No matter what you’re craving for at the moment, be at ease knowing that Kuchai Lama will always deliver. Why do we say that? That’s because we’ve discovered that Kuchai Lama is currently the hottest and latest spot to get your hands on the most delicious food ranging from casual Japanese fare to Vietnamese cuisine and the humble fish head noodles soup that we all love! Without further ado, let’s get this started!
Top 10 Restaurants To Check Out In Kuchai Lama
1. Meng Kee Char Siew Wantan Mee
To kick start the listicle, we have none other than a melt-in-your-mouth char siew situation going on. Meng Kee is the place to indulge yourself in juicy char siew with generously portioned al dente wantan mee. One plate is enough to make you stay smiley for the rest of the day.
📍 48, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 7am – 10.30pm (Tues – Fri), 7am – 9.30pm (Sat & Sun), 7am – 6pm (Mon)
2. Papasan Canteen 食堂
If you’re into simple hassle-free Japanese fare like we do, which is not only great for a quick lunch but also a lovely dinner with friends and family. Then, we have the perfect place for you. Come to Papasan Canteen. To be honest, we’re really taken aback with how affordable yet yummy the dishes are. Do try out their omu curry rice which comes at RM18 only, packing a punch with the spiciness of the curry.
📍 18-G, Jalan 2/114, Off, Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuchai Business Centre, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 12pm – 3pm, 6pm -10pm (Closed on Wednesday)
3. Restaurant SiChuan Cuisine 川香阁
Not for the faint-hearted, we have Szechuan cuisine which is nothing short of spicy. Bestsellers here include Sichuan Spicy Chicken Dice and Sichuan Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage which is everything you can expect of the cuisine. Every slurp will make you more on edge, leaving your skin tingling with its hotness.
📍 6, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 10am – 2am (Daily)
4. Lucky Quan
Teleporting to the land of wonderful pho and also mouth-watering banh mi, we land ourselves in Lucky Quan, a Vietnamese restaurant that does a creditable job on bringing the flavours of Hanoi to its customers. Opening up the menu, you’d realise that they have quite an interesting number of dishes like ark clams, octopus noodles soup and purple yam soup with minced pork. We totally recommend trying!
📍 Jalan 2/116b, Sri Desa Entrepreneur Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 10.30am – 11pm (Closed on Tuesday)
5. Basil Pasta House
Stepping into Basil Pasta House is akin to entering a little cottage filled with cosiness and warmth. Catch a whiff of the delicious cooking happening in the kitchen that works tirelessly to churn out plate after plate of delectable spaghetti. A must-try is definitely their squid ink pasta!
📍 21, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 12pm – 3pm, 4pm – 10pm (Mon,Wed – Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat & Sun), Closed on Tuesday.
6. Sin Chua Kee
Our favourite part of being a Malaysian Chinese has got to be the fact that there so many tze char spots around us that are affordable and yummy. Focusing their menu on seafood items has led them to be recognised for their crab dishes like the garlic cheese grab and chilli crab. Moreover, they too receive nothing but praises for their vegetable dishes. Salute to them for using the freshest ingredients!
📍 No.47, Jalan Kuchai Lama 1, Taman Lian Hoe, 58100, Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 🕑 5.30pm – 11.30pm (Closed on Tuesday)
7. Goon Wah
Constantly a popular spot for the locals to visit during the lunchtime due to the delightful claypot lou shu fun, a pro tip from us would be to swing by before noon. Besides claypot lou shu fun, customers can order fish head noodles soup too. Whichever that you order, we guarantee that it’s going to taste amazing!
📍 G13, Jalan 3/115c, Taman Kuchai Jaya, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 7.45am – 4pm (Closed on Sunday)
8. Soon Lei
Another place for a satisfying piping hot fish head noodles in Kuchai Lama has to be this one right here. The milkiness from the long hours of cooking the soup is evident in every mouthful of soup, but remember it’s piping hot before you chow down. Furthermore, do check out the other grubs that they offer!
📍 G7, Blok Kp1, Jalan 3/115C, Taman Kuchai Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 8am – 4.30pm (Mon – Sat), 8am – 3pm (Sun)
9. Baan Thai 2 Seafood & Thai Cuisine
Expect your stomach to be filled to the brim when dining here with an extensive menu consisting of every staple Thai dish you can think of. It’s only right to bring the spotlight to the in-house signature dish, grilled squid which is not only chewy but appetizing as well. Due to it being grilled, every bite has a pleasant smokiness flavour to it.
📍 Jalan Kuchai Lama, Taman Kuchai Jaya, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 12pm – 5am (Daily)
10. Jin Xuan Hong Kong
“Dim sum”, the only reason why people are still dragging themselves off the bed early in the morning. Every dim sum you can think of, rest assured that they got it in the house. It’s just something about waking up early to have breakfast with family members. Those kinds of moments actually stay with you forever. So, appreciate them!
📍 Kuchai Lama A32 34, 36, Jalan 1/116B, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
🕑 7am – 12am (Daily)
Top 10 Restaurants To Check Out In Kuchai Lama
Finally, the light at the end of the tunnel (meaning the end of this listicle)! If we’ve missed out on any of your favourite spots, we deeply apologise and do hit us up in the comment below. Have a nice week ahead from the Foodie team!
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