Steak Hut (operating hours 6.00 pm - 11.00 pm) is part of the Suzi's Corner establishment. See separate entry for Suzi's Corner.
Favorite Dish: Serving the best black pepper/t-bone/tenderloin steaks etc. in Kuala Lumpur. Great meat, juicy cuts, wonderful mushroom or black pepper sauce available on top or on the side - served with a portion of chips and veg. All for RM25.00!
I recommend Tamarind Springs as a restaurant for discerning travellers out there on their honeymoon, or even groups who want to eat Indochinese (Vietnam, Laos/Cambodian) food in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. There's also a bar if you just want to go for drinks. They do pickups from all major hotels in the city. It's in a wonderful hidden part of residential KL, surrounded by forest and a nearby golf course so it's very lush and green. If you go at night the pathway you see in the picture is lit by tealights all the way down the sides, but you don't see all this from the access road outside as the entrance is just a little doorway, the first glance as you enter and turn towards the path is magical! Tamarind Hill, a sister restaurant, is also very nice (you can find it on the website also) and a good alternative if you plan to dine on Monday when this one is closed. Prices are more than average for KL as it's targeted for upmarket clientele but comparable to other restaurants in its class. Bear with the waiters who may be a bit slow if they're busy, but the whole experience is worth it! Awarded 'Best Restaurant' 2003 (Tatler).
Favorite Dish: Sample menus are available on the website. The waiter's recommendations were all good. Can't remember most of the names but I think the Deep Fried Perch with Tamarind Springs Own Spicy Sauce was what we had for the main course. Nyummy!
You can find Fatman Steamboat at most nightmarkets around the Klang Valley, but I usually visit them every Sunday from 6.00 - 9.00 pm at the Bangsar "Pasar Malam" or Night Market. It's just a great, cheap and fast way of enjoying a bit of steamboat, esp. when you just want a few sticks of jellyfish or fishball or cuttlefish etc. It costs about RM1.75 for any stick. You pick out the stick of whatever it is you want, dip it into the hot water and wait for it to boil, and then fish it out amongst everyone else's sticks in there, and enjoy! Keep the sticks till the end for them to calculate how much you've eaten.
Favorite Dish: My personal favourite is the jellyfish - it's chewy, crunchy and has an interesting texture. Others are not similarly enamoured as they consider it bland. Whatever! There's so much other choice here though, from intestines to vegetable stuffed tofu to crab claws and cockles, you'll definitely find something you'd want to try. You have a choice of 3 sauces to dip into once your stuff is cooked - oyster sauce, sambal, and something else.
A very busy spot on the corner of Jalan Imbi and Jalan Khoo Teik Ee. Jalan Imbi is the road that Times Square is on but heading to the direction of the Park Royal and the Ritz Carlton.
They specialise in these desserts which are shaved ice with fruits and some sort of sweet sauce / sago liquid.
They also serve fried and steamed snack items as well as a range of noodles.
Favorite Dish: Mango Loh RM5.30
Shaved ice topped with Mango
Honey Dew Loh RM 4.80
Shaved ice topped with Honey Dew Melon
Mat Toh Loh RM10.0
Shaved ice topped with all fruits - the big one
Lock-Lock is very popular in Kuala Lumpur. Around Chinatown area and Puduraya area or other locations, Lock-Lock can be found but mostly at the back street or at a less obvious corner. Most tourists did not understand what that is, that' why I saw only local peoples eating Lock-Lock. Don't worry, just present yourself in front of the Lock-Lock stall and pick up one stick you like say the fish ball in stick. Insert the stick of fish ball into the hot boiled water that they provided with the food and after 30 seconds, take out from the hot boiled water to put on some chili sauce or swet sauces also provided by them. Just eat, yeah.
Roti Telur is thin flatbread with egg in it. This food comes from two sources in Mamak (Indian Muslims) and the Hindus. Nowadays some Mamak stalls already upgraded to big restaurants, just look at Kayu Nasi Kandar. Roti Telur is the food they introduce to Malaysian. In the photo is a plate of Roti Telur I snapped from a mamak restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Roti Telur comes with dhal and curry ikan (fish curry). My eating style is to tear a piece and dip with curry ikan or dhal. Best eaten with Teh Tarik.
Porridge is very simple, you just have to use the spoon they provided to scoop up whatever is in the bowl to eat. Porridge in Kuala Lumpur have more than just one choice. Teo-Chew Porridge at night is a good choice of Porridge which I will show you later. This Porridge in photo is called Chicken Porridge or Peytaan Porridge. Peytaan is the black colored preserved eggs in coarse shapes. Peytaan Porridge is so delicious when you sprinkle some soy sauce on it.
The food court facing the man made lake which is pretty awesome jjust a flight down from the centre court in putrajaya ... You can dine in and out your choice.. the area is cool
Favorite Dish: they are many choices of food here... from Noodles to Rice also some western ... my favourite dish is Nasi Beriani, Rojak (dish with vegetable and some fried stuffs also eggs lol... , and the seafood, deep fried seafood mamak style .
When it comes to dim sum, you can go to many places in KL to enjoy this traditional Chinese breakfast or snack. As for me, my favourite place for these yummy dishes would be in Petaling Jaya SS2.
There are many choices of dim sum, congee, meat buns and savoury cakes to indulge in. If you go to a fancy restaurant, it will cost you a bomb. Chinese restaturant franchise or fancy chinese restaurants in hotels will serve up good quality dim but some of these restaurants are halal meaning the dishes will not have any pork and Muslims are able to patronise them.
If you want to try good & reasonably priced dim sum (US$1 per plate), go to the local Chinese cafes or kopitiam. As for me, I'll always go for the non-halal ones because it's more authentic :)
Favorite Dish: I have many favourites : from steam meat buns (char siew pao), congee and the many selection of meat dishes
Another 'must-eat' in Kuala Lumpur is the Asam Laksa (no English translation available). Asam denotes something that is sweet, spicy and sour at the same time, thus sending your taste buds to heaven first and then hell later when the chilies strike. Laksa simply means that the dish is noodle-based with a soup background, often spicy. The noodles in Asam Laksa are slender white cylindrical noodles and the soup is basically a deep red broth filled with sardines, pineapples for the added itchy twang, and onions for the anti-social breath. Another must try is the Curry Laksa, brother of the Asam Laksa. The Curry Laksa is self explanatory. Very spicy and the soup is creamy due to the coconut milk (hence loose-poo caution applies for the weaker ones). Filled with Taupok (dried bean curd) which functions as a sponge in the dish. Being porous, the Taupok soaks up the hot soup and like an M&M chocolate, does its magic when you chew on it. Both Asam and Curry Laksa are available at most coffee shops in KL.
When you walk up to this restaurant you see people eating outside at the tables and the downstairs eating area is normally full. Right at the entrance there is an open chiller showcasing all the meat and seafood marinating in the curry. You pick what you want and leave it to the chef to cook for you while you settle down at a table. I prefer to eat upstairs as it is wonderfully cool from the airconditioning.
While waiting for your food to cook order the fresh coconut juice or one of the tropical fruit drinks on sale.
The waiter will start setting the scene with a big banana leaf placed in front of you with cutlery. He then scoops on rice and other accessories onto your banana leaf. Then you get a choice of dhal, chicken or fish curry. In our case we choose all three to try and they also gave us poppadums and Tairu yogurt as a side dish. Try the dry fried chilli with your rice as well and we also got given a small soup which was really nice.
One thing about this restaurant is the service. Seriously, you lose count with the number of times they come and check on you to make sure you have enough food.
Total bill came to RM80 including drinks. Dishes range from about RM5 to RM10 so you can see how we over ordered. Oh well at least we got to try everything.
When you've finished eating fold your leaf in half as a sign that you're done.
I have been to this restaurant twice now and look forward to going back.
Favorite Dish: We ordered fish, prawns, squid, chicken etc. Basically we ordered way too much for four people and it was a real effort to leave a minimal amount of leftovers. What a waste of food I thought but all of us were full to the max.
It was all cooked perfectly. The squid wasn't swimming in oil as it was deep fried just right and the chicken was moist and tender. The prawns were nice and crunchy and the fish was crunchy on the outside and all soft and moist on the inside.
Our drinks order consisted of coconut juice out of a coconut, guava shake and I can't remember the other drinks we had.
My prince brought be there for a reason as he said 'I love you and you deserve it'.
When we entered the restaurant my first thought was discreet luxury. It's elegant, it's classy and the chairs are AMAZINGLY comfortable, you will just sink into them and never want to stand up again..
The toilets - OMG, I can hardly find the word for them, is it classy or Stylish or luxury? You name it!
Favorite Dish: We started with a glass of lovely well chilled champagne served by one of our waiters (we had 4!) and then we continued with choosing the wine...
What did we have for dinner? Peter started with smoked salmon with beluga caviar and I had scallops. For main course we had their fillet of beef, with their home made sauce and potato. Absolutely DELICIOUS!! When it was time for dessert, I couldn’t resist, I had the flambé vanilla soufflé with strawberries on the side and do I even need to tell you exactly HOW delicious it was?
Chinese Tea Ice is probably the cheapest drinks we can offer. This glass of Chinese Tea Ice or Chinese Hot Tea cost you only RM0.40 comparing to a bottle of Coke RM1.50 or some occasion gone up to RM3.00
Chinese Tea Ice is for budget tourists. Anywhere in Malaysian, if you go to a restaurant with Chinese words, you can ask for Chinese Tea Ice. This is certainly only for budget tourists not recommended for luxurious tourists. This drink is very Malaysian, a must.
One of Taman Connaught's street vendor has a very special food with very special name called Miss Yip's Big Pau. Pau or Pow is one of our daily foods in Malaysia especially in Kuala Lumpur. It is actually Chinese Meat Bun but almost quadruple in size which is very big. Good for lunch especially delicious to eat with Chinese hot tea. Who is Miss Yip then? She is one of the famous Hong Kong movie stars in the early 90s whom as the proud owner of her large breasts. Over here, our Malaysian fans named the big bun using her name as free advertisement. Somehow the big bun became our Malaysian creation and quite success as well. If you are tourists, this is something special for you. The location is Taman Connaught and the stall is very obviously by the roadside.
These are our Lumpurese Alcoholic beverages. Tourists who love liquors have all these choices which I snapped from one of our local famous supermarket. In this photo, we have Carlberg Ice, Anchor ice, Tiger, Special Brew, Guinness Stout, etc. All these brand names were not Malaysian. If you want to taste Malaysian's Alcoholic beverages, I can only offer you our Indian homemade Coconut-Tuak.
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