Top 5 eats in Kuala Lumpur 2013

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Photo taken at Petaling Street, KL’s Chinatown

So about a year ago, when I just started this blog, I posted this article on the Top 5 eats in KL (click on link to check it out) which was one of my most popular post. I’ve not been to kl ever since. But last weekend, it was the start of my study break week and I went to kl with my poker buds and jon. Therefore..

TADAH! Here’s a revised version of the top 5 eats I posted previously, because the previous article has really ugly small photos. Also,  2 food places were kicked out and replaced from the list and only 3 food items from the previous list remains.

This does not mean that those that were in the Top 5 eats in KL previously but no longer in this list tastes sucky; they are still really good, just that I found 2 that were even better! Everything in this blog is qiu approved, so it will be quality assured don’t worry!

As usual, I shall start off this post by sharing briefly the things you can do in KL apart from eating all the good food I’m going to recommend.


#1 Go for a day tour (the one I opted for was to see fireflies)

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The first stop of the day tour was the Malawati Lighthouse. The place was on the hill so it’s quite a relaxing walk and the surroundings were not too bad either. But the main highlight has got to be the monkeys. They were everywhere. EVERYWHERE. And they were begging for food, climbing onto you if you have food on your hand. I was kind of afraid and didn’t dare to feed any. But Jon was more courageous la. On a side note, the baby monkey and its mama was so cute!

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The next stop was dinner by the river with a good sunset view. It was really relaxing and all, and dinner was free (although it wasn’t nice) as it was part of the tour package. After the sun set, we took the boat to view the fireflies which were near the ulu banks of the river. Sadly, the flickers of light (which were actually the fireflies) was too weak to be captured on camera, but you could definitely see it in real. A rather interesting experience, and the total package was about $150 SGD.

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#2 Go to to KL’s Zouk

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Zouk made its way to Malaysia, as Singaporeans how can don’t support? Anyways, the zouk here is pretty good in my opinion. The music is good, the crowd is good. At least it’s not like the Zouk in Singapore where you have to queue just to go in to get squeezed real bad. Here, the club is crowded but yet spacious enough to walk through crowds.

NOW HERE’S THE DEAL: TOURISTS GO IN FOR FREE

Yes, you heard me. FREE. (locals pay like $25SGD) There’s a even discounted price for drinks. So shiok! So even if you’re not into dancing, go in for a drink and just soak in the atmosphere, no harm at all.

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#3 Go to KLCC for the twin towers (and some shopping too)

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The Petronas Twin Towers has got to be the most iconic monument in KL, and this calls for some touristy shots. Go to KLCC’s observation area, and put in the effort to walk over to the bridge at the other side of the fountain pond (2nd picture). You will be able to take the full view of the towers just like me in the last photo!

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#4 Go up to Genting Highlands

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For non-singaporeans, Genting is a resort high up in the mountains near KL, which has anything from multiple casinos to indoor & outdoor theme parks! Since its high up in the mountains, the weather there is really cooling. Went up there for a day trip, to chill at the Starbucks enjoying the awesome weather, and of course, for the casino which I lost money again. I really have no luck for gambling haha. Anyways, 1 of the food I’m gonna introduced is at Genting! So do check it out!

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Okay, let’s cut the chase and move on to the main agenda! Here’s the..

TOP 5 EATS IN KUALA LUMPUR.

 

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KL train map for reference: relevant stations are circled

#5  Mun Wah Hokkien Mee

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This place is really famous their hokkien mee, but I always order their hokkien kuay teow! Because it is even better than the hokkien mee (imho la)! The kuay teow is soft, wet and slippery. It’s not like our char kuay teow in S’pore where it is dry and over-flavorful. This is nicer, and better for your throat as well haha. THIS IS SO SO GOOD I’M CRAVING FOR IT NOW.

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Other food items you can order would be the fish cake! They serve it piping hot, so you can just dunk it inside the sweet chilli sauce and eat it right away. So shiok! The fish cake is thick and chewy, yet crispy on the outside. Another item would be the fried calamari, or sotong for that matter. Served pipping hot, dunk it in that sweet chili. The batter is not very tasty but really really crispy!

OH BUT OF COURSE, THE STAR WOULD BE THE HOKKIEN MEE/ KUAY TEOW!

Maharajalela Station (Purple Line)
155, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50150
03-2144 7404
Thu.-Tue. 17:00-01:00
Close on Wednesday
#4  Peter’s Pork Noodle

This place is really famous for their pork noodles, which is basically any type of noodles you want in a fragrant and wholesome pork broth! The soup here is really really good, you can drink the whole bowl and not get sick of it. They add some chye por (radish) inside as well, which adds a different texture to the dish. Overall, this makes a really really good bowl of noodles and the best breakfast you can get!

(Plus, it was a stone throw away from where I stayed!)

KL Sentral Station (purple line)
Money’s Corner, No. 144A, Jalan Vivekananda, Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470
013-336 3953
{P/s it is pretty hard to find this place so I guess you should google maps it, its in a corner plus its enclosed so you might miss it even if you did walked past it!} (that’s what happened to us lol)

 

 

# 3  Chee Cheong Fun @ Petaling Street

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So Petaling street is somewhat a must go for all visitors to KL! They have lots of street stalls selling souvenirs and all, but really nothing much. BUT THE FOOD THERE IS AWESOME.

I ate different types of food there, Assam Laksa (Can refer to my previous Top 5 eats of KL to read), Luo Han Guo drink, Mua Chee.. etc and basically you should try everything you see! They would at least be good, although not superb.

But there was one item I ate which really hit the mark! I miss it the most out of all the dishes!

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This is it! Chee Cheong Fun: The smooth silky kuey teow drenched in that sweet gravy, with a tinge of chilli sauce that was mildy spicy. That plate was so good. I ate everything up despite being rather full. TRUST ME, THIS IS MY FAVORITE DISH AND IM SURE IT WILL BE YOURS TOO. Die die must try!Pasar Seni Station (green line)
49, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur,City Center (old), 50000
Mon.-Sun. 07:00-16:00


#2 Mushroom Farm Restaurant


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The mushroom farm occupies a hidden spot behind Genting Resort on the peak, located just before the exit to Kuala Lumpur at the traffic roundabout. While the farm cultivates and sells mushrooms in shanty warehouses, it also has a very popular food court in the main building, housing several restaurants in a hawker stall setting, and this is where our mushroom farm restaurant is!

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The dishes here are all really really good. Nothing to really point out as all the dishes were equally delicious! Things you could order is shown above (from the top most):

Har cheong kai- their fried chicken is unlike the Singapore one, with the wings and all. Theirs is boneless which makes it really easy to use. Their paste was fresh and tasty! SHIOK.

Fried Calamari- it was crispy on the outside, fresh and tender on the inside. Nothing else you can ask for!

Fried Fish- THIS IS THEIR SPECIALITY. Everyone orders it! The fish was really fresh and the yellow flakes on the side was so good! Tasted a little sweet yet a little salty and eggy! True blue Malaysian style, yummy!

Prawn with mayonnaise: The prawns were drenched in that tangy sweet mayo-like sauce. Really refreshing! Yums.

Steamed fish with HK style: The fish here was really really fresh and the sauce is just perfect! Taste like what any top notch chinese restaurant would serve!

{ do order these 5 dishes! they have been tried and tested! }

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Besides tiring your legs, you could also opt to request (please call 03-61012864) for a shuttle that would pick you up outside the lobby of Highlands Hotel.

 

#1   Sun Ming Restaurant  

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The queue for takeaways, because it’s really that good!!!

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There it is.. THE LEGENDARY CHAR SIEW! This time I featured it with better pictures I hope! Anyway, that juicy pork roasted till its slightly charred at the side and caramelized into a tinge of sweetness. The fats simply melt in your mouth. Savour that mouthful of heaven, so so so god damn good! THIS IS REALLY MIND BLOWING.
(p/s order the fatty meat, ask for it)

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Apparently, they are famous for their duck instead, which is good, but not mind-blowing! Crispy skin on the outside, tender flesh on the inside, really good. Do order this as well for more variety haha.

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Their soups are good as well, pretty ordinary, but goes so well with the roasted meat. Really washes down the oil and all that guiltiness that you’ve consumed haha.

Take a cab there from Cheras station (orange line)
137, Jalan Sarjana, Taman Connaught, Cheras, 56000 KL

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All that’s all for my top 5 eats in KL, the revised version! Can’t wait to make a trip there again to explore more of their yummy eats! I have to say, KL is really a food heaven, comparable to singapore!!

Till that, stay hungry!


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