If you ask me where to get the best satay in KL (note: Selangor excluded, especially Kajang), my answer would be Pak Din satay in Gombak. It took me almost a year to come up with this conclusion, one that I could only make after tasting all the well-known satay restaurants and stalls around the city.
The list includes Satay Station, Zaini Satay, Nur Satay, Hj Senen of O Mulia, Klasik Satay, Satay Sri Melaka of Datuk Keramat, Zainah Ismail, Kasim Satay, Sen Kee, Sate Atok and many more. So you know I am pretty darn serious about this.
This is John, he sells one heck of a good Penang prawn noodle in Sungai Buloh. He's from Balik Pulau, came to KL since 1989 and had a short stint as a chef at SS2's New Paris Restaurant. Shortly after that, he picked up the techniques of cooking prawn noodle from his sister, who now operates Say Huat coffee shop in Section 17.
He manned the prawn noodle stall at the said coffee shop for almost 20 years, before deciding to relocate to Sungai Buloh about 7 years ago.
Now, he's stationed at Golden Kim Wah, a new coffee shop that just opened for less than 2 weeks. It's the most spacious and cleanest coffee shop in the vicinity.
If you find yourself in Selayang one day and craving for something light and tasty, I highly recommend Soon Kee Teochew seafood and porridge at Canton City coffee shop. The stall is a hidden gem and it's manned by an uncle who has been selling at the same spot for more than 10 years.
For a fun and casual meal out with family and friends, head to Shell Out seafood restaurant in Kota Damansara where you can literally get into your food. Put on your bibs, ditch the forks and spoons and tuck into fresh seafood prepared Cajun style, or also known as Louisiana seafood boil.
If I counted correctly, there are at least 5 to 6 Penang Char Koay Teow stalls in SS2's Wai Sik Kai. I would love to try all of them to find out which stall fries the best CKT but I can only eat so much. So I let the customers decide and picked two of the busiest stalls in the food court for my little experiment.