Mango Garden Restaurant is a restaurant serving traditional Sabahan's food located next to the renowned Rumah Terbalik (UpsideDown House) near Kampung Telibong, Tamparuli. Mango Garden is approximately 45 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu, depends on which location you start the count, and it is on the main road to the Kinabalu Park and Sandakan.
It is quite difficult to find Sabahan's traditional food under one same roof here in KK, most of the time I only managed to get Hinava (marinated fish) but not with others. Quite a number of time when my friends or suppliers who came from KL requested for some traditional food but I couldn't think of one! Luckily Mango Garden answered my wish (unfortunately it is quite a distance from KK!), they offered a good choice of authentic dishes that let non-Sabahan or tourists sample out our tradition! I bring a group of friend to had some light meal here and trust me, we all enjoyed the discovery journey here!
|The Mango Garden, Tamparuli (45min drive from KK)|
|Next to Rumah Terbalik, everything here are inverted except you XD|
|Even for Kancil ... |
Forgot to mention, diners of Mango Garden got "free preview" of Rumah Terbalik from far,
you still need to purchase a ticket to visit the UpsideDown House :)
|Freshly Brewed Rumah Terbalik Coffee (RM6) and Watermelon Juice (RM6.50)|
|Not bad for the drinks|
|Tenom Coffee Tiramisu with Strawberry Jelly (RM6.50)|
The upper decks were good but not the jelly --- it was too hard!
|Sweet Mango Sago (RM6.50)|
|Hinava Sada (RM7.50)|
Fish fillet marinated in lime juice, ginger, shallots, chillies and Badu (a kind of wild mango seed)
|Tuhau Miampai Daging Salai (RM10.50)|
|The whole presentation was very nice! Tuhau is Sabahan's traditional ginger stem pickles which can be found in all markets around Sabah! Eat together with Daging Salai (BBQ Meat) and thats the best side dishes during a chat or drinking session!|
FOODIOT'S POINT: 80%
10AM - 10PM
Kampung Telibong, Batu 21, Jalan Telibong,
Tamparuli, Sabah, MALAYSIA
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