Best food in Pudu : Prasarana x Malay Mail x Rebecca

LRT No. 10/50 articles  –  LRT PUDU:  Prasarana x Malay Mail x Rebecca Saw

NOTE: This is my year long collaboration with Malay Mail and I am charged to explore gastronomic around (within 600 m walk) fifty selected (Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (RapidKL) train stations (LRT & MRT).

** Written work (pre-edit by editor) and images are mine.


Published article: Published 10th JULY 2017


1. In Malay Mail e-Paper:  

2. On Malay Mail.com: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/print/eat-drink/food-at-every-hour-every-day 


ORIGINAL submitted article: My long winded one! 


Pudu – so much food at every hour, every day! <3

Once you alight from the Pudu LRT platform, you are steps away from superb chappati, succulent poached chicken and one of the best-value Chinese restaurants in KL.

Tiger Jit has been in business for over four decades and this simple shack under the tree offers great food at fair prices in a clean, comfortable dining environment albeit its location on the sidewalk of Jalan San Peng.

Its neighbours – San Peng Prawn Mee carved itself a reputation for slippery smooth poached chicken and a decent version of prawn noodles while the signature King’s spareribs at Restoran Zai Kee is a must-order.

BELOW: Fresh, fluffy from Tiger Jit. Mutton curry is good!

BELOW: Famous San Peng prawn mee. Owners said it is just prawn mee, NOT Penang prawn mee so keep expectations in check ok?

BELOW: Zhang Kee – this finger licking good spare rib is a must.

The exit from Pudu LRT also leads you to Sek Yuen, an institution of Chinese dining in KL.

Where else can you find a kitchen that still uses 100 % woodfire for cooking? You can even view the wood fire supply stacked up behind the restaurant if you are coming from the Pudu LRT.
A meal in Sek Yuen is recommended for a blast into the past.

At Jalan Seladang, Uncle Lai has been painstakingly making his curry puffs by hand for the past 4 decades.
He offers two varieties of meat puffs, chicken or mutton in addition to sweet ones that are filled with red bean, kaya and peanut.
For less than RM2 each, his puffs are generously filled with ingredients!

Another must-try in Pudu is Albert’s beef noodles. His version stood out among others because his is authentic “Hong Kong” style with the star of the dish being the robust, herb-tinged and aromatic broth. Albert serves imported beef and offers uncommon parts such as honeycomb tripe. On weekends, splurge on his US Striploin and Wagyu Beef specials. You won’t regret it.

I can’t recommend Tuck Cheong enough for its fresh, meaty and value-for-money dim sum.
Unlike other outlets, all items here are self-made rather than outsourced. A meal here in the wee hours of the morning is bound to evoke strong nostalgia emotions.

restoran tuck cheong, pudu kl - dim sum.10

Roasted geese are elusive even in restaurants, but in Pudu you can get your fix from a nondescript corner stall named Chen Chen BBQ.
In addition to geese, there are duck, chicken, char siew and roasted pork belly too.

You will be spoiled for choice for homely traditional Chinese desserts at Ruby Restaurant and PMK.
Both are on the same street and though their menu differs slightly, Nyonya kuih, thick black sesame paste and local snacks are the staples here.
Personally I enjoyed the almond soup and creamy steamed egg custard at Ruby’s.

As the sun sets, a row of stalls at the corner of RHB Bank on Jalan Seladang comes to life.
The pork porridge is popular here but I’m a bigger fan of Aunty Mun’s springy, handmade fishballs. I was told that her curry laksa is luscious too.

Aunty Mun: These balls are good.

But it was the economy rice stall and Fatt Kee Roasted Fish that drew the largest crowd. The former is popular for its cheap yet delicious dishes while the latter offers a unique eating experience where a myriad of seafood (deep fried fish, tiger prawns, clams and squid) and vegetables are cooked in broth of differing spicy levels served in a rectangular metal tray.

BELOW: The no-name economy rice stall with tong shui, porridge and fried noodles.

BELOW: Fatt Kee Roasted Fish.

Another hot spot for dinner is the Pudu Wai Sik Kai ( ‘glutton street’) where the fried chicken stall boasts of a perpetual queue throughout its operating hours. Other worthy food to try include the salted egg yolk char kuey teow, the steamed egg custard, the pork porridge and the charcoal barbecued dried squid with rojak sauce.

A few streets away fans of the claypot chicken rice in 168 Kedai Kopi endure long waiting hours to tuck into the juicy chicken and crusty, fragrant rice.
This is one of the very few clay pot chicken rice businesses in KL that kept to tradition and still uses charcoal to cook each pot.

That’s all for Pudu?
Of course not! But that’s all we can fit in for this week’s article.
Who knows, there will be a follow up article to this! 🙂

 


DIRECTIONS:


Info:

1. Restaurant Name: (1) Tiger Jit/ (2) San Peng Prawn Mee/(3) Restoran Zai Kee

Address: Jalan San Peng, Pudu, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

There are two exits – Turn left for Exit 1 Pudu which leads to the backlane behind Sek Yuen Restaurant OR go straight for Exit 2 for Jalan Pudu/Jalan San Peng.

For Tiger Jit/San Peng Prawn Mee/Restoran Zai Kee, take Exit 2 for Jalan Pudu/Jalan San Peng.

Go straight and turn right at the first turn. Here you will walk under a covered walk path.

At the end of it, cross the road and you will see Tiger Jit in front of you while Restoran Zai Kee is on its left and San Peng Prawn Mee is on your right after the Indian temple.

2. Restaurant Name: (1) Tuck Kee Curry Puff/ (2) Aunty Mun Fishball noodles /(3) Pork Porridge/ (4) Economy rice and local desserts stall/(5) Fatt Kee Roast Fish/(6) Chen Chen Roost Duck/ (7) Siew Ngap Fai Shop

Address: Stalls along Jalan Seladang in front of RHB Bank
55200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Google map: 650m walk from Pudu LRT

There are two exits – Turn left for Exit 1 Pudu which leads to the backlane behind Sek Yuen Restaurant OR go straight for Exit 2 for Jalan Pudu/Jalan San Peng.

For the 7 stalls/shops named above, take Exit 2 for Jalan Pudu/Jalan San Peng. You will walk under a covered walk path.

Go straight and turn LEFT at the first junction.
At the end of it, cross the road (this is Jalan Pudu) to the opposite side where the traffic lights junction is. Turn right and then turn left. You are on Jalan Pasar now.

Stay on left and go straight pass Jalan landak on your left. Once you see RHB Bank turn left into Jalan Seladang.

Tuck Kee curry puff is across the road from RHB Bank.
Aunty Mum fishball noodles, the pork porridge, Fatt Kee Roasted Fish and the economy rice stall are all on the same stretch on your left.

Keep going and you will see Chen Chen Roast Goose at the next junction while turning left into Lorong Yap Hin will take you to Siew Ngap Fai Shop.

3. Restaurant Name: Sek Yuen

Address: 315, Jalan Pudu, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Google map: 50m walk from Pudu LRT

After the faregates, turn left for Exit 1 Pudu which leads to the backlane behind Sek Yuen Restaurant. Take the alley beside Hotel Pudu Bintang and the entrance into Sek Yuen will be on your left.

4. Restaurant Name:

(1) Kwai Hup Restaurant (2) Tuck Cheong Dim Sum/ (3) Restoran Ruby (4) Claypot Chicken Rice
Kedai Kopi Pudu Satu Enam Lapan

Address:

1. Kwai Hup Restaurant
2, Jalan Kancil,
Off Jalan Landak, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2. Ruby Restaurant
32, Jalan Kancil,
Off Jalan Landak, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

3. Tuck Cheong Dim Sum
Corner of Jalan Kancil

4. Claypot Chicken Rice
Kedai Kopi Pudu Satu Enam Lapan
21, Jalan Kancil,
Off Jalan Landak, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Google map: 50m walk from Pudu LRT

After the faregates, turn left for Exit 1 Pudu which leads to the backlane behind Sek Yuen Restaurant. Take the alley beside Hotel Pudu Bintang and Sek Yuen will be on your left.
Cross to the opposite side of the road.
Enter the lane (this is Jalan Kancil) between Kedai Kopi 168 and Maybank.

Walk into this lane and in 10 metres you will see Kwai Hup Restaurant facing you.

If you turn to your right and walk on, at the corner on your right is Tuck Cheong Dim Sum.

From Tuck Cheong, turn left and you will see Ruby Restoran on your left row of shops while PMK on your right row of shops.


Last but not least…. 


My original article is usually longer/ ‘more complete’ since I wrote on and on without restriction.
Understandably, due to space constraints, the original was edited prior to publication. Thus I’ve shared my original article as above.

You may also find that my articles for this Prasarana x Malay Mail x Rebecca Saw series rather diplomatic/non- opinionated, but it is meant to be so as per the brief given.

Anyhow, if you think I’ve missed out on some eateries worth highlighting near any MRT/LRT stations, please let me know! I’ll be sure to go check it out.
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Thank you and I look forward to your suggestions! 🙂