It has been awhile since I posted a blog post. For the past 2 years (plus), I had travelled to Malaysia (JB, Klang, KL, Ipoh, Penang & Kulai… etc) countless times. It evolves from visiting boyfriend’s extended family in Malaysia to food trip. It will begin with his LEGENDARY Jalan 222 Hokkien Mee that he raves to me 24/7 to the mission of finding another Hokkien mee stall that can fight against the legend.
Anyway here I am to share with you my road/food trip guide to KL (if you are driving, it will be more applicable to you) that you can challenge yourself over the weekend. Yes CHALLENGE, because this food guide is not for the weak, i swear. I mean you only have 2 and a quarter day to conquer so many places (doable, tested & proven) so every inch of your stomach space is really precious. You have no time to try an error for lousy food.
So usually for a weekend road trip, we will always aim to leave Singapore before 5pm to escape from the crazy checkpoint jam. It’s ok if you can’t leave work/school early. If you manage to leave by 6.30pm, I believe (hopefully) you are able to reach your first destination, order and eat before they closes.
Klang, just 30 mins drive away from KL. The first stop that we usually whacked is the LEGENDARY HOKKIEN MEE because it only opens at night. It doesn’t make any sense to drive back to Jalan 222 (Petaling Jaya) when you are in KL, so we normally make a stop before we head up to KL the first night.
Here I present you the legendary hokkien mee. If this is your first time here, please order the hokkien mee first before trying the rest. Because the rest that I am about to introduce are even better than the LEGENDARY!
To be honest, this is my favorite of them all aka the Hokkien Beehoon. Maybe because it is vermicelli, so it manage to absorb all flavors… Imagine the dark soy sauce, charcoal burnt taste & those lard/oil….
If you are a fan of Moonlight Horfun, you have to try their version. It was so silky, so smooth and so awesome although my number 1 will always be Hokkien Beehoon. Haha!
Beside the above dishes from Ahwa, you might want to try the other stalls from the same coffee shop. Everytime we visit this place, the boyfriend never fail to order Loh Bak (only one stall in the whole coffeeshop sells that). He claimed it was the best he ever had but to me, I can’t bring myself to appreciate it so no comment from me. But those deep-fried beancurd skins from the Loh Bak stall are my favorite. So simple and addictive!
Another simple food that I thought they nailed it is the Chinese Pancake stall (only one stall again, you won’t miss it). It comes with assorted flavors like egg & cheese, tuna & egg, ham & cheese or sausage & cheese etc. My favorite of them all is their ham & cheese pancake.
If you manage to try all of the above, congrats and you will definitely have a
food coma good sleep in your hotel/hostel later.
66, Jalan 14/98
MADRAS LANE HAWKER CENTER
The second place that I am going to introduce you is another must go whenever we are in KL for breakfast. I hope you wake up hungry with an appetite of a tiger because this place has 3 must try dishes. The most popular breakfast dish in Madras Lane is no doubt their Yong Tau Foo. There’s always a queue for this Yong Tau Foo stall.
Basically, anything with their signature fish paste are good. I love their deep-fried bean curd skin with fish paste, fish cake, wanton, brinjal and tau foo. This stall doesn’t sell noodles to go along with the ingredients unlike how we eat it in Singapore. Well, no complaints because calories are saved for better food along this lane like their Assam Laksa and Traditional style Chee Cheong Fun.
This is the best i can get for Assam Laksa but nothing can beat the one I had at Georgetown.
Those chee cheong fun are my boyfriend’s favorite. He loves it so much that he refuses to share with me. Humpfff…
Off Jalan Tun H.S. Lee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Selangor, Selangor
PULP by PAPA PALHETA
If you are a coffee addict like me, you might want to insert this into your itinerary right now. Time for you daily dose of good coffee. Life is too short for a bad coffee and you know you can always rely on PULP for a good cuppa since they are the same people behind the scene of CSHH in Singapore.
This coffee place is rustically beautiful and it somehow reminds me of Melbourne. The first time I went to Pulp was when they just opened which was May 2014? The second time I went (with friends), I was surprised that the staffs actually remembered us. Alright, maybe we made an impression because I kept taking pictures of this gorgeous coffee place – inspiration to my future work space. hehe… This is definitely a place for me to laze my afternoon away.
29-01 Jalan Riong, Bangsar
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan KL, Malaysia
KIN KIN PAN MEE ( RESTORAN KIN KIN )
By the time you take those #ootd shots/photoshoot at Pulp, I bet you are hungry. Time for late lunch! Something not very new to all Singaporeans since it made a hit in Singapore upon arrival. But I urge you guys to try the original KL version. The KL version definitely have more kick than the Singapore’s. Don’t spam the chill like you do in Singapore, you gonna regret your decision later.
We overdid it with the chili, please do not follow.
We were curious about the original soup version, so we went to try it but sadly, it wasn’t as good as the dry version. I think Singapore’s Chiu Lian Ban Mee (soup version) is much better so don’t bother to try their soup version.
If you are too full to eat any noodles, I urge you to try their meat balls! We ordered some meat balls soup by accident and discovered the best meat balls ever. What a beautiful mistake! How I wish I can make such mistake more often…
Something very addictive about this meat balls that makes me pop one after the other. Based on our “analysis”, it must be the bian yu (in chinese) that make it taste so good. It was so good that I tabao-ed the frozen meatballs from the stall and brought it back to Singapore to cook in my maggie noodles or soup.
40 Ground Floot
Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman 1
Off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit
The best way to end the night is definitely my favorite, STEAMBOAT! This steamboat place was recommended by a friend and the taste wise it’s on par with Hai Di Lao but of course cheaper.
I am so sorry but I didn’t take much pictures during the steamboat because I was busy eating. oops!
The highlight of this place are no doubt their milky broth and fresh meat slices.
1 Batu 4 3/4, Jalan Kelang Lama
58200, Kuala Lumpur (Before Pearl Point)
No. 37 Ground Floor, Jalan 1/119
Tamau Bukit Hijau (with Taynton view)
Cheras 56100, Kuala Lumpur
One of the oldest coffee shops in KL I believe, they have just shifted into their new place early September 2014. Not very far away from their previous location, just behind it.
That very morning, we overslept and went there late. By the time we got there, their signature Roast Pork with Apple Sauce and Roti Babi were sold out. So we only managed to try their Hainanese Chicken Chop, Kopi and my favorite half-boiled eggs.
This picture was taken at the previous (original) location.
I am not sure if it sounds absurd to you if I say this is the best half-boiled eggs I had ever ate. Well, I went to do a little research about their eggs and found out they uses kampong eggs also known as free-range eggs (ang moh’s version). So maybe that explains why the half-boiled eggs are standing tall and proud when I crack it open.
Off Jalan Dang Wangi
Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur 50100
If you have time to spare on your last day, no shopping to do and dying for a good cup of coffee, make a detour to this coffee place. This cafe is situated along those car garage workshops, therefore the name of the cafe.
Calling all nutella, chocolate & mocha lovers to try their signature special blend, Mochatella.
From the name of the drink, I bet you are able to guess the components inside.
51 Jalan PJS 11/9
WENG HEONG BAK KUT TEH
The last and final stop of the trip that I am going to recommend you while driving back to Singapore from KL is to stop by Klang for some authentic Klang style Bak Kut Teh. According to my Malaysia Food Guru aka boyfriend, Klang people eat bak kut teh for breakfast.
In short, I love all the dishes I had in Weng Heong. The dry bak kut teh is tasty, goes well with rice. The vegetables are crunchy and well-seasoned. If you can, try to order everything above!
28-30, Jalan Batai Laut 5
Kawasan 16, Taman Intan
41300 Klang, Selangor
If you get hungry by the time you reach JB, you can make a detour and hop over for some lok lok and massage! Anyway that’s the end of my Weekend Food Guide to KL for now. I believe this list will expand along with my waist.
Till then 🙂