Local Food, Kuala Lumpur

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  • AsiaBarney With Chef Bobby Chinn's Signature Apron
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    AsiaBarney Kitchen: Stir-Fried Water Spinach With Spicy Shrimp Paste

    by AsiaBarney Updated Apr 28, 2011

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    The kitchen is like a grandmother kitchen very homely.

    Favorite Dish: Stir-Fried Water Spinach ( Kangkong in Malay) With Spicy Shrimp Paste (Belacan in Malay)


    1. 400g of water spinach (kangkong)
    2. 50g shrimp paste (belacan)
    3. 50g dried shrimps (rinse and soak in 150ml of water)
    4. 5 bulbs of shallots
    5. 5 bulbs of garlic
    6. 4-8 red chillis (remove seeds)
    7. 4 tablespoons of cooking oil


    1. Rinse the water spinach. Separate leaves from the stem. Cut the stems into 30cm.
    2. Blend ingredients 2-6
    3. Heat the oil in a wok until the oil turns hot, mixed spicy shrimp paste, reduce to medium
    heat, stir fry until it turns brown, increase heat and add water spinach. Stir fry and add
    some shrimp water until it becomes soft, then serve in a plate.

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    -: Attend a House Party

    by jenniferchin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Well, this was a House Party I attended on the 31st of January. Was hosted by one of my best friend's.

    Most of us here have a tendency of having parties and inviting friends over for fabulous food, wonderful drinks and intoxicating conversations. You can never have this same relaxing atmosphere if one goes out to a restaurant for the same thing.

    Favorite Dish: It was suppose to be a Chinese New Year / House Warming party for my friend. However, as you can see, the array of food is not exactly chinese (although she is chinese) but more of Malaysian.

    We can see the asimilation of different cultures through the spread of food here. And it was absolutely delicious !!!

    food, glorious food !

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    East of Highway: Hakka Food at Seri Kembangan which is Hakka

    by cochinjew Written Feb 13, 2010

    People drive up to this restaurant from various parts of KL, and the place is always full but the serive is efficient and quick and of course the food is delicious. Hakka people are very selective about their food and they dont mind spending money on it if the quality is good. By the LKY, MM of Singapour I think is Hakka and also most of the chinese in Jamaica are of Hakka origiin..

    Favorite Dish: steamed fish
    vegetable soup with master chef stock

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    Local Restaurant: Very Local Restaurant

    by listenandlearn Written Jan 5, 2010

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    This is a local restaurant where Chuck took us for lunch. It looks like a family restaurant that the dishes made specially tasty! We just enjoyed so much the fish as well as the fresh veggies. Also here are more foods we enjoyed in Kuala Lumpur! Your meals do not need to cost you an arm and a leg, in the contrary the home cooking is so much healthier as well as affordable. Thanks to Chuck for taking us all over Kuala Lumpur.

    Favorite Dish: Fish and Veggies.

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    Various Restaurants in and around KL: A week of eating in Paradise

    by cochinjew Written Jan 10, 2009

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    Recently i spent one week in KL, close to the Holidays and it was nothing short of an excellent journey for eating well. I must admit i had good companions to eat with, to me that is equally important, since i dont like eating alone.. i will put the tips and pictures one by one, I must say that Malaysia with each visit ( 2008 has been very good year to visit malaysia, 6 times I have been there).. is tantalizing my tonsils..
    excellent chinese food ( with commentary on the chinese eating etiquettes), the Indian food by Soleiman was better than the food i had one week later in Tamil Nadou.. Japanese which was just okay, but the Myanmar people at the restaurant were very good. But the best meal was not at a restaurant, was at the home of an Indian Expatriate couple who work with ASTRO company, the husband cooked a special variety of Lucknow Cooking, i have never tasted such good Indian food in my life and without doubt it was the culinary highlight of this one week visit where i ate extremely well including Hotel Oriental, Special Chinese dinners and also at Ipoh

    Favorite Dish: Thanks very much for my Dining Partner, Munching, who made all these possible

    food in KL

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    My Fruit Shop: Fruit 'n' juices

    by robertgaz Updated Oct 16, 2008

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    All along the many streets and walkways of KL you can always find many fruit stalls selling various kinds of local fruits.

    As a fruit lover I often stop at these stalls for a freshly squeezed fruit juice where I can find the best selection of fresh, mouthwatering, tasty tropical fruits.

    Favorite Dish: My favourite fruit juices are pineapple, watermelon or soursop.

    While the best tropical fruits to eat are pawpaw with a squeeze of lime, mango or mangosteen.

    Simply delicious!

    Pick a fruit, any fruit... Cool and refreshing! Fruit, glorious fruit! Dragonfruit juice
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    Durian lovers restaurant?!: don't miss the durians on way up genting!!!

    by SangAji Written Jul 30, 2008

    don't expect to find durians up at genting!!!!

    so stuff up on the king of fruits on way up genting

    at goh tong!!

    have them inside a restaurant,

    or by the hawker stalls............

    Favorite Dish: durians



    need i say more?

    fresh durian kampung @ goh tong durian stall @ goh tong durian n seafod restaurant!!!
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    More great Indian food - tandoori chicken, lassi..

    by tremendopunto Written Mar 21, 2008

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    As a hobby expert on Indian Lassi I just had to try lassi drinks on every possibility - this one here is a supersize me Mango lassi. And what fits better than a delicious tandoori chicken set with naan? ;-) Ok, to me lassi fits to everything!

    tandoori chicken with naan and a lassi-what else?
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    Fresh Coconuts are best against the heat

    by tremendopunto Written Mar 21, 2008

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    Ok, thats not something special for Malaysia - you get that nearly everywhere in Southeats Asia - but still I have to mention my beloved fresh cold coconut drinks, nothing better against the humid heat of Malaysia than this.....

    freah cold coconut
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    Mega food halls

    by tremendopunto Written Mar 21, 2008

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    They have some really huge food halls there - just imagine a roofcovered footballfield full of food stalls......what to try first? There is a little bit of everything you can imagine! Eating, eating, eating........

    stingray filet on banana leaf black noodles
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    It´s ROTI time!

    by tremendopunto Written Mar 21, 2008

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    For breakfast you just have to go for some Indian Roti - they go in all varieties from onion, mushroom, spicy, superspicy, too hot to handle to sweet banana...whatever your wish might be - it will get fulfilled for sure!

    Indian Roti

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    Trying to eat healthy in KL

    by balisunshine Updated Mar 11, 2008

    If you’re a healthy eater,
    you may find it difficult in KL
    to find a restaurant that does just that…
    serve healthy food.

    There is a listing of some
    healthy food restaurants on www.happycow.net,
    but a lot of them are inconveniently located.

    Those who find those cheap eateries
    on the street awesome to the pocket book,
    keep on eating!
    You’ll pay it with your health.

    These local eateries are
    some of the places where
    they most probably use
    the most quantity of MSG
    not to mention the bad oil in which,
    it has been fried in and that has been
    recycled over and over again,
    getting stored directly into your body
    and onto your organs when you consume it.

    Just take a good look at the people walking around in KL.
    Either they are definitely wearing
    a thick padding of body fat,
    carrying a nice stout belly,
    or have some really bad skin complexions.

    In my personal experience,
    since I arrived late in the day,
    and was absolutely starving,
    I dared to venture off to
    one of the local restaurants in Bukit Bintang,
    and within just a few hours of eating,
    I had a tingling and numbing
    sensation on my finger tips.

    Mind you,
    I felt it all so quickly,
    since I have been keeping my body organically clean,
    leading to my being extra sensitive
    to any intoxications I may consume.

    I then happen to bump into
    an Expat friend of mine,
    who also eats healthy back at home,
    and he mentioned he was having
    headaches and diarrhea.

    If you go to a super market,
    you will see MSG stacked on the shelves,
    ready to sell and put in all that food
    that you think is so yummy.

    If you would like to know more of this silent ingredient,
    check out MSG: If it's Safe, Why do They Disguise it on Labels?

    Fried Street food full of MSG

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    Name to come...: Falafel place

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 2, 2008

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    A place where when we sat down I thought it was affordable. Then I was reminded the prices are in RM and not SG (makes sense huh...) and it became an incredible bargain.

    Each kebab or falafel sandwich we had was in the neighborhood of $4.50 to $5 RM. Reminded me of the mid 1990s in Greece and the 220 Gyros.

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    The Frutti Stall: ahhh... dessert again

    by themadbuddha Updated Jun 24, 2007

    Tuesday 05/06/07
    The Frutti Stall again for dessert. Icy fruity desserts with fresh fruit and tapioca or sago. Not much to say except one of the best ways to cool down in the KL heat. I think they've gotten a little bigger since last time I was here (not that I'm complaining). Also, still one of the busiest places I've seen in KL.

    Favorite Dish: Honey Dew Loh or Mango Loh or maybe Mat Toh Loh or... just go and taste everything

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    Vietnam Restaurant: Vietnamese food

    by yatingchen Updated Feb 28, 2007

    The taste of Vietnamese food is sour and spicy, but light and mild.

    Favorite Dish: Vietnamese rolls are highly recommended. Steps:
    1) deep roll covers in warm water 3-5 seconds.
    2) put small vegetable, noodles and meat in roll
    3) roll the roll up and water with sauce

    Vitnamese Restaurant
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