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How to Eat Your Way Through Kuala Lumpur

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If you are looking to understand food in Malaysia, it can be quite overwhelming, the abundance, the no-nonsense-ness, the speed of it all to say the least. Malaysians are passionate about their food. Thanks to their melting pot of cultures, they are blessed with a whole lotta good food that blends into a range of cuisines and flavours. And the bet place to experience it all is in Kuala Lumpur. 

How to Eat Your Way Through Kuala Lumpur:

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Day 1. Bijan is quite stringent about it's authenticity

Bijan is quite stringent about it's authenticity
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Bijan at 3 Jalan Ceylon, 50200 lures foodies not just from all over Malaysia but from all over the world. Not confined to the kitchen, on Saturday mornings head Chef Zulkifli bin Razali leads a tour to the Chow Kit markets to peruse the fresh produce he uses in such must-try dishes as dry beef curry with lemongrass and the signature Rusuk Panggang

Day 2. Sek Yuen is a legend in Chinese restaurant lore

Sek Yuen is a legend in Chinese restaurant lore
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Take a cab to 315, Jalan Pudu 55100 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan, because you cannot miss out on this one. Sek Yuen serves long forgotten dishes prepared over wood-fired stoves. The sticky pork is delicious, but Eight Treasure Duck must be pre-ordered and is simply spectacular. Head to Inside Scoop at 9, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru for dessert!

Day 3. Head to Jalan Alor for the best chicken wings

Head to Jalan Alor for the best chicken wings
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Once notorious as Kuala Lumpur's red light district, Jalan Alor is now a food haven casually known as "Wai Sek Kai". in Cantonese it means the "Glutton Road." At the entrance to Jalan Alor, this famous Asian roast chicken eatery marinates big, fat wings in soy sauce, honey, white pepper, garlic, ginger and spring onion. 

Day 4. Chun Kee Tai Bu Mee is one of the oldest Hakka noodles stall

Chun Kee Tai Bu Mee is one of the oldest Hakka noodles stall
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If you are confused, just ask the locals of Pudu where to find the “da bu mien” stall. These fresh house-made egg noodles are filling and delicious, coated with pork lard and served with a topping of minced pork, slices of char siu which is barbecue pork and blanched vegetables. It's at 446 Jalan Sayur, Pudu, 55100.

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Day 5. Limapulo is legendary for its Nyonya laksa

Limapulo is legendary for its Nyonya laksa
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On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, chef John Tan Kim Chye at 50, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, serves his exquisite Nyonya laksa. Couple it with homemade Peranakan ginger ale. Don't miss out Ah Koong Restaurant that specializes in fish ball noodles, a traditional dish of Malaysia. You can find it at  No. 172, Jln Changkat Tambi Dollah, Off Jalan Pudu.

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