After watching the excellent ‘Flavorful Origins’ on Netflix I’ve been dying to try some authentic Chaoshan/Teowchew style food.
Can anyone vouch for a restaurant in KL that serves an authentic version of this cuisine? I’ve come across ‘Chaoshan Taste’ and a pricey restaurant in Starhill Gallery. Any others?
Particularly interested in the ‘raw’ crab, the braised goose, and the thin shell clam dishes, but happy to travel here to eat ANYTHING!
Chaoshan Taste is pretty okay, although it leans towards HK-style Chaozhou flavours. KL is a mainly Cantonese-Chinese city, so Teochew restaurants are almost impossible to find, unlike Singapore or Bangkok, where there are large Teochew-Chinese communities.
The most well-known Teochew restaurant in KL is Lao Er in Pudu:
I’ve also listed the dishes at Lao Er in the FB Group, Malaysian Food Whisperers:
Amazing, This is on my list and I live close-ish so I will try it tomorrow. Thanks so much for the heads-up.