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A taste of old school Kuala Lumpur.

First of all, let me clarify that this isn’t a post about the best food in Kuala Lumpur. Not even close. There are tonnes of better food in and around KL, but the reason why this place even made its way into this website is because I just like this place.

It reminds me of a time when KL was more chaotic and down to earth. Reminds me of the times when Dad would bundle us into his car and drive us all downtown for impromptu sight-seeing trips (albeit only a 15 minutes drive, me and my brothers loved those trips). Call it nostalgia, call it age catching up, I just like this old open-air food court smacked in the middle of KL amongst gigantic shopping malls, sterile office buildings and ostentatious hotels.

# – Imbi open air food court.

You can tell that all the stalls have been there for a long time. And you probably can tell their age apart as well from the designs. of the stalls.

# – Char kueh teow stall. Quite a favourite in the food court.

We ordered char kueh teow (fried flat noodles) for mains and a plate of roast pork as appetiser. We noticed that the yongtaufu stall was particularly popular but didn’t feel like having such healthy food, hehehe.

# – The ancient looking stall selling roast pork and chicken rice.

# – The succulent roast pork. While it’s not as great as the one in Pudu, it’s pretty decent. A good mixture of lean and fatty meat with crispy skin.

# – The char kueh teow. Silky and smoky but was a lil too greasy for me.

# – The roast pork definitely scored better in my book.

I won’t deliberately go back for the food alone, but I will drop by whenever I’m in KL and looking to eat at an unassuming place serving local favourites.

Imbi Open Air Food Court (opposite De Vegas Club),
Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

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