Kuala Lumpur eats: from street meat to sweetmeats!
In Toronto, the term “street meat” contains connotations of dirty hot dogs consumed in the wee hours after a night of partying, followed by a morning of regretful-belly-syndrome. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it’s quite different. Street vendors are where it’s at! Hawkers seemingly line avenues and alleyways at every turn, meaty smoke tempting your nostrils, inviting you to taste their fare.
My very first bite of Malaysian food was a small stall in Chinatown, and it was a delicious, tender, juicy, flavorful satay with a chunky peanut sauce. Off to a great start. The street food fare continued to impress with stalls selling sticks of meat to be BBQed or deep fried for you at your own table. Veggies – don’t despair; there was an array of vegetables alongside seafood, poultry, and pork.
Not all the tasty treats are found exclusively on sidewalks, however. Venturing to the Old China Café is quite the experience. Behind the saloon-style doors is a small and perfectly decorated restaurant serving up Nyonya nom noms.
Want a sweet indulgence? Mad About Coco has a menu made for chocohalics. I really wanted to try their chocolate pizza, but, alas, it was sold out. So, I made deliciously do with a heavenly hazelnut molten lava cake complete with Ferrero Roche on top and ice cream sitting on a cookie crumble base to the side.
From traditional fare to inspired international adaptations, decadence awaits in you in KL!