Kuala Lumpur – Eats and Drinks

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!

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Dwayne loved this stall that was full of splayed ducks, dried duck and sausages.
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This dried pork meat was being cooked up everywhere.
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Chestnuts roasted with coffee beans.
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Dwayne waiting for his serve of chestnuts. Delicious was his verdict!

Hong Kee – Famous Clay Pot Chicken Rice

1 x Clay Pot Chicken (for two)

Total: RM30

Verdict: Delicious. Really very good, friendly staff.

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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.

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A soup stall in the markets. Were we got our Laksa.
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The Laksa

Jalan Alor

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

Dum sum

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

Total: cheap

Verdict: Delicious

Dum Sum
Dum Sum

Jalan Alor Vietnamese

1 x Beef salad
1 x chicken pho
1 x beef pho
1 x small water
1 x large Heineken

Total: RM61

Verdict: Very nice.

Pho
Chicken Pho

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.

Total: cheap

Verdict: Brilliant, delicious. I love the frog. I swear I could eat Kermit everyday.

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Huge Prawns
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Our selection for dinner
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Yummy frog
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Escargot Skewer and Duck Skewer
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Enoki Mushrooms and Lettuce wrapped in Tofu and fried.

Sutraa Kitchen and Bar – happy hour

Two for one margaritas RM45

Frozen Margarita
Frozen Margarita

I wasn’t coping with the “brain freeze” so ordered a classic margarita next!

Classic Margarita
Classic Margarita

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

Total RM12

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.

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Rawon Soup and Crispy Wings

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

Total: RM 44

Verdict: Delicious, really good. Nice airy restaurant.

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Mango Juice
Hows that for a mango juice!

Restoran Royal Kafe (for breakfast)

1 x roti
1 x Murtabak Ayam (chicken stuffed roti)
1 x lychee drink
2 x small water

Total: RM 11.20

Verdict: really good.

Roti
Roti
Murtabak Ayam
Murtabak Ayam

Froggy Cafe

1 x ice coffee
1 x ice blended passionfruit tea

Total: RM 14.80

Verdict: very nice.

Ice Coffee
Ice Coffee

Watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhn9rd9G0Jk&feature=share

Bali Eats

We love Balinese food! This was our favourite restaurant in Bali Dino Dapur Inovasi Dino Dapur Inovasi

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Ayam Goreng
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Laksa Ayam
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Nasi Goreng and Ayam Betutu

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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..

Serangan

Warung Batan Santen

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Fish and prawns cooking over coconut husk.
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Delicious!
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Sambal Matah

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.

Warung Pojok

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.

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Ikan Bakar
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Sambal, Kangkung and Seaweed
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Ikan Bakar

Warung Pok Cong – Serangan

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Friendly people at Warung Pak Cong
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Soto Ayam
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The Crispy (Kentucky) Chicken and Nasi Goreng
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Ayam Goreng, Rice, Soto Ayam, Nasi Goreng and Crispy Chicken

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!

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Yummy Bakso. Meatball, noodle soup
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Dwayne loves his Bakso!

Kuta & Tuban SABAKUL Saung Bandung Kuliner – Jl Raya Kuta, Tuban

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Crispy Duck
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Crispy ‘soft bone’ duck

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.

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Beef Rendang, rice, kangkung, and spicy potatoes

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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. Kuta Longtong Sayur Padong ‘Bu Adam”

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Nasi Kebuli Kambing
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Beef Rendang

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.

Sanur Sate 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

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Sate Ayam
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Babi Kecap
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Nasi Goreng

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.

Denpasar

A place called Candra that specialised in babi guling (spit roast pig). All parts of the pig were used!

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The mixed pork…. a bit of everything!
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Sate Babi (Pork Sates)

Check out our short video Dwayne Eats His Way Through Bali! It’s just a bit of fun, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy76NdQMZ7I To see the places we eat at on a map visit my map at https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zwdahtcagx6Q.kHSg4Qt50eg8

Eating out in new destinations!

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