While walking around Api-Api Centre, the KK Food Reviews crew stumbled upon Man Tian Xia Kopitiam. It's located towards the end of the Api-Api Centre block, beside the MAA Building.

Now what makes this different as compared to other Bak Kut Teh eateries is that it has an Al-Fresco concept, which is located between the front and the back of the Api-Api Centre.

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You don't have to worry so much about the hot weather, as throughout the time we were there, it was actually breezy, thanks to the chillers installed and fans around the place.

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We also found out that this Kopitiam is still fairly new, and has only been opened for about a month.

"Man Tian Xia Kopitiam is the first of its kind concept self-service Food Stall" - as stated on their menu.

What is so special about their Bak Kut Teh?

Well, for starters, it's served in the nighttime only on Mondays to Saturdays, but it they also serve it in the daytime on Sundays (yes, unusual for Sabahans). To those of you who have been to West Malaysia (especially in Klang Valley) would know their culture of eating Bak Kut Teh in the mornings there. Now you can give this culture a try as well here at this Kopitiam!

Secondly, their Bak Kut Teh is on the sweet side; not from the sugar though, but from the herbs used in the soup. A contrast from the usual salty Bak Kut Teh we have here in KK, huh?

Mixed Bak Kut Teh

It took us quite a while to get used to the taste at first, but as we had more and more of the food, it was actually quite tasty! The bowl of Mixed Bak Kut Teh [price: RM7] above is reasonably priced, don't you think?

A Bit of Duck & Pork

We also met the Kopitiam owner who recommended us their other dishes, like the Roast Duck, Roast Pork and BBQ Pork. This is one of the most-ordered meals during lunchtime, priced at around RM5.00 to RM6.50.

But the KK Food crew thinks THIS dish below is truly a must-have when you come here:

Braised 'Fa Nam' Pork with Salted Fish

The Braised "Fa Nam" Pork with Salted Fish [RM6.00]. The taste of the pork really blended well with the salted fish, and it was very tender. It is very, very delicious!

Set Lunch

You can also have it as a Set Meal like this for only RM12.00, (which I highly recommend) that includes the Double Boiled Soup and also Vegetables.

So to those of you who loves Bak Kut Teh, or pork in general, this Kopitiam is a definite must-try.

Man Tian Xia Kopitiam
Block 5, Api-Api Centre
Operation Hours: 11.30am - 2.30pm (Mon - Sat)
8.00am - 2.30pm (Sun & Public Holidays)
6.00pm - 10.00pm (Daily except Sun & Public Holidays)
Mocktail of the Month, April '09
[photo & artwork done by yours truly]

If you are a fan of Mango Lassi, then you should definitely give this Mango Lassi [price : RM12 nett] at The Roof Restaurant a try! It IS after all their Mocktail of the Month (as mentioned on the ad above), along with the Orange Lassi as well!

** Click HERE for more information on these drinks **

Mango Lassi has always been MY favourite drink, and it's not easy to find one that uses the actual fruit on their lassi, so I'm very pleased when I first heard about it. And after trying it myself recently, I was sold! On the spot! Haha..

No seriously, it's very delicious; the amount of yoghurt is just right, which adds a slight sour-ish taste to the drink, the fruit taste is sweet (but not too sweet), and the drink texture is very creamy.

And you can have that drink to go with any food, but it's most perfect for The Roof's April Dish of the Month, the Nasi Briyani [price: RM25 nett]!

Crepes Express

Many of you might not have noticed this crepes stall at basement floor, Centrepoint. If you have not tried their many choices of crepes, then you are missing out on some good food!

I first discovered this stall when the owner contacted me to do their their food & drinks menu recently and now, I must stop by their stall to order the crepes and drinks whenever I go to Centrepoint!

Crepes Express Menu
Their Food & Drinks menu, done by yours truly

Their many choices of crepes! Very yummy, trust me, I've tried most of them!

They have a variety of crepes, and some of my personal favourites are the Chocolate Rice Cheese Crepe, Banana Chocolate Crepe, Savoury Crepe, and Kebab Crepe! (Have these a try and let me know what you think ya?)

Oh, bear in mind that the Kebab Crepe, Savoury Crepe, Savoury Floss Crepe and Vegetarian Crepe are quite heavy and can be eaten as a meal alone!

I would always order the Savoury Crepe for my meal, Cheezy Crepe for my dessert, and Pearl Milk Tea for my drink! Complete meal!

Go and give it a try. It's located on basement floor at Centrepoint, near McDonalds, Southern Bakery, the DVD shop, and the Chicken Rice stall. You can't miss it. It's also near the elevators.

Golden Food Corner is located at Jalan Damai, near the Damai Hall, and situated at the same row of shoplot as the Cosway (there is only one shoplot there). Refer to map below..

Golden Food Corner is also famous for its delicious chicken rice. It would usually be finished by 1pm! So what I usually do is buy it or have it there as an early lunch. Tip for you guys! ;)

Sandakan Mee

Recently I was there for breakfast as well, and was recommended the Sandakan Mee by the owner. It tastes something like Tuaran Mee, but just a tad drier and crispier. It's my new favourite breakfast now!

Have it a try when you're nearby, not only for breakfast but also for lunch or dinner, and let me know what you think!