How is everyone? I hope everyone is doing well.
So sorry for the long overdue post. I actually made this trip end of last year, but didn’t have the time or mood to write. 🙂
On end of December 2019, in conjunction to Christmas celebration I had a short 3D2N gateway in KL with my family. On day 2 we skipped the hotel’s breakfast and decided to go Petaling Street for makan-makan and jalan-jalan. We have not been to Petaling Street for so many years! Oh my….. LOL!
To avoid the traffic and car park problem, I decided to use Grab, e-hailing to go to Petaling Street. Hehe….
Now with roofing over, at least not so hot. Stalls were still handled by foreigners and most of the stalls are selling the almost similar stuffs…imitation branded bags, sport shoes, watches, clothing and also souvenirs. Most of the stalls will be open by 10am.
Hon Kee Porridge Petaling Street,
was our first stop for breakfast. It is one of the oldest porridge stall here. Located nearby the famous Air Mata Kucing.
varieties of porridge are available here at an affordable price.
We ordered Pork & Fried Intestine Porridge and Raw Fish Porridge for sharing. They are served hot! Both are great. But I personally like the Raw Fish Porridge…which I felt nostalgic and rare. It is undeniable that their porridge texture is smooth.
Other than porridge, Chee Cheong Fun (steamed rice roll) is also available here.
I am not really a fan of Chee Cheong Fun. But their chee cheong fun is quite nice. Not only the texture is smooth…the sauce also is quite special. Its different from the usual chee cheong fun sauce.
Bored of common chee cheong fun with sauce? Tried something different here. Fried chee cheong fun with egg and minced pork. 🙂
Address: 93, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: 4AM – 2.30pm
Right in front of the porridge stall, there is a small stall selling these freshly fried Sweet Potato Balls.
As we walk along the Petaling Street, we also spotted a friendly lady selling Mua Chee. Her version comes with variety flavors.
Mua Chee is the Chinese version of ‘mochi’. It is made of steamed glutinous rice then coated with fine peanuts. It’s a popular street snack. You can give it a try…but I personally don’t quite like this texture , because the texture is tougher. I preferred the goey version. hehe….
Next, we came over this cart selling Roasted Duck. Saw few people was waiting for their turn to buy. Hence we decided to buy 1/2 duck to try. Mom said the duck tasted good. (roast duck is one of mom’s favorite)
As we walked further, we came along a street selling flowers….fresh flowers. I heard friends been saying fresh flowers are selling at reasonable price at Petaling Street. (In pic, uncle was unpacking the fresh Gerberras. Do you like Gerberra?)
We were hunting for Hawker Chan for our next makan stop. Then we passed by this beautiful temple called, “Kuan Ti Temple“. This temple is listed as one of the “5 Must-Visit Chinese Temples in KL”.
“Kuan Ti Temple is a 121 year-old Taoist temple located along Jalan Tun HS Lee. An easily recognisable building with a bright orange façade, it is dedicated to Guandi, the Taoist God of War and Literature; there is a red-faced, long beard statue of Guandi at the rear of the temple.”
Kuan Ti Temple
- Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 19:00 (opening hours may vary, so please check with the temple keeper)
- Location: Right across the street from Popular Bookstore, and just opposite Sri Mahamariamman Temple.
- Address: Along Jalan Tun H. S. Lee
Hawker Chan, Petaling Street
for lunch. We wanted to try the chicken rice here. Apparently it is Singapore’s Michelin-starred chicken rice. (Hawker Chan was awarded one Michelin star by the Michelin Guide Singapore in 2016.)
Known for “cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world”, Hawker Chan is famous for their soy sauce chicken rice.
Self service ordering system. Just like fast food. The environment is good and clean with air-conditioned.
Simple 1 page menu. Prices considered reasonable for this location.
Soya Sauce Chicken Rice (RM8.60), doesn’t look appealing. 😦
Sorry to say Chicken looked dry and rice not quite aromatic either. Nothing to shout about tho.
Char Siew Rice (RM9.80). Char Siew was one better side. Lean and tender.
The chili sauce, as you can see its quite watery….
Instead, we liked the Papaya Tea Soup with Pork Rib (RM7). It was nourishing and flavorful.
Have you tried Hawker Chan KL? Some of my friends who have tried the original stall in Singapore said it tasted good. Probably when something is franchised or managed by outsiders…the taste will be off.
Address: 135, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operation hours:- Open daily from 10.30am – 9pm
Phone: 016-564 6787
Bunn Choon Egg Tarts, Petaling Street
I read that Bunn Choon Egg Tarts are nice. So, we decided to buy some.
The 2-storey vintage building painted in vibrant yellow and blue color attracted many visitors. It is easily sighted next to Kwai Chai Hong.
There are also table and chairs for customers who wants to dine in.
One of the best egg tart in KL. Apparently the egg tart recipe was passed down since their establishment in 1893.
You can smell the aromatic of these freshly baked pastries.
We decided to try both skin flavors of egg tarts and also the char siew sou.
We love both egg tarts and char siew sou.
Address: No.8 Lorong Pangung, 50000 Kuala Lumpur (Opposite Pasar Seni MRT Station, about 5 minutes walk)
Operation hours: 7am – 3pm
After buying the egg tarts, we came to
Kwai Chai Hong, Petaling Street
which is just next to Bunn Choon.
Although this area is not big, but the artist fully utilized the walls with beautiful murals and setup to bring visitors a journey back in time to the 1960s golden era of KL Chinatown. Now, in conjunction to Mid-Autumn festival, they’ve put up some beautiful lanterns with Rabbit theme. (https://www.kwaichaihong.com/)
We only managed to cover half day trip. I hope we have bigger space for our stomach to fill more food. Perhaps next trip.
*Coming post will blog about a fail proof cake.
For lazy people like me. 😀