8. Chicken rice and Grilled Chicken Wings
It is the most common Chinese food in KL, the chicken rice. You can have it either Hainanese style (steamed) or roast.
It is not a craze but city folks like chicken rice because it is comfort food. If it is Hainanese style, the chicken must be fresh and it is best to use “free-range” chicken or we call it kampung (village) chicken.
If it is roast chicken, most of them are using the same technique. Using hot oil and pour it onto the skin. The result is crispy chicken skin that is so irresistible.
Both style of chicken compliments well with butter rice or you can have it with the plain white rice. The common condiments will be chili sauce but some serves with ginger sauce as well.
You can find Halal chicken rice too in most food courts in shopping malls.
Restoran Uncle Meng Address:
Corner, Lorong 1/91,
Taman Shamelin Perkasa
San Peng Chicken Rice Address and GPS:
Jalan San Peng
GPS: 3 08.038, 101 42.711
Story: San Peng Famous Chicken Rice
Grilled Chicken Wings
How can you miss those little grilled chicken wings when you are in KL? Chicken wings are marinated and charcoal grilled to crispiness and glazed with honey.
They usually sell in pairs and compliments well with chili sauce. You can call it a side dish or finger food but it is addictive.
The most popular stall is the Wong Ah Wah at Jalan Alor and usually packed during night time. However, you still can find many other grilled chicken wings stalls around KL.
Wong Ah Wah Address and Contact:
1, Jalan Alor, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 50200, Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, 50200, Malaysia
+60 3-2144 2463Instagram
9. Pork Noodle
There are two types of pork noodles in KL. One is the pork noodles with minced pork, sliced pork liver, sliced pork intestine in bowl of pork broth or Sam Kan Chong , another creation from KL.
The common pork noodle comes with minced meat with noodle and other parts of pork such as pork intestine, pork liver, pork meat or pork balls. The soup version will have the whole shebang with noodle and often sprinkled with chopped spring onions. The dry version will have minced meat topping the noodle mixed with black soya sauce and comes with a soup of pork intestine, pork liver, pork meat or pork balls. You can request to remove any particular part of pork when you order your pork noodle. Most of the pork noodle sellers are very accommodative.
One of our favourite place is Restoran Master Q in Taman Damai Utama near Bandar Kinrara. Simple pork noodle with tasty broth and of course there are plenty better ones out there but we prefer this because of its quality and simplicity.
Restoran Master Q Address and GPS:
1 Jalan DU 2/4 (Corner lot behind Mydin Store on main road)
Taman Damai Utama
GPS: 3.033546, 101.665624
Review: Restoran Master Q Pork Noodle
Sam Kan Chong
“Sam Kan Chong”, translated as “Three Adjacent Shops” named by the locals decades ago when the shop started at Jalan Silang (near Kotaraya). The shop was so popular with its noodle in branches out to a few places in KL.
Now, it is quite common to have food stalls selling their version of noodle and still named after them.
Unlike the common pork noodle, Sam Kan Chong comes with dry (yellow) noodle with minced meat, sliced Chinese Andouillette and pork meat balls. Similar to pork noodles, it comes with dry or soup based version.
There is a franchise restaurant with the name “Sam Kan Chong” that is available in some shopping malls in KL. Otherwise, most pork noodles stalls also offer Sam Kan Chong.
Imbi Road Pork Noodles at Win Hen Seng Address:
Restaurant Win Heng Seng
Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.145479, 101.715087Instagram