Day 1 Kota Kinabalu - Dah Hin Kartini Restaurant & Stay In Lodge, Jalan Gaya

One we arrived from Terminal 2, Kota Kinabalu International Airport by using the airport shuttle bus service, we are opt to hunt for our breakfast. Yes, our very first meal in Sabah. Chris were asking for Chinese food, but my hungry stomach decided, anything quick will do.

Earlier, we passed a restaurant with name Dah Hin Kartini which is located at Jalan Bandaran which is another road from our hostel at Jalan Gaya. So, after arrive at Padang Merdeka (the last stop for shuttle bus), we walk to the restaurant before checking in to our hostel.

The Dah Hin Kartini restaurant do have a lot of local customers which make us believe that we are choosing a right place for our first meal in Kota Kinabalu. So, we ordered 2 servings of Soto Ayam (Noodle with Chicken Broth), 

Our Soto Ayam was really3x delicious. Perfect soup and a lot of noodles and shredded chicken inside. Done with our Soto Ayam, my eyes were drooling to a serving of  Rojak Mee (Noodle with Peanut Sauce). So, we ordered one for us and it was not a wrong choice too. Love the gravy and really unique when they serve the rojak with a small bowl or clear soup on the side. 

There are many other foods listed on the menu board. Hopefully, we will have chance to come back to this restaurant to try out their other amazing foods. 

Done with our breakfast, or I should say its a brunch, we directly walking to Stay In Lodge at Jalan Gaya. Well, this is out from my normal travel experience when we decided to stay at a budget place instead of a fine hotel. Well, it is not a bad choice though. Even our trip to Kota Kinabalu  come with free and easy plan, we only need a room to keep our goods and rest after long day walking. Paying RM118 for 4 days 3 night stay, I have to say this is the bestest deal. 

Nothing much to expect about our room. It was a double bed room with fan and shared bathroom. Next, it is our napping time before continuing exploring Kota Kinabalu town later. Stay tune with new entry about our first day in Kota Kinabalu free and easy trip.


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