Food Hunt @ Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur
Petaling Street is a Chinatown located at Kuala Lumpur which always thronged by both locals and tourists. There are wide variety of shops and eateries housed in the pre-war buildings on both side of the street. To be honest, I’m not really care about those merchandises available here which are majority imitation branded goods. To me, the real deal here unquestionably the great selection of good food that can satiate your tummy.
We were at UTC Pudu branch to renew my Identity Card one early weekend and had a quick food hunting at Petaling Street.
Our first stop was Hon Kee Porridge 汉记靓粥 located right opposite the infamous Loh Hon Guo herbal drink. Has been around for more than 60 years, Hon Kee Porridge offers various of porridge such as Pork Innards Porridge, Poached Chicken Porridge, Minced Pork Porridge with Century Egg, Frog Leg Porridge and more. We could’t get a table at their stall so we settled ourselves at the other side of the road (the walkway at Hong Leong Bank).
Raw Snakehead Fish Porridge 生鱼粥
The porridge was served like the above photo with a bowl of plain porridge accompanied by a plate of raw fish slices tossed in oil (or sesame oil?) and perhaps some Chinese cooking wine as well as topped with shredded ginger, spring onion and parsley.
The sliced fished can be eaten sashimi style or you may “cook” them by adding into the hot porridge.
The fish slices were not only cooked instantly but also perfectly with the tenderness still retained. The porridge was well executed as well, thick and silky smooth .
Madra Lane Chee Cheong Fun 中华巷猪肠粉
Our next stop was the Madra Lane Chee Cheong Fun nestled in Petaling Street wet market 李泰霖菜市场 which houses all sort of delectable local favourites including curry noodles, Yong Tau Foo (quite a popular stall as I saw long queue in front of it), Asam Laksa and ABC.
This stall only serve Chee Cheong Fun (CCF), so the ordering is pretty simple – just tell them the portion you want (Regular – RM2.00 or Big – RM3.00) and the sauce you prefer. Hubby and Sam had their portion with sufficient amount of sweet sauce + chili sauce. I like mine plain with just drizzles of soy sauce, cooking oil and sprinkles of sesame seeds to have a taste of the fragrant rice flavour of the flat noodles. Smooth and slurpiclious, simple yet big satisfaction.
As we were strolling along the street, I was attracted by the a repeat chants from a loudspeaker at Madam Tang Mua Chee stall. Manned by an old lady (which obviously is Madam Tang herself) and her staff, this stall not only offer the Mua Chee in original flavour, but also other flavours such as mango, lychee, dragon fruit, pandan, and many more.
The hot steamed sticky dough made of glutinous flour is cut into small pieces and generously coated with mixture of sugar, fine crushed roasted peanuts and sesame seed. Those rice balls were pleasantly chewy and aromatic, not the best I’ve tasted but good as a snack while walking around.
If you not fond of the Loh Hon Guo herbal drink, you may want to have a cup of soya bean milk or a bowl of homemade bean curd at Kim Soya Bean.
Another must have snack whenever I visit Petaling Street is this deep fried sweet potato balls. Located at the small alley beside Tang City Food Court, the freshly fried sweet potato balls are slightly crisp on the outer and mushy on the inside.
I’ve heard so much regarding this famous egg tart originally from Imbi Market before relocated to this current location. As a egg tart lover, for sure I don’t want to miss the chance to have a taste!
Bunn Choon 品泉
153, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur. (not at the main street of Petaling Street)
Tel: 012-254 7625
Operating hours: Mon – Fri: 10.30am to 5.00pm, Sat: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Vast media coverages of Bunn Choon being displayed in the shop.
Check of the new batch of egg tarts freshly from the oven, so irresistible right?
Other than the egg tarts, there are also other pastries included chicken pie, Char Siew Pie, Kaya puffs, egg biscuits, Jiangsu biscuits and etc.
We brought back home some egg tarts and a few other pastries for our tea time at home 😛
These egg tarts certainly spot on with aromatic, buttery and flaky case filled with smooth, wobbly and eggy custard. One is definitely not enough, I tell ya. I’m drooling while writing this and I should plan another food hunt to Petaling Street soon to fix my craving.