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Handicraft market and seafood restaurants

Great place to east cheap and good seafood. Many stalls behind the Filipino market on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FaizalP61
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Sungai Buloh, Malaysia
Good for seafood hunting and pearl lovers.

Been here for many times for seafood. Grilled seafood served with plain warm rice and spicy souce... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
170muiza
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to east cheap and good seafood. Many stalls behind the Filipino market on the waterfront. Great grilled seafood (RM15-30) with excellent cheap (RM3) appetizers of fresh seaweed or marinated fish. Fantastic sambal. Check around the stalls and go for freshly prepared rather than...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Been here for many times for seafood. Grilled seafood served with plain warm rice and spicy souce is simply the best. Im not a pearl lover but they're selling very nice pearls here .

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Reviewed September 20, 2018

The Filipino Market is located on the waterfront in Kota Kinabalu. It is interesting to browse but there tends to be too much/too many stall holders selling the same items. The market is well known for pearls but beware of "pushy" salesmen and the authenticity...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

There are few sections of this market. There are wet markets where you can get fresh vege and fruits, meats , fish what not. And theres the food stalls where you can get juices, apam balik, rojak, satay and local delicacies. And there is also...More

1  Thank StephanieJ2571
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We walk through the whole stretch of shops from handicraft to vegetables/ fruits to dried seafood. You can find a variety of dried seafood from scallop to sea cumber. Tips: try to bargain with the seller for better price. Also, after walking through the dried...More

Thank sminetravel
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We had our dinner here on the second day since the food stalls open after 5pm. The seafood is fresh and very reasonably priced but since it rained before we arrive it was fully flooded and our shoes got wet. The market was crowded with...More

2  Thank thevanayagi
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is seafood heaven but local style eating venue. Stalls at the roadside. If you have a hygienic issue, this is not the best choice. There many choices, you can choose any stalls, i have tried all, and there are not much different in price...More

1  Thank suryati
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Don't buy any dried seafoods in Filipino market. I bought 3 packets of sea cucumber n 1 packet of scallops. All packed nicely but when you open up strongly smell of chlorine n tasteless. A few pieces nice looking ones on top to cover those...More

1  Thank pamelading
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

This is the best place to have a chance for socializing with local people and to taste the local foods. When we visited this market it was Ramadan Feast (id-al-fitr) so the people dressed colored, families were coming all together to eat somethings. It is...More

Thank Ozden A
Reviewed May 25, 2018

here in FIlipino Market, there's so many food u can loo anda choose for ur dinner, Most likely seafood. but, please be aware, make sure the dish is FRESH!

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Teresaling
July 5, 2018|
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Response from TauSamaTau | Reviewed this property |
Yes.. It opens almost all year round except on Hari Raya Puasa / Aidilfiri where there will be much less traders/sellers around.
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Akmal H
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Andy O |
I do not think it ever closes, it is open from midday until approx 9 pm.
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butterflyrach
May 6, 2015|
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Response from Mkc_mc | Reviewed this property |
Hi Butterflyrach, If you meant the handicraft & souveniors side, I have a feeling some of them would be open by 8am. There was one time I went to buy the local snacks (kuih cincin etc) just beside the handicraft and... More
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