You’ve probably scoured KL city for Malaysian culinary delights; here are a few hidden culinary gems you might’ve missed!
Make sure you have an empty stomach – skip breakfast if you have to! This food trail (suggested also by The Star Online) is going to add a few kilos so you might want to stay away from the weighing scale for a bit. At our first destination, we will disembark at the Muzium Negara MRT station. Just a stone’s throw away lies a stall selling the famous banana fritters and fried snacks which have been around for three decades! Deliciously crispy on the outside and steamy on the inside, this Malaysian treat would have you sighing with contentment. Just down the road, there’s a stall that entices passersby with a bowl of fine, shaved ice to beat the sweltering heat.
Moving on, we will then head towards Pasar Seni MRT station, just one stop away from Muzium Negara MRT station. Our first order of business is to enjoy a delectable lunch at a famous local restaurant situated at Jalan Tun Cheng Lock. Operating for more than 60 years, the crowd speak volumes of its quality and taste! The aromatic broth and succulent beef slices are enough to entice food-lovers from all walks of life.
Next up on the list of long-standing restaurants and signature dishes, Peel Road houses a chap-fan style nasi lemak stall – selling a miscellany of dishes to go with your signature Malaysian dish. One would usually pair it with fried chicken or rendang chicken to make it a complete meal. If you’re feeling too full to stomach it, you could perhaps order a takeaway.
Our next destination, Taman Connaught is rather special. Known as the longest night market in KL, the Pasar Malam Taman Connaught only opens on Wednesday, hosting some 700 stalls along a 2km road. Discover numerous bite-sized snacks, delicious street food such as the salted egg squid, smelly tofu, deep fried cola chicken and an assortment of beverages promising to keep you occupied until midnight!
Since the night market is only available on Wednesdays, you have other alternatives. The satay or sate at Kajang (just a stone’s throw away from the Stadium Kajang MRT station) is legendary – so much so that Kajang has become associated with the humble satay – and you can find numerous restaurants offering just that. Eat until you’re fully satisfied as this concludes the tour and your Malaysian food trail adventure!