Category Archives: Kuala Lumpur

Loa Yau Kee Porridge @ Chinatown, KL

The humble food cart of  Loa Yau Kee Porridge (老友记) is parked in front of Soong Kee Beef Noodles.  Despite being much smaller, Loa Yau Kee is not overshadowed and it’s just as popular.  The uncle that manes the stall dishes out a fulfilling bowl of porridge as fast as he could with agility.  I don’t know how old this stall has been around, but perhaps started out some 60 years ago in the same era as Soong Kee Beef Noodles.  Continue reading

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Soong Kee Beef Noodles @ Chinatown, KL

Soong Kee Beef noodles has been around for a long long time.  Imagine my friend of almost 60 years old says that he’s been eating at Soong Kee since he was in high school.  That’s at least 40 years there ! The modest shoplot is swarmed with dedicated patrons.  Fortunately the turnover time is pretty fast you’ll just have to be patient to get your table.  Remember to check out for more tables upstairs.   Continue reading

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Little Korea @ Solaris Mont Kiara

With name like “Little Korea” it’s pretty easy to conjure up images of classic Korean dishes like samgyetang and barbecue.  Barbecue may be more or less similar in Korean restaurants, but depending on the way it’s cut, the taste and texture is highly variable and I did find one type of barbecue pork “dae pae samgeopsal” that has just become my favorite barbecue dish.

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Sae Ma Eul Korean BBQ @ Solaris Mont Kiara

Every time we drive past Sae Ma Eul Korean BBQ restaurant in Solaris Mont Kiara, it’s always brimming with people, to the extent that patrons are spilled over to the Korean cafe next door.  During peak hours, the place is packed and the BBQ fires generate enough smoke to escape this semi-open outlet to create a light layer of smoky veil.    Continue reading

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Marini’s on 57 @ Petronas Tower 3

Dining at Marini’s on 57 is an iconic experience where you indulge in Italian food prepped by Chef Marini while the shimmer from the Petronas Towers shines upon you.  We were pampered right from the moment that we were received at the reception on the ground floor.  The crew ushered us to the elevator and a sense of mystery bestowed upon us when two elevator changes were involved along the way.    Continue reading

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