Ramadhan and breaking fast: Where to go, what to spend in Kota Kinabalu

girl by the river acrylic paint
Girl by the river
May 20, 2018
Hilton Hotel ramadhan dining

The month of Ramadhan is here again, and for the entire month of May and right up to June, we will be able to see a colourful array of wonderful cuisines, both traditional and contemporary, from prices as low as 70 sen to several hundred ringgit. And whether you’re craving for satays or that delicious lamb stew, or even that delectable nasi lemak and curry chicken, there are plenty of deals out there in Kota Kinabalu for you to choose from. It all depends on where you dine. So far, I’ve surveyed three places, and here they are.

Asia City Ramadhan Bazaar

 

Traditional Sabah delicacies.

Traditional Sabah delicacies that could be found at the Asia City Ramddhan Bazaar.

Chefs frying in the open at the Asia City Ramadhan Bazaar.

Chefs frying in the open at the Asia City Ramadhan Bazaar.

All things barbequed...barbequed chicken wings, barbequed chicken butts, and barbequed fishes.

All things barbequed…barbequed chicken wings, barbequed chicken butts, and barbequed fishes.

Woman busy burning chicken satays.

Woman busy burning chicken satays.

Fried bananas in flour, sprinkled with cheese, chocolate and mayonaise...you can take your pick as to which you fancy.

Fried bananas in flour, sprinkled with cheese, chocolate and mayonaise…take your pick

If you have a minimal budget to adhere to, then this would be the place to go. I’ve seen pricing from as low as 70 sen here. There’s also a sumptuous variety, from the sweet kuih lapis and kuih pisang, to chicken wings, nasi ayam penyet, lamb chops and so many more. One would just have to walk from one end of the bazaar to the other end to see just how much varieties there are. Pricing wise, I would say that they are quite affordable. So it is worth a visit, throughout the Ramadhan month. A word of warning though — traffic is often bad from 2pm onwards due to the bazaar. So if you can walk to the bazaar, that would be a better choice.

Hotel Palace, Karamusing

Thin crust pizza at Hotel Palace

Thin crust pizza at Hotel Palace

Beef and chicken satays at Hotel Palace.

Beef and chicken satays at Hotel Palace.

Rice with a chili crab, some long beans.

Rice with a chili crab, some long beans.

Hotel Palace is also serving its Ramadhan treat during the holy month. It is also affordable since the buffet style dining allows you to fill up your plate until you cannot eat anymore.

Hilton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

Pricing is a bit on the luxury side. They serve crabs, crayfish, prawns, lamb chops, kebabs, chicken rice, noodle soup, cakes and so much more. There was simply no way I could taste everything offered although I was hoping of being able to do so.Hilton Hotel ramadhan dining

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