Last February 2012, I had a chance to fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I had only a weekend to stay and I wanted to explore the “real” vibe of the city. Of course I had to see the Petronas Towers up close and visit Jimmy Choo and Vincci..but other than that, was there more to KL’s lights, shops and glitz?
I discovered this food escapade in Trip Advisor called “Food Tour Malaysia”. Lots of travelers raved about it and said that they apart from the good food, it was also interesting to see local culture and meet new people. So for RM160 (a bit pricey I think..), I decided to give it a shot. I also tagged along my friend Grace to join me in this food trip.
But before the food tour could start, I couldn’t help my craving anymore so we went out to satisfy our taste buds for some classic assam laksa. So spicy lah! Love it!
We finally met up with Charles, our food guru, along with another couple from Australia. According to Charles, there was only 1 rule in this trip – you can’t say the “F” word.
You can’t say you’re FULL!!! Hahaha.
We went to 5 or 6 places, and it was nice because we were the only “tourists” in the area..which means these are genuine hole-in-the-wall local spots. Cool!
Here are some of the food we tasted! From left to right: (1) Otak Otak or fish paste (2) Nasi lemak (3) Venison (4) Sting ray!! Tastes like fish actually.. (5) Fish in yellow curry (6) Curry puffs (7) Sweet apam, glutinous sweet rice and coconut (8) Roti and curry (9) Pork Bah kut-teh (10) Banana puffs (11) Chicken char kway teow (12) Fried tofu and pork filling
We also had some (non-alcoholic) drinks, the pink panther drink (rose syrup and milk), Chinese margarita, and teh tarik with ginger .
After almost 5 hours of good food and conversations, we decided to call it a night! Whew! The verdict: It was a great gastronomic treat! Definitely worth it. As they say, the best way to get to know the culture of a place is through it’s people and food. xoxo
Check out Food Tour Malaysia in Trip Advisor.