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  • Alright so check it out

  • It’s Trevor James

  • I am with Chuchu

  • We just flew in to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • And were coming here for a full on food tour of this city

  • Were going to eat as much as we can in the next few days

  • This is it

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a food heaven

  • It’s packed with cuisine that youll fall in love with on your first try

  • And youll never run out of new things to try as you explore the city

  • Everywhere you go

  • There is something to be found

  • We can here solely to eat

  • And found a ton of Malay,

  • Chinese,

  • And Indian meals and snacks that blew us away

  • In one day

  • You can have a blast tasting food in Hawker centers

  • And exploring temples in Chinatown

  • Immersing yourself in the colors and smells of little India

  • Tasting curries over banana leaf

  • And eating it with your bare hands

  • And later on

  • Feasting on Malay cuisine and roast fish in Kampung Bharu

  • We spent 4 days in the city eating non-stop

  • And these are the 11 must try dishes that you need to devour as soon as you arrive in Kuala Lumpur

  • Let’s eat

  • So right behind us here is Restoran Sin Hiap Kee

  • This is Chinese Indian food

  • Made by a local Chinese lady and we are going to go try it out

  • OK

  • So aromatic

  • Just put a huge chunk on there

  • Yeah yeah right there

  • Look at that!

  • It’s beautiful!

  • That looks incredible

  • Look at the fish head curry!

  • Let’s go

  • Look at all the meat there

  • Oh you can just dip the fish head meat in the curry

  • Wow the fish head meat is so tender

  • Oh what I love about all of this

  • Wow eating the eye!

  • Oh my

  • Huge mutton curry!

  • Oh yeah, Chuchu take some!

  • To start out your Foodrangin feast in Malaysia

  • Malay food is a necessity

  • One of the must try things in Malaysia is Ikan Baker roast fish with Nasi Campur

  • Youll have a huge selection of curries and gravies and vegetables

  • All cooked in the local Malay style

  • There really is nothing better

  • OK so Chuchu

  • Up here you have to try a Malay specialty Ikan Baker

  • Roast fish

  • Let’s go

  • Oh yeah

  • This is a huge Nasi Campur feast

  • We have a grilled Tilapia

  • This is a grilled swordfish

  • But what the real magic is

  • I’m just going right in

  • The Ikan Bilis

  • Dried anchovies

  • With a super sweet almost honey like sambal

  • Get in there

  • And then youve gotta dip it in the sauce

  • Look at that

  • One of the joys of Malaysia is the insane amount of selection

  • And this is definitely seen in it’s desserts

  • The most refreshing and famous of which is the condole

  • Found all over the roadside stalls in Kuala Lumpur

  • When youre feeling hot

  • Just line up at a vendor’s stall, and order up

  • The shaved ice, palm sugar, pandan leave jelly and coconut

  • Will really cool you down

  • And the sweetness really picks you up

  • Oh look at this

  • It’s like heavenly desserts

  • Two cendols please

  • For here in a bowl please

  • Thank you!

  • Oh here you go Chuchu

  • Wow look at that

  • Thank you very much

  • It’s full of shaved ice with pandan leave jelly

  • Coconut milk, brown sugar

  • And in the bottom youll see oh red beans!

  • Red beans

  • Let’s try it out

  • That’s so cooling

  • Oh it’s so cooling on a hot day

  • So sweet

  • So sweet, so creamy with coconut milk

  • Oh yeah, heaven

  • This is still just the beginning

  • Malaysia wouldn’t be Malaysia without it’s siganture famed dish

  • Nasi Lemak

  • Amazingly fragrant rice

  • Cooked with fatty coconut milk

  • And served with a hard boiled egg

  • Cucumbers, peanuts, a traditional spicy sambal

  • Dried anchovies and fried chicken

  • This dish really has it all

  • And without a doubt

  • The best part is the amazingly spicy and fragrant sambal paste

  • It’s worth the flight alone

  • Nasi Lemak

  • Thank you

  • Oh beautiful

  • So this is Nasi Lemak

  • The absolute heavenly dish of Malaysia

  • Smell that

  • Ok Ok we just gotta eat this

  • This is going to be really good

  • Let’s eat

  • That sambal is really potent

  • And the anchovies mixed in with it

  • It’s really good

  • I think there is definitely some Pandan leaves

  • Extra sambal just goes so well on that coconut rice

  • I’m in heaven right now

  • Another thing that is undoubtedly a must try in Malaysia is durian

  • The notoriously smelly fruit

  • So Chuchu and I went to the best spot to feast on durian in Kuala Lumpur

  • The SS2 neighborhood durian buffet at Wai’s durian

  • Here you can sample different varieties of the worlds stinkiest and most fragrant fruit

  • After your first bite

  • Youll discover whether youre a lifelong fan or not

  • Luckily for both of us

  • We both love it

  • Oh doesn’t that look beautiful

  • Oh yeah

  • Look at that

  • Maoshanwang

  • The King of durian

  • It’s so sweet

  • It’s so creamy

  • There is nothing better than durian

  • It’s really satisfying to get your hands messy

  • And just to take the creamy durian flesh

  • And put it in your mouth

  • Wow!

  • I cannot believe this flavour exists

  • Look at this

  • You just put your fingers in

  • It’s like a zipper

  • It’s like a zipper and then

  • Look inside!

  • Look inside at the flesh!

  • There is nothing better

  • Chuchu you take a piece

  • Malaysia is so multicultural with Indian, Malay, and Chinese cultures all mixing together

  • And one of the joys of Malaysia is the Indian banana leaf restaurants all over the city

  • We made our way to little India to try it out

  • And were served one with meat curries

  • And one with all veg

  • For a curry addict

  • You can really get your fix here

  • I give you one veggie rice

  • One veggie

  • One veggie and one non veggie great idea

  • Nice!

  • Wow!

  • OK, and then we make one for meat right?

  • Oh Chetinnad chicken

  • Very nice, with gravy

  • This is chicken

  • Prawns

  • Oh, and an egg

  • This side

  • Sit over here? Thank you so much

  • This looks really nice

  • We have a huge Chettinad feast here in Kuala Lumpur

  • Two banana leafs

  • This is naan

  • Garlic cheese naan

  • We have some dhal and I think this is a mint chutney

  • Take with the hand is best

  • Take with the hand

  • Yeah with the hand theres taste

  • It tastes better

  • Yeah

  • With the right hand

  • Thank you

  • So use your right hand

  • Last time I used my left and I got in a lot of trouble

  • All vegetable curries

  • So many veg

  • There is lady finger

  • I think this is mutton tofu

  • It’s supposed to taste like mutton

  • There is cauliflower

  • There is green beans

  • And then over here

  • This is meat curry banana leaf

  • There is squid, there’s chicken

  • There’s mutton, there’s more chicken

  • So much

  • Just gotta clump it up

  • Don’t be shy

  • I’m not professional

  • You know, I’m still learning just like you

  • That flavor is incredible

  • There you go

  • Clump it together

  • Use your thumb

  • Yeah yeah there you go

  • Is that good?

  • So many flavors here

  • Malaysia is just so packed with flavor

  • And the food culture shines through every hawker center and restaurant that you visit

  • You really need to have some local home cooked Chinese lunch when you visit

  • We came to a little Chinese place in SS2

  • To try their famous BBQ pork

  • And wow were we impressed

  • Thank you

  • This looks incredibly delicious

  • We have a Malaysian Chinese home cooked lunch feast

  • Just look at this

  • With their own Malaysian style chili paste

  • And then over here this is free range chicken with ginger and soy sauce

  • Just smell that

  • Look at that this is a true true Malaysian lunch feast

  • The chashao is the dish to come for

  • This really is the King of BBQ pork and is reason enough to come here alone

  • When done right, a good chashao is one of the best flavours to savour in the world

  • The juices and the fat burst from the pork

  • And the sweet marinade coats your tastebuds

  • Bringing you into the next realm

  • Oh dip it in the chili sauce

  • Let’s try that

  • Om nom

  • Oh my god

  • That is insane

  • Isn’t that good

  • This chili sauce is a little sour

  • The garlic

  • There is definitely some honey in there

  • It’s really nice

  • One of the best parts about Malaysian food culture is the local hawker centers

  • You can order up almost all the famous Malaysian dishes in one place from different stalls

  • It’s all here

  • Every region of Malaysia has it’s own specialties

  • With Penang holding the crown for the famous Asam Laksa and Char Kuay Teow

  • And Kuala Lumpur we went to go try a famous pork noodle soup

  • The secret to a great bowl is the soup stock base

  • Where here, it’s cooked bowl by bowl

  • And not by bulk

  • So we waited an hour and ten minutes to taste the sweet, fragrant pork bone broth

  • Filled with sliced pork and innards

  • The pork noodles are here

  • Look at this

  • So I’ve got the thin rice noodles

  • Added an egg

  • There’s juicy pork bits

  • There’s innards

  • There’s liv