15 September 2013, Singapore – We spent a month planning for this story and we know, we can never please everyone with our results. Seeking the help of our readers in Kuala Lumpur, we picked the 5 outlets with the most nominations and sent our editor down to KL for the final taste test. Read on and find out which stalls made it to the top 5! Stay tuned to the series as we will tell you more about each of them, but meanwhile, head down to these outlets and chow down!
Best Roast Pork
Restaurant Wong Kee
No.30 Jalan Nyonya, Off Jalan Pudu 55100
The roasted pork was well marbled with fats, crisp skin combined with the tender and succulent meat, this is one roast pork you cannot miss. Mr Wong ensures the best parts are served and throws away a huge chunk of unwanted (looks perfectly fine to me) meat as they aren’t up to his standards. Remember to go early before 12.30pm, as he starts serving on time and they are usually sold out by 1.30pm!
Best Hokkien Mee
Lian Bee Hokkien Mee
Lorong 1, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Kuala Lumpur
This unassuming Hokkien mee stall may not be a fancy cafe or a swanky restaurant. Look beyond the facade and dig into their luscious Hokkien me laden with opulent amount of pork lard, you will be back after your first try.
Don’t miss their simple sliced pork soup that comes with generous amount of greens and tender pork slices. We’ve been told they painstakingly lather each slice with starch to keep it moist and tender. With almost 60 years of history behind this stall, you will love their noodles.
Best Roast Pork Noodles
52, Jalan Sultan 50000 Kuala Lumpur
This entry is no surprise to most of us. With their popular laoshufen (claypot noodles) and their fried intestines, this place is an all time favourite for clubbers. However, their winning entry was their Roast Pork noodles that was so sinfully oily yet satisfying. The hint of mushroom in the sauce, crispy fried roast pork with generous amount of garlic makes this the best noodles to wolf down after a night of drinking. We had no problems finishing the entire plate of noodles swimming in pork fat!
Best Hainan Pork/Chicken Chop
Kedai Makanan Yut Kee
35, Jalan Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur, Dang Wangi, 50100, Kuala Lumpur
This quaint little outlet is a favourite for many locals. Long queues of hungry people waiting for seats just to have their famed Hainan Chicken/Pork Chop. The authentic flavor of the sauce makes their pork/chicken chop totally delish. The crisp fluffy exterior of the chicken/pork chop and the fluffy tender meat within goes so well with the sauce and the atmosphere just brings you back to the olden days where you have breakfast with your grand parents. They serve an amazing roast pork during the weekends, so don’t forget to order that the next time you head down to Kuala Lumpur.
Best Char Siew
Ming Kee Char Siew Chicken Rice
Jalan Alor (next to Nova Hotel), Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Right smack in Jalan Alor, where the rest of the “tourist trap/food/stalls” are, you will have to find your way to this Char Siew stall. Uncle is already very old and he did tell us that no one would be taking over the business should he retire. We made a conscious effort to head down everytime we travel to Kuala Lumpur just to have a taste of the divine charsiew that is oh-so-tender and the fats simply melts in your mouth. The best part? You can always dabao/takeaway and they will wrap it in the aluminium foil. Our editor flew his back to share with the rest of his friends and it was still delicious after a heat up in the oven. If you ask us, this is THE best char siew ever.
Do you have other favourite place in Kuala Lumpur? Email our editor and we will check it out! We do hope you enjoy the food as much as we did!