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Dim Sum is originally a Cantonese dish. This wonderful food is linked to the traditional Chinese tea house in Canton, where many of the Chinese people come to drink tea or “yam cha”. Today around the world where one finds a large population of Chinese, it is a sure sign that one will find a dim sum restaurant. Kota Kinabalu has a sizable Chinese population and this city has not just one but a few dim sum restaurants to boast about. These restaurants range from the budget type to the more classy type. In Kota Kinabalu dim sum is mainly a breakfast menu where restaurants serve this delicacy from the early morning until noon. It is very hard to find a good dim sum at night time here.
If there is an award for roof top bar or cafe on Borneo Island, Ba Lin Roof Garden in Sandakan will definitely be high on the list of winners. Located on the eighth floor of Nak hotel, the beautiful Ba Lin Roof Garden is a secret that is dying to go public. The cafe and bar open daily from the late afternoon until midnight. Take a lift from the ground floor of Nak Hotel and head straight up to the seventh floor where the lift would stop. Then one would have to walk up another floor to the eighth floor where a small wooden door awaits. The small wooden door acts like a password, once inside guests will pretty much feel that they are ushered into a fantasy world unlike any other places in Sandakan.
Well designed furnitures, special rooms, pockets of small garden and the rooftop views are surely going to get the guests attention. The Ban Lin Roof Garden is designed in three levels, where each level is placed on top of the other while becoming smaller in size. For drinks, guests are served with cocktail, wine, liquor, whisky and beer. Non-alcoholic drinks like soft drinks, coffee and tea are also available. To fill up the stomach, a simple western menu with items like burger, spaghetti and sandwich will do the trick. But the best things up at Ba Lin Roof Garden are the evening and night views, where guests can marvel at nature and chat the night away.
Located at Bundusan road, Penampang, WK Restaurant specialises in Chinese cuisine and dim sum.
Travellers visit Sandakan for many reasons, on top of most people list is a visit to the Sepilok Orangutan rehabilitation Centre, while for the more adventurous one, spending days at the Kinabatangan river in search of wildlife is a must. Apart from these two destinations, Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and the Turtle island (Selingan) are also getting a lot of attention. For the divers, to scuba dive at the open sea near Langkayan Island will surely classified as a perfect holiday. The above destinations are just some examples on what to do in Sandakan, the list of destinations can go on further. In the mist of all these adventure and sight seeing, one must not miss the chance to spend some time at this delightful and charming English Tea House, located on the western hill of Sandakan town. English Tea House and Restaurant is steep in a colonial grandeur of North Borneo. Perhaps a drink, a meal or a dinner at the English Tea House is the best way to enjoy this fine dinning experience in Sandakan, Borneo.
The best Pan Main at Lintas area.