10. Bak kut teh
People often say: “Save the best for last.” Bak kut teh, or pork rib soup, is the last dish in this list. This is an organic and nutritious food for your health. Bah kut teh originated from Chinese immigrants in Malaysia.
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Bak kut teh is a dish that mixes stewed pork ribs and a variety of spices and herbs for broth. The pork rib soup usually appears in family meal of the natives but you can also easily find Bak kut teh anywhere in Malaysia thanks to its popularity.
Because of the similarity in the culinary background, you can see more from the daily dishes of Singaporeans.
Best street food in KL: Where to eat in Kuala Lumpur?
If you would like to taste all the amazing food of Kuala Lumpur, you must visit the following three well-known places for sure.
You want to enjoy typical Malaysian dishes with oriental flavor? Just visit the famous Petaling Street, Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur.
During the daytime, this street is also busy with numerous food stores. Then after 4 P.M, the stores begin to close to make room for the bustling nightlife. At Petaling Street, you will be submerged in Chinese specialty dishes such as Fujian noodles, dim sum and sweet tofu (doufuhua). To make it the best experience, you should order a famous Peking duck here and do not forget to enjoy the Chinese fish soup fish bee hoon.
Not only popular as a place for food, there are numerous stores offering clothes, accessories, children’s toys as well as traditional Chinese medicines at Petaling Street.
Address: Petaling Street, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur.
2. Alor Street
Unlike other night food streets, the advantage of Alor Street is that it is open all day and night so you don’t have to worry about where to eat in the day, or afraid that you would miss this culinary street if having a night schedule to visit it.
If you are to come here during the day, you would better choose to eat less spicy food to avoid the heat. The weather in Kuala Lumpur is not so pleasant as well. A couple of restaurants in Alor Street that have interesting menus you should take note immediately including:
- Wong Ah Wah restaurant with grilled chicken wings
- Chua Brothers restaurant with basa fish soup
- Uncle Lim Kee restaurant with excellent Pan Mee soup (flat noodles cooked with pork or chicken and the soup is really tasty)
At night, the cuisine at Alor Street is especially more diverse, typically the irresistible seafood dishes. If you are a fan of satay (skewers), you should make a visit to Fat Brother Satay. Chicken and pork satays are not the only selections available here, but also lobster and squid satays. Generally speaking, you are about to enter an entire universe of satay.
Tips for you: If coming here at night, you should choose to sit on the opposite side of the street to have the entire view of the bustling area of visitors and traders. Alor Street is not only a favorite eating place of tourists but also a lot of locals.
Address: Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
3. Dharma Realm Guan Yin Sagely Monastery
Want to try vegetarian buffet? Pay a visit to Dharma Realm Guan Yin Sagely Monastery canteen right away! The canteen of this monastery is open to everyone. Vegetarian dishes here often make people recall eating at a college cafeteria. There are a variety of available options for you to select from and the price is exceptionally affordable, ranging from 2.5 to 5 ringgit.
Dharma Realm Guan Yin Sagely Monastery serves a variety of healthy vegetarian dishes. The chef does not use any meat seasoning or monosodium glutamate, but it does not reduce the taste of the dishes. And the dish is so elegant to the point that you may be fooled by the look and taste, thinking that it is real meat but in fact absolutely not.
This is a worthwhile place to try for vegetarians. In addition, the experience of sitting and eating face to face with strangers at a long table is quite interesting.
Address: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
So, just bring with you this eating guide and it will be enough to fully explore Kuala Lumpur. We wish you have a lot of fun and a full stomach in such a country that has an excellent cuisine like Malaysia!
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