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5 KL Based Asian Restaurants for Your Asian Palate

Kuala Lumpur; the city that can offer you almost any type of food and cuisine you could ask for especially great food for our savoury loving Asian palate! Imagine having a fulfilling dish cooked with the best of ingredients, blended with spices and sauces that leave you wanting for more every single time you have it and eaten while spending quality time with your loved ones… what dish comes to your mind? Is it the all time favourite nasi lemak? Or a warm hearty bowl of phở?

 
Whatever it is, I’m pretty sure you’re starting to tingle in excitement already thinking about where to get your next meal in KL. Here are five of my personal favourite Asian restaurants that actually serve good food to fulfil your cravings:
 

1. MALAYSIAN CUISINE: NASI LEMAK FAMOUS

Nasi lemak is one of our national dishes and you can get from a lot of places. But to know which place serves the best one, that is the challenge. The nasi needs to have that perfect ‘lemak’ taste paired with sambal that is not too spicy and not too sweet along with that crispy fried chicken.

nasi lemak

 
Nasi Lemak Famous is located in Bangsar, by a roadside near Bangsar Village. They serve the best nasi lemak in town with your choice of side dishes. The rice is cooked with just the right amount of coconut milk while the sambal is not too sweet or salty. It is a bit on the spicy side though so make sure you go slow on it if you cannot handle the heat! It is also best to pair the nasi lemak with their signature fried chicken that is marinated in spices that will surely explode in your mouth!
 
Address: Food Truck located on, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Operation hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 5pm-5am

 
 

2. THAI FOOD: BANNGKOK STREET FOOD

Bangkok, Thailand is known for their amazing street food. And this restaurant, it brings Thai streets to you! Designed to look like a typical street in Bangkok with stalls of food, it gives you the experience of visiting Thailand while dining. They offer more than 100 types of Thai street food and if that is not heaven on earth, I do not know what is! If you are planning to visit the restaurant, make sure to try their grilled striploin, steamed lime squid, prawn tom yam and Nutella pancake. The portion of food is also very generous so it is a good idea to share with friends!

thai food

 
Address: BANNGKOK Street Food, Platinum Walk Setapak, 56-G Block H Jalan Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur

Operation hours: Mondays-Sundays, 3pm-12am

 
 

3. VIETNAMESE CUISINE: SUPER SAIGON

If you are feeling like having a good bowl of soup noodles, this is the place to go! They have a few branches not only around KL but in Selangor as well. Aside from the phở, their spring rolls are the best appetizers to have to share and their plain banh mi is also a must try. Other than serving good food, the restaurant also has a nice ambience with aesthetically pleasing decorations. But I can guarantee that you might forget to take pictures because you will be so busy enjoying your phở!

super saigon pho

 
Address:
i) 28, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
ii) 2, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
iii) 34, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
iv) 75, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Operation hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 1130am-1030pm; Sundays, 1030am-1030pm

 
 

4. CHINESE FOOD: MY DIM SUM

Located at Setapak Central (near Sushi King), this pork-free dim sum restaurant offers you various types of mouthwatering dim sum that you will have a hard time to choose from! From steamed salted egg custard buns to deep fried homemade beancurd, they have it all. Be sure to also try their salted egg yolk prawn fried rice! The place is known for their good service with friendly staff to attend to you.

 dim sum
Image: @yiyieeen on Twitter
 
Address: Setapak Central, Danau Kota, 53100 Kuala Lumpur

Operation hours: Mondays-Sundays, 10am-10pm

 
 

5. JAPANESE: SUSHI MENTAI

Sushi Mentai is a Japanese restaurant that serves affordable high quality sushi. They have the freshest salmon in the market and every bite will make you crave for more. The salmon mayo sushi is a must try while their spicy chicken floss sushi is surprisingly good.

 sushi mentai
Image: @hangry.gang on Instagram
 
Sushi Mentai also has affordable don bowls, best choices of salads and their ala carte menu will not disappoint you at all. The place has a good and fast service even at peak hours so you usually do not have to be kept waiting for long to eat. All plates on the belt ranges from as low as RM1.80 to RM2.80 only. Its belt will have you adjust yours for sure!
 
Address:
i) 77G, Jalan 8/62A, Bandar Manjalara, 52100 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
ii) 16G, Jalan Metro Perdana 8, Taman Usahawan, 52100 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
iii) 10, 10-1, Jalan Kuchai Maju 8, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
iv) No.12 & 13G, Jalan Perubatan 2, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
v) Lot 126-G-10 & 11, Metro Genting Klang, Jalan Genting Kelang, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
vi) 3, Jalan 13/149L, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
vii) 155, Jalan Sarjana, Taman Connaught, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
viii) No. 37-1, Plaza Danau Desa, Jalan 1/109-F, Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
ix) No. 30, Jalan Manis 4, Taman Segar, 56100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
x) No 8, Jalan 34/154, Taman Bukit Anggerik, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Operation hours: varies from outlet to outlet
 
There you have it! Five different asian cuisines to tickle your fancy based on what you’re craving for the next time you’re in Kuala Lumpur.
 

If you’ve tried any of these places, let us know which is your favourite below!

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