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Must-try food in Kuala Lumpur - Foodie exploration time!

Kuala Lumpur is popular for many things and food is also one of them. Here are some of the best eateries you must check out while in town.

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Nasi lemak

This is one of the most popular dishes in Kuala Lumpur and is also known as Malaysia's national dish, Thus it should be one of the 1st things you try if you are out and about exploring the food and the tastes in Kuala Lumpur. Regardless of which part of the capital you are staying at you could order this dish at any Subang restaurant or even at your own hotel the lights of Dorsett Grand Subang and get it delivered to your room. A simple description of Nasi Lemak would-be that this dish is made of spicy sambal, coconut rice, peanuts, egg and fried anchovies. Variations of this dish also have people serving it with fried chicken and almost all the eateries in the area have their own twist to this dish. You will be able to find this dish at even a street food market stall but in a much-simplified version.

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Char kuey teow

If you are a lover of pad Thai then you will like this dish because it is quite similar to that. This dish is highly influenced by Chinese cuisine and is another local favourite as it is made out of stir-fried noodles and is served along with prawns, eggs, sprouts and some chilli sauce.

3

Curry mee

This is a soupy noodle dish that is perfect for a rainy evening in Kuala Lumpur as it is just a great mix of spices and a combination of great smelling spices. Locally known as the coconut noodle soup, this dish is usually served in a bowl along with bean sprouts, tofu and prawns. The overall aroma of this soupy noodle dish is coconut-like and people say it tastes exquisite.

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Prawn mee

Similar to the dish stated above, this is also a soupy noodle dish that is perfect for seafood lovers. This dish has more prawns added to it and thus has a stronger scent and flavour of prawns. The broth for this soup is made with soaking the stew and adding a few prawn shells and heads. Not everyone can stomach the soup or the making of this dish, but if you feel brave, go ahead and try it.

5

Bak kut the

The name of this dish is a literal translation to pork bone tea in Mandarin. Having the origin of China, this is not really a tea but is a kind of herbal stew that is cooked with meat taken from pork ribs. The meat is simmered in the water for a few hours until it becomes soft and then it is served in a bowl along with vegetables and fried rice. Again, this is not a dish that everybody can stomach so if you know you can handle it try the dish while you are in Kuala Lumpur, but make sure you ask around about the cleanliness and the popularity of the place you are going to eat at.

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