Food of every flavour in: Kuala Lumpur
The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, perfectly exemplifies the country’s vibrant spirit. Food is intertwined in the city’s culture making it the ideal destination for a food trip. Its food is a reflection of the ethnic mix of its people. From eccentric hawker centres to posh diners it has plenty of places to feast catering to a whole range of budgets.
The best way to experience the flavours of a region is a trip down its eat-streets. Countless food stalls and centres line the streets of Kuala Lumpur dishing up Malaysian favourites like Satay and Ikan Bakar. The city also offers fine dining experience in its many exquisite restaurants and cafes. Some of the places in Kuala Lumpur that food lovers, both locals and tourists swear by include:
Restoran Han Kee Bak Kut The
Located in Jalan Sultan, this place is not just a single restaurant but a street food paradise. Hundreds of people crowd on this street daily for Hang Kee’s speciality ‘bak kut teh’, a herbal broth. It has a vast menu offering an array of dishes like popiah spring rolls, claypot chicken with rice and the extremely delicious wanton noodle soup.
La Mexicana, Kuala Lumpur
Offering everything from tacos and tamales to regional Mexican cuisines this place is lively, impressing and a quality restaurant. Distinct spices and herbs are used to cook the food in order to bring out the rich Mexican flavour. The best on the menu are tacos campechanos and corn tortillas.
Serving Nyonya dishes like asam laksa soup, otak-otak, and acar awak this place makes for an interesting eat out. Well placed and well priced, it promises a unique dining experience.
Located in the hip suburbs of Bangsar this place offers everything from pasta to coq au vin. Along with Malaysian specialities it also serves Indian delicacies displaying the cultural diversity of the city.
A food trip to Kuala Lumpur is incomplete without trying Wong Ah Wah’s grilled chicken wings. The restaurant is equally famous for its sumptuous sea food offerings like pomfret steamed with ginger, chilly crabs and wine steamed prawns. Other treats offered on the menu are tart preserved plums, ikan bakar and chilli lala clams.
This is a breakfast haven for locals and tourists alike. Ah Weng Kor’s Hainanese tea and sisters’ crispy popiah is the favourite combo.
Din Tai Fung Pavilion
Its soup dumpling is one of the city’s finest gastronomic offering. People often have to queue outside it because of the large crowds but the food is totally worth the wait. The lemongrass drink promises to freshen people up no matter how haggard they are.