I was excited to be flying into Malaysia. I have only spent a few hours in Kuala Lumpur before and was definitely looking forward to spending a little more time exploring what the city had to offer.
If you are not into food so much Kuala Lumpur may not be much of a destination, but for a ravenous eater like myself it is almost a dream come true.
Malaysia is kind of the centre of Asia food wise. You find Indian, Chinese and Muslim as well as the closer Thai and Indonesian food. On top of all this you get a number of different styles of Malaysian food as well, such as Nyonya food which is kind of like using Chinese ingredients mixed with the local South-East Asian spices. All in all there is a huge amount of variety to keep you looking forward to the next meal.
After stumbling off the plane just before first light we headed to our hotel in hope of getting into our room early and getting some sleep. But it was not to be, we left our bags at reception and started wandering around in a sleep deprived haze with no destination in mind.
Where we ended up was a place we look for wherever we go, a food court. Three counters in a shop area each selling its own speciality, with many people sitting eating a little from each.
We got ourselves something else we had been looking forward to, Roti Chanai. Breakfast doesn’t get much better than this that’s for sure.
Back in Chinatown things were just starting to get moving for a day of shopping action.
After checking into our hotel and getting a little shuteye it was time for lunch.
Downstairs we went to the next in what may become a series of food court adventures.
This was a larger foodcourt again. They even had people who, if you just came in and sat down, would run to each stall to get what you wanted and bring it back.
I went with a bowl of Prawn Mee. The stock was a definite change from what I had been eating for the last couple of months and had a good strong prawn flavour to it.
A few other highlights of our day in Chinatown include BBQ Pork Mee.
As well as some classic Chicken Satay.
A great day of eating to be sure. But after leaving China only 24 hours before it was time to take our full bellies back up to our room and have a good sleep/digestion session to get us ready for the week of eating we had ahead.