On our last night in Kota Kinabalu (KK), Sister and I planned on having a karaoke session. Mom wasn’t keen to join so she decided to stay back in the hotel room to rest. She told us to bring her dinner on the way back.
On our way to Suria Sabah, I suggested that we should buy Mom’s dinner first and bring it back to her in case we would be late. That way, we wouldn’t have to worry about being late and Mom feeling hungry as she waits for us. It was easy to sort her dinner as she could make do with noodles. Along our way, we passed by a seafood restaurant and I went in to ask if they serve pork. They don’t but the staff was kind enough to tell me that the restaurant next door does.
Off we went to the restaurant next door and we found a stall inside serving Thai Style Pork Knuckle! When we were in Khao Yai last year, Mom was impressed with their braised pork rice dishes and I thought this would be an ideal dinner for her. Without further ado, let’s get this posted rollin’!
泰式猪脚饭 (Thai Style Pork Knuckle with Rice) | RM10
Most would say that this was steeply priced for a box of pork rice. Honestly speaking, I would say this was value for money given the quality. It was served with a good amount of sliced pork knuckle, preserved vegetables, deep fried tofu, braised egg, coriander leaves and rice.
Let’s take a closer peek at the sliced pork knuckle. The main highlight of this dish was of course the sliced braised pork knuckles. The fatty parts had a melt-in-the-mouth kind of texture. I would also say the same for the leaner parts. The flavors were very well executed and the soy sauce gravy complimented the rice.
Another highlight would be the preserved vegetables. They tasted both sweet and tad sour at the same time. It definitely boosted our appetites. Mom who had the preserved vegetables before the meat sang praises.
If you had tried 泰式猪脚饭 in Thailand before and would like to reminisce the taste (only if you also happen to be in KK), you could get your craving fixed from this stall located inside Xin Wang Restaurant. The said restaurant is located on the same block as Hong Leong Bank located across Suria Sabah. The stall operates from 11AM until 8:30PM on daily basis.