Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Welcome to Chinatown! Yeah, so we're in Kuala Lumpur in Chinatown. This is where we're staying. Yes. We're hungry. We're craving some street food and this is just the place to check it out. Yeah, so today we're going to be eating along Jalan Petaling (茨厂街). Yeah, Petaling Night Market Street (茨廠街). Yeah, lots of food here and it is already busy. The sun has gone down so let's go get started. Food time. Okay, so we walked out of the hotel and we found. We found something right away. Oh yeah. It is claypot chicken rice and it looks so good from across the street. It is cooking right behind us. Literally right behind us. It looks so good. We can't wait for it to arrive. In the meantime you've got yourself a local iced tea. Ice tea. It is so hot out. I tried a little bit of it already. It is quite sweet. Alright, the claypot chicken rice (砂煲鸡饭) is here. Check it out. It is served in like this claypot itself so I'm being very careful not to touch it because I have a feeling this would burn. So there you go. It is a huge portion. I'm glad we ordered just one. There is no way I could eat all of that. I have to say the aroma. The smell coming out of there is it just smells amazing. I don't know how it is going to taste but it just smells so good. And let me serve some up for you. Thank you. Appreciate that. For the Mister. Okay, and if my voice sounds a little washed out it is because I have a fan blowing next to my head right now. I do apologize guys. Let's get some chicken, some rice. Here we go. How is that? Wow. It is super hot. Oh my gosh. That is really good. I'm just staring over there because they're making it right now. I have no idea what went in to the sauce but it is amazing. It is really good and it also has some chives in there. And the chicken is super tender and juicy. This is really nice. I'm so excited to try this now. I'm going to blow on it. Because you pre-warned me about it being too hot. Yeah! Pretty good right? Yeah, it is really amazing. You know what it actually kind of reminds me. It reminds me a little bit of the glutinous rice wrappers we were having as dim sum. It sort of has a similar consistency but obviously the sauce is different. Yeah. It is just a very flavorful rice. Yeah. Really good quality chicken and I think just the fact that it is cooked in a claypot there is an extra I don't know like element of quality to this. Yeah. You know. I mean I wouldn't say it is quite as sticky as the wrapper rice. No, it is not as sticky but it just has like that amount of flavor. Yeah, it is good. f And just look at the size of this. I know. It is massive. I feel like this is even way too big for two people. And this is what we're starting off with. Yeah. There is more food ahead. I'm glad we're hungry. And from so many years of eating dolsot bibimbap with the burned crispy rice in Korea, Sam has been scratching the bottom of the claypot. Burnt rice. It is always the best part. Yeah, it is nice when it is crispy. Crispy rice at the bottom is the best part for sure. Mission accomplished. Yeah, we took care of that. Mostly Sam took care of that. Yeah. So in terms of price point it was 22 Ringgit which is about five bucks and that included the massive portion of claypot rice (砂煲鸡饭) and also the drink that we shared. Alright, so let's move on to snack number two. Yeah. So it is not just about the street food at this market. You can also buy lots of knock-offs of everything. Shoes. Purses. Watches. Shirts. Makeup. So we just popped in to a food centre here in the heart of Chinatown and we are ordering more food. We are having fried kway teow (炒粿條 - 炒粿条) and this is a noodle dish that is cooked at really high heat. Apparently, Sam ordered two different types of noodles so it is going to be a mix of thin noodles and really thick noodles. Um, and yeah it is cooked with soy sauce, chili, chives, beansprouts and we'll see what else is in there once the food actually arrives. So waiting for the noodles and cooling down with some beer. Absolutely. Cheers! It is a must in KL. I mean it gets so hot and humid. Having a beer while you know wandering around the night market. That is kind of a must for me. The fried kway teow (炒粿條 - 炒粿条) has arrived. Yes, so excited about this. So take a look down here. So the nice lady who took my order she asked me if I would like to have the thin noodles like this. Like so. And I said yes and she also asked me if I would like to have the thicker noodles. And I said yes. So we got a combination of the two. So yeah, I'm seeing beansprouts, I'm seeing cooked egg. I did ask for a fried egg to be added to this. And yeah, it is dark in color from the soy sauce. Lots of chili flakes. Lots of chili flakes too. And of course we have festive Christmas music happening because it is December. Man, that is really good. This is like a classic staple noodle dish in Malaysia. Yeah. It is just so good. Such reliable food. You can have it on the street, you can have it in a restaurant, you can have it in a food centre like we're doing right now. It is always good. Alright, my turn. Man, this is tricky. Are you forgetting how to use chopsticks? I promise I know how to use chopsticks. It is just noodles. I can't do it. Also, let me show off my henna. It is still intact guys. One day latter. All the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in one horse open sleigh. Hey! Jingle bells. That is good. Isn't that good? It is really nice. Yeah. You know what? This isn't a great thing to admit but I like the greasy aspect of it too. It is nice and greasy. Yeah. Do you agree? Well Sam finished off all the food and the lady who cooked it up seemed very impressed to see an empty plate. Yeah, she came over and she said how did you like that? It was good. And I ate about eighty percent of it so yeah I would know. I'm so full. We're only on the second dish but. We've been eating so much in Malaysia. We have been and that first dish we had the claypot rice was quite filling in a big portion. But I've still got some room. We're going to hit the streets and get some more tasty treats. But first tell us the price. How must was it? Oh right, so that was 5.50 Ringgit which is about at present exchange about a dollar, a dollar twenty a dollar twenty five. Yeah. So super affordable, delicious and reliable food here in KL. And was that the small portion or the large? That was the small. Alright, so you can get an even bigger noodle portion. Yeah. It doesn't cost that much more to upgrade to large. I think it is like another dollar or two Ringgit. An extra Ringgit. Yeah. Yeah. Alright, let's keep moving. Sugarcane! Juice. So we found a quiet little corner in this insane market. I think the only reason we have a quiet corner is because whoever runs this stand has gone home. And now they're just piling garbage here. So here we are enjoying some juice. Freshly pressed sugarcane juice. Wow. Is that good? Yeah. Naturally sweet? Yeah? Mmmm. I don't know if I've ever had this before? Are you serious? Yeah. Oh, I've done this. I have done this. This is really good. It is like super sweet but it is so natural at the same time. Yeah. It doesn't feel processed. Mmmm. Cheers! So yet another attempt for me to cool down a bit. Yeah. So far we've had iced tea, you had beer, now sugarcane juice. What is next? We're running out of drinks to try. I have seen some coconuts. But yeah. But we're still thirsty. That is the thing. It doesn't matter how much we guzzle we're always thirsty here. Yeah, exactly. So yeah, this is pretty good. Like you said very naturally sweet. Mmmhmm. And it came to 3.50 Ringgit for the small one. So that is about 75 or 80 cents right now. So yeah, cheap under a dollar and refreshing naturally good. I like it. I love the name of these. We have wife cake (老婆餅 - 老婆饼) and husband we have husband cake (老公饼). So Sam here is going to sample a wife cake (老婆餅 - 老婆饼). A wife cake. And I believe there is melon inside of it. I'm just going to take an enormous bite. So it looks like a golden puff pastry. Mmm. Oh it looks flaky too. Mmmm. Yeah. You can taste that melon. Really flaky on the outside. It is kind of sweet but not that sweet. Like I thought it would be sweeter than this. And it is um very buttery and flaky on the outside and then you have that kind of nice chewy melon in the middle. If we were feeling hungrier we would have also ordered a husband cake. Yeah, we're just getting too full at this point. But you know we're stuffed and we're still not finished. Huh. So yeah, this shop has a lot of different pastries. They are mostly Hong Kong style. Mmmm. You're right. I was expecting more sugar for some reason. It is sweet but like mildly sweet. Yeah. Hmmm.