If you are new to Kuala Lumpur and you get a girl escort to help guide you through the city, you will find that you get hungry rather quickly and the reason is that you can find so many different food establishments in the metro.
But, not all eateries are the best. If you only want to sample the cream of the crop, then read through the rest of the article to find some local food establishments in Kuala Lumpur that you must visit.
1. Village Park Nasi Lemak
If you want to sample some local Nasi Lemak– a rice dish that is infused with coconut milk- then I recommend that you go to the Village Park as they serve some amazing Nasi Lemak with Chicken.
Although the rice is somewhat similar to that of others, the chicken is really something special. It is marinated with different spices and you have a choice of having it in original flavor or you can have the chef spice it up a little bit if that is what you prefer.
2. Foong Foong Yong Tau Fu
The Foong Foong Yong Tau Fu Restaurant has an incredible assortment of foods that you definitely must try. I personally liked their bean curd skill roll because it is crispy on the outside yet soft and springy on the inside.
Aside from that, they offer a side of fish paste that is unlike any other since it is not pungent and definitely adds a punch to whatever dish that you want.
3. Hon Kee Porridge
If you want to eat a hearty porridge, then you definitely have to visit the Hon Kee Porridge place. This establishment has stood the test of time since it was first established in 1949. It spans across three different generations and it is still going strong with some really loyal patrons going to the place on a more frequent basis.
That being said, I highly recommend that you try their Sang Yu Chuk which is the snakehead fish porridge. The dish comes in two- the first is the piping hot porridge and the other is the uncooked fish that is filled with julienned ginger and a small side of coriander.
The technique here is that you dunk the fish on the hot porridge until it is cooked and you bet the one to decide the level of doneness.
4. Balakong Pan Mee
The star dish of this establishment is their Pan Mee and it is unlike any other you can find in Malaysia. You can have the meat finely chopped or in tear form where the chef will just tear the meat with his bare hands.
I personally suggest the latter since it has the right consistency when put inside a bowl of hot steaming soup.
To make the dish even fuller, you can add Sui Kows to the dish which is a nice dumpling filled with carrots and meat.
5. Angcle Peoh Asam Laksa
Another establishment that you need to go to for a hearty soup is Angle Peoh’s place. Their popular Air Itam Asam Laksa is a home-cooked dish that is filled with chili paste, prawn paste, and some other ingredients. The soup is perfect to eat on a cold weather.
6. Yeoh’s Bah Kut Teh
If you are craving for Bah Kut Teh, I recommend that you head to Yeoh’s Bah Kut Teh for an amazingly hearty soup.
You can choose between so many different meat options that can be incorporated in the soup and because the soup’s base has been boiling for hours, you can expect the soup to be so delicious that you want more than a bowl!
7. Sulaiman Cendol
Uncle Sulaiman is the person that is running the food cart and he offers a generous fill of cendol that is usually filled with coconut milk, palm sugar syrup, red bean, and some slivers of chendol which is some rice flour noodles that uncle Sulaiman doused with green food coloring to make it look like pandan.