Esquire Kitchen: Esquire Kitchen
Favorite Dish: Tong-Poh-Row is one of my favourite dish in Esquire Kitchen. The dish is made of pork which is certainly, not an Islamic food. The way of eating is to use our fingers to pick up the white bun and then make a hole in it while pick up some Tong-Poh-Row to insert into the bun and then use the spoon to pour in some of the dark sweety soup from the bow and bite.
Esquire Kitchen: Esquire Kitchen
Favorite Dish: My favourite is Xiao Long Bau. XLB is as small as a ping pong ball where it was wrapped up by a semi transparent skin look-alike pastry. Inside was mixed pork with other condiments which I'm not sure but definitely more than just delicious. The way of eating is to put some black vinegar and sliced gingers and then open your mouth, eat.
Esquire Kitchen: Shanghainese and Sze Chuan home style cuisine
It can be rather crowded during lunch hours, so either, you go a little earlier or later. Sometimes service can be a little slow.
Favorite Dish: Try the tau foo fah. The menu is wide and long...so many choices.
NiNe at Ascot: Voted No 4 Top Restaurant in KL
Interestign place - although set up quite close to the road.
It is opposite to the KLCC Petronas Tower - but sorreee - no view at all~!!!!
The manager told us they like the name NiNe - becos it rhymes with dine, wine and etc.... and funny - there is nine big old tress on the front of the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: We went there for the first time a degustation menu - and the event was sponsored by wine supplier. So happens my cousin is the wine supplie rep and it was a bargain for RM180 ++ for a 6 course degustation. Wine was complimentary by the wine supplier and they were introducing Thomas Hyland which albeit young wine - but was easy drinking. The Penfolds RWT is as close to the much sought after Penfolds Grange!!!!
Food was great - we liked it here becos it is fine food but in a smart casual environement - so you can realx a bit and enjoy....as oppose to my other fav joint Lafite. The best on the menu is the cured duckling - the combination of taste just so robust and mixed - wow!!! my taste bud is so so darn spoilt!!!
BTW, if you want to know which is the tops - it is Lafite at Shangrila, followed by Level 3 at the Marriotts, followed by Cilantro at Micasa ....
Bangkok Jam Thai Restaurant and Bar: Good Thai food
By a strange twist of fate I stayed in KL for 3 nights and ate at this same place every night!
The first time was because I fancied some Thai food. On the second night I met some friends and suggested we look around the same area. They liked the look of the menu so we ate there again. On the 3rd night we chose this purely as a meeting place, When I arrived they were already inside having been invited into a private party being held there. The invite was extended to me too and although I might normally have chosen to eat somewhere else who was I to turn down free food and beer?
Wine by the glass is reasonably priced. I had a good Australian Shiraz on the first night for 12RM a glass.
Favorite Dish: The Tom Yum Goong is very good as is the Pad Thai and the various curries.Related to:
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Tak Fok Restaurant: King of Crabs
Here you can get the cheapest crabs in town and definitely makes you want for more as the crabs are so cheap and yummy. One kilo of meat crabs only costs RM18 to RM20. You can eat to your heart's content.
Be sure to be there early or call up in advance for reservation as the restaurant will be crowded after 6pm on weekends. The restaurant draws patrons from as far as Singapore and Hong Kong.
Favorite Dish: You can choose from various cooking methods for crabs - baked with cheese & butter, baked with salted eggs, bakes with milk, mushroom and onions or using Marmite, fragrant fried, etc. Other than crabs, some of their signature dishes are Mongolian prawns, braised pork Patong cuttlefish, Dongbuo meat, Flaming chicken & Foo Chow bean curd.
Crab in salted egg 1kg RM22
Cheese baked crab 1kg RM20
Shark's fin soup 1 bowl RM9
There is also a branch at 23 Jalan Puteri 215, Bandar Puteri, Puchong, 47100 Selangor (Tel: 603-80606994).Related to:
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Hawker stalls: Forget the restaurant...
Forget the restaurant.......hawker stalls is the way to go in order to enjoy the real Malaysian food. An average Malaysian worker will eat at least 3 to 4 lunches a week at hawker stalls. Restaurants are normally meant for special occassions or entertaining of guests.
Price are reasonable - if you are really hungry, two of you might need a max of US$10 (RM38) per meal......I am sure an average Malaysian will find this a huge meal for a lot of us. For comparison purpose, you can actually get 10 plates of chicken price for this budget.
Favorite Dish: Rice and noodles are our main diet.
Available in many ways of preparation - stir fry or with soup, hot and spicy or just plain, served with a wide variety of side dishes.
You got to see it to appreciate it.
Sanuk Thai: Simple Thai Food
The restaurant looks like any regular place but the food is rather good and price is reasonable. Was brought here by a friend and it's tasty and it can be classified as a place where you can frequently visit for a good bowl of Tom Yum and other simple Thai dishes. It's just another casual Thai place where you can enjoy the food.
It opens for lunch from 11:00 to 15:00 and dinner at 18:00 until 22:30
Thai Base Restaurant: Recomended by Local
We make a reservation & were spare a small corner glass room. It was cosy. 3 tables were set up for us & the food was very delicious.
Favorite Dish: The fish dish were recomended by a local friend. It's garnish with a touch of mango slices. Finger Lickin good...
El Gaucho: Perfect argentinian steaks
Not only have steaks, we also enjoyed a chili con carne soup, and two large seafood entrees with ring onions, and the steaks was very tender and juicy. They have different pieces of meat display where you can choose or simply from the menu.
The decoration is amazing and the service fantastic.
I can't remember the address, but is behind Jl. Ismail, there are some other restaurants and is very close from Crowne Plaza KL Hotel.
DON'T miss this restaurant!!!
Only Mee: Quick cheap meal
On my last day, I visited this brightly colored fast-food-esque restaurant in BB. I was avoiding any western food on my trip, and didnt have much time, so opted for this place. While I definitely had some communication problems with the malay staff, they were friendly in helping me with a nonmeat dish. Compared to western fast food, this was way more interesting and with more taste.
Favorite Dish: Only Mee specialises in freshly prepared noodles (mee) made right at the restaurant. Located on Jalan Bukit Bintang, it has bright signs out front and several wooden tables inside. The prices are cheap, the service is friendly and fast and the food quality is average but I would say better than average as far as fast meals go.Related to:
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Dragon-i Restaurant: The Master of Shanghainese Ramen & Dumplings
With a red-coloured signboard and catchy name, this restaurant surely will catch your attention. If you are wondering what you will expect inside, take a preview from the glass chamber. Chefs are busy kneading and rolling dough for wrapping pork filling for various kinds of dumplings.
Terracotta warriors, contemporary crimson decor and wide, spacious interiors offer a tiny hint of the imperial-scale culinary experience that awaits patrons at Dragon-i Chinese Restaurant.
The star attraction here is the Shanghainese dumplings. Eat it immediately when it is still steaming hot. Starting eating with a small bite in order to sip all the meat juices inside. Beware as the juice can be quite hot. Slowly savour the flavourful juice and chew it on with some vinegared ginger condiment.
Another must try is the handmade ramen which is so long and fresh. A bit difficult for sharing the portion. For a more hearty meal, you can order their fried rice which is ever popular to Malaysian.
Favorite Dish: Shanghainese Dumplings RM8 for 4 pcs
Nanxiang Dumplings RM6 for 3 pcs
Ramen RM12 to RM16
Fried Rice RM12Related to:
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Kampachi at Equatorial Hotel: One of the Best Japanese Restaurants in KL
Read and heard so much about Kampachi Japanese Restaurant. So, during my last visit to KL, I told myself I must try it for myself. Situated in KL centre in Equatorial Hotel, the menu is good and they serve really nice Japanese meals. There are many set meals (Royal course, Sakura Course, etc) for you to choose from apart from the long list of a-la-carte menu. They do not serve puffer fish though. They do have sea urchin.
Madam Kwan's: Famous Madam Kwan's
Came highly recommended for offering true Malaysian cuisines. It seems Madam Kwan is quite a celebrity on the local celebrity cook scene judging by the number of newspaper and magazines clippings.
I was at the branch in Mid Valley Megamall. The restaurant has an upmarket look but without trying to be too pretentious, walking a fine line between Asian and Western style decor. The waitresses and waiters are all smartly dressed and guests are served with glasses of strawberry scented cold water.
The service was great and warm though the dishes were a little on the small side.
It helps of course that the food was great as welll! All packaging WITH substance.
There are 3 branches: Inside Mid Valley Megamall, Inside KLCC and in Bangsar.
Favorite Dish: 1) The Beef Rendang. Meat done tenderly and yet flavourful without being chewy.
2) Extremely generous with the salted fish in the bean sprouts stir-fried with salted fish.
3) The Nasi Bojari - for finding new uses between Laksa leaves and rice!
4) The secret reciped Fried Chicken Drumstick. Succulent and tasty!
For pictures of some of Madam Kwan's dishes, please see my photologue on KL's glorious food.
Street vendors and hawkers: Cheaps eats!
You should not miss the street food in Malaysia. Why, because it's cheap, fast and delicious. For US$5, you can have a complete meal plus drinks. Choose from rice dishes, noodles, satay, grilled meats and many more. Just watch for the stalls full of locals, you'll be sure of a satifying meal
Favorite Dish: Too many! I normally go to Subang Jaya, PJ SS2 or SS24 for my street food "supper". In KL, it would have to be Jalan Alor, Peng Hua, Petaling Street or perhaps a little upscale to Desa Sri Hartamas
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