Before coming to Tawau, we already did some survey as where to eat and so on. I was told by a friend from Tawau that we should try the marinated pork noodles at Hing Lee coffee shop.
However, when we reached Tawau , our tour...guide Mr Yap recommended another coffee shop Wan Wen, also near at Fajar district, which is near to our hotel. According to him, Wan Wen also sells other food like curry laksa and so on. So we decided to try Wan Wen for breakfast and Hing Lee for lunch!
So on the second morning, we didn’t take the hotel breakfast as we wanted to try out the famous local marinated pork noodles (生肉面). We walked to Wan Wen coffee shop which is just eight minute walk from the hotel. Too bad, it was closed on that morning. So we went to HIng Lee. It was packed with people. I would say not bad. The meat is soft and succulent, taste great when you dip in their home-made chili sauce. Besides meat, you can add kidney, liver and so on. But we didn’t. The noodles are smooth and not heavily dyed. One bowl of noodle without addition costs RM 5.50. Must try if you are in Tawau. In fact, according to my friend, you can find this pork noodle in many shops in Tawau. However, this is the most famous one.
One good thing is that you don’t feel thirsty after taking it which means not much MSG is added to it. Nevertheless, I am still wondering what food additives they use to marinate the meat until it is so soft and tender. You could see also that the meat is almost bleached!
The drinks served here are below expectation! Do not expect good coffee over here.
FYI, the shop closes for business at around 2.00 pm.More