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Warung Nasi Kuning Jalan Damai

Disclaimer: The following visit was done way before the Movement Control Order (MCO) started so rest assured that I didn’t break any rules as I’m currently doing my part by staying put at home. And as far as I know, the eatery was still open for business before the MCO.      

While we’re still on the subject of small eateries that primarily sells Tawau's go-to breakfast staples, this is another such place that I’ve discovered by accident. And yes, as you can probably guess from the pictures below, I was having my car washed at the car wash right beside the tiny eatery (they’re located within Jalan Damai, opposite to this quiet commercial area called Plaza Damai) when me and my partner decided to have a brunch of sorts (even though we’d just had a hefty breakfast mere hours before – but hey, there’s always room for more right?).

There are also other dishes such as Nasi Lemak, Sup Tulang and Nasi Lalap within their simple menu but obviously it wouldn’t mean a thing if we did not sample their namesake dish right? So we ordered their Nasi Kuning Ayam and Nasi Kuning Ikan respectively and both were commendable but nothing noteworthy I’m afraid. It was still delicious but very ‘typical’ as well. Both dishes also took their sweet time to arrive at our table, probably because the two teenage girls that were manning the entire place were overwhelmed by the influx of customers. But they must be doing something right just by looking at the number of patrons that day so do try them out yourselves.  

** Current status – Still in operation (as of April 2020) 







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Otai Trading Cafe

Disclaimer: The following visit was done way before the Movement Control Order (MCO) started so rest assured that I didn’t break any rules as I’m currently doing my part by staying put at home. And as far as I know, the eatery was still open for business before the MCO.

I actually enjoy going to small, unassuming eateries often because you can find tasty food that are sometimes equal to that of bigger restaurants. One such places is this little kedai makan tucked in the middle of Muhibbah Square commercial area (they’re in the same row as GMart Supermarket). Me and my mom initially went shopping at the latter and had confused this place with a different one altogether (we thought it was a rumoured western cafĂ© judging from the blackish, hipster style wall and decor) but since when did that stop us from trying a new places right? The Malay establishment might have very limited choices of food (only 8 items in total y’all) but it was still pretty delicious. We chose their Nasi Kuning Ikan and Nasi Lemak Ayam and both were well-seasoned and not too oily nor spicy. But they do take a bit of a time preparing your dishes since unlike other places that pre-cooked their main ingredients (especially when it comes to morning staples like Nasi Lemak and Nasi Kuning); they serve their food made-to-order style. Price was also very affordable, which may explain a number of patrons going in and out of the kedai makan to tapau their food while we were there.      

** Current status – Still in operation (as of April 2020) 






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SD Zone Cafe

Disclaimer: The following visit was done way before the Movement Control Order (MCO) started so rest assured that I didn’t break any rules as I’m currently doing my part by staying put at home. And as far as I know, the eatery was still open for business before the MCO.    

Sharing the same shop as a smartphone accessories store called the Super Digital Zone (or are both places owned by the same people?), me and my partner were initially attracted to their Kambing Golek & Ketam Lembut ad right in front of the shop, while walking along the Fajar Complex (they’re right in front of the Nationwide Express courier office). Unfortunately because we were there right after they’d just opened, those dishes were not available yet. So we scanned their menu and opted instead for their Nasi Ayam Panggang Percik and Crispy Chicken with Thai Chilli Rice as those dishes also comes with free drinks (and because we were quite famished and were hoping that those dishes would be prepared faster). Sadly, our food took a bit of a time being served (probably due to the defrosting process of the chickens). The grilled chicken dish that I had was succulent but also very salty when its percik marinate and sauce was combined. My partner’s dish faired much better than mine as the chicken was crispy and tangy in taste. I also cannot resist trying out their Chocolate Larva ice cream as my dessert and it was fairly good.   

** Current status – Still in operation (as of April 2020) 







*FYI, they also rented out a space between both shops to outside vendors (this one is vendor that sells colourful DIY slippers/ flip flops)






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I Love Yoo! Tawau

As with a majority of Malaysians that are doing their part for the country by staying at home, I’ve also brought along my workload back home with me so I consider myself quite blessed to still be able to work at least. But all work and no play makes little old me very dull so here I am with another review. And just so we’re clear, I’ve actually went to this eatery (or any other places that may follow after this post) way before the Movement Control Order (MCO) started.

To be honest, this franchise is really underrated especially since it was surrounded by other glitzy looking eateries within the Kubota Sentral commercial area. Heck, they were even dwarfed by the locally popular Sushi House (more on that on a later post) who were (unfortunately) their next-door neighbour. But I do hope that they would be able to hold on longer since I actually loved their food. So far me and my mom have tried their Curry Chicken with Rice set, Chee Cheong Fun set, Yoo Tiao+Porridge+Soy Milk set as well as their kuih muih the Sesame Peanut Ball and Karipap Kentang and all were well suited to our tastes. I just love the fact that I can get everyday Chinese breakfast food anytime of the day here. The people manning the place were very friendly as well so I was hoping that I can still drop by their eatery in the near future. Fingers crossed!     

** Current status – Still in operation (as of April 2020) 










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