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“Authentic Chinese flavor”
Review of Ming Ge Cafe

Ming Ge Cafe
Ranked #95 of 587 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Ming Ge Cafe started as a small family business in Kota Kinabalu. The eatery was established in 2007, fully run by the founders-owners and their descendants who is next in line. In 2011, Ming Ge moved to a front row shop of Gaya Street and then in 2013, a major renovation was done in order to provide a better environment for everyone. Ming Ge's business hours are from 06:30 AM - 02:00 PM, selling traditional Chinese roasts which is freshly roasted as early as 03:00 AM daily. The cafe also caters local Chinese cuisine, noodles and economy rice. In the evening, the space is rented out to another vendor.
Darwin, Australia
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“Authentic Chinese flavor”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Located in the Banking Business Centre of Kota Kinabalu, one block away from the main street, I enjoyed many lunches and breakfasts at Ming Ge Café on Jalan. The owners and their family run the café and make many of the dishes from scratch. The Pork Dumplings with rice noodles in a soup is delicious. Ask for a Chinese omelette and you will get on with baked beans on the side. The coffee is authentic Malay-style, the tea Chinese. At lunch you can get a delicious fried rice. I like mine with very hot chillies and the man on the wok always accommodates my tastes. Mostly a noodle restaurant, duck, chicken and pork are cooked the night before and hung in the display cabinet. Service is good and fast, but in the morning and at lunch you may have to wait for a table as Ming Ge Café is a favourite amongst the locals. Almost all meals will cost you around 3 to 5 dollars. Most staff speak English. There is seating on the sidewalk just outside of the café if you are a people watcher.
If you are on a budget I would highly recommend Ming Ge Café, Kota Kinabalu.

  • Visited November 2012
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