Welcome to the delightful world of Chinatown food in Kuala Lumpur! Join me as I take you on a culinary journey through Petaling Street Chinatown. Indulge in mouthwatering claypot street food and savor delectable Cantonese pastries while immersing yourself in Malaysia’s rich Chinese culture. Get ready to satisfy your taste buds!
Hong Kee Claypot Chicken Rice
Sizzling Hot Claypot Chicken Rice
The Hong Kee signature Claypot Chicken Rice [Medium size RM23], where tender pieces of marinated chicken are expertly cooked with fragrant rice, creating a harmony of flavors that is simply irresistible. Don’t forget to savor the crispy bits of rice that stick to the sides of the claypot, adding an extra layer of crunch and delight.
Spicy Sambal Stingray
For those seeking an extra kick of flavor, try the Sambal Stingray[Medium size RM23], it is charcoal grilled to perfection and smothered in their secret sambal sauce, it’s a very spicy and tangy delight that will take your taste buds on an unforgettable ride.
Remember to arrive early to secure a table, as this popular spot tends to get crowded during dinner time. Seats are located indoors(airconditioned) and outdoors.
Monday 5–11:30 PM
Tuesday 5–11:30 PM
Thursday 5–11:30 PM
Friday 5–11:30 PM
Saturday 5–11:30 PM
Sunday 5–11:30 PM
Phone: +60 11-3661 2838
While googling for Chinatown food, we stumbled upon a captivating restaurant and bar that had garnered high praise on Google. We were intrigued by its unique decor, couldn’t resist the temptation to experience the food for ourselves.
Big Fat Fried Chicken Herbal
The Big Fat Fried Chicken Herbal dish is acked with flavors, the crispy succulent chicken is perfectly complemented by garlic aioli and sauerkraut. This mouthwatering combination will leave you yearning for more! The serving size of the Big Fat Fried Chicken is enormous, making it highly recommended for sharing among 2-3 individuals, so you can have more space for other main courses.
Braised Pork Bao
The Braised Pork Bao is served with warm pillowy-soft buns stuffed with tender braised pork, preserved mustard greens, and crispy pork lard. The burst of flavors, enhanced by the freshness of coriander, will have you wanting to order one more.
Braised Pork Sliced Japanese Rice Bowl
The Braised Pork Sliced Japanese Rice Bowl of goodness features marinated edamame, sauerkraut, seared broccoli, a herb-infused tea egg, and a sprinkle of furikake. Each bite is a harmonious blend of textures and tastes.
Seared Lamb Patty Bao
However, if you’re not a fan of strong lamb flavor, I recommend giving the Seared Lamb Patty Bao a pass. While the bao is impeccably prepared and accompanied by Xinjiang Sauce, homemade sauerkraut, sesame chili oil, and coriander, the lamb taste will overpower your palate. This is my least favourite dish and I did not even finish my first bite.
Da Bao 打包
Tuesday 11:30 AM–11 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM–11 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM–11 PM
Friday 11:30 AM–12 AM
Saturday 11:30 AM–12 AM
Sunday 11:30 AM–11 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM–3 PM, 6–9 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM–3 PM, 6–9 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM–3 PM, 6–9 PM
Friday 11:30 AM–3 PM, 6–9:30 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM–3 PM, 6–9:30 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM–3 PM, 6–9 PM
Back Alley Wan Tan Mee
& Hakka Mee
Located at Chinatown’s back alley, it is easy to find based on google maps. It is a pushcart store selling Wanton Mee and Hakka Mee.
Wan Tan Mee
The iconic Wan Tan Mee, picture springy noodles tossed in a flavorful soy-based sauce, topped with succulent char siew and plump dumplings soup. Every mouthful is a perfect balance of textures and flavors. I feel the portion of meat to noodles ratio is good and generous.
If you like something soupy in the morning, try the Pan Mee. Imagine fried noodles served in a delicious broth, accompanied by minced pork, pig liver, and a perfectly poached egg. It’s comfort food at its finest, guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.
Prices here are reasonable, but we did not record our spending.
10am – 8 pm Daily
Calling all matcha lovers! Prepare to be whisked away to matcha paradise at Niko Neko Matcha 2.0 in the heart of Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. This cozy oasis is a haven for those seeking the rich, earthy flavors of Japan’s finest matcha delights.
Ren Matcha & Akane Dark Roast Houjicha
The Ren Matcha, RM16, is smooth and creamy ceremonial-grade matcha, expertly whisked to perfection. Its vibrant green hue and delicate flavors will transport you to a zen-like state of bliss. It has a super high umami flavour, silky and creamy mouthfeel and a clean aftertaste.
I particularly liked it when the straw is made of glass instead of paper as I feel that paper straws tend to alter the taste and drinking experience.
For a unique twist, try the Akane Dark Roast Houjicha, RM10, this roasted green tea offers a toasty, dark chocolate and cocoa flavor profile, providing a delightful contrast to the traditional matcha experience.
Mokuren Mini Burnt Cheesecake
Indulge your sweet tooth with the Mokuren Mini Burnt Cheesecake, RM10, this creamy cheesecake infused with matcha essence and a hint of charred goodness is an amazing treat for matcha and cheese enthusiasts. I really recommend trying this out.
Yuri Matcha Stuffed Cookie with Caramel Sauce and Feuilletine
Last but not least, the Yuri Matcha Stuffed Cookie with Caramel Sauce and Feuilletine, RM12 per piece, is a soft, chewy cookie filled with luscious matcha crunch, drizzled with caramel sauce, and topped with crunchy feuilletine will leave you craving for more. I think this is quite a small piece, I prefer the burnt cheese cake as it is more filling.
Niko Neko Matcha 2.0 is a matcha haven that will enchant your taste buds and transport you to a world of matcha delights. So, why not take a break from exploring Chinatown food and immerse yourself in the delightful flavors of Japan? Whether you’re a matcha connoisseur or a curious explorer, Niko Neko Matcha 2.0 promises an unforgettable matcha experience you won’t want to miss.
Check out my instagram post for some short videos of my dinning experience.
If you are looking for a wide selection of traditional Chinese desserts, look no further than Zhaoji Dessert. It is a well decorated oriental dessert store with an extensive items of dessert items. My friends and I visited here twice throughout our trip in Kuala Lumpur.
Tau Fah Pudding with Taro Pearl 豆花布丁＋ 珍珠芋圆
We recommend the Tau Fah Pudding with Taro Pearl 豆花布丁＋ 珍珠芋圆, RM12. It is quite a huge bowl. Dive into the silky smoothness of the tau fah pudding, perfectly complemented by the chewy taro pearls. I am always a fan of taro and this taro reminds me of Koi’s taro milk tea.
Taro Pearl Coconut Milk with Sago 芋圆椰汁西米
Taro Pearl Coconut Milk with Sago 芋圆椰汁西米, RM9, top right of the image, is a refreshing dessert that features creamy coconut milk, chewy taro pearls, and the delightful addition of sago.
Crispy Milk Curd 炸牛奶
For those seeking a crispy treat, indulge in the Crispy Milk Curd 炸牛奶, RM11.90, top left of image. Imagine biting into a golden-brown exterior, revealing a soft and creamy interior.
Guiling Jelly with Milk 龟苓膏+奶
We also tried the Guiling Jelly with Milk 龟苓膏+奶, RM8. The translucent jelly, infused with traditional herbal flavors, is beautifully paired with creamy milk. It’s a good balance of herbal goodness and taste of milk.
At Zhaoji Dessert, you’ll discover a treasure trove of unique and tantalizing desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
I recommend you guys checking this place out for desserts, they are not overly sweet and has quite a lot of varieties to choose from.
Monday 2 PM–12 AM
Tuesday 12 AM–12 PM, 2 PM–12 AM
Wednesday 2 PM–12 AM
Thursday 2 PM–12 AM
Friday 2 PM–12 AM
Saturday 12 PM–12 AM
Sunday 12 PM–12 AM
Phone: +60 3-2022 2091
Fung Wong Biscuit
Discover a journey to Chinatown’s flavorful past with Fung Wong Biscuits. Steeped in history and brimming with delectable treats, Fung Wong Biscuits is a must-visit destination for those seeking a taste of traditional Cantonese pastries.
Char Siew Sou 叉燒酥
Char Siew Sou 叉燒酥, RM4.10, these flaky pastry pockets filled with savory char siew (barbecued pork). Each bite is a combination of crispy layers and tender, flavorful meat. We went when they open at 9am and savoured this straight hot from the oven.
Fung Wong Biscuits offers an array of other traditional biscuits and pastries that will transport you to a bygone era. From the iconic Heong Peah (fragrant biscuits) to the delicate Kaya Puff (coconut jam pastry), every treat is crafted with care and precision. We came here after a meal so only had space for one item on the menu. As a curious traveler seeking authentic Cantonese pastries, Fung Wong Biscuits is your gateway to a world of traditional treats. Step inside and savor the flavors of tradition today!
In conclusion, a culinary adventure through Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur is an absolute must for food enthusiasts anytime of the day. From the tantalizing flavors of Hong Kee Claypot Chicken Rice to the mouthwatering dishes at Dabao Restobar, the delectable delights at Niko Neko Matcha 2.0, the sweet treats at Zhaoji Dessert, and the traditional pastries at Fung Wong Biscuit, there’s something to satisfy every craving. So, grab your appetite and embark on a flavorful journey through the bustling streets of Chinatown, where every bite is a delightful discovery.
Do remember to come at night to enjoy the laterns and murals along the streets of Chinatown.
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