Makan Malaysia: Eating our way in Kuala Lumpur

Last November my family and I enjoyed a few days in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. One of the reasons why it was a memorable trip was the wide variety of delicious food that we shared, made even more enjoyable by terrific company.


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We can’t get enough of the different variations of nasi dishes. Some of our faves were the traditional Nasi Goreng and the one with salted dried fish.
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More Nasi! Love the simplicity of this chicken rice.
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Chicken rice again! Above is Rava Dosa, a very thin Indian pancake.
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Notice the tri-color rice? Pretty, right?
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That dark sauce is what remains of our Hokkien Mee


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These noodle dishes may not look much but they are packed with great flavor.


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Indian-style curry noodle soup
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When in doubt, choose meat on skewers. πŸ˜€ Satay time with the sisters Tess and Liza.
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While you tour the city you’ll never go hungry. This is one of the street food stalls we saw near Masjid India.


Not surprisingly there are some similarities between Filipino and Malaysian food.

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This is similar to the masi we enjoy in Cebu. Masi is a glutinous rice cake with peanut stuffing. Here, the rice cake is covered in ground peanut instead.
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This is putu bambu, similar to our puto bumbong. The similarity ends in the names though. This putu has pandan flavor and is stuffed with palm sugar.
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Tauhue is a soft tofu snack. In the Philippines we have taho which is basically the same thing. It has tapioca pearls and syrup as toppings. The one we had in Chinatown just had syrup and was super fresh and silky.

Time for some bread!

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These fried sieu pao are similar to our siopao. I loved the crisp bread and slighty sweet pork filling.

The flat we rented was right across a complex of hawker stalls, one of which served fresh roti every morning. I looooove roti for breakfast! We tried several kinds: egg & spring onions, margarine & sugar, cheese.

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Roti has different varieties depending on what ingredients are added to it.
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ABC: Air Bati Campung or mixed ice.
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Another shaved ice dessert: Cendol. It had jelly, palm sugar, and coconut milk.

I can go back just for the food! The wide array of culinary delights to choose from in Kuala Lumpur is sure to pique the interest of any foodie.

3 thoughts on “Makan Malaysia: Eating our way in Kuala Lumpur

  1. Delicious spread! If there’s one thing we Malaysians are proud of, it’s our food – it’s hard to find such a variety anywhere else in the world. Probably also why Malaysians are the fattest in Southeast Asia. πŸ˜›


    1. Oh you have wonderful food! I’m hoping to go back someday. Hope you follow our blog Luna, as we plan to write more about KL and our other travels. Cheers! πŸ™‚


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