Update on 2012/09/26
Hon Kee Famous Porridge
Famous Raw Fish Porridge
A popular food stall with over 60 years of history. The porridge comes with various accompaniments such as yue sang (raw fish) and pei tan (century egg). Every morning, only the freshest ingredients are chosen to maintain optimum flavors and taste. The porridge is best eaten while hot especially it's served with raw fish.
Plain Porridge (RM2.50), Meatballs Porridge (RM5.00)
93, Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+6012-2276281, +6017-8827351)
Yooi Kee Chee Cheong Fun (Kim Lian Kee) (0.5-1hr)
Original Guangdong Chee Cheong Fun
Started in 1943, the stall remains one of the most popular food stalls. Just like its humble appearance, only plain chee cheong fun with sweet and spicy sauce is served here. Enjoy the extremely smooth and tender chee cheong fun, which is handmade with traditional Guangdong recipe that has been passed down for generations.
07:00-16:00, close on Wed
Chee Cheong Fun (RM3.00++)
49-51Jalan Petaling, Off Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+603-92354848 KL Tourism)
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (1-1.5hr)
A Tropical Paradise of Birds
KL Bird Park, the World's Largest Free-flight Walk-in Aviary, was officially opened in 1991. The park is approximately 21-acre large and divided into 4 different zones and is home to over 3,000 birds of 200 bird species. Except for the wide variety of birds, there are also waterfall and greenery walk here.
Standard rate: adult (RM48.00), children (RM38.00)
920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+603-22721010)
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park (1-1.5hr)
A Heaven of Butterflies
A tropical home to up to 120 species of butterflies. The park has an atmosphere of Malaysia rainforest imitating the butterfly's natural habitat. While you enjoy the beautiful view of butterflies in various shapes and sizes, you can also experience the beauty of Mother Nature without venturing out of the city.
Standard rate: adult (RM18.00), children (RM8.00)
Jalan Cenderasari, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+603-26934799, +603-26934907)
Kedai Koon Kee
Best Wonton Noodles in Town
Kedai Koon Kee is the best wonton noodles in Kuala Lumpur. The shop is not large and slightly bare, but endless numbers of customers flock here to taste the delicious wonton noodles that are accompanied by a small bowl of flavorful wonton soup. The wonton noodles also include some shredded chicken and thick soup.
Char Siew Wantan Mee, Wantan Noodles
95, Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+603-20786554)
Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo
Handmade Hakka Stuffed Tofu and Vegetables
Located within a wet market in Madras Lane, the popular stall serves juicy and tasty yong tao foo, which is fish paste that is wrapped in a rich variety of vegetables. All yong tao foo is freshly handmade and fried on the spot. The ordering of food here works by self service.
08:30-15:00, close on Mon
Yong Tau Foo (RM1.00 per piece)
Penjaja Gallery, Madras Lane, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+603-92354848 KL Tourism)
Restoran Nasi Ayam Kam Kee
Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice
As soon as you walked into the shop, you could smell the scent of chicken rice almost immediately. The free-range chicken is firm, muscled, fragrant and has bright yellow skin; best eaten on its own. Besides chicken rice, they also offer beef balls, bean sprout, soups and a few home-cooked dishes.
10:00-15:30, close on alternate Wed
Boiled Farm Chicken-Meat (RM10.00), Oil Rice (RM1.00)
42 Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+6019-3654897)
Guan Di Temple (0.5-1hr)
Ancient Taoist Temple in Chinatown
Built in 1886, the Guan Di Temple's hallowed halls are permeated with the fragrance of sandalwood incense coils, burning in reverence to the Taoist God of War, Guan Di. Devotees make their way into the temple to pray for good fortune and good health in the coming days.
Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+603-92354848 KL Tourism)
Central Market (Pasar Seni) (1-1.5hr)
A Market of Malaysian Culture, Arts and Handicrafts
Once it was a wet market. Today, it stands as a heritage landmark and a living gallery of Malaysian handicraft and art. Not only will you find curios, trinkets, batik and other antiquities but you will find art of both renowned and aspiring cartoonists and artists alive within its walls.
10:00-22:00 (Kasturi Walk 10:30-22:30), daily
Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+603-20310399, +603-20315399)
Ikan Panggang @ Petaling Street
Hot and Spicy Portuguese Grilled Seafood
The stall's Portuguese grilled fish is unchallenged in this area. The sauce is the owner's invention and you can request for the spiciness level to be adjusted. Be prepared to wait but when you tear open the foil, take a bite of the seafood with white rice, everything may just be forgotten.
17:00-23:00, close on Mon
Grilled Stingray (RM7.00), Grilled Clams (RM7.00)
Junction of Jalan Hang Lekir and Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+6019-3159448)
Restoran Kim Lian Kee
Original Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee
Founded in 1927, Restoran Kim Lian Kee is famous for its Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee. Fish powder and black soy sauce are added while the noodles are being cooked, so the sauce is thick, dark brown, and extremely fragrant. You should not miss this shop if you want to try Hokkien mee in Malaysia.
Hokkien Mee (RM6.00++), Singapore Noodle (RM6.00++)
49, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+603-20324984)
China Town Seng Kee
Sizzling Hot Claypot Pearl Noodles
China Town Seng Kee serves a wide range of Chinese dishes such as Claypot Pearl Noodle, Majestic BBQ Pork Noodle, Imperial Prawn Noodle, Yong Tow Foo, and Special Fried Pork Intestine. The restaurant's Claypot Pearl Noodle is so well known that the name Seng Kee itself has become almost synonymous with Claypot Pearl Noodle!
11:00-03:00, close on alternate Thur
Claypot Pearl Noodle (RM8.00++), Majestic BBQ Pork Noodle (RM9.00++)
52, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+603-92354848 KL Tourism)
Petaling Street (China Town) (1-1.5hr)
Market that Never Sleeps
Known as Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur, this street is infamous for its high quality pirated and imitation goods. However, there are some quality items such as semi-precious stones, crystal jewelry and not forgetting the many hawker stalls offering Chinese traditional tidbits and bakery items.
Open 24 hours, daily
Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan (+603-92354848 KL Tourism)