It was many moons ago since I wrote my last food review. The last proper food review was 43 Food You Must Not Miss in KK.
I wrote that post on May 2011. That means almost 9 months didn’t write any post related to food. Yet, so many still call me “KK Food blogger”. WTF man.
Why no one call me “Sabah’s most handsome blogger”?
So, yesterday I feel like doing some proper food review again, saw MeiTzeu blog about Kalamata’s restaurant at Api-Api Centre.
“Aiyah sui bian la, just go only” I say to myself.
“I lazy make decision, simply pick this restaurant to review la! You come join me ok!” I told me food partner in crime, Hin Ching.
Kalamata’s Resto Bar serves Western and Filipino food – Fusion style, bebeh.
“Can I ask, why are you taking photos of my menu?” tough Indian guy talked to me while holding a glass of Tiger beer.
“I write food reviews”
“Why take photos of my menu?”
I offer to shake hand with the owner, he reluctantly shake my hand. I hope I can ask more questions, “would you like to have a seat and have a chat?”
“No thank you” and the owner walks away.
“Can I have the name card also please” I raised a bit my voice while he is walk away.
He orders his staff to get one name card for me but it never arrived.
Meh, lousy first impression.
But hor, the environment is really nice. Like MeiTzeu described in her blog – the ambience is soothing and relaxing.
Maybe is the pint of Tiger making me feeling so nice. #somolin haha.
I started off with a caesar salad, RM10. Reasonable price. One thing worth mentioning, the chicken is tender and juicy. Unfortunately the dressing spoiled it.. By smelling at it, I know it’s the cheapest mayonnaise found in supermarket.
Yes, I am super sensitive to mayonnaise cause I’m a big fans for Kewpie Mayo.
Something something soup, RM10 (Hahaha I lazy to refer back to menu while writing this). VERY flavourful. Lots of ingredients were put into the soup. Both Hin Ching and me keep saying “whoa this is nice”. It’s mostly chicken, onion, tomato and ginger.
Edit: It’s Tinolang Manok RM10
Chicken chop RM15.90. The waitress recommended this, Hin Ching said he liked and and chomp chomp chomp – finished in 10 minutes. “Eh the chicken breast is very tender nehhhh” he said.
Adagong (Adogon? Adagang? Ada-apa-apa?) Chicken RM10, chicken that is prepared by vinegar and soy sauce. This shit is awesome man. I finish the dish by itself without makan nasi. This turns out to be a great food after you had 3 pints of beer.
Edit: It’s Adobong Manok RM10
Then, you mix the leftover sauce on your rice. MAKAN again.
Fulamak, punya syok.
Note: Each of the dishes above has special name respectively. I just didn’t bother to check, nor write it down.
Note2: The owner didn’t give me name card, thus I don’t know when is their business hour or contact details.
Note3: Despite the ungrateful attitude, I still write this post because the food is really nice. Most importantly, they also serve draught beer. It’s a great bonus for beer lovers like me.
Location: Api Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu. Behind Marina court.