Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eating Chinese in Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Alor in the vibrant Bukit Bintnag neighborhood.

Food stall in Chinatown (above) and Fruit stand on Petaling St. (below)

We've been eating almost non-stop since arriving here in Kuala Lumpur. I don't want to sound like a Cantonese foodie snob but we do love to eat Chinese food and Cantonese in particular.
The range and choices are incredible here and its all very good.

Sure there's Tony Roma's, Pizza Hut, Krispy Creme, and KFC here but we don't eat that stuff back home so why would we do so here.

The Malaysian and Chinese options are so plentiful you have to try as much as you can while visiting. There's everything from Herbal Chicken clay pots, to Portuguese grilled fish, to durian custard tarts, to bamboo charcoal bread. There's even something called snowflake soup.

Jook, or rice porridge for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. I'm having raw fish, Alan's having bitter melon and pork. Dim Sum accompaniment.

If you're Cantonese, like I am, you probably love tofu fah. Its a soft tofu custard usually served warm with syrup. The best place for it is this little stand on Petaling Street in Chinatown. The price is twice as much and half as good anywhere else.

Fish is very popular in Malaysia and its all very good. This is Stingray cooked with Malaysian okra in a yummy sauce.

This particular beef noodle soup has been around for over 75 years in KL. It's now located in the basement food mall of Lot 10 in Bukit Bintang. The soup with beef balls, fresh beef and trip go into the bowl of noodles with the dark heavy bean sauce. It's incredible to say the least and a must try when in KL. This particular set meal which includes a veg and tea is $2.50.

Hokkien noodles. Very popular and found everywhere.

Nam Heong is sworn to have the best Hainanese Chicken Rice in Kuala Lumpur. Located one street over from the tourist market Petaling Street in Chinatown, its a must stop for lovers of simple Cantonese food.

Alan posing outside Syarikat Makanan Salai Kiew Brothers.

Tofu, lamb curry with rice and seaweed soup. About $2.50.

Malaysia seems to be a popular place for eating durian. I'm not sure if its the higher quality available here, as its claimed to be, or just the sheer number of durian eating people here in Kuala Lumpur.
In any case, durian stands are strategically located throughout the city, mostly where people congregate and eat outdoors. Your nose will lead you to a nearby stand.

Its Chinese New Year so everyone's getting into the spirit, so why not Pizza Hut.
A pizza in the shape of a Chinese coin. What good luck.

1 comment:

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