7/30/2017

The MRT Food Trail

Inspired by the Star's article, I will post this live post on food spots that are accessible from t he newly opened Sg Buloh-Kajang MRT line. As this is a live post, it will be updated from time to time, and I welcome feedback from you all! I will also try to upload pics for better reference!
Note that Pasar Rakyat station has been renamed to TRX

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The station is adjacent to Glo Damansara from Gate B. Cross Jalan Damansara to the older neighborhood shops. Try the Indian fare at Restoran PJ Hills -- the masala tea had real kick and their dishes are generous with the spices! If the food is too spicy, remember there is delicious cheesecake and matcha ice cream from Family Mart back at the station! 

Side note: the Kuala Lumpur City Opera studio is also near here, drop in to find out more about their events! 


Pusat Bandar Damansara
Exit through gate A and walk up the hill past Menara Bangsar to reach Bangsar Shopping Center. Either spend a day in the mall or take bus no T850 (at BSC) to House No 73, Lorong Maarof and walk to Telawi area, which is the watering hole of Bangsar. Exit through gate B and ride the feeder bus T817 to MidValley Megamall, another shopping and food haven. 

Pasar Seni
Spend time wandering Central Market for some window shopping before savoring scrumptious pineapple tarts from Happy Meal Pastries. 

Bukit Bintang
Ahh Bukit Bintang...the true shopping center of Kuala Lumpur. Good eats and glorious shopping awaits upon exiting Bukit Bintang MRT station. You can now stuff yourself with Japanese food at Jogoya Japanese Restaurant and justify it by walking it off in Pavilion. Walk 10 min and you can enjoy delicious egg tarts and the famous pork noodles at Restoran Win Heng Seng. Yi House of Buns & Noodles serve authentic Sarawak fare like Sarawak laksa and kolok mee. At night, the carpark area next to the Honda showroom (opposite the Jalan Imbi Chapel) bustles with food hawkers -- the char kuay teow here is pretty decent. Changkat, considered the "pub street"of KL is also accessible by foot 10 min from the station. 

Tun Razak Exchange/TRX

This is close to heart because it is near my workplace! Exit Gate A to Jalan Delima. What's good to eat here, huh? 

1. Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie

This boulangerie is popular for the French style pastries (endorsed by many French expats) churned from their stone oven. Their macarons and cakes are pretty good, while the Western offerings such as pasta are decent. Remember to take the number of your table before ordering! 

2. Middle Eastern fare

There are a few establishments here that serve Middle Eastern cuisine; the nearest is Al-Andalus with affordable lunch sets. Head towards the Indonesian Embassy and you will find Tajine located at the ground floor of Menara Bintang Goldhill. Hadramawt faces Prince Court Medical Center, serving the best saltah in my opinion, a savory dish considered Yemen's favorite lunch. 

3. Chinese restaurants

Noble House serves Chinese dishes red-clothed table style; its sister Noble Banquet (along Jalan Bukit Bintang) is a popular wedding reception venue. Head to Singapore-grown Ka-Soh for exquisite (and expensive) fish head noodles. 

4. Indian restaurants

Side by side on Jalan Delima are two popular North Indian restaurants -- Passage Thru India and Spice Garden. I personally prefer Passage Thru India; it is not cheap but the quality and the authenticity of the dishes justify the cost. Both restaurants are suitable for gatherings. 

Cochrane

An underground connection to the new MyTown Shopping Centre will be available in September; for now, commuters will have to exit the station to the surface and cross the road to the mall and its neighbor, IKEA Cheras.

Maluri

Sunway Velocity harped on great connectivity to the rest of Klang Valley thanks to their close proximity to the Maluri station. Walk approximately 10 min to Wah Kiow Yong Tau Foo for my favorite yong tau foo. The yong tau foo are big, loaded and fresh! The curry mee and chee cheong fun are popular too! This station is also located close to AEON Maluri

Taman Mutiara
The humble neighborhood mall Cheras Leisure Mall is a stone's throw away from this station. Walk 10 min to Auntie Lora's Kopitiam for Penang prawn mee, lor mee and curry mee. Personally I feel the prawn mee broth was thinner than what I would pay for RM8 (regular size). However service is prompt and the assam laksa tasted good. 

Stadium Kajang
The famous Medan Sate Hj Samuri is located opposite the station. But if you want to try something other than Kajang's favorite dish, get a ride to the wet market on Jalan Changkat and look for the V-shape food square. Try springy chee cheong fun at Ten Hup stall and shaved ice desserts at Kedai ABC & Air Batu Chong Kee. Please note that the latter is closed on Sundays. 

What food treasures await at MRT stations near you? Share your feedback with us!

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