Why are you traveling to Kuala Lumpur? For some people, it feels like the capital of Malaysia is not much that can be done. But for me, Kuala Lumpur is one of my favorite places to eat!
Culinary in Malaysia, we will meet the meeting of the three great influences here. Malay, Indian and Chinese. These three ethnic groups are indeed the majority in Malaysia and make culinary influences each other.
What to eat in Kuala Lumpur? Here are some foods and places that I try and recommend. I really tried it, so I gained weight when I got home :))
But before we eat, there is quick update Regarding the Air Asia Big Loyalty program, first, hehe. So before eating, I had the chance to attend the launch of AirAsia’s newest freedom flyer program.
So in this BIG Loyalty Freedom flyer application, we will get a lot of benefits. The more you fly, the faster you earn points and ‘level up’, regardless of how much the ticket costs. Levels start from Red (0-13 flights), Gold(14-23 flights), Platinum (24-49 flights), and Black (>50 flights).
The higher the level, the more points you will get for the same amount of money you used for transactions. For every 10 RM or Rp. 32,000, Red can get up to 20 points, Gold up to 40 Points, Platinum up to 70, and Black up to 120. These points will not expire unless they are not used for three consecutive years.
Btw, there’s a promo on the BIG loyalty app now, starting from just exchanging 500 points and free seats, please for those who want to travel with free plane tickets!
Let’s continue culinary in Kuala Lumpur!
1. Nasi Lemak at Village Park Restaurant, Petaling Jaya
The menu is a must if you are playing in Malaysia! Almost every place to eat has this menu. The rice is similar to Nasi Uduk in Indonesia, a mixture of rice and coconut. But what sets it apart is the spices used. Nasi lemak has simpler spices. Usually mixed lemongrass, cinnamon, and ginger.
In this Village Park, nasi lemak is quite famous. From 6:30 in the morning when it opens, visitors are already busy. Moreover, on weekends, tables and chairs can be held at the shophouses next door.
Nasi lemak here costs from 10 RM with fried chicken. Quite expensive, but indeed the quality is very well maintained. The rice is just right, the chicken skin is crispy, the chicken meat is soft, the sambal bilis is delicious too! Anyway, no compromise. No wonder the queue is amazing!
Village Park Restaurant : 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Open 6:30 – 19:30
2. Nasi Kandar Pelita, KLCC
Nasi kandar is similar to Nasi Padang, only the Indian version. The curry is stronger and thicker typical of Indian cuisine. Originally this rice mixed with side dishes came from Penang which was acculturated with Indian culture.
The curry is amazingly delicious. Try telling the uncle who took your rice, “mixed gravy”, then don’t be surprised he will mix all kinds of curry colors (not all, but at least 5 types of curry).
It feels like floating. The enjoyment of curry rice is really hqq anyway :))
The fried chicken is delicious, the squid is tender, and don’t forget the okra or cucumber vegetables to keep the nutrition in balance!
Nasi Kandar Pelita : 149, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Open 24 hours)
3. Chee Meng Hainanese Chicken Rice, Bukit Bintang
Now let’s try Malaysian cuisine but Chinese style. This is Hainanese chicken rice in the Bukit Bintang area that you must try. The combination of rice cooked with chicken broth, ginger, and onions is indeed fantastic. Not to mention the super juicy chicken pieces and the skin is very tempting.
I added the eggplant blacan menu because I was tempted by the table next to me. It feels like the eggplant will melt in your mouth. The taste of eggplant mixed with blacan sauce, which is salty and salty, makes it hard for me to even write :))
Hainanese Chicken Rice Chee Meng : 50, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( Open 8:30 – 21:30 )
4. Banana Leaf Rice, Sri Nirwana Maju Restaurant, Bansar
The taste is similar to Nasi Kandar. But the experience is quite different. Eat it with banana leaves. Similar to Sundanese liwetan.
After the banana leaves are served, mamang-mamang brings a bucket and will offer all side dishes such as pickles, chili eggplant, chili sauce, and other condiments. Then choose the type of rice, there is plain white rice and briyani rice. Then select the type of curry. Of course I chose, “Just mix curry, bro.”
Immediately flooded banana leaves :))
As for the taste, it may be like standard Nasi Kandar, but the experience is indeed fun!
Sri Nirwana Maju Restaurant : 43, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Open 10.00 – 1.30)
5. Roti Prata, Canai, Martabak, Maggi Goreng, all mamak-style street food at Yusoof & Zakhir Restaurant in front of Central Market
Classic breakfast in Malaysia. Roti Prata or Canai stuffed with eggs with curry sauce dip, then ending with a delicious Teh Tarik bittersweet.
For lunch, you can try Martabak. Can be filled with beef or mutton. The martabak here is thick, not the flour skin. There are three types of curry in Murtabak. The dark brown color is the darkest in the curry flavor, the red color is slightly sweet, and the yellow color is the most savory. Please combine according to taste.
Oh yeah, don’t forget to order the naan bread and Tandoori Chicken here. Abisss champion! But Tandoori Chicken is only after 12 noon!
Yusoof & Zakhir . Restaurant : Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6. Street food on Petaling Street
There are several snacks here that you can try. Most of Petaling Street is Chinese food. Don’t forget to try the cat’s tears in the middle of the Petaling intersection. Perfect for the super hot KL weather!
7. Night Street food Jalan Alor
The view of Jalan Alor day and night is really different. During the day the streets are quiet, cars are still passing normally. But when the sun goes down, this street turns into endless food vendors’ tents to explore!
Here there are foods that I mentioned in numbers 1 to 6. There are also Cambodian, Thai, and Vietnamese food. But most of them are street food carts such as dimsum, various satays, bbq, cat’s tears (like liang tea), and of course DURIAN musang king.
Yes, that’s all for eating in KL this time, will continue to the next part, okay? There will also be a video so don’t forget to subscribe to youtube.com/ipadguides
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