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Dim Sum Feast at Alu-Alu Kitchen

Dim Sum is my kind of comfort food, no doubt about it! I can have it at anytime and at any day. Just by the thought of me going to have Dim Sum already making me muy feliz, super happy!

When I got the chance of reviewing the Alu-Alu Kitchen Dim Sum spread, I just can’t say no. Even though I’m on a diet but I can’t help myself when it comes to Dim Sum.

Alu-Alu Kitchen is bringing the ‘farm to table’ concept whereby all of their ingredients in their Dim Sum are ‘fresh guaranteed’! All of the ingredients from the veges, chicken & seafood are organically farmed. The concept attracts me as I am trying to eat healthily and it’s good that we have this kind of restaurant in Kota Kinabalu city. A wide selection of Dim Sum served at Alu-Alu Kitchen from the traditional Dim Sum to the modernized ones.

Another good thing that made me really like Alu-Alu Kitchen is that it is a ‘Serve No Pork’ premise! Finally, my Muslim friends get to enjoy and they can finally get why I love Dim Sum so much. The price ranges from RM4.50 – RM8.50. Having tried other Dim Sum restaurants, the price at Alu-Alu Kitchen is comparable.

Dim Sum


I’d say that all types of Dim Sum are scrumptiously delicious but if I have to choose my favourite, it would be the Wu Kok (Fried Yam Puff with Chicken Char Siew filling) and Kai Kiok (Braised Chicken Feet)! I love how crispy the yam on the outside and when you bite into it, it just so soft. The filling is just so yummy! And the Chicken Feet, it can be intimidating to those who don’t eat weird things but it’s just so yummy. Just the perfect taste and I just love the gelatinous of the feet’s skin. So succulent and it fell off from the bone so easily.

Wu Kok

Wu Kok (Fried Yam Puff with Chicken Char Siew filling) RM 6.50


Kai Kiok

Kai Kiok (Braised Chicken Feet) RM4.50


And guess what! Alu-Alu Kitchen also serves Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumpling)! Yes, finally Kota Kinabalu has a place that serves good Xiao Long bao! I have tried the ones at Emperor’s Delight in Gaya Street (I don’t know if that place is still open) but their Xiao Long Bao are bad! Alu-Alu Kitchen’s Xiao Long Bao really made me miss Din Tai Fung’s!

Xiao Long Bao

Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumpling) RM8.50


Besides that, the other dishes like Fried Raddish Cake, Siew Mai, Chi Mai, Fried Spring Rolls are all as good and delicious! The prawns in Har Gao (Prawn Dumpling) are so fresh and it still has a bite into it!

Fried Radish Cake

Chau Lo Bak Gao (Fried Radish Cake) RM7.00


Steamed Emerald Dumpling

Steamed Emerald Dumpling RM5.50


Chicken and Parsely Dumpling

Chee Mai (Chicken and Parsely Dumpling) RM5.50


Steamed Glutinous Rice With Chicken, Mushroom and Chinese Sausage

Lo Mi Kai (Steamed Glutinous Rice With Chicken and Mushroom) RM5.00

Prawn Dumpling

Har Gao (Prawn Dumpling) RM8.50


As for dessert, I had my favourite Lau Sa Pau (Steamed Salted Egg Custard Bun). It’s good to eat while it’s still warm because the custard will ooze out from the bun when you try to tear the bun! The custard is heavenly sweet and salty goodness!

Steamed Salted Egg Custard Bun

Lau Sa Pau (Steamed Salted Egg Custard Bun) RM6.00


Not a single bad dish that was served to us and all of us left with happy tummies. Truthfully, nothing can ever go wrong with Dim Sum!



Alu- Alu Kitchen

Address: Lorong Mangga 1, Kolombong Light Industrial Estate, Kota Kinabalu.

Contact no. : 088-230842

Dim Sum Serving Time: 7:00am – 2.00pm (Daily including Public Holiday)

Business hours: 7:00am – 3:00pm (Breakfast & Lunch), 5:30pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)

For delivery (free for certain areas), click here

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