On my way back from Macau to Sydney, I had a quick 8 hour layover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As soon as I got to the airport, I took the train into the center of town, and spent an afternoon walking around, and grabbing lunch. Here’s my quick trip.
The outdoor mall in downtown Kuala Lumpur. I’d been here before, but since I only had a few hours and the airport train goes straight here, I decided to stop by.
Downtown Kuala Lumpur
I had just enough time for lunch, and decided to get the traditional Kuala Lumpur Street-Side Claypot Chicken and Rice. This dish is served all over KL, and is cooked fresh to order,
Clay pots are heated up on charcoal. Dry rice and water are put in first, and the rice is cooked up fresh.
Once the rice has been made in the clay pot, marinated bone-in chicken pieces, salted fish, and Chinese waxed sausage is added. Soy sauce, scallions, and a few other seasonings are added in too.
The entire mixture is cooked together in the clay pot.
The dish is served with a small bowl of chiles in oil, added to taste.