KL ranked seventh best city in the world for food

Nasi Lemak named the top must-try dish, followed by Thai Tom Yam soup and Roti Canai.

FARAH SHAZWANI ALI
FARAH SHAZWANI ALI
30 May 2024 08:37pm
Kuala Lumpur chosen as the seventh best city in the world for food.
Kuala Lumpur chosen as the seventh best city in the world for food.
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SHAH ALAM - Kuala Lumpur has been chosen as the seventh-best city in the world for food, with Nasi Lemak named the top must-try dish, followed by Thai Tom Yam soup and Roti Canai.

The ranking was released by a London-based lifestyle magazine on Wednesday.

Its writer in Kuala Lumpur, Ng Su Ann, also described Malaysia's capital as bustling and renowned for its diverse culinary landscape, shaped by Malay, Chinese and Indian influences over centuries.

Tom Yum Thai Soup.
Tom Yum Thai Soup.

“Spend time at kopitiams, mamak stalls and night markets to taste our world-famous street food like laksa, Roti Canai and Nasi Lemak.

“From cafes to omakases, nightclubs to bars with skyline views, the food offerings in this city have more to offer than ever before,” she said.

Ng also shared dining spots she considered worth booking, namely Pickle Dining and Kai, a restaurant featuring flavours from across the Malay Archipelago.

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Nasi Lemak
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TimeOut also ranked Naples, Italy, known for its Margherita pizza, as the best food city in the world, followed by Johannesburg, which offers traditional South African dishes, and Lima, Peru, in third place.

Five other Asian cities on the list include Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Beijing, China; Bangkok, Thailand; Mumbai, India; and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Roti Canai
Roti Canai