Non - Halal Eateries in KL & PJ - Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

| Grilled Chicken Wings | Wanton Noodles | Pork Ball Noodles (Yoke Yuen Fun) | Prawn Noodle Soup (Mee Yoke) | Pan Mee (Meen Fun Kueh) | Beef Ball Noodle (Ngau Yoke Meen) | Hailam Noodle | Hainanese Chicken Rice | Fish Ball Noodle Soup | Cantonese Fried Noodles | Bak Kut Teh | Laksa Lemak | Yong Tow Foo | Yau Char Kwai | Penang Fried Kway Teow | Congee(Porridge) | Chee Cheong Fun | Hokkien Fried Noodles | Seafood | Roasted Duck Rice | Beef Brisket Noodle Soup (Ngau Lam Meen) | Lum Mee | Goreng Pisang | Ipoh Kway Teow Soup |

Grilled Chicken Wings

Wong Ah Wah Chicken Wings - Jalan Alor, KL

This is located at Jalan Alor and has made a really big name for themselves as the best grilled chicken wings in town. The Hong Kong and Taiwanese tourists love this place. They have expanded the operations to cater for seafood enthusiasts by adding deliciously prepared seafood dishes to their list.

The difference is that they still barbeque the chicken wings using coal and the smoky taste makes it a plus.

This restaurant has now expanded into 6 shops and sell a great variety of dishes including seafood. But, it's also gotten very expensive.

In fact everything in Jalan Alor has become extremely pricey so be conscious what you order. Better still, ask for the menu.

Located: 9, Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur. (off Jalan Bukit Bintang) .

Opening times: 5.00pm - 3.45am (Closed on Monday , alternate weeks)

Wanton Noodles

Koon Kee Wanton Noodles - Petaling Street (Chinatown), KL

This old establishment is a little more than a hole in the wall, on Petaling Street itself. The waiters are a little grumpy and you may have to repeat your order a couple of times but it's worth the hassle. One of those few remaining old coffee shops in the vicinity. I used to cringe every time someone mentions dinner at Koon Kee being not used to the brashness of the waiters but in the past couple of has changed somewhat. A little older, a bit more mellow i wonder.

The steamed chicken is a nice side dish to order. Not particularly a fan of their char siew but Dad insists that the noodles is springy - just as good as the old days.

95, Jalan Hang Lekir (Petaling Street) KL
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm

Toong Kwoon Chye - Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL

Another great place for wanton noodles with barbequed roast pork. I particularly like the bbq ends (which we call "char siew tau" in cantonese) - it's charred and a little crusty but that's where all the flavour is. The other dish to order is the choy sum , it's blanched and drenched in soy sauce and pork oil..absolutely sinful.

One of those places that we've been regulars for as long as I remember, considering my dad's been a customer for almost 70years! It is now thankfully run by the 3rd generation of the family.

Located: 9, Jalan Bintang, across the road from The Royal Bintang Hotel

Opening Hours: Daily 8.30am - 7.00pm

Nippy Noodle Restaurant - Kuchai Lama, KL

This restaurant in Kuchai Lama makes its noodles from scratch, the old fashioned way. The noodles are springy and is as fresh as it comes. The noodle master makes it right there for all to see.

Location: No.25, Jalan Kuchai Maju 7, Entrepreneurs Park, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur

Tel:03-7982 1781.

Business hours: Mon-Sat ~ 11:00am-10:00pm, Sunday n Public Holiday ~ 9:00am-10:00pm

Pork Ball Noodles(Yoke Yuen Fun)

Restoran Win Heng Seng (formerly known as Weng Heng Coffee Shop) -Jalan Imbi, KL

Serves the best pork ball noodles in town. And not to mention one of the best places to go for a piping hot plate of Penang Kway Teow. What used to be Weng Heng is now Win Heng Seng and has also expanded from 1 shoplot to 2 , with more stalls. Somehow or rather, a habit is a habit and it is difficult to walk into the coffee shop and betray the older tenants - the yoke yuen fun , the pork noodle soup, the char kway teow , the chicken rice stalls that have been selling their food there forever as well as the chee cheong fun which is super. It gets really crowded during lunch hour so go early. Oh yesss and the Tai Tzi Ta mini egg tarts plus the siew bao. A real walk down memory lane.. school round the corner - lunch at Weng Heng before heading off to "afternoon school". (Non Malaysians, its the local English lingo... it's ok if you don't catch all that we say but after a while.. it does make sense no?)

Located: On Jalan Imbi, opposite the Honda Showroom and round the corner from Sakura Restaurant.

Opening Times: 8.00am - 4.00pm

Prawn Noodle Soup (Mee Yoke)

San Peng Prawn Mee (next to Indian Worship Place called Kuil Devi) - Jalan San Peng, KL

This stall is extremely popular and has been around for about 40yrs now. An order is served with chicken pieces and many enjoy this place for its chilli sauce.

Location: The shacks that line Jalan San Peng, closer to the Jalan Pudu junction, just down the road from Wisma SCA. To get here from Jalan Loke Yew, turn left after San Peng chinese school and when you see a Shell petrol station. Go straight, you will pass a traffic light. Continue going straight and you will see a TM Berhad orange and white building on your left hand side. Make a U turn on the right hand side of the road and the stalls will be on your left hand side as they're in front of a row of shophouses and next to the road.

Opening Times: 7.30 am to 3.30 pm.Open everyday except Tuesday

Choon Prawn Mee House - Paramount Garden, PJ

One of those Penang Prawn Noodles that is considered almost as good as what you can get in Penang itself. Prawn noodle would not be my choice to fill my tummy but this shop at paramount gardens does indeed serve prawn mee similar to what can be found in Penang. The stock is sweet and the flavour is fishy due to the prawn stock.

If you're around the area, not a bad eat.

Located: 13 Jalan 20/14, Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya

Opening Times: 7.30am - 4.30pm

Pan Mee (Meen Fun Kueh)

Restoran Kin Kin - Chow Kit, KL

This family used to operate under a huge tree nearby but due to developments in the area, they have relocated to a shoplot. A very different style of preparation, one can have it in soup or dry. The dry pan mee topped with egg and is absolutely deeeeelicious!

Lunchtime is packed and the crowd is generally made up of accountants. (The big accounting firms are within the vicinity). You'll see what we mean when you get there.

Located: 40 Ground Floor, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman 1, off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, KL.

Opening Times:

weekdays 7:30am - 9:00 pm
weekends 7:30am - 4:30pm
closed on the last Sunday of the month

Kin Kin also have a branch in Pandan Indah now , located in the corner shoplot across the road from the Pandan Indah Police Station.

Located: 6-G, Jalan Perubatan 4, Off Jalan Pandan Ilmu , Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur

YW Coffee Shop - Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, KL

At the end of a row of prewar terrace houses is this coffee shop ( What used to be called Adik Beradik Chua) selling delicious fish ball noodle soup and pan mee. The chicken rice is quite popular there too and they sell the ever popular White Coffee here! Located: 1939, Tengkat Tong Shin, off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

One One Mee : Pan Mee - Lucky Garden , KL

This restaurant sits on the first floor of Restoran Sun Huat Kee on the corner of lorong Ara Kiri 2. Only those who have actively sought them out, even knows oneone exists.. and yet it does and it does well enough. Service may be a little slow but again, it is worth waiting for. The Myanmar staff are very pleasant but wait one must. There is a selection of soup and dry noodles, so you will be well contented on the selection. Only for the Pan Mee fanatic.

Located: 26, Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Lucky Garden, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Times: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Beef Ball Noodle (Ngau Yoke Meen)

Soong Kee Restaurant - Jalan Tun HS Lee, KL

Try the beef ball with 'loh shi fun' either dry or with soup. It's the best, nothing like it! The 'loh shi fun' is home made - it has a solid colour rather than those commercial store bought translucent ones which has more boric acid in its make up. The sour based chilli sauce is the topping that makes this noodle dish my all time favourite.

Located: 86, Jalan Tun H.S.Lee, 56000, Kuala Lumpur.

Opening times: 11.00am - 10.30pm . Closed Sundays

Ngau Kee - Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, KL

This stall sits on a five foot walkway and opens in the evenings till late. The beef ball noodles are good here but hygiene can be improved.(a lot!)

Located: Tengkat Tong Shin, just at the bend opposite Corona Inn.

Opening Times : 6.00pm - 4.00am daily . Sunday 6pm – 12am only

Yang Kee Stall outside on pavement of Queen's Hotel - Peel Road, KL

This stall also serves good ngau lam (beef brisket noodles) and opens in the evening from 6.30pm onwards

Located: Jalan Peel. Along the 5 foot walkway outside Queen's Hotel (opposite Carrefour and Sunway's )

Hailam Noodle

Yut Kee Coffee Shop - Jalan Kamunting , KL

Great place to go for some hailam noodles . The place has been passed on from one generation to the other so the secret of superb cooking is still very much alive within the family. Also famous for their Lum Meen , Hainanese Chicken Chop and Roti Babi. The coffeeshop has moved from the main Campbell Street (what is now known as Dang Wangi - gasp!) to the side street of 1, Jalan Kamunting. The old unit was a rental and they had been renting the space for decades. The current unit was the owner's family home. Always a good sign when the boss lives close to his/her business. Well no longer but the shophouse still provides the older generation of the Lee clan many memories of living and working in a prewar shophouse.

Ok that's no mee hailam. It's a very large bowl of Ngau Lam Meen (Beef Noodle) but, just to let you know the size these dishes come in. It's man size ok so try not to over order!

Located:1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Times: 7.30am - 4.30pm Closed on Mondays and in the evenings.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Nam Heong Chicken Rice - Sultan Street, KL

Most reputable shop serving hainanese chicken rice is the one in chinatown. We still return to this one for a good meal of chicken rice and beef brisket soup!

On the menu now is also Sour preserved pork stewed vegetable, barbeque pork, chicken feet, fishball and many more. When we were very young and street parking was still available and not illegal or exorbitant, in fact it was free parking (yes that long ago), the main memory that's stuck in my head was how slippery the floor used to be. That was it wasn't it - the secret to good chicken rice... lots of chicken fat and margarine added when frying the rice.. I think that's been toned down a bit these days but Nam Heong Chicken Rice still beats all others hands down.. Or is it that it's just because every morsel of rice takes me back to the them glorious days?

Located: 56 Jalan Sultan. Opposite Furama Hotel and down the road from Swiss-Inn Hotel on Jalan Sultan

Opening Times: Daily 11.00am - 3.00pm

Fish Ball Noodle Soup

YW Coffee Shop - Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, KL

At the end of a row of prewar terrace houses is this coffee shop selling delicious fish ball noodle soup and pan mee. The chicken rice is quite popular there too and they sell the ever popular White Coffee here!

Located: 1939, Tengkat Tong Shin, off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Jin Man Fish Ball Noodle Restaurant - Taman Taynton View, KL

This restaurant in Taynton View, Cheras has earned a reputation for being one of the best teochew fish ball noodle soup in town. They make their own fish paste from scratch Fresh fish (ikan parang) is delivered early in the morning and is then cleaned, deboned, defleshed and made into paste for fish balls and fish cakes which can be bought in prepacked containers too.

71, Jalan Dato Haji Harun, Taman Taynton View, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-9132 7269

Opening times: 5.00am - 4.00pm

Cantonese Fried Noodles

The Cantonese Fried Noodles behind the lanes (called Tai Shi Tow) - Jalan Tun HS Lee , KL

This is the best kept secret in KL... the Cantonese Fried Noodles and Hainanese Chicken rice stall. The Cantonese fried "sang har meen" (fried prawn noodle) is on its 3rd generation cycle now. Thank goodness the younger generation sees the value in their forefather's business.

The prawns are delightfully bouncy and fresh and Ah Sang the head chef can be seen busy crafting his creation in the open kitchen. For someone who has been doing this for 50some years, he still cooks every dish with care and precision. That's someone with pride in his work for sure. And for that, per serving, especially with prawns is not cheap. The 2 plates of noodles above and 1 pot of Te Kwan Yin Tea cost RM65.00 . Worth it? oh absolument.

Ah Sang's other brothers were also in the business but in other parts of town, one in lucky garden, another in OUG, one who used to be at Jalan Imbi and one used to run his own kitchen at Life Centre. But this one still remains the real deal and hopefully will continue serving its loyal customers for years to come. The shop next door sells chicken rice, very good chicken and at one time they also sold bottles of homemade chinese wine for cooking rice wine and ginger chicken (you know the dish that is ever popular with new mothers)

Location: On Jalan Silang but closer to the Jalan Tun H.S. Lee junction. It's not visible from the main road...look out for the Maybank branch here and its the lane directly across. Would i be so generous as to give you the exact location? Nope.

Opening times: 11.00am - 3.00pm. Closed Public Holidays and Sundays

Soo Kee Mee Stall - Jalan Imbi, KL

Another place that sells Cantonese Fried Noodles, Paper wrapped chicken, and seafood dishes. A favourite is the fried sliced beef and ginger kway teow dish ( Ngau yoke hor) Gets really crowded during lunch and dinner hours so either go before or after the rush hours. The Japanese and Korean expats simply love this place. However, be prepared to pay through your nose. In recent years, the pricing has gone a little to heady for me to even attempt to step foot into the premise. Not to say that the food is not to my liking but would i be prepared to pay tourist price?

Location: 14 Medan Imbi.

Opening Times: 12.00pm - 3.00pm , 5.00pm - 12.00am. Closed Mondays.

Soo Kee Restaurant - Jalan Ampang , KL

This place has absolute connection with the soo kee mee stall in Jalan Imbi although Mr Soo used to also run a stall in Jalan Imbi some decades ago. Mr Soo's son now is the main cook at this place. The food is great here but the ambience and hygiene has a little more to be desired. Its air conditioned but mark my words, as soon as you slide open the glass door...a whiff of stale oil odour pinned to table cloths and a hint of cockroach b.o. will slap you in the face. The cantonese noodle is fantastic here and if you want a little more filling than that, rice and dishes is on the menu. The food here is very good. But let me stress again the hygiene factor and let me introduce to you another factor that may dissuade you... price. It may not be cheap largely dependant on what you order and how you're dressed sometimes . The char siew or barbequed pork is unrivalled and the roast duck is superb. The steamed fish, sweet and sour pork, Har Lok (large prawns in sweet sauce), braised chicken feet, vegetables any which way you want done , and even the fried rice is good. Just bear in mind the 2 factors mentioned earlier...

Location: No. 373-1, 4th Mile Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur. Open from noon to 9pm and closed on Mondays. This row of shoplots are diagonal to ampang point at the traffic junction under the flyover. The row of shoplots also has a bike Le Run shop, a Magnum 4D, 2 clinics and just at the end of the row of shops is a Shell Station.

Bak Kut Teh

Sem Kim Coffee Shop - Jalan Ipoh, KL

This Bak Kut Teh place that's been around for a long,long time and serves great 'yau fan' or fried onion rice with your choice of pork cuts. Then there is the Yau Char Kwai and Tau Pok just to soak up the broth.

Location: 75 Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur. Shoplots facing the Tan Chong Motors showroom, on Jalan Ipoh

Opening Times: Monday to Friday,11.00am-2.00am; Saturday,11.00am-4.00am (including publicholidays). Closed Sundays

Teck Teh Bak Kut Teh Shop - Lorong Station 1, Klang

This Bak Kut Teh place has been around for generations and cooks up authentic bak kut teh - the staple diet of the Klang Chinese community.This place serves the typical strong chinese tea used to chase down a filling, rich breakfast. My dad's thumbs up anytime (Although in recent years he claims the quality has dropped a little). My Granddad's favourite stall too. A recent write up in The Star about the owner claims that the owner , Mr Lee is the real deal. His family , his family member was the one who brought bak kut teh to Klang and Malaysia per say.. That true? Well, have a read and make your own conclusion . Whichever, this type of bak kut teh is very difficult to find, It is thick, it is sticky from hours of stewing the meat in melted gelatin as a result of hours of cooking of bones Get the drift? It' s all in the preparation. No shortcuts , no cuts whatsoever really. So if you're used to the claypot style, you will most likely reject this flavour. I grew up with this , i grew up with having to get your own water for your tea from a charcoal fueled stove (now it's a modified stove, precariously sitting atop a gas tank) at and refill it yourself, get your own utensils etc. That's how it was in the early days and i'm glad it's still the same routine here at the shop. No pampering of sorts.

Location: At 27, Jalan Station 1, Klang. As you enter Klang coming from KL, cross the bridge towards Port Klang. Immediately across the bridge as you get to a traffic light junction, take a left and left again and then a right as this is a one way street. Follow this road which shaped in an ellipitical loop which will more or less take to just about where you started but a little further down the road. From here, left and then right into Lorong Station 1. It's the corner shop of a row of old shoplots, right next to a carpark area.

The above is what a true bak kut teh lover would call a "chicken drumstick" . Have no idea why , but it is what it is.

Opening Times: It opens from 5.30am and closes about 2.00pm or whenever the day's pot is finished - the early bird catches the worm! But try to be there earlier as by 12.00pm , you may be getting a watered down version of it.

Restoran Seng Huat Bak Kut Teh

It is pretty interesting that the story of "Dek Teh" is highlighted in their website . Do you see the similarity of what is mentioned in the website and the signboard above ' Kedai Makanan Teck Teh' . Ahh, so the 2 bak kut teh restaurants located within walking distance of each other must definitely be related. Ahh, yes - could it be that they are brothers? After all, the article mentions 3 other brothers who have their own bak kut teh businesses. Indeed they are related, the style is the same, the broth is the same and even the way it is served is almost the same.

However, having has a taste of both restaurants, Sng Huat tends to have a stronger tasting broth, well cooked - tender meats and a much larger portion at a more affordable price. And it is opened in the mornings as well as in the evenings . And it has a cleaner eating area. Sorry, didnt get to check the WCs ..

Location: No.9, Jalan Besar, 41000 Klang. The shoplots on the same side of the road and just a walk down from the Klang Railway Station, as well as OCBC bank. Just below the bridge. Tel: 012-309 8303 / 012-385 5154

Opening Times: Daily ,7.30am - 12.30pm ; 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Laksa Lemak or Curry Mee

The stall with a blue tin roof - Taman U-Lek or Taman Cheras, KL

This place serves the best Hakka Laksa with cockles in town! The wantan and sui kow with its simple preparations, bring back memories of how purity tastes like. If you don't have memories going back to the 1940's - 1960's then you won't understand why this place is a treasure. This is the real deal. The traditional Hakka laksa - not curry , not the thick santan based soup served at upmarket kopitiams. This is the flavour that reflects the period of austerity, period of honest to goodness hard working people and a period of moderation. If you can't taste it in its flavours then you, as a foodie or whatever one labels oneself nowadays will never get the essence nor the story behind the people who made this nation

The ABC or air batu campur is like what we used to have at the canteens in school years ago. Just lots of finely shaved ice, syrup, evaporated milk, corn and red beans. That's all we need, right?!

Location: Taman U Lek, Cheras at Lorong Durian 1

Opening Times: 6.00pm - 10.30pm daily. Closed Thursdays

Mei Sin Coffeeshop - Jalan Imbi, KL

Also at Jalan Imbi, opposite Soo Kee Cantonese Noodle Shop. Imbi Road is old world KL, just like Pudu, petaling street and bits of Cheras so..expect some of the old charms still retained in the colours of residents who live and work there and flavours of their .

Location: Corner Coffeeshop facing the 7 Eleven and diagonally across from Soh Kee Cantonese Noodle Shop

Yong Tow Foo

The mobile stall at Imbi Corner - Imbi Road, KL

The car park area here is transformed every night into an eatery made up of a couple-a-dozen or so mobile(as some will call it: Hawker stalls) stalls. The Ampang Yong Tau Foo stall here is one of the best so give it a try. Be sure to turn up early though, the YTF is so popular that it sometimes run out by 8.30pm. However, There are plenty of other things to eat here if you have picky food partners. The great thing here is when you have a craving for this dish in the evening, this is a choice for you. All you have to do is pick your own yong tau foo pieces and pass it to the owner, point whereabouts you will be seated and they will heat it up and send it over to your table

Location: At the carpark in front of the Honda Kar Showroom in Jalan Imbi corner, facing the Weng Heng Coffee Shop.

Opening Times: 6.00pm - 9.00pm . Closed Tuesdays

Restoran Orchard View Yong Tow Foo - Ampang Village, Selangor

Good yong tow foo place, Orchard View is located in the Ampang viilage area. Try the cheong fun, it's good. They also sell the pork vinegar dish, assam laksa, fish, a variety of other local Hakka inspired dishes.

Location: 621 Jalan Merdeka, Ampang Selangor

Opening Times: 8am till 5pm daily (Closed alternate Wednesdays)

Yau Char Kwai

Stall at the corner of KL Baptist Church - Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

This mobile stall is open during the day and fries some great yau char kwai and all the dough sweets that comes with that.

Location: At junction of Jalan Alor & Changkat Bukit Bintang filtering into Jalan Bukit Bintang, just in front of the KL Baptist Church

Opening Times: 3pm to 8pm. Closed on Sundays

Mei Sin Eating Shop - Medan Imbi, KL

This Yau char kway stall is located on tyhe five fott walkway of meisin eating shop. Has a whole buffet of greasy chinese styled fried breads.

Location: N0. 16, Jalan Melati, Medan Imbi, Off Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Times: 7AM – 3PM closed Tuesdays

Penang Fried Kway Teow

Restoran Win Heng Seng

One of the better places to go for a piping hot plate of Penang Kway Teow. The owner took over the business of serving hungry mouths from his late father. My father, remembers him well when he was a little lad running around the shop with hardly a stitch on. And now he has proudly taken over the business and doing a pretty decent job at it too.

Located: 183 Jalan Imbi, opposite the Honda Showroom and round the corner from Sakura Restaurant.

Opening Times: 8.00am - 4.00pm

The shack on Jalan Chan Sow Lin - Jalan 5, Chan Sow Lin, KL

The fried kway teow here is served on banana leaf laced plate. The flavour of a well heated wok and strong fire is one of the key ingredients here as the chef, a lone lady fries up for her patient customers. Be prepared to wait.

Location: Jalan Chan Sow Lin facing the junction of Jalan 5.

Opening Times: Open daily from 1.30pm - 6.00pm except on occasional Mondays.

Mei Sin Coffeeshop

Also in Jalan Imbi, opposite Soh Kee Cantonese Noodle Shop. Imbi Road is old world KL, just like Pudu, petaling street and bits of Cheras so..expect some of the old charms still retained in the flavours and colours of residents who live and work there. This fried kway teow stall is one of the better ones and a lot more consistent then at Win Heng Seng nowadays.

Location: N0. 16, Jalan Melati, Medan Imbi Off Jalan Imbi, Corner Coffeeshop facing the 7 Eleven and diagonally across from Soo Kee Cantonese Noodle Shop.

Opening Times: 7.00am - 3.00pm. Closed Tuesdays

Congee (Porridge)

Pudu Back Lane

A Pudu back lane is transformed in the evenings into a food street selling all sorts of chinese street food as we call it. The chinese custard is pretty good here and the Congee stall is one of those must haves with locals.

Location: Off Jalan Pudu, at Jalan Sayur.

Fong Wah Teow Chew Porridge - Changkat Thambi Dollah, KL

This road is famous for its Teow Chew cuisine, and none more enticing than a bowl of piping hot porridge (this is also known as broth in western countries) and all types of preserved vegetables, curry, briskets and other dishes that you can pick and choose at the counters to your liking. The shops here are open most of the day and right through the early hours of the morning.

Location: 35 Changkat Thambi Dollah,Off Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Times: 10.30am - 4.30am daily

Hon Kee Porridge - Jalan Hang Lekir, KL

This has been featured by local and international food shows and is still being featured. A very popular shop for its silky smooth porridge. With it, you can add thinly sliced strips of raw fish , meat balls, deep fried pork intestines etc and garnished with sesame oil and lots of shredded ginger,coriander and spring onion.

Location: 93, Jalan Hang Lekir (Jalan Cecil) Off Petaling Street right next to koon kee wanton noodle shop.

Opening Times: 4.00am - 2.30pm

Loa Yau Kee Porridge @ Soong Kee Beef Ball Noodle Shop - Jalan Tun HS Lee, KL

This porridge is the true southern Malaysian style where it's rice grain has been cooked with just the right amount of water to make it thick and a little gooey. The northerners prefer a slightly watery kind of congee. The fish porridge is super smooth in texture and the fish is served raw and separate from the piping hot bowl of porridge so that when the dish arrives at your table, the fish won't be over cooked. As you add the raw fish into the heat of the porridge , give it a couple of swirls and it will be cooked to your liking.

Location: Located: 86, Jalan Tun H.S.Lee, 56000, Kuala Lumpur.

Opening times: 11.00am - 12.00am . Closed Sundays

Chee Cheong Fun

Kim Lian Kee - Petaling Street (Chinatown) , KL

This is the traditional chee cheong fun without the fuss of fish balls and yong tau foos - just straight forward chee cheong fun with sesame seeds sprinkled sparingly and flavoured with sweet and spicy sauces. Open only in the day. Night time turns into a hokkien mee stall.

Location: At the junction of Petaling Street and Jalan Hang Lekir. If you're unsure, it's the corner stall facing the ever popular Longan drink stall. In the evenings, another batch of chefs take over the premis serving customers the ever popular hokkien noodles at this place called Kim Lian Kee.

Hokkien Fried Noodles

Kim Lian Kee - Petaling Street (Chinatown) , KL

This is the one of the family's favorite dinner venues. Been around forever and still as good according to my father, who has been a regular customer since the 50's - long before petaling street became a tourists' haunt. Nights only.

Location: At the junction of Petaling Street and Jalan Hang Lekir. If you're unsure, it's the corner stall facing the ever popular Longan drink stall.

Win Heng Seng Coffee Shop - Jalan Imbi, KL

Another place which serves hokkien noodles and cantonese noodles. The hokkien noodles here is sprinkled with fried pork fat (chu yau char) . Open nights only too!

Located: On Jalan Imbi, opposite the Honda Showroom and round the corner from Sakura Restaurant.

Opening Times: 5pm to 12pm Closed every second Monday of the month

Restoran Ah Chay - Danau Kota Setapak , KL

You know it's the place to go when all the cooks in the kitchen are family members and every dish is cooked by per order. Which of course means, it takes a longer time to get to your table. But if it's good, it's worth waiting for no? If you're a true hokkien, you will know what those dishes above are (ok, minus the cantonese fried noodles) . Ok, just one thing, parking is quite difficult around that area especially after 8.30pm as the pasar malam starts to heat up. Right in front of Ah Chay's place is an open air reflexology pop up shop ...

Location: Jalan 1A/6, Danau Kota, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Times: 4.30pm - 11.00pm . Closed Mondays


Mei Keng Fatt Seafood Restaurant - Ulu Kelang Village (Kuala Ampang)

Everyone's favorite! Well, almost everyone's except those extremely allergic to it. Not cheap but the food is good. Try the pepper crabs or the sweet and sour crabs, and the steamed prawns. Fresh!Fresh!Fresh!! Expatriate haunt…

Opens daily: 11.30am-2.30pm; 4.00pm-1.00am

Location: No.1, Lorong Awan 6,Kuala Ampang. (In Ulu Kelang area)

Fatty Crab - Taman Megah, PJ

Of course, this is indeed the most famous seafood place in town. They even have chairs lining the walls for customers to sit while in wait for a table. That's how crowded it can be. The original Fatty Crab restaurant was located at States Theatre in P.J., then moved on to SS2 and finally relocated to Taman Mayang. What's great here? The sweet, sour and spicy sauced crabs that goes well with toast or is it the other way round?

Location: 2, Jalan SS 24/13, Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya

Opening Times: 5.30pm - 11pm (Closed Mondays) , be warned that there is a pasar malam open on Sundays in the area

Roasted Duck Rice

Siew Ngap Fei - Pudu , KL

This shop has been passed down to the next generation but the fine touches of granddad's is still in the taste. If you have a penchant for high fat value….this is it. It's delicious and you'd want more but perhaps conscience may pull you back on getting seconds!. There are 2 types of sauces which makes siew ngap fei different from the others. You can choose between the sweet or savoury sauce.

Location: 34 Lorong Yap Hin, off Jalan Pasar, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Times: 11:00am to 4:00pm. Days off..not determined. Tel: 2142-8394

Loong Foong Seafood - Paramount Gardens, PJ

This is one of those restaurants that pj folks love.It serves a great variety of "tai chow" dishes plus the ever popular roast duck and char siew . This is also one of those restaurants that you will have to turn up early as you know PJ residents do tend to have their dinner somewhat early. By 7.30pm ..... try to get there by 7.30pm latest if you want duck in your variety.

Location: 1, Jalan 20/13, Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03 7876 9045 Tel: 012-660-8654/012-604-3768

Opening Times: 6pm to 10pm. (Duck Finish At 8.30pm mostly), Closed Tuesdays

Beef Brisket Noodle Soup (Ngau Lam Meen)

Sin Kiew Yee Beef Brisket noodle stall - Petaling Street (chinatown) , KL

This husband and wife team has been selling their delicious beef brisket noodles for quite some time now and has a steady stream of customers every night. Just at the corner of a little lane off Petaling Street, their set up has only a couple of tables or so but well worth the wait. You can either choose to sit in the alleyway where they are located or in the foodcourt next to it.

Location: Petaling Street, close to the Jalan Sultan end of the street , where many beer and food restaurants have emerged. At night only.

Opening Times: Daily Lunch till 10.30pm

Lai Fong Coffee Shop

Another one of those old coffee shops with lots of individual stalls selling all sorts of food. One particular one that sells the Beef brisket noodle Soup still remains one of the best choices in town. Closed evenings.

Located: Jalan Cheng Lock, on the crossroads with Jalan Petaling across from the Jukebox shoe shop.

Lum Mee

Kedai Makanan May King

Passed down from one generation to another, this place serves one of the best lum mee in town. The fishballs are also most delicious and a side order is recommended. Other side orders are Kampar beancurd, teochew fishballs , foo chook rolls etc and serves herbal teas or soyabean drink. Orders are super fast and turnover is quick. Although its air conditioned and reasonably comfortable,the noise level can be unbearable as the area is closed and sound bounces off the squeaky gharrish wall tiles.

Location: No. 38 Jalan Yew (off Jalan Pudu), between the traffic circle and the Jalan Yew entrance to Pudu market. Open: 9.30am-6pm, closed Mondays.

YW Coffee Shop - Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, KL

Another great stall in this shop. This lum mee is thick, gooey, lots of pork lard and is just right if you like pork liver and intestines with it. Okay, the only setback is that you may feel extremely sleepy or extremely thirsty after meal...

Location: on Tengkat Tong Shin. Closed evenings

Yut Kee Coffee Shop

Great place to go for some lum mee. The place has been passed on from one generation to the next so the secret of superb cooking is still very much alive within the family. Closed on Mondays and in the evenings. Also famous for their Hailam Meen , Hainanese Chicken Chop and Roti Babi

Located:1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Times: 7.30am - 4.30pm Closed on Mondays and in the evenings.

Goreng Pisang

Mr Chiam's Goreng Pisang

Extremely popular goreng pisang, curry puff and fried yam/nin ko . If you wish to order in bulk, best to call to order and let them know what time you will be picking up the takeaway. But if you're late, more than likely they would have sold your order off to a waiting customer

Location: Opposite YMCA, in front of Yit Sieang Coffee Shop Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur . . Tel: 012 617 2511

Opening Times: 12.30 - 5.00pm Daily. Sometimes closed on Mondays, not often.

Imbi Kuih Bakul/ Fried Gold Cake

Well, this is one of those stalls that I have grown up with. From the time the mum and dad was selling their freshly fried, piping hot and gooey yam/nian gao (sticky rice cake), later taken over by the younger generation and hopefully the next generation will take over also see this "gold mine" and continue the business for years to come too. This stall has not expanded and has always worked out of a mobile stall. From the time I remember , parked on the walkway outside of Win Seng Heng in Jalan Imbi and later to the 7-Eleven at Medan Imbi and into the Mei Sin Eating Shop area in Medan Imbi and now at the New Imbi Market (ICC Pudu) . Probably missing a bit of the blue skies and sunshine nowadays, being cooped up in a foodcourt. Poor things..

Location: Jalan 1/77c, KL

Opening Times: 7.00am - 2.00pm. Closed Mondays

Ipoh Kway Teow Soup

Pau Kee Coffeeshop

For the longest time, Pau Kee was only a little stall at a kopitiam in Tengkat Tong Shin until the owner took the property back and they moved to the current location in Jalan Imbi. A good move for them, now the business is booming! And we are too glad that they didn't just pack up and retire or worse, retreat into the labyrinths of Puchong , Kuchai Lama , Cheras etc.

Location: No 10, Jalan Utara (the building next to Honda showroom) off Jalan Imbi . Open : 7am – 5pm. Closes alternate Tuesdays

Chan Thong Kee

This is located just a skip away from Pau Kee which seems to have the bulk of the customers. Once upon a time , this restaurant was absolutely minting money on just serving Ipoh Hor Fun. Today,.not as popular as it once was but still ok for a bowl or two

Location : 11, Jalan Barat, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday: 8AM - 4PM

Other outlets: Jalan Cecil, Petaling Street (China Town) & 18, Jalan SS2/16, Petaling Jaya

Chong Thoong Kee -TTDI, KL

Wow does it sound so similar to the one above but noooo..this is located in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI)

Being a proper KL resident , my choices would obviously by bias , be favourable to those located closer to domicile. But it's a good one if you happen to be in the are and feel like having a steamy hot bowl of Kway Teow Soup and juicy broiled chicken

Location: 18, Jalan Wan Kadir 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Times: 7.30am - 5.00pm. Closed Mondays

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