I can consider myself a foodie in terms of my love of food but I can’t call myself an all around foodie because I’m picky. One thing that got me worried (and challenged) with our KL trip was the food. I’m not a big fan of curry or anything too spicy for that matter. Plus if food in front of me doesn’t look or smell good, there’s big probability that I will revert to the ever reliable fried chicken. haha
After a 4 hour plane ride and 1 hour land transfer from KLIA to the city center, we were 2 hungry kids craving for anything with rice. We found ourselves at the Petronas Mall side of Suria KLCC, specifically the Signatures Level 2 foodcourt. We kinda played safe since it is our first meal in this foreign land, we really didn’t know what to expect yet.
Dhivya’s Cafe at the Batu Caves
Early morning the following day, we braved the 272 steps up and down Batu Caves without any food intake. So after tiring ourselves from the hike and picture taking, we rewarded ourselves with something we found in a local cafe at the foot of the caves. We had Roti Canai which is hand tossed flatbread, made mainly of flour. It came with 3 kinds of curry dips, 2 of which are extremely hot. Not to mention, other diners dip in the same container. Well, who am I to complain. haha Meal in the photo costs around RM7.
KFC at the Kasturi Walk
After Batu Caves, we headed to Chinatown via train and did more walking towards Central Market and Merdeka Square. Come lunch time, we settled for the first fastfood we saw and thankfully it was KFC! haha I still can taste the strong curry sauce by that time so I need something that tastes familiar to wash it down. I had what they call a Snack Plate Combo for RM10.50. It came with 2pcs of chicken, mashed potato and coleslaw. They didn’t serve gravy, they have ketchup and spicy thingy sauce instead.
Starbucks Coffee at the Berjaya Times Square
We also had our usual coffee session while resting at Berjaya Times Square. The afternoon heat and all the walking that we did got to us so it’s time for something to cool us down. Venti sized frappe is about RM13 each.
Texas Chicken at Bukit Bintang
Since we still feel full from all the food earlier, we settled for something that we passed by walking around Bukit Bintang which is KL’s shopping district. It was a simple chicken meal over a nice convo of how our trip has gone so far. A combo meal costs about RM11 each with overflowing drinks. 😀
Tour Les Jours at Wolo Hotel
Our third and final day in KL started with a hearty breakfast in this upscale bakery at the heart of Bukit Bintang. Chino had a Sunny Set A while I had Eggs Benedict. We also shared over the best Dark Cherry Danish I’ve had ever. That is melt in your mouth goodness, a great way to start any day!
A hearty meal like this comes with an equally hearty tab, haha RM42 that is.
Wantan Mee at the Petronas Mall
After breakfast, we were back at the Petronas Tower for the Skybridge tour. While waiting, Chino had rice
with mixed lamb and chicken kebab (RM10.90) On the other hand, I had BBQ Chicken Mee (RM7). It was kinda same as the first bbq chicken that I had here, only it was served on top of tasty noodles.
Restoran Sai Woo at Jalan Alor
We have saved our final meal in KL for Jalan Alor. This is the famous hawker street of KL where you can find the best chinese/malay cuisines served in the comfort of well, the streets! When it comes to seafood, Chino is into squid (RM25) so we had the sizzling looking one plus some chicken/beef satay (RM10). Paired with Yang Chow Rice, this is as authentic as chinese food
can get! Freshly cooked and very tasty!
And of course, I cannot let this trip pass
without trying the Teh Tarik. This translates as “pulled tea” which refers to the manner that it was prepared. But to pinoys like us, it best translates as Milk Tea!! I am not trying to hype this drink (why would I even do that) but this is the best milk tea I have had ever. And believe me when I say that coz I have had a share of milk tea addiction in the
past haha It has a strong tea taste but the milk (condensed, I suspect) blends well with it. I had it iced but I’ll never say no to a warm Teh Tarik too. 😀 If only I had this on out first day, I would have consumed tea the whole 3 days we were there. I love it ❤
We are 2 happy kids, immersed in Malay culture in this foreign land. I know there are a lot more to try and experience in this city but what we had was enough to bring with us home and cherish forever! Thank you KL for giving us a lot of memories in terms of travel and food. Hoping to be back for more Teh Tarik! 🙂
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