Kuala Lumpur Day 7: Bak Kut Teh Breakfast

Ben and I started day 7 with breakfast with my father. After 12 years leaving Malaysia, we tried to meet up with families as much as we can.

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My father brought us to another Bak Kut Teh restaurant. In Malaysia, pork rib soup is served whole day; breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. This particular restaurant only served breakfast because they will sell out by lunch time. Apparently, it is run by an ex-neighbor.

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Chinese tea is always served with Bak Kut Teh. Tea has cleansing effect on greasy food and cleaning tea cups, :-).

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Fresh cut chili and raw minced garlic are a must condiments for Bak Kut Teh, accompany with light and dark thick soy sauce.

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My father ordered an individual pot of “big bone” as I recalled correctly. Look at the skin of the pork. The bak kut teh here is different from our first bkt meal. The broth was thicker (more gelatinous) and darker. I think this version is the one that made in a big pot where the meat has been simmering for a longer time. (more…)

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Kuala Lumpur Day 6: Dinner at Din Tai Fung

Ben and I met up with Ben’s girls brigate friend, JT for dinner at Din Tai Fung in Subang Jaya. It was a long way from Kepong and the worst is the traffic jam. But JT is the best; she travelled back from Singapore over the weekend just to meet up with us.

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We must have Din Tai Fung’s signature xiao long bao. We had the pork version.

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Juicy xiao long bao.

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Finely julienne ginger to accompany the xiao long bao. (more…)

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Kuala Lumpur Day 6: Fish Head Curry Lunch at Kampong Pandan Restaurant

Near noon, Ben decided to walk over to Jalan Yap Kwan Seng for lunch.

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Fish head curry was what he had in mind. Kampong Pandan restaurant is one of the popular place to go for fish head curry.

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A platter of fish head curry. There are wash stations for customers to wash their hands before and after fish head curry as most locals will eat with their hands.

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Kuala Lumpur Day 6: More KLCC and snacks

After breakfast, we went for a walk at the surrounding area while it’s still cooling in the morning.

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A view of the city skyline.

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A different view of the Petronas twin towers. There is a reflecting pool and an island with lush palm trees.

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The reflection of the twin towers in the pool. (more…)

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Kuala Lumpur Day 6: Breakfast at KLCC Food Court

This is one of the few posts on site seeing for this trip.

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We went to the iconic Petronas twin towers in KLCC which had been the tallest buildings for a moment.

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The bridge between the two corn like structures. Ben had been on the skybridge during a previous visit. We did not go up this time.

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The accessible part of the Petronas twin towers to the public is the shopping mall. (more…)

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Kuala Lumpur Day 5: Dinner at Hawkers Center

We went to the hawkers center near Carefour in Kepong for dinner.

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The hawkers center is open air with stalls lining both sides of the seating area. It’s a great place to dine out as there are so many choices.

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I had a kaya bao for snack earlier. It was RM1.60 (CAD0.55).

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Ben had papaya which is commonly sold in long slim plastic bag. It was $1.00 (CAD0.35).

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In the hawkers center, I picked a claypot chicken rice with the doctor’s advice in mind. It had salted fish too. It was RM6.00 (CAD2.00). I cant believe it’s so cheap. (more…)

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Kuala Lumpur Day 5: Lunch at Old Town White Coffee in Berjaya Times Square

I met with a few of my ex-colleagues for lunch in Berjaya Times Square. I was so happy to see them after more than 10 years I left the company.

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We had lunch at Old Town White Coffee in the Berjaya Times Square for their convenience.

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White coffee is a must which I had.

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I had a chicken rice noodle soup to allow my stomach to recuperate. In fact, Ben and I went to a clinic in the morning and was advised to stay away from spicy and deep fried food. (more…)

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Kuala Lumpur Day 4: Pan Mee Dinner

Ben’s sister brought us to a Pan Mee restaurant for dinner.

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The above dry pan mee is the restaurant’s specialty. Ben and his sister had that.

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Not sure what was the above crispy bits, perhaps shallots and garlic. They were great.

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Fried anchovies are a must ingredients for pan mee. In fact, the broth is made from simmering anchovies. (more…)

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Kuala Lumpur Day 4: Wonton Noodle Breakfast

After attending to family matters, Ben’s sister brought us out for a late breakfast. Since we had not recovered from food poisoning yet, we had something light.

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I had wonton noodle with “jar yoke”. “Jar yoke” was a dish which my grandmother used to make at home. It’s made with pork belly marinated in five spices which were deep fried and braised with wood ear and sour cabbage. I wish I had learned how to make it from her.

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The noodles here were not exactly like the wonton noodles we get in Vancouver. These were thicker. (more…)

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