Saturday, March 16, 2013

[Food Trail in KL] Die die must try Local food

I just came back from a fabulous work trip and for those who want to travel to KL for a short getaway, here's a short food guide for you!

1. Fried Hokkien mee also known as 'orh mee'

This plate of oily and greasy-looking black noodles is a MUST try in KL. It takes skill to whip up such a mean plate of thick and chewy noodles with loads of crispy pork lard, meat and cabbage that were tossed and infused with the flavour of the wok. You can't help but to help yourself to serving after serving of these sinful noodles soaked in dark soya sauce.

The kuay teow version does not have that strong a wok hei as the above, but it's smooth texture gives a nice alternate to the hokkien mee to balance out the meal! The locals usually mix in the raw egg into the hot kuay teow so that tastes sweeter.

2. Lan Jie's Yi Ren Yi Yu

When my colleague said that we were gonna have a fish each for dinner, all of us were pretty excited because I pictured a big fish in front of me for the entire meal. True enough, even their signboard is named as such - 1 person 1 Fish.

If you have ever wondered what 'melt-in-your-mouth' fees like, you have to try the fish here! The meat is so fresh and soft and the gravy is spicy to the palate, which is very appetizing. I'll never ever forget this fish for the rest of my life. Thank you Lan Jie, for breeding the fishes and opening up outlet after outlet so that it's more accessible to travel to your awesome fishes. So please, order 1 fish for yourself and be selfish for once.

We ordered other side dishes like the egg tofu, four-angled beans and omelete with bittergourd. But the fish still took center stage and we finished them til only the bones were left.

3. Banana Leaf rice

I thought how good can banana leaf be when my Malaysian colleague told me I had to try this stall at Bangsar. But omg I could not be more grateful to her because it was just. Awe to the some. Please indulge in the pictures...

It's located behind Bangsar Village and the banana leaf is best with teh-o or teh tarik. I strongly recommend to eat with your bare fingers to really get the full flavour of banana leaf rice. Finger-licking good.

Bangsar is a really nice place to chill and I would actually recommend a few cafes here, but that will be for another entry! Stay tuned! :)

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