SIGNATURE DISHES OF KL
Bak kut teh Hokkien for ‘pork bone tea’, this Klang specialty is a rich soup of pork, mushrooms, tofu and spices including ginseng, cinnamon, star anise and garlic; served with white rice and you tiao. Try it at Seng Huat Restaurant Klang (+6012 309 8303/+6012 385 5154); Taman Usahawan Kepong Utara (+603 6241 7319/www. senghuatbakkutteh.com).
Chicken wings While there are many ways to prepare chicken wings, the wings we’re talking about are served in a marinade made of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, honey and white pepper, grilled over a charcoal fire and continuously basted to retain the juiciness. Try it at Wong Ah Wah 1-9 Jalan Alor, off Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL.
KL Hokkien mee Don’t confuse this with Penang’s version as KL’s take is served sans soup in a dark sauce, and with a sinful amount of crispy lard. The locals also call it or mee or black noodles. Try it at Mun Wah Hokkien Mee 155 Jalan Maharajalela, KL; Restoran Ah Wa 66 Jalan 14/48, PJ.