Finally penning down my 3 days food itinerary in Kuala Lumpur. Honestly, this was one of the most memorable (read: also very disastrous) trip I’ve been to so far! In a nutshell, my friend fought with the Airbnb host because the apartment was freaking dirty – we mopped the floor three times and the residue water was so black, I killed two huge ass cockroaches in less than an hour (go check out my highlights on Instagram under KL trip), missed our coach back to Singapore – we were standing 50m away from the bus and it drove away in front of our eyes and many other unfortunate things in between. But thankfully, we managed to visit most of the food places we wanted to go amidst all the dramas! Hope this food itinerary helps if you’re planning to head down to KL for a short getaway; oh yes, most of them are cafes because as you guys know, I love to cafe-hop!
Here’s a summary of our food itinerary for the three days:
Day 1: Transparent Coffee, Podgy, Flakes, GO Noodles, Niko Neko Matcha, Jaslyn Cakes and Mun Wah Hokkien Mee
Day 2: Wizards at Tribeca, Thurs 2.0, Village Nasi Lemak, Soy Lab and Meatology
Day 3: Thai Hou Sek and Lim Kee Cafe
Day 1 First Stop: Transparent Coffee
We had to get a coffee first cos we took a midnight coach! Got a white (RM10), black (RM8), as well as a hot chocolate (RM 15) at the coffee specialty cafe, Transparent Coffee and they were good!
Location: 6-G, Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This minimalistic cafe is also perfect for people who loves to take OOTDs! I apologise first for my pretentious shots! Just for fun okay!
Day 1 Second Stop: PODGY Kurau
Our second stop was at PODGY Kurau! Food looks promising but it wasn’t as good as it appears to be 😔 I mean it wasn’t that bad but if we have to compare it to the other cafes that we’ve been to this trip, it was disappointing!
Location: Lorong Kurau, Lucky Garden, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Matcha Latte was a tad too sweet for my liking! Would have been better if they added another dose of Matcha powder into the drink!
Avocado Toast // RM19
Toast was decent, poached egg was well-cooked but the avocado was too mushy!
Chilli Scrambled Eggs // $15
This was the most disappointing dish! Probably because the staff told us this was one of their signature dishes and hence the expectation was high! I don’t know how to describe the eggs but it was not cooked properly – too melty if you get what I mean!
Okay lah! You can still take nice ootds at the back of the cafe!
Day 1 Third Stop: Flakes
The most memorable cafe we’ve visited on our first day of KL trip has to be this one month old cafe, Flakes! Mad love with their space, especially their second level. And we all agreed unanimously that their food was GOOD!
Location: B-G-06, The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Crabmeat Scrambled Eggs // RM22 & Blue Choc // RM 14
Crabmeat Scrambled Eggs was really good – Scrambled Eggs were well-cooked; soft and fluffy and it goes really well with the crispy croissant, generous chunks of crabmeat and house-made sauce! Oh yes, do give their Blue-Choc (blueberry purée and Chocolate) a try because it tasted like Black Forest!
Almond croissant was good as well, so much so that we were tempted to order another one.
Nice place to take your minimalist and pretentious ootds as well!
Day 1 Fourth Stop: GO Noodle House
Hakka Sauce Pan Mee with Onsen/Century Egg
GO Noodle House 有間麵館 is coming to Singapore and will be opening their first outlet in Singapore at the end of November. Super love their Hakka Sauce Pan Mee with Century Egg – damn addictive!
Location: 100.G.003 The School, Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, Pjs 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Day 1 Fifth Stop: Niko Neko Matcha
Got our Matcha cravings sorted out at the popular Niko Neko Matcha (thanks @stormscape for bringing us here)! It was super crowded at 3 plus in the afternoon, and the space was small. Would recommend you to come here earlier if you’re a Matcha-lover! The vibe of the cafe somewhat reminds me of Lee’s Confectionery in Singapore!
Location: 82A, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Momotaro // RM 14
Instead of ordering the usual Matcha/Houjicha Latte, we decided to give their Matcha mocktails a try! Got this refreshing Le Blanc made of Yuri Matcha, White Peach, Lychee and Rosemary Leaves! The drink starts off sweet and ends off with a subtle bitter aftertaste from the Matcha!
Matcha Flan Tart // RM 14
Matcha Flan has a creme brûlée texture and the tart was similar to those of a pineapple tart! Oh yes, there’s also a subtle bitter aftertaste which was really enjoyable!
Day 1 Sixth Stop: Jaslyn Cakes
For those who loves cakes and pastries, you need to check out Jaslyn Cakes. They have over 30+ selections for you to choose from but most of them are sold out later in the day! Got their Lemon Cream Tart // RM14 which was refreshing and not too sour. The tart was well-baked too!
Location: 7A, 7A, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Red Velvet Cake // RM14
Soft, moist and not too sweet. Cream cheese was 😍 Highly recommended!
Day 1 Last Stop: Mun Wah Hokkien Mee
After cafe-hopping the entire day, it’s time for some comforting local food! We googled for the best Hokkien Mee in KL and this place popped up! It was flavoursome and the wok hei was 👍🏻 This photo doesn’t do any justice to the noodles! So DAMN TASTY lah!
Location: 155, Jalan Maharajalela, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Remember to get their Fish Cakes to go with your Hokkien Mee! We also got their Fried Chicken – didn’t take any photos of that cos we were too hungry!
Day 2 First Stop: Wizards at Tribeca
Started our second day in KL with a very satisfying brunch at the beautiful Wizards at Tribeca and we were very impressed with their offerings! Can’t decide which was our favourite dish cos they were all very GOOD!
Location: 215, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Taro Mish Mash
Generous servings of Avocado served on a toast, topped with a well-cooked poached egg (look at the egg yolk bursting out) as well as Taro mash 😍
Their rendition of Shakshuka and it was flavoursome and saucy. Love it! I wiped the sauce clean!
OMG! This was so good man! We believe the toast was fried first – crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside!
Day 2 Second Stop: Thurs 2.0
Guess it’s still BOBA when we’re here in KL! Went to the hipster Thus 2.0 (I couldn’t find the door to the cafe 😂) and we got this French Earl Grey Bubble Milk Tea Cake which was really good by the way. Chiffon cake was light and airy, Earl Grey creme wasn’t too sweet and jelat, and the Boba was soft and chewy! Highly recommend you guys to check out this cafe when you’re in KL, especially if you’re a boba-lover! Oh yes, it’s very near Sunray Velocity and Aeon Mall – you can lose the calories when you do your shopping!
Location: No.270, Jalan Cheras, Taman Miharja, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Again, a lot of Instagrammers come here to get their OOTD shot! Again, sorry for the pretentious pose! haha!
Day 2 Third Stop: Village Park Restaurant
Went to the highly raved Village Park Restaurant for their FAMOUS Nasi Lemak (our friend needed rice) and damn, it was so good! We went around 3pm and thankfully, we didn’t need to queue. Heard the queue in the morning is usually damn crazy! Nasi Lemak was legit lemak and aromatic (secretly hoping the portion for the rice was a tad bigger), sambal sauce was addictive and the chicken was fried to perfection (similar to Ayam Penyet)!
Location: 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Day 2 Fourth Stop: Soy Lab
Kakigori // RM14
The weather was really hot on our second day and we found Soy Lab (10 mins away from Village Park Restaurant). Was contemplating between their Souffle Pancakes and Kakigori but we got the Kakigori in the end to beat the heat! The shaved ice is made of soybean (if you love soya bean, you confirm will like this), and it comes with gula melaka and boba. Very light, refreshing and not too sweet! Again, highly recommend you to check this place out if you love soybean!
Also, got a Black Sesame Soya drink to share! Yummy!
Day 2 Last Stop: Meatology by Chef Yenni Law
The only bistro bar (for alcohol drinks too) we went to for our KL trip. As the name also suggests, Meatology by Chef Yenni Law is a place for meat-lovers! Menu was extensive (ranging from bar bites, meats to seafood) and it was nice meeting the passionate and very friendly Chef Yenni Law! If you’re looking for a place to chill in KL, here’s the place to go to! Oh yes, the restaurant is pet-friendly as well!
Location: 16, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Truffle Chips in a basket // RM18.80
Best to pair this with an iced cold beer and look at that generous servings of truffle!
Poison Pork // RM28.80
Poisonous indeed! The Shio Bak was flavoursome (very asian-inspired) and has a hint of spice. Pig skin (at the back) was fried to perfection; and crispy! Calories worth gaining!
Rare Seared Tuna // RM58.80
For those who loves Tuna, this rare-seared Tuna was fresh and well-seasoned. Drizzle some ponzu sauce over for some citrusy flavour!
Hog-Mohawk on Fire // RM72.80
Oh my! This pork was HUGE ASS! Take your phone/camera out cos the Hog-Mohawk’s gonna be flambé! Good for 3-4 pax, the pork wasn’t tough and it goes so well with the homemade blue cheese sauce (not too overwhelming)! I dipped my truffle fries into the sauce cos it’s that addictive!
Day 3 First Stop: Thai Hou Sek
We decided to start our last day at a Thai-Chinese restaurant, Thai Hou Sek. If I’m not wrong, they have 4 outlets across KL! Guess we over-estimated ourselves again by over-ordering again for 4 people! Mad love with their fish (in the middle)!
Location: 2nd floor, One Utama, Bandar Lot S132, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Their Christmas Platter this December! Save the date now!
Really love the fish! Soup has a great combination of sweet-sour! Very addictive!
Another platter that’s good for sharing!
Because the food at Thai Hou Sek is really hearty, I would recommend you to jio more friends along!
Day 3 Last Stop: Lim Kee Cafe
This cafe wasn’t supposed to be in our itinerary but we had to find a place that has Wifi as well as to keep us out of the rain! As I mentioned at the start of my blog, we missed our coach 😔 Got ourselves an Iced Matcha Latte and Iced Chocolate to keep us sane! Can’t remember how much I paid for this cos we were so flustered after our bus left!
Location: 66-68, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia