Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Top 5 (Dai Chow) Chinese Restaurant in KL You Can't Miss

In Malaysia, we are spoiled with choices when it comes to food selection. Most of Malaysian are well known for their food hunting hobbies during the weekends and public holiday. We hunt for good 'makan place' and enjoy the food until our heart content.

Here some top 5 restaurant list, especially for our foodies who are craving for authentic delicious Chinese food to bring you back to the old-time taste and some home-cooked that you miss.

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1. Chong Yen Steamed Fish Head Restaurant

Address: Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin 4, 22-24, Jalan 2/89C, Pudu, 55200 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10am - 4pm (Closed on Sunday)

When it comes to satisfying your craving for a steamed fish dish, it got to be at Chong Yen Steamed Fish Head located in the light industrial area of Jalan Chan Sow Lin. 

The steamed fish here only served with two styles. For those who are more in light taste, bud can go for a classic style which is the fish head steamed with minced ginger and lots of minced garlic. For those who have a thick taste-bud can try the steamed fish with fermented soya bean.

The steamed fish dishes portion here are perfect for 2 people sharing. You can order some Yong tau foo and other assorted vegetables of the day as side dishes for a complete balanced meal.

photo credit to @limjenjen

2. Sek Yuen Restaurant Jalan Pudu

Address: 315, Jalan Pudu, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 11am - 2:30pm , 5:30 - 10pm (Closed on Monday)

Old school food is the best ever! This place is one of the oldest restaurants in KL. It has been existing ever since the year 1948 which means they have been serving the customer for over 70 years. Such a legend! Starting from a humble one lot and now has expanded up to a few shop lots to cater to countless loyal patrons especially during the weekends.

Specialised in traditional Cantonese food and maintained wood-fired stoves to cook all the food. Their legendary signature food which always goes sold out daily is 'pei pa duck' (roast duck). Another old-time favourite such as the steamed tofu and fish paste is also a must-try. 

Many famous celebrities such as popular HK stars such as Eric Tsang, Richard Ng has visited this restaurant. So it not surprised this restaurant has been named as the world's best Chinese Restaurant by FoodieHub (a site alleging to be the world's largest global network of food experts) in the year 2015.

photo credit to @hungrybabes

3. Chuan Kee Hakka Restaurant

Address : 14, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Batu 3 Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hour : 11:30am - 3:00pm , 6:00 - 9:30pm (Daily)

If you are a Hakka, then Chuan Kee is one of the most familiar places you have been frequented to enjoy awesome Hakka styled dishes. This place has been around since 1980s and still going strong due to its regular patrons as well as the new one. 

One of the most popular dishes is Claypot Stew Lamb Brisket which cook to tender and the gravy described with one word....SUPERB! For those who love steamed egg custard, here they did it to silky smooth texture and melt in your mouth. You are not in visiting any Hakka restaurant and walk away without ordering the Yong Tau Foo. Here they don't just use fish paste but also minced salted fish and some blended toasted squid too.

photo credit to @jasonkiahkeat

4. Hau Kee Seafood Restaurant

Address : No. 12, Jalan Kaskas 2, Taman Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hour : 4:00pm - 2:00am (Daily)

This place may look tacky to some of you but this place has been very popular and people who have tried their food will keep coming back. If you asked any Cheras people, they will recommend you to check out this place.

Some of their popular dishes such as dried shrimp with intestines, 'Bucket of Chicken' or in mandarin called as "Yi Dong Mei Wei Ji", rack of lambs, crab with Chinese herbs and Goji Berries

photo credit to @jiakpapa

5. Hup Kee Seafood Restaurant

Address: 4A, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul,55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hour : 10:00am - 10:00pm (Daily)

One of the oldest Chinese restaurant in Jalan Ipoh and totally family favourite place. This place is another gem of 'Tai chow ' restaurant. Many describe the food here is very delicious and never been a disappointment.

Some of the popular are Assam Fish, Prawns with Yam, Spinach Soup, House Special Tofu and also Kerabu Paku Pakis. 

Recently, I read news the Federal Territory Minister has declared four areas within Klang Valley as "coronavirus red zones". The area mentioned, Lembah Pantai, Kepong, Cheras and Titiwangsa. The deployment of police, law enforcement and military personnel in these areas will increase to ensure residents comply with the Movement Control Order (MCO). 

Oh Gosh! is this means you can't enjoy your favourite Chinese Food during this MCO? Worry not! FoodPanda Malaysia Delivery can settle your craving to your doorsteps. 

Notes: To all Muslim friends the Restaurant listed above served 'non-halal' food.

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