After driven into craziness of watching Master-chef Australia episodes, the gastronome inside me finally woke up. 25 years I reckon is not a good age to become a food lover, but I’m sure there’s nothing at all I can do about it ;).
After Dubai’s visit back in 2012, Kuala Lumpur is the next divine spot to try all sorts of new Halal foods. The most famous area for street food is Bukit Bin Tang, where we ended up dining every other night. The crowd of pedestrians and street music is so captivating, it makes you want to saunter around the streets enjoying the colorful night life. I had a long list of new foodstuff to try, here are a few that I liked the most:
It’s their all time favorite meal, coconut rice with a gravy, spicy sambal, boiled egg, crispy anchovies and peanuts on the side.A common ingredient in their cuisine is coconut and all sorts of sea food. To me it seemed more like a lunch meal but they eat it mostly for breakfast, I shall say it’s a must try.
Mei Goreng was a noodle dish too, but this one was kind of stir fried with lots of vegetables, sweet and spicy sauces and prawns. Surprisingly my daughter loved it too.
I was always fascinated by the procedure of bringing together several ingredients for making noodle soup, until one morning I got a chance to do it myself at our restaurant buffet breakfast while the kids were at the pool. The soup was full of flavor and the meat and vegetables made it even more succulent. I really enjoyed it while my husband laughed at my slurping sounds.
Laksa was on top of my wish list for the trip, although several cab drivers warned me of it being too spicy, but I wanted to taste it badly. Luckily we found it at a KL airport restaurant. It was way too good, rather I should say the best dish I had in Malaysia. Frankly speaking it was too messy to sort out the ingredients and eat, but still I loved it. For Malaysians and Arabs it may be a little too hot, however for Pakistani taste buds, it was just perfect.
Tazine- as the Moroccans call it, was an interesting dish and nonetheless it’s platter was interesting too. It’s a juicy chicken curry with African flavors served with bread. We found it at a restaurant named Zaffran located at Bukit Bintang, where we went for husband’s birthday dinner. They had Lassi and hookah too, with a very traditional Moroccan ambiance.
Iranian restaurant Naab at Arab street Jalan Bukit Bin Tang is serving the best kabob in town. Juicy Kabob skewers are served with butter rice which add a cherry on top to the Iranian flavorsome platter. I was not a fan of kabobs at all, but after having that I insisted on going there again the next night. Finger licking stuff, a must try!
This is a very traditional Malaysian flaky bread, which we call in Pakistan Lachha Paratha. These freshly prepared crispy flat-bread swirls can be eaten with a gravy or simply with their traditional sauces. We had it as an evening meal with tea on one of our road trips. You can find it almost everywhere, from local roadside food stalls to casual dining restaurants.