Showing posts from April, 2012

Restoran Seafood Sim-Sim, Sandakan

After the bad experience at Restoran Ocean King Seafood , I just can't give myself up to find a better seafood restaurant to replace my disappointment. So I have found Restoran Seafood Sim-Sim. This restaurant is having the same concept which is built above the sea water so called Kelong style. There are two similar restaurants here which is called Restoran Seafood Sim-Sim 88 and it is located on the right of this restaurant. This is the Restoran Seafood Sim-Sim 88 which is pretty fancy and very well decorated. According to the local, this restaurant is just looks good but the food is below par. Well, I do believe so since I already mentioned before that fancy restaurant is meant for tourist only. However when I reached there, I saw their fishes display like in the wet market. I was expecting them to be alive in the aquarium. Even their other seafood especially the crabs are so skinny! I was pretty disappointed with this restaurant at that time until I said it out str

The Mile 1 1/2 Market, Sandakan

About Sandakan specialty, I am always proud to introduce this noodle stall which is located at The Mile 1 1/2 Market. Their noodle is so special enough which you will not find it at Klang Valley. It is a very small stall which they only have two oblong tables which are linked together. We all seat together with other customers in a long bench which is so similar like our school days. The master behind this delicious noodle at work! Teh-C in glass is something which you just have to order no matter where you are at Sandakan. Prawn Dumplings with Mee Hoon @RM2.70 Outlook: 3/5 Creativity: 4/5 Taste: 4/5 Price: 4/5 Overall: 3/5 - The mee hoon is not the ordinary one which is off the shelf. This is their handmade mee hoon accompany with delicious handmade BIG prawn dumplings or known as wan tan. Unlike in Klang Valley where most of the stalls served a stingy portion of wantan in it. Prawn Dumplings and Fried Pork with Spring Noodles @RM3.00 Outlook: 4/5 C

Restoran Ocean King Seafood, Sandakan

It does not need to study a rocket science to know a restaurant which is meant to bait the tourist but somehow I still ended up in there. The place is called Restoran Ocean King Seafood. Pretty frustrated for me at that time. Very nice red carpet ready to bait you in. This restaurant is built on top of the sea. They have their own "Kelong" type of aquarium to rear their own fishes and other sea creatures. Look at their fish is so real big! I always never get to order fish because fish is just too big for us who always having two pax to dine all the time. Sea snails which later you will see them on my plate. Very limited lobster to choose from. "Pissing" prawn? Clams and see them on my plate below. Clams with Ginger & Onion @RM10.00 Outlook: 3/5 Creativity: 2/5 Taste: 3/5 Price: 3/5 Overall: 2/5 - Yes, their clams are quite big in size but I am not really impress with the taste of the ginger and onion which are barely reach

Sweets Tick Beans, Sandakan

Today I will share another quite special and unique dessert which is available in Sandakan only (as far as I know). This dessert is available at Sweets Tick Beans. While the special dessert is called Lai Lou Fa or in direct translation into English is known as "Old Milk Flower" . did sound weird but never mind, the most important is the dessert itself. Not very fancy type of dessert shop is always have a better quality inside. Can you see this one normal 22" shop has been divided into three? Yes, it turns out to be this small. Actually, they do provide a "mini van stall" service where it goes from door to door. Lai Lou Fa @RM2.50 Outlook: 3/5 Creativity: 4/5 Taste: 4/5 Price: 3/5 Overall: 3/5 - Very milky taste and unique jelly which is pretty delicious! Worth to try especially the super hot sun at Sandakan.

Palm Garden @Hotel Sandakan, Sandakan

Dim Sum is my favorite food which I wish to taste in other places. The reason is I am hoping that I can taste something unique and special in other place. So I was brought to this place called Palm Garden Chinese Restaurant which is located inside the Hotel Sandakan. Steamed Prawn Dumpling @RM4.00++ Outlook: 4/5 Creativity: 3/5 Taste: 2/5 Price: 3/5 Overall: 3/5 - The skin is too thick and the prawn not so fresh at all Steamed Pork and Shark Fin's Dumpling @RM4.00++ Outlook: 4/5 Creativity: 3/5 Taste: 2/5 Price: 3/5 Overall: 3/5 - Hardly taste any shark's fin in it. Steamed Pork Ribs with Black Bean Sauce @RM4.00++ Outlook: 3/5 Creativity: 2/5 Taste: 1/5 Price: 2/5 Overall: 2/5 - Hardly any meat and I just eat bones only. Steamed Rice Noodle with Prawn @RM7.00++ Outlook: 3/5 Creativity: 2/5 Taste: 1/5 Price: 2/5 Overall: 2/5 - Absurd dish! The skin still have the flour taste and not soft enough. The prawn is not fresh. A city by th

English Tea House and Restaurant, Sandakan - The Return

As promised in my last blog about this English Tea House and Restaurant  that I will be back to try their scones and here I am once again at this beautiful place.  Vintage iron and telephone are displayed here. Wow! I wish to bring this home! Other merchandise for sale here. This is their latest reward and recognition. Their past rewards... Their open space dining area with a big tree to provide a good shelter from the extremely hot sunlight A tourist is playing the British Royal Family game which is known as croquet. In case you do not know how to play, here are the rules. Last time we were sitting under the tree, so this time we decided to sit inside. Teh Sabah which is available and serve in most areas in Sabah. When we request them to add hot water, they charged us an additional RM3.00++. That's super ridiculous. I wonder how they got the reward. Chocolate Mousse @RM13.50++ Outlook: 4/5 Creativity: 3/5 Taste: 2/5 Price: 2/5