35 Jalan Dang Wangi, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory, Malaysia
NileGuide Expert tip:
Head over on a Sunday for their famous roasted pork.
This legendary kopitiam
(or coffee shop) is one of the city's oldest. Commercial coffee franchises may have penetrated the local market but KL'ites have not been completely weaned off their favorite coffee shops. The local kopitiam
offers intimate and personalized service - owners know customers by name. Here, chefs are serious about their roles as custodians of culinary traditions. Mornings are especially busy with office workers and retirees sipping their coffee and talking politics. It gets just as busy at lunch and tea time. Order some kopi si
(strong dark coffee with evaporated milk), best savored with thick slices of homemade white toast smeared with kaya
(luscious coconut jam). Or slurp on lum mee
(prawn noodle soup) and fill up on roti babi
(fried bread pie with shredded pork filling).The interior is basic and rather rustic - imagine wooden chairs and tables, tiled floors, ceiling fans and old black and white photographs.