After having our scrumptious lunch at Yut Kee Restaurant, we walked to Bukit Nanas KL Monorail Station (near to Dang Wangi LRT Station) to catch the monorail to Hang Tuah as we wanted to visit the KWC Kenanga Wholesale City which is Malaysia’s first fashion wholesale and retail mall.
You can also take the LRT to Hang Tuah on the Sri Petaling line. Both the monorail station and LRT station are next to each other.
The moment we exited Hang Tuah monorail station, we turned to our left and followed the signages that pointed towards KWC.
Very straightforward route per what I’ve indicated on the map above. Streets are easy to navigate through. It’s only a 7-8 minute walk from the monorail station.
KWC is similar to Platinum Mall in Bangkok, Thailand. It’s huge and it’s air-conditioned. There are tons of independent shops selling clothing, bags, accessories and jewellery. I also spotted replica branded bags and counterfeit designer wear.
Prices are pretty reasonable (after currency exchange) as compared to what’s being sold in the city centre and this being a wholesale place just means the more you buy, the more you save. For the shopaholics, forget about those upscale departmental stores or touristy areas, this is the place to go.
Nine floors of shops to explore. You can easily spend hours in here.
KWC Kenanga Wholesale City
2 Jalan Gelugor
55200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 9224 1998
10am to 7pm (Sun-Thu)
10am to 8pm (Fri-Sat & PH)
For Ground Floor only:
10am – 8pm (Mon-Sun incl. PH)
After an afternoon of shopping and ‘walking’ which is the best way to digest a heavy lunch and get ready for a good dinner (haha!), we walked over to Jalan Sayur in Pudu to check out another popular food street, Pudu Wai Sek Kai (半山芭为食街) a.k.a. Glutton Street.
To get to Pudu Wai Sek Kai, you can take the LRT to Pudu on the Sri Petaling line and it’s just a short walk distance away.
We were here at about 5.30pm. It wasn’t crowded at all and most of the stalls were already open for business.
Chun Kee Tai Bu Mee is one of the oldest Hakka noodle stalls in KL.
I ordered the dry version (you can have soup one too) of Hakka noodles (RM5.50 for S, RM6 for M & RM6.50 for L) that was topped with minced meat, char siew and choy sum. It also came with a bowl of wanton soup.
The house-made noodles were very springy with a nice chewy bite. The minced meat mixture was flavoursome. Had to really toss everything thoroughly so the noodles wouldn’t be bland. The wantons were very meaty and the soup was sweet and flavoursome too.
This noodle dish was like a hybrid of our wanton mee and bak chor mee in Singapore but it had its own character and was really tasty. 很有古早味！
Chun Kee Tai Bu Mee is open from 6am to 10pm daily and closes on the 1st and 15th day of each lunar month.
While we were eating noodles, we spotted Sei Ngan Chye Winner’s Fried Chicken just opposite Chun Kee. We ordered 2 chicken carcasses (RM2.80 each) and 1 chicken leg (RM4.80) because J preferred meaty parts while I loved boney ones.
OMG, munching on these fried chicken and nibbling on the bones was like the most enjoyable thing ever! It really reminded me of the good old days when I was little – Granny would just buy a whole fried spring chicken and both of us would devour the whole chicken and gnaw at the bones, lol.
The chicken was perfectly fried and was so crispy. The batter coating wasn’t heavy and was delicious – definitely more finger-licking good than KFC’s! Overall, this wasn’t overly greasy and the frying oil smelled/tasted fresh as well. Meat was very moist and juicy. Some of the bones were so crispy, they could just be chewed and eaten. Really shiok to the max!
This Curry Chee Cheong Fun with Pig Skin (RM3 for small) was delicious beyond words. The curry sauce was thick and robust albeit a little spicy. The pig skin was springy, with a QQ texture. Small portion will not be enough. Just go all the way and order the large.
This was a mixed set of tauhu bakar, grilled squid and grilled dried squid (RM17). Probably the most expensive street food I had in KL so far for a small portion like this, lol. It seemed like anything with seafood was generally more costly over here.
The tauhu bakar were basically charcoal-grilled tau pok (fried beancurd puffs) stuffed with shredded cucumber and turnip. The outside was crispy and the vegetables gave a nice crunch. This tau pok was very similar to the Tow Kwar Pop in Tiong Bahru Market.
The grilled squid was quite hard and difficult to chew. The grilled dried squid was easier to eat and was quite crispy too.
The sauce was delish – spicy and sweet with a pungent prawn paste flavour just like rojak sauce.
All in all, we enjoyed everything that we got and there wasn’t anything that we didn’t like. There were still many other foods that we didn’t get to try this time like mixed pork innards congee, char kueh kak, fried salted egg kway teow, etc.
As we age (hate to admit but it’s true haha!), we really can’t seem to stuff ourselves silly like last time, lol! Well, well, we really need to plan another trip back to KL very soon just so we can try more stuffs here! 😉
Pudu Wai Sek Kai
Jalan Sayur, Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 5pm to midnight daily (for most stalls)