Alu Alu Cafe, Jesselton Point
Little did I know, there’s a new restaurant opened at Jesselton Point, which focuses mainly on fish cuisines. Myself and a few blogger friends are very fortunate to get the opportunity for a food review in Alu Alu Cafe thanks to Mr. Symington Jenkins.
Alu Alu Cafe
(located in the same row as Cock & Bull Cafe and Bar, beside Canon office)
88000 Kota Kinabalu
Business hours: 10.30am – 2.30pm and 6.30pm – 10.00pm
For the past four years, Alu Alu has served innovative seafood dishes at Gayana Eco Resort over the calm currents of the South China Sea. Now, Chef Khiong and his team from Gayana bring together their passion and creativity to create a menu using the same fresh organically farmed fish and vegetables. The difference? Dishes are served Chinese-cafe style, simple and afforable.
This place saves me from the heat outside, its cool and spacious inside, making your dining experience comfortable. Now before I go on with the mouth wateting food list, the prices stated below are nett inclusive of service & taxes.
Lunch set is also available at RM10nett per person, where they can order a soup of their choice with fish fillet/fish head/fish ball etc. and comes with noodles (dry or soup) or with rice.
The bloggers, (from left) Charlotte, Beverly, Meitzeu, babe(I think her name is Wendy), Hayden, Eric Constantine, Margaret, Calista, Yours truly and Melissa.
Up goes the soup!
Salted Vegetable & Beancurd Soup (Mix Fish Head) – RM25
The soup had just the right level of sourness, nevertheless, it invites you to have more and more of the soup until you finished all.
Chinese Herb & Yam Soup (Fish Head) – RM25
My first time having a yam based soup, tasty creamy soup I tell you. Its worth to order this.
Fish Ball with Glass Noodle Soup – RM16
Another encounter with the glass noodle, a.k.a Tong Hoon in Chinese or dangmyeon in Korean.
Fish fillet bonanza
3 dishes of fish fillet each with their unique flavors, we have our fork and spoon ready for one of the greatest taste of our life.
Thai Style Ba Jiao Fish Fillet – RM20
Stir Fried Fish Fillet with Butter Milk Sauce – RM20
Fish Fillet with Wasabi & Potato – RM20
This one should the gold medal for being the best fish fillet dish I ever tasted! I don’t even know where to start to describe how great it taste. You definitely want to have this in your order list.
Organic vegetable dishes
For a balanced diet, add up with some fresh organic vegetable dishes.
Organic Bak Choy with Garlic – RM12
Organic Choy Sum With Braised Superior Sauce – RM12
Fancy for some fish head?
Braised Fish Head with Beancurd in Claypot – RM32
Braised Fish Head with Enoki Mushroom & Red Dates – RM32
A good combination of fish, red dates and enoki mushroom, the gravy was so good to my tastebuds.
Oh wait! Don’t forget the chicken!
Ah, perfectly cooked kampung chicken, leaving a juicy and tender meat for you to enjoy.
Steamed Kampung Chicken with Salt – RM45
Alu Alu Cafe not only serve great dishes, but also sells their fresh fish and organic vegetables straight from their farm.
The more reason for you to drop by and try for yourself, not only their great dishes, but also bring home the fresh fish and vegetables for yourself.
Simple and affordable