Monday, February 04, 2008

Eating Out in Sabah: Rainforest Café

A jungle in the city? With good food to boot! The Rainforest Café on Beach Street (Jalan Pantai) in Kota Kinabalu opened its doors in October 2007, offering diners a wide array of local delights and international favourites.

As the name suggests, the restaurant carries a jungle theme, with ‘trees’ greeting you as you step into the eatery. There are several notable must-tries on the menu.

For starters, try the Larb Gai, a Thai appetizer of minced chicken served in crispy lettuce with Thai sauce. On the main course list, the Oxtail Asam Pedas is one of the signature dishes of Rainforest Café.

Want more Malaysian favourites? We recommend the Tiger Prawn Curry served with rice or the Nasi Goreng Kampung (Fried Rice), which comes with satay, a sunny-side-up egg and a chicken drumstick – how about that for a complete meal?

If it’s something hearty you want, you cannot go wrong with the sirloin steak or the mouthwatering Chicken Cordon Bleu, a tender chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese, served with potato and mushroom volute. The menu also offers a variety of pastas, pizzas and sandwiches. You can even opt to create your own sandwich; just ask the friendly waiter.

For a fine finish, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The chocolate brownie is every chocolate-lovers’ dream or for something local, order the sago gula melaka. And the best part is, nothing on the dessert menu is priced above RM5.00!

Perfect for a quick lunch or a romantic dinner, Rainforest Café adds to the list of Kota Kinabalu’s great dining venues. Call 088-218325. Open daily from 10.00am to 12 midnight.

Courtesy of: Sabah Malaysia Borneo - Sabah Tourism Monthly Tourism Magazine

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