Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, May 2016. When it comes to casual dining in Southeast Asia, I’d say Malaysia tops the rankings by far! Better than Thailand because the variety is diverse and better than Singapore because Malay food is considerably cheaper – and of course food always tastes that much better when its cheaper, in Asia. Brickfields hits all the right culinary spots as far as I’m concerned – variety, quality and price. Oh and its all local food too, no Western gunk for miles around. Well, actually that’s a lie – head on into NU Mall and KL Sentral for MacDonald’s, KFC and the rest of it!
So, while on my Brickfields stopover here’s what I look forward to after a no frills, low cost Air Asia flight – a really good and cheap local nosh up. Veggie dishes around £1 while meat and fish will fetch a staggering £1.60 – £1.90. Yes its pretty good value and unlike the rationing in places like Chiang Mai and the Philippines, here you need to tell the server, “that’s enough rice thank you”.