Enjoy a delicious mix of flavors Kuala Lumpur has by tasting the best of all the cultures that influence its cuisine! From bustling Chinatown, to a Malay village right in the middle of the city, your sights, senses and taste buds will be having a party!
To begin our food adventure, we will walk through KL's famous Chinatown. Based in Petaling Street, Chinatown is also known as 'Chee Cheong Kai' (Starch Factory Street), a reference to its roots as a tapioca-producing district. Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history, Chinatown is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia. Some of the food available for sampling are wantan noodles, chee cheong fun, apom balik (Malaysian pancake), spicy curry noodles or assam laksa.
We will proceed to visit two places of worship which are highly popular among locals and tourist. Guan Di Temple (also known as Kuan Ti Temple); a beautiful Taoist temple. It is one of the most impressive Chinese temples in Kuala Lumpur. This will be followed by a walk down the street to Sri Mahamariamman temple. The temple was named after the popular Hindu deity, Mariamman, looked upon as protector of Tamils during sojourns to foreign lands. Built in 1873, this magnificent temple houses 228 Hindu idols.
A taste of India at Lebuh Ampang
Moving on from Chinatown, we will head to Leboh Ampang for some scrumptious Southern Indian food. Before digging into the food, we will make a quick pit stop at Masjid Jamek. Built in 1907, this beautiful mosque is located in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and is the oldest mosque standing in Kuala Lumpur.. It is situated at the confluence of Klang River and Gombak River. The architecture of the mosque is a combination of Moorish, Islamic and Moghul..
Across the street, we will find ourselves at Lebuh Ampang. Before the Little Indian in Brickfields was built, Lebuh Ampang was the place for city folk to get their daily fix of anything and everything Indian . Guests can take in the unique architecture, and indulge in good Southern Indian food, all within a 500m stretch in the heart of KL..
Seated in an air conditioned restaurant, guest will indulge in traditional masala tea or bru coffee and thosai or better known as dosa.
A Malay village in the city
The last stop will be Kampung Baru, or New Village in English. Established in 1899, it is the oldest residential area in Kuala Lumpur. Through much of KL has been modernised, Kampung Baru still maintains a strong sense of history, as seen through the many traditional Malay wooden houses.
This is where guests will try Malaysia's iconic, national dish, the nasi lemak. It is a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf to give it that aromatic, rich flavor. Traditionally, nasi lemak is served with a sweet and spicy sauce called sambal and with several garnishes such anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts cucumber and egg. Guests will also be treated to a local drink like sirap limau which is made up of rose syrup with freshly squeezed kalamansi to give it a fresh taste to it.
End of Tour
Wefies, Hugs and Goodbyes
Hotel Geo Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaHow to get there
We will meet in front of Texas Chicken Restaurant at GEO Hotel. You can get there by Grab (similar to Uber), or public train (MRT or LRT station called Pasar Seni)