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Eating Borneo #1 – Rainforest Cafe, Kota Kinabalu

The second stop on our trip was Kota Kinabalu in the Malaysian part of Borneo. Malaysia is pretty cheap in terms of food and booze, though not the cheapest on our trip. So cheap in fact, that when we saw the price of the dishes, we stupidly assumed the portions were tiny. So we ordered 2 dishes each.

3 people. 6 meals.

Here, at Rainforest Cafe we stuffed ourselves until we couldn’t see straight. Unfortunately, all the food was good. We couldn’t sacrifice any dishes and with no fridge in our room, we didn’t chance taking a few boxes of food home. We were rendered completely useless after this feast.

Lesson to self, order a meal. If you are still hungry, have a snack later. Asia is full of snacks. There is no need to eat yourself senseless.

A couple of weeks later, our second visit was much more dignified. Rainforest Cafe offer a range of lunch sets for 6.90RM / $3.10NZ / $2.30US. Your choice of main comes with a drink and a mango pudding. I ordered steamed chicken with rice. It was yummy and came with a tasty sauce/gravy as well as the awesome vinegar, garlic, chili sauce that Malaysians serve with their chicken dishes.

5 people. 5 meals. Win!

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. can’t wait to read more about your travels! I spent a few days in Kota Kinabalu a couple years ago and (I don’t know what you thought of it) actually really liked the place because it felt so un-touristy, had the best bowl of laksa at a local noodle shop, which I think made a lasting impression of the place!

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