Ngiu Chap at Kah Hiong 家乡牛什
One of Sabah’s must try dishes is the Hakka Ngiu Chap (beef mix) and one of the coffee shops that do it well is Kah Hiong. Boiled to succulent perfection, this hearty beef noodle soup can be ordered with a variety of beef cuts. If you’re adventurous ask for Ngiu Chap (comes with offals) but if you prefer not to extend your comfort levels, request for your noodle soup to come with beef slices and the brisket part only.
Kah Hiong’s Ngiu Chap broth is the thickest KKMOI has found so far. All the goodness of beef gelatine is in the soup and the extra ingredient that they have that others don’t is the addition of (daikon) radish to their soup. Be sure to try their extra-hot chilly to complement your meal. Made from bird’s eye chilly (cilipadi), it’s so good they’ve bottled it to sell to those who want to bring the fiery experience home with them.
Saying that, the taste may be a little ethnic for Westerners who aren’t particularly adventurous with their food. High sodium and MSG levels (like all coffee shop foods in Malaysia) may be a concern for some.
KAH HIONG NGIU CHAP 家乡牛什
2-0-10, Block A, Ground Floor, Kolam Centre Phase 2, Jalan Lintas,
Hilltop, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Opening hours: 7am – 3pm