The glorious thing in KL- FOOD!
This city has some of the real
awesome food. Full stop.
As a local here, we would be eating these yummy-licious
local food almost every day; but as a tourist, these are the food that you must
try!!! These food that are going to be mentioned here have made up to our BEST EAT-OUT FOOD in KL (in no particular order).
So, buckle up! *caution* your saliva might drool!
1. Roti Canai
This Indian-influenced flat bread is one of our breakfast
food you can find at all mamak (Tamil-Muslims restaurants) around Kuala Lumpur. Even though that it does not
come with fillings, with its chewy texture; it is tasty enough to be served and
eaten with hot curry or dhal. You can eat it the Malaysian way with your bare
hands! Get â€˜em messy and dirty! Also, pair this plate of savory roti canai with a glass of frothy aromatic Teh Tarik to start your day
2. Hainanese Chicken Rice
fragrant rice cooked with oil and chicken fats that pairs with the tender steamed or roasted chicken, and
comes with a comforting clear broth; will instantly increase your appetite. It
will be served with fresh cucumbers and coriander (some people might not like
the smell of it!), and chili sauce. You can find chicken rice very commonly
around KL- mostly at hawker stalls and Chinese restaurants. Either for
breakfast, lunch, or dinner; chicken rice would never go wrong!
3. Nasi Lemak
traditional Malaysian dish that is served with peanuts, fried
anchovies, hard boiled egg or fried egg, fresh cucumbers, with hot sambal (a
popular spicy sauce here). The nasi (rice)
is cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaves for its flavor; and the dish is
usually wrapped and served in banana leaf. However, you can always add on ayam rendang (spicy chicken), sotong (squid), mutton and such. Find
nasi lemak at most of the stalls by the roadside, or mamak, or malay
4. Char Kuey Teow
translated as â€˜stir-fried ricecake stripsâ€™, this dish is one of the
mouthwatering food you can find in Kuala Lumpur. This scrumptious plate of
noodle is usually cooked with cockles, eggs, bean sprout, shrimps, and mixed
with soy sauce. It is a Chinese cuisine
that is popularly found at hawker stalls and also restaurants. However over
here, you can also find the halal
type cooked by Malays(Muslims) to accommodate foodies all around the country.
As greasy and tasty as it seems, itâ€™s good to have it once in awhile to satisfy
your crave; despite the not-so-healthy greasiness!
5. Bak Kut Teh
hearty comforting soup, especially during the rainy days, goes to..steamboat,
and also to- bak kut teh! This flavorful broth is cooked with pork ribs and
chinese herbs. Many other ingredients goes well with bak-kut-teh, such as mushrooms, toufu, youtiao, and so on. Order some vegetables and rice; and your meal
is complete. Bak-kut-teh also comes
in either with soup or dry, so itâ€™s all up to your preference. Look around to
get it at a bak-kut-teh restaurant in
6. Banana Leaf Rice
Ever have a meal served on
a big piece of banana leaf? If you had or have not, it would still be banana
leaf rice for you! A South Indian cuisine, the rice is served with curry and
three common sides â€“ salad, spicy vegetable, and fried bitter gourd. However,
the side dishes would slightly differ at different banana leaf restaurants.
Eating in such spiciness and messiness, the papadum(crackers)
will be a good combination to balance it out! Prepare to get your hands dirty
for this spicy meal!
7. Fried Rice/Nasi Goreng
The most common food in Kuala Lumpur which is fast and simple
would be fried rice/nasi goreng. Just
as the name, the rice is fried with the basic ingredients- onion, egg, meat,
vegetables, and soy sauce. Spicy or not, totally up to you again! You can also
have it topped with a fried egg. Fried rice can be found at most hawker stalls
as well as restaurants, so fear not that youâ€™re not able to find it at KL. Though
this dish might be a bit on the greasy side, there is no harm to try our common
Find this setting at any mamak around! This is a self-service
counter for you to get your white rice filled with variety of fragrant
curry-licious stuff, and with fried meat/vegetables; your choice. This is a
convenient option for you to have your meal whether you are in a rush, or you
just cannot resist another plate of food with curry! Although nasi kandar is originated from the
Northern side of Malaysia (Penang), it is popularly found at every part of the
country. Indulge in curry, curry, curry!
Written by Alice Ang Ying Ying
This article is brought to you by RentMarket
15th September 2017