Are you craving for some Chinese cuisine? Getting bored to dine in at café or Western restaurant? Alright! Then what you are reading now is totally suitable for you because we’re going to introduce to you the 10 best Chinese restaurants in KL!
Chinese cuisine, normally people are calling as Tze Char or Tai Chow. Tze Char is a dining concept that is very unique in some Asian countries, including Malaysia. It’s a type of restaurant which serves dishes of meat, seafood or vegetables with rice. Every Tai Chow in and around KL has their own ‘Chiu Pai’ or signature dish and if you come for a visit, the first thing you should ask your waiter is what’s their specialty dishes in their restaurant?
Usually, a meal at a Tai Chow involves a huge group of family and friends, as the dishes are meant to be shared. Okay, let’s start to discover the best Tai Chows in and around KL!
1. Chong Yen Steamed Fish Head Restaurant, Chan Sow Lin
Over the years, many have claimed to be the original restaurant that came up with the famous “Chan Sow Lin steamed fish head” but those who have stayed in Kuala Lumpur long enough would always vouch for Chong Yen Steamed Fish Head Restaurant as the founder of the famous dish.
It was infamously known as the “The place under the big tree” until it shifted into a spacious shop lot.
Address: No. 22-24, Jalan 2/89C, Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin 4, 55200 Kuala Lumpur.
2. New Paris Restaurant, SS2 Petaling Jaya
Residents of SS2 know and love this Tai Chow that serves food at top speed, always within 5-10 minutes of ordering. The specialty here is champagne chicken served with little balls of watermelon. The taste of the sweet juicy watermelon truly enhances the chicken in a way you’ll never expect.
Address: No. 62, 64, 66, Jalan SS 2/72, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
3. Lucky Loke, SS3 Petaling Jaya
One of the best known Tai Chow in PJ, Lucky Loke is renowned for their garlic steamed fish with ginger oil, and their house specialty tofu, the pumpkin tofu, and asam prawns. The service here is really good and the prices are extremely reasonable.
Address: Lorong SS3/59E, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
4. Hup Kee Seafood Restaurant, Jalan Ipoh
Hup Kee Seafood Restaurant has been around for ages to the point that locals say the restaurant’s name is synonymous with Jalan Ipoh. Families and friends in the vicinity would come over here for a taste of their favorite Tai Chow selections from this humble restaurant.
Address: 4A, Batu 4 1/2, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur.
5. Restaurant 9888, Jalan Cheras
The authentic Chinese food at Restaurant 9888 is enough to keep people coming despite the limited parking space, which could end up being quite nightmarish at times. It is often regarded as a “hidden gem”, almost literally, as it is located at an obscure road near Menara PGRM in Cheras. It recently opened another branch in Taman Midah, also in Cheras.
Address: Jalan Cerapu Satu, Taman Pertama, 55300 Kuala Lumpur.
6. Sek Yuan Restaurant, Jalan Pudu
One of the oldest and most beloved Tai Chows in the heart of KL is Sek Yuan, which has existed since the late 1940s, just after World War 2. The recipes for the dishes here have largely remained unchanged since its opening. For a truly authentic experience, try their lang phoon or cold appetizers and roast duck, as well as fried loh bak.
Address: 315, Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7. Restaurant Siu Siu, Seputeh
Restaurant Siu Siu has nestled nearby a quaint forest in Seputeh, where patrons enjoy having seafood and the signature char siew (BBQ pork) away in a chilling environment shaded by trees. They also have another branch at Sungai Besi.
Address: 15-11, Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, Robson Heights, Seputeh 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
8. Restaurant Teak Kee, Happy Garden
Customers have branded Restaurant Teak Kee as a great “neighborhood restaurant” that provides excellent service for the owners and staff who are known to be very friendly people. Patrons, especially those who stay nearby, would often visit this restaurant for its tasty Chinese dishes that come at affordable prices.
Address: Meadow Park 3, 0 16 block 6, Jalan 13, Happy Garden, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
9. Wong Ah Woh, Jalan Alor
In the bustling heart of touristy Kuala Lumpur, in Jalan Alor, lies the most famous stir-fried dishes stall that most tourists like to visit. The popularity of this place is well earned, as their chicken wings are said to be one of the best in the city. Apart from this, they have great Yong Tau Fu and several other pork and seafood dishes.
Address: 1, Jalan Alor, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10. Restaurant Fatt Hei Len, Taman Taynton
First timers would often visit Restaurant Fatt Hei Len to try the signature clay pot fish with wine and find themselves returning after that to try their many other dishes. Food is absolutely appetizing and simply affordable.
Address: 8, Jalan 30a/119, Taman Taynton View, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
I hope that my recommendations are helpful and can satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy!