Explore the western flank of Kuala Lumpur city on foot and discover the hidden gems and culinary delights amidst countless shop lots.
Brickfields is a gold mine of sensory pleasure. With the loud, vibrant and giddy atmosphere, your auditory, gustatory perception and olfactory senses will be bombarded wherever you go. Known as one of the oldest Indian settlements in the country, Brickfields (dubbed Kuala Lumpur’s ‘Little India’) also houses KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur’s main public transportation hub which makes it easily accessible.
Our first order of business is to get some lunch to prepare yourself for the adventure ahead. We will head towards Kak Jat Ikan Bakar early to be guaranteed a seat. As featured on TimeOut's list of 101 Things To Do in KL, here you’ll be able to enjoy a smorgasbord of grilled goodness such as grilled squid, grilled Tilapia fish and stingray.
Once in Brickfields, you’d have to try the famous pisang goreng (banana fritters) and fried snacks. Situated just a 10 minutes’ walk away, Try the famous banana fritters and fried sesame balls or order takeaway and head down the street to the ABC stall for his enticing shaved ice dessert. You can try the cool, sugary goodness of the ABC – an icy blend of black cincau cubes, yellow corn, kidney beans and green cendol – while enjoying the banana fritters.
Next stop is rich, freshly fried Indian cakes, as this particular food stall continues to delight patrons with its fast-selling Green Mung Dhall Cakes and Ulunthu Vadai – equipped with a crispy exterior and a soft interior; made from black lentil and shaped as a doughnut. Aside from those, they also sell an assortment of other delicious Indian cakes – you name it and they most probably have it! Taste a range of exquisite spices used in the preparation of these fried goodies and savour every bite!
Finally, we’ll conclude the tour with an early dinner at a restaurant offering one of the best banana leaf rice in KL, Vishal continues to impress with its aromatic curry and delicious side dishes. Order the Chicken Perattal or Mutton Varuval to go along with your banana leaf rice for a complete meal. Prepare to get knuckle-deep in curry-drenched rice and let your senses override all thoughts.