Actor Morgan Freeman once said that during cold temperatures, rather than having alcohol, one must have a bowl of hot soup. Hey, if Morgan Freeman says it, you know the Almighty has spoken. The Malaysians do adhere to this advice by the legendary actor throughout the year, no matter the season.
Travel Suggestion: One of the simplified ways to ensure that your soup craving is quenched immediately, take a bus while touring around Kuala Lumpur, buy tickets online from redbus, and reach these locations in a jiffy. Each of these places is well connected by bus routes that pass from the capital, KL. The online bus booking option helps to save your time and money, yes they offer discounted tickets!
If you want to mollycoddle yourself with a bowl of piping hot soup or broth, here are three of the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that will satiate this desire of yours:
Keong Kee Herbal Soup: A simple shack-like setting located next to an open air car park, this humble eatery is a hit among locals and tourists alike for its Coconut chicken soup that is served in coconut shells.
Levain Boulangerie & Pâtisserie: A French-inspired bakery and café housed in a cosy bungalow, taste Europe on your taste buds by sampling its popular Creamy mushroom chicken soup.
Huck’s Café: Homely and warm, this snug place does complete justice to the classic French onion soup. Crusty bread, clear and flavourful broth and melted cheese—you just can’t go wrong with this one! The café has been aptly named as its Kitchen which is known to be a private affair stirs up a storm of creations that are not only unique but magnificent as well. The locals here consider food from this café to be a work of art. This café owned and managed by Huck Seng himself. The owner is known to be an avid traveller and has thus introduced food from the Spanish, Portuguese, European, Asian and Western cuisines. It was a difficult task for me to locate this place since this is inside a private bungalow ad quit difficult to figure out from the outside. It would be better if you ask the locals around for directions rather than ending up in someone else’s house. The interiors are quite classy and the food is not costly either. Price of a single dish starts from RM88 which surprisingly improves the main course as well as the desert an appetiser and 3 drinks. Make sure to try out the crackling fish crackers which I found to be quit sweet and sour at the same time. The dish is serve with some pickles and some radish. For some reason, the food had a home-made feel to it. If you are looking forward to coming here in a huge group you can make your bookings via their Facebook page.
Las Carretas: Recognized as one of the best place to find margarita in town. Patrons usually come back for its food and ambience which is rated as too good.