Hello, friends! A couple of weeks ago, we decided to find out more things to do in KL. We wanted to figure out what there was to see, and what to eat in KL that’s a bit off the beaten path. Luckily, we met Manjeet from KL Walks and got to do both!
Kuala Lumpur Landmarks & History Walk
We met Manjeet at the iconic Pasar Seni (Central Market) in KL and spent the next hour or so exploring the history of the area and visiting one of the important cultural landmarks. We’ve visited Pasar Seni countless times before, but somehow always walked by the Sin Sze Si Ya Temple without entering. This time, with Manjeet’s help, we got a look inside!
The temple has a really fascinating history that is tied to the city of KL. We also got a look at some of the beliefs and rituals practiced at this temple, which is a rare treat. We also learned the function of something we’ve seen at many temples, but had no idea what it did. If you follow our Instagram, you might have shared our epiphany as well!
Street Food and Local Favourites in KL City
One of the questions that haunt us whenever we travel to the capital - where is the best place to eat in KL?? Luckily, Manjeet pointed us to some her favourite spots.
The place we tried immediately after the tour is Hong Kee Claypot Chicken Rice. It’s technically on Jalan Sultan, but it’s easier to mention Petaling Street to your Taxi or Grab driver when finding your way there. You can also get seafood like cockles and grilled fish here, along with a nice cool beer to wash it down. It’s also next to a steamboat restaurant if you fancy that sort of thing.
The next day, we went to another one of Manjeet’s recommendations - Masakan Padang Asli Kampung Baru. This place only opens for lunch and Manjeet recommended the beef tendon and lung which are their specialties. Unfortunately, we had a late night and made it a bit late. Their specialties were sold out, but we still got an amazing serving of sambal, fish, begedil (minced potato deep fried with meat and herbs) just a little taste of that creamy sweet tendon curry everyone raves about. Definitely come visit as soon as you can, as Kampung Baru - one of the last traditional Malay villages in KL - will likely be developed into condos in the near future.
Well, that’s it for this trip, friends. Find out more places to eat in KL (and a nice gin bar we like) in our earlier post: Delicious Food Places in Kuala Lumpur. See you in the next one!