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Restoran Pok Din Nasi Kukus & Nasi Ayam

Now that we’re back in Tawau, I would like to introduce to you this restaurant. Not because of its food, but rather the place itself intrigues me. The restaurant is situated on the main junction leading into Fajar Complex area, right beside the De Choice Hotel. This particular lot has seen more changes in terms of renters than me changing my own clothes in a day. This year alone saw the place being rented by 3 different eateries, with the Restoran Pok Din as its most current tenant.

And when I was finally able to check the place out, I do believe that the main problem does not lie with their food. It’s more or less a problem with the parking. I mean, this has got to be one of the most difficult places to find a proper parking nearby, as their backside houses limited parking spaces while the ones in front were almost always full because of other shops that were also occupying the immediate area. Plus, the place is big in size so I do imagine that the rent must be astronomical as well. Food wise, we’d tried out their Nasi Ayam, Nasi Kukus and Rojak Buah. The selection might be a tad small (apart from the ones mentioned above, they only offer Gado-Gado, Rojak Ayam, Sup Tulang and Soto on their current menu) but quality wise everything were very satisfactory (with their Nasi Kukus being delicious and flavourful). My mom commented that the place might not have a good ‘ong’ (luck) but that subject might be open for future debates.

And now, without further ado…

Food – 4/5 (surprisingly delish)
Price – 4/5 (very reasonable, everything is between RM4.00 to RM5.00 only)
Service – 3/5 (no problems here)
Décor – 3/5 (very ordinary looking and non-appealing)
Location – 3/5 (again, you can’t possibly miss them should you’re using the Jalan Masjid)

** Current status – Still in operation (as of August 2017) 







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Famous Amos KKIA (KKFoodieVenture #71)

Since there isn’t much of a ‘foodieventure’ going on during my brief stay in KK, I’ve decided to find something interesting while roaming around the Kota Kinabalu International Airport area as I was making my way back to Tawau. No doubt there’s an abundant of food within the large KKIA compound but nothing caught my interest (probably due to the lack of budgeting during said time) until I made my way to the departure area and saw this place. Man, it’s been years since I’d last eaten them so I wasted no time in buying their Baked Brownies slice and Chocolate Fudge with White & Dark Chips soft cookie to go (note that I might got the names wrong here since I can’t seem to recall the lengthy names of said products). The goodies were good in quality as they’d managed to stay intact throughout my journey home. I’d expected the brownie to be moist while the cookie to be a bit hard by the looks of them but they both turned out to be the exact opposite of each other.

And here’s their rating…

Food – 3/5 (wish that they would dialled down their sugar content just a bit)
Price – 3/5 (still pretty reasonable considering our current economy)
Service – 3/5 (good despite only one person manning the kiosk at that time)
Décor – 4/5 (how can you not love the Famous Amos logo right?)
Location – 4/5 (they’re somewhere on level 2, within the domestic departure hall)





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My Pretzels Imago (KK FoodieVenture #70)

Making a short stop to this light snack kiosk is a must for my partner as he really loves My Pretzels ever since he first laid his eyes and tried them out at their Warisan Square branch. Therefore, I have nothing much to add this time around so this review might be a bit shorter than usual. Just so you guys know, they’re located within the sea of food kiosks on the lower ground (LG) floor of Imago shopping mall. My partner had their Chocolate Stix Pretzels (again) and he loves them as always, since he really likes the thick chocolate ganache being generously spread all over the mini pretzels.

For ratings…

Food – 4/5 (the gooey chocolate ganache was just delicious)
Price – 3/5 (quite okay in my books)
Service – 3/5 (nothing to note since they pretty much picked up the pre-prepared snacks from their display case)
Décor – 3/5 (can be a bit confusing with other red coloured kiosks within said premise)
Location – 3/5 (it’s somewhere in the middle of the kiosk heaven)




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Tako Tao Imago (KK FoodieVenture #69)

So while me and my partner were roaming around the food mecca on the lower ground (LG) floor of Imago shopping mall, a red coloured kiosk (within a sea of stands) had suddenly caught my eyes. I did mention before that I did not fancy takoyaki that much due to the fact that one of the main ingredients happens to be squids. But when I noticed that this particular kiosk provides a few other choices, I quickly made my way towards them and ordered some takoyakis for myself. Other than the usual variety, they also have prawn, unagi, abalone slice and chicken & cheese to choose from. So it was a no brainer for someone who doesn’t like eating seafood (like me) to pick out the latter as their ultimate choice. And you know what? It’s definitely delicious and scrumptious, with a bigger portioning that the ones that I’ve tried in Tawau.

Next we have…

Food – 4/5 (I’m giving them a thumbs up solely for their Chicken & Cheese flavour)
Price – 3/5 (a bit pricier than the ones back home but still worth it)
Service – 3/5 (the person manning the counter actually sighed when we wanted to order)
Décor – 4/5 (I like it a lot as they’re visible from afar)
Location – 3/5 (they’re also not that far off from Lucy's Kitchen)






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