’s the name of the stall. it is located near upperdeck hotel in kudat.

call the owner at +6016 831 7338 to pre-order your seafood to avoid disappointment.

 

to be continued…