This is a compilation of the Top 7 Charcoal Fried/Grilled Food In Kuala Lumpur. The dishes in this list have the fragrant taste and aroma of charcoal. Hence, many locals are a big fan of these dishes, so check out the food below to see which one of your favourites made the list!
1. Tengkat Tong Shin’s Hokkien Mee
This Hokkien Mee stall in Tengkat Tong Shin has accumulated a large crowd of customers of both local and foreigners! The owner has been very persistent in using charcoal to fry his Hokkien Mee for over 50 years which made the dish popular with its delicious taste. On a side note, the stall is in a secluded area of Tengkat Tong Shin, and you may need some help from the locals for directions.
Address: 21, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 7.30 PM – 12 AM (Rest on Tuesdays)
2. Yut Kee Restaurant’s Smoked Pork Rolls
At Yut Kee, it is always packed with customers, especially during peak hours. One of the popular dishes on the menu is their smoked pork rolls which are only available during the weekends. You have to be early to try out their pork rolls which are smoked and grilled with charcoal fire. They get sold out quickly! Every bite of juicy pork is paired with a special apple sauce that completes the dish.
Address: 1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 8 AM – 5 PM (Rest on Mondays)
3. Wong Ah Wah’s Chicken Wings @ Jalan Alor
The glazed and grilled chicken wings from Wong Ah Wah is not only famous in Malaysia but had been given thumbs-ups from tourists as well. What sets their chicken wings apart from the others is their use of charcoal fire! It is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside; a must-try!
Address: 16, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: Tuesday – Saturday 5 PM – 4 AM, Sunday 5 PM – 12 AM (Rest on Mondays)
4. Huen Kee Claypot Chicken Rice
Most traditional clay pot chicken rice is cooked using a charcoal-burning fire to give the dish a charred taste, but Huen Kee’s Claypot Chicken Rice is a definitely recommended! Not only does it smells great, but it is also really appetising too! It is a good pot of chicken rice with tonnes of people queueing for it!
Address: 59, Jalan Yew, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 11 AM – 9.30 PM
5. Cao-Cao Lamb BBQ
This food stall gives off an underwhelming presence and may look tiny and shabby. However, the food is not to be underestimated as the grilled lambs are absolutely first class! Famed in Kuchai Lama, Cao-Cao Lamb BBQ has been in the business for some time and has made its way into the list. Grilled BBQ lamb pieces are hard to come by, even more so if they are cooked using charcoal fire. If you are craving for some extraordinary taste of lamb, this stall is your next foodie spot!
Address: Jalan Sawi, Taman Goodwood, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 6 PM – 11PM
6. New Heong Kee Restaurant’s Beggar Chicken
Believe it or not, New Heong Kee’s beggar chicken is so famous that it has been covered and interviewed by the media! The restaurant has remained with the traditional cooking method of beggar chicken, which is by slow-cooking the chicken in an oven using charcoal fire. The beggar chicken is so flavourful and sweet that you will be asking for more!
Address: 446, Batu 7 ½, Jalan Ulu Klang, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor.
Operating hours: 12 PM – 10 PM
Are you craving for some charcoal goodness? Head on to the top spots on this list to give them a try! These mouth-watering dishes will not disappoint you!