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Yee Fung Claypot Chicken Rice

Before our flight back to Singapore, I wanted to have a good lunch. We found this coffee shop, Kedai Kopi Yee Fung that was crowded with customers eating their 3 main dishes, Laksa, Claypot Chicken Rice, and Ngau Chap (mixed beef) noodles. I decided on having the Claypot Chicken Rice. I was delighted when I was served with my order. The claypot is a small, individual size, half filled with rice. On top are pieces of chicken meat (portions of a chicken drumstick, my favorite!), mushrooms, lettuces and an egg. The egg is half-cooked, which is perfect in my opinion. This is how I think this dish should be eaten. I start by taking all the chicken meat out of the claypot onto a plate. Next, I burst the egg yolk and let the runny egg yolk flow out onto the rice. Lastly, I stir everything in the claypot together, scrapping the.
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Kam Kee Bak Kut Teh

After our Mount Kinabalu climb, our muscles were sore and we needed some food badly. We checked in to our hostel at Gaya Street and headed out for dinner. We were told that we can find good Bak Kut Teh restaurants at Gaya Street so we were quite set on having some for dinner. We stumbled upon this coffee shop called Kedai Kopi Kim Min with a Bak Kut Teh stall called Kam Kee Bak Kut Teh. There were quite a number of customers eating Bak Kut Teh so we decided that it has to be quite good. We found ourselves a table and sat down. They had this large board on the wall that explained how to make your order. We decided to try the original flavor with mixed pork meat. We also ordered a plate of Tau Hu and U Cha Kui (You Tiao) and rice. Luckily there wasn’t.
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Climbing Mount Kinabalu

The day started off great! Our tour agency picked us up from our hostel on time and we were well on our way to the foot of Mount Kinabalu where we got registered and assigned our tour guide, Alfred. The driver drove us up to Timpohon Gate at an altitude of 1,866 metres where we started our 6km trek up to Laban Rata, where we will stay for the night before the climb up to Low’s Peak (summit). We also walked past the results of last year’s Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon. Yes, there are people that crazy to race and climb Mount Kinabalu and complete it just slightly over 2 hours. After signing in at the gate to confirm the commencement of our climb, we started our 6 km trek. We had no problem trekking the first 5 km. Sure you get greeted by various terrains, from man-made stairs to stone paths but it.
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BBQ Seafood at the Night Market

Once we checked in to our hostel in Kota Kinabalu, the first thing we wanted to do is to get some local food into our stomach. I read many good reviews about the fresh and cheap barbeque seafood sold at the Filipino Night Market so I saved the address on my GPS and we walked to the night market from the hostel. When we first reached the night market, we thought we may have entered the wrong market because there were many stalls selling fresh fish, but none of them were doing any cooking. Seafood is sold at cheap prices in Kota Kinabalu as the city is by the sea with abundant seafood available. For a few ringgits you can get yourself 4-5 medium-sized fishes. Walking to the end of the night market, we were greeted with many stalls selling barbeque seafood. After checking out all the stalls, we found.
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Beginning of the Kinabalu adventure

The past few days have been quite terrible in Singapore as locals from our “neighbour from hell”, Indonesia has decided to set fire to their forests during the dry season to clear the land for farming. As a result, the smog from the fire was blown towards Singapore, causing a haze situation with the pollution index hitting an all time high. I was concerned about how this could impact the trip and whether it would still be possible to climb Mount Kinabalu. The adventurous me and my friend Sandy decided to just go ahead with the flight and see how it goes at Kota Kinabalu. I’ve checked the weather forecast and it looks all good and the air is supposedly cleaner than Singapore. Luckily when I landed, the sky is only a little gray and the air is still fresh compared to Singapore. I have high hopes that when we.
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