Our six nights in Kuala Lumpur was, for Dwayne, a time of gastronomical delight!
Petaling Street Markets
The Petaling Street Markets had an assortment of delicacies including frog porridge, or if you prefer raw fish porridge or crispy innards porridge… enough on the porridge as we didn’t eat it!
Hong Kee – Famous Clay Pot Chicken Rice
1 x Clay Pot Chicken (for two)
Verdict: Delicious. Really very good, friendly staff.
Pork Ball Noodle (that’s the only part of the sign I could read…. name was probably in Chinese)
2 x laksa
Total: RM 6
Verdict: Average. Nothing special.
This street, full of hawker stalls, is a cornucopia of culinary delights. Jalan Alor is located in the Bukit Bintang area and a must-visit food destination when in KL. There is an immense array of food to choose from including the yummy skewered frogs, dum sum, pho and a really nice coconut ice cream.
Restoran Beh Brothers
1 x Ho Yip fan (Glutinous rice, chicken and Chinese sausage wrapped in lotus leaf)
1 x Chicken feet
1 x Choi Mai (pork)
1 x Pork dumpling
Jalan Alor Vietnamese
1 x Beef salad
1 x chicken pho
1 x beef pho
1 x small water
1 x large Heineken
Verdict: Very nice.
Jl. Alor (didn’t get the name of it)
1 x frog skewer RM15
1 x duck skewer
1 x escargot skewer
1 x skewered prawn
1 x tofu wrapped enoki mushroom and lettuce skewer.
Verdict: Brilliant, delicious. I love the frog. I swear I could eat Kermit everyday.
Sutraa Kitchen and Bar – happy hour
Two for one margaritas RM45
I wasn’t coping with the “brain freeze” so ordered a classic margarita next!
Kanching Waterfall Cafe
2 x Nasi Lamak (a parcel of rice, chilli anchovy samba, 1/2 an egg and cucumber)
1 x coke
1 x small water
Verdict: Very nice little parcel wrapped in brown paper and banana leaves.
Dwayne went back for seconds and ordered a meal.
1 x Rice, chicken and veg RM 7
Warung Penyet (KL Sental Mall)
2 x rawon soup
2 x rice
1 x crispy chicken wings
1 x lemon tea
1 x pepsi
Total: RM 31.70
Verdict: Advertised as traditional Indonesian food. It was delicious. Busy restaurant and very noisy.
Al Hameeds – Penung Nasi Kandor on Jl Pudu Lama, Bukit Bintang
3 x curries (2xchicken and1xgoat)
2 x rice
1 x vegetable dish
2 x roti
1 x pappadoms
1 x mango juice
1 x lemon water
We love Balinese food! This was our favourite restaurant in Bali Dino Dapur Inovasi Dino Dapur Inovasi
What we had (one of the times ate there)…..
1 x chicken laksa
1 x nasi goreng rendang sapi (fried rice, with beef and flavoured with curry)
1 x kangkung (water spinach)
1 x ice tea
1 x ice lemon tea
Total: Rp 53000 approximately AUS $5.30
Verdict: Probably our favourite restaurant in Bali. It’s a little out of the way but worth a visit. A huge selection of nasi gorengs to choose from. My favourites were the nasi goreng gulai kambing and the nasi goreng rendang sapi, ayam betutu, kangkung and the laksa ayam. We have eaten there a lot and they have a huge selection of food and everything we have had it delicious. We had a meal at Dino’s with Marie and Jedd when they were in Bali. We enjoyed Ayam betutu, nasi goreng, prawns, veg, beers, mie goreng… you name it we ate it…. all forAUS $17 The music they play at Dino is often too loud. The restaurant is clean, open and airy but on a main road.
We found some great places in, and around kuta. In Denpasar we found an interesting place, with tasty food, that served babi guling (spit roast big). Basically they serve every part of the pig. Crispy pig ears and trotters, sates and soups plus a lot more. Delicious!
The best beef rendang was at Kalazan on Jl. Raya Kuta.
Out at Serangan they serve a lot of seafood in the local warungs. We had a great meal with some friends where we enjoyed the prawns (udang) and grilled fish (Ikan Bakar) so much that we went back a second time. The prawns are delicious grilled over coconut husks and basted with their special concoction of onions and garlic…. the fish is also grilled the same way and then served with rice and sambal. They serve it with a chilli tomato sambal and sambal matah which is a sambal of onion, garlic, lemongrass and is so delicious. The run down..
Warung Batan Santen
What we ordered…
2 x Grilled prawns
1 x grilled fish
1 x kangkung
2 x rice
1 x bintang
1 x small bottle water.
Total: Rp 190000 about AUS $19
Verdict: Delicious food. Love the sambal matah. Very friendly people.
1 x grilled fish, rice, sambal
1 x nasi goreng special (includes fried rice, fried egg, and fried chicken (leg & thigh)
1 x kangkung (water spinach)
2 x small bintang
2 x Smirnoff ice
Total: Rp199000 about AUS $20
Verdict: desini makan enak sikali. The food here is delicious. Very friendly place, good food.
Warung Biru Aremastrong Stand 20, WR Papa ARSA (Bu Lowis) Serangan
4 x BBQ prawns
4 x rice
4 x Kangkung (water spinach)
1 x BBQ fish
8 x small bintang
2 x can coke
Total: Approximately Rp450000 Which worked out to about AUS $12.50 per person.
Verdict: Very nice. Have had better on Serangan, but it was a really good feast with friends Ilija and Oleg.
My birthday lunch was next door to stand 20… maybe 19?
It was delicious. I can’t tell you how much it cost but it would have been peanuts. We enjoyed fish, rice, kangkung (water spinach), seaweed and more.
Warung Pok Cong – Serangan
1 x nasi goreng (fried rice)
1 x crispy fried chicken
1 x soto ayam (chicken soup)
1 x ayam goreng (fried chicken with rice and Sambal)
1 x bottle of tea
Total: Rp 53000 AUS $5.30
Verdict: Very friendly place. Not a huge selection as these small warungs usually specialise in one or two things. The soto ayam is delicious. Very nice nasi and ayam goreng. We often came back here for a meal.
Bakso Carts Bakso from the carts is delicious!
Kuta & TubanSABAKUL Saung Bandung Kuliner – Jl Raya Kuta, Tuban
2 x Bebek goreng Tulang Lunak Sambal (which means something along the line of… soft bone fried duck with sambal) Rp35000 each.
1 x mango shake @ Rp 15000
1 x small bottle water @ Rp 5000
Total: Rp 90000 (approximately AUS $9)
Verdict: Delicious. The sambal (not a chill sambal) was not hot and had very delicious flavours. The duck was cooked to perfection and the bones were edible… I ate everything on my plate… I mean everything, even the garnish. Would definitely eat here again.
Kalazan – Jl. Raya Kuta not far from Hotel Ratna. The best Beef Rendang, I can’t remember how much it cost but it would have been bugger all. And it is hands-down the best rendang in Bali.
Tiny warung – Jl. Raya Kuta (Can’t remember the name of it).
2 x fried chicken served with rice and sambal
2 x ice tea
Total: Rp 46000 approximately $4.60
Verdict: Delicious meal and so cheap. If you are looking to save money these little warung are the way to go. They are there for the locals and only the adventurous tourist will bother exploring these places. Very nice traditional food.
Warung Biru Arema – Jl Raya Kuta
1 x rawon soup Rp15000
1 x fuyung Hai Rp15000
1 x nasi goreng Rp15000
1 x ayam mentega Rp15000
1 x ice tea Rp5000
1 x small water Rp5000
Total: Rp70000 approximately AUS $7
Verdict: Friendly little warung on Jl Raya Kuta, set back from the road with about four others. Delicious food. The fuyung hai is a bit like an omelet only very different… can’t explain it. Yummy. Dwayne’s rawon had all his favourite bits and pieces in it… tendons, veins etc. KutaLongtong Sayur Padong ‘Bu Adam”
2 x Nasi Kebuli Kambing Rp20000 each
2 x Rendang Beef
2 x ice tea
Total: I think this meal came Rp80000 approximately AUS $8
Verdict: Delicious! Very friendly proprietor explained that the nasi kebuli kambing was a special served only on Thurdays and fridays. It is of middle eastern origins taught to him by his grandmother. It was delicious goat, rice and spice. Rendang was yummy too.
SanurSate Babi – Small warung
2 x sate babi with rice cake (about 7 sates)
1 x sate babi without rice cake (about 10 sates)
1 x large bintang
Total: Rp 60000 AUS $6
Verdict: Awesome little sates. So delicious, the best I’ve had. The sate sauce has a little bite to it. Love the rice cake with the sate.
Titi’es Warung Semawang Beach Sanur (I didn’t get any photos… food didn’t look that good)
1 x chicken spring rolls (3) Rp 20000
1 x shrimp spring rolls (3) Rp 25000
2 x beef rendang Rp 45000 each
1 x mango juice Rp 15000
1 x small water Rp 5000
Total: Rp 155000 (approximately AUS $15.50)
Verdict: Chicken spring rolls had more flavour than the shrimp. Beef rendang was not rendang. It was nothing at all like a rendang is supposed to be. It was too runny/watery and too sweet. Dwayne like it. I did not; it was edible but not worth the Rp 45000. Setting on the beach is nice. Eaten here twice now and I have been disappointed both times. Nice food but not what I expected. Will not bother again.
Odah Oning – Semawang Beach Sanur
1 x nasi goreng Rp25000
1 x sate chicken Rp 30000
1 x babi (pork) kecap Rp 35000
Verdict: Very nice food and a nice setting on the beach.
A place called Candra that specialised in babi guling (spit roast pig). All parts of the pig were used!