Join me as we take a walk through Pasar Chow Kit, KL's largest wet market. Divided into 2 areas; new, where we will start our tour and old, something we can visit should you be up for an adventure! Keep in mind that it is a market in South East Asia that sells all kinds of fresh produce so meat is butchered in the open, the smell of seafood permeates the air and it will be an assault to the senses but in the most amazing way. I'll answer questions and explain the produce and things that pique your curiousity. We'll then buy a bunch of ingredients to bring back where it will be prepared for us to enjoy for lunch in my family home. Lunch would be a typical Malay spread consisting of rice, proteins and several side dishes, capped off with local coffee, tea and fresh fruits. After lunch, I'll drop you off at KL Sentral (LRT/Monorail) where you'd be able to travel back to your accommodations or continue to explore the many other things KL has to offer.
As a traveler and avid food person, I had always been interested in the produce and wholesale markets of other countries. Curious at how natives live and eat, I made it a point to visit a market and dine in a locals home in every country I visit. I'd like to think that there are others out there that share my curiousity. A chef with more than ten years experience, I have worked in professional kitchens in Europe and South East Asia. I currently own and run a private catering company that specialises in progressive Malaysian cuisine.
Home cooked Malay Lunch. Local snacks Do let me know should you have dietary restrictions and I'll do my best to…
Car ride A 20mins car ride from Chow Kit Market to my family home in Bangsar. Then from there to KL Sentral after lunch.
We will spend most of our time at Chow Kit Market, KL before heading back to my family home in Bangsar, KL (20mins away by car).
We'll meet on the corner of the Shell petrol station on the main road. I suggest taking an Uber over. It's probably going to be hot, please bring a bottle of water and wear appropriate clothing.
Market Tour and a Home Cooked Meal