24 Hour Foodie Itinerary for Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is a facsinating city to visit with different cultures and cuisines waiting to be explored. Kat Lloyd shares her top tips if you are looking to sample the best local cuisine in KL without breaking the bank...
Where to Stay
If you are on a budget I recommend staying on the edge of China Town at a hostel called Agosto Inn. Ann, Tahir and the team are very welcoming and helpful with any questions you will have. The facilities are super clean especially as it has newly been renovated, it is a dream hostel to stay in. Nearby the hostel there are also free pink buses that take you to certain areas of town which depart from Pasar Seni; you can head to to the Petronas Towers and the shopping mall as well as other places.
If you have ever met anyone who has been to Malaysia before they will recommend you try Roti Canai - a delicious flaky flatbread served with dahl and curry dips - SO YUM - and only 1 MR per piece (like 20p!). This might not sound like your normal breakfast but believe me it is delicious.
By the KL sign the Arch Cafe has a great selection of cakes and where one of our group sampled durian cake... I would recommend sampling one. It is also a great shop to buy Malaysia souvenirs. Kim Lian Kee in China Town is also a delicious lunch spot - I really enjoyed my chicken in black bean sauce and tried traditional Chinese tea which tasted like grass but is supposed to be really good for you. There are also lots of food stands throughout the city where you can try local treats like delicious spicy chicken rice.
Be sure to try satay - a traditional Malaysian dish of sticks of meat with peanut sauce (you know the one). That is pretty good, the rendered fat tasting like melted butter. If Chinese food is more your thing, China town offers up some delicious noodles, or if you are after something a little more exotic there are also cages of hopping frogs to chose from for your dinner! If you have a taste for Indian food, ABC - an Indian restaurant will give you an experience of authentic tandoori chicken and cheese naan with a teh tarik (tea and condensed milk 'pulled') on the side.
Pictures with the Petronas Towers at night is something you must do whilst the reggae bar is recommended for some fun.
By Kat Lloyd