I've recently visited Kuala Lumpur for work, and I've decided that I needed a specific post on that because I had more fun that I expected.
Let's face it, not all countries are created equal, so I can't help but have favorites. KL is one of the cities I have only been to for work, and I only wanted to go back to for work. A big factor for me, which determines whether or not I like a city, is the food and the shopping.
The last time I was in KL, it was just a choice of Fried Rice or Fried Noodles or Noodles with Soup for almost every single meal that I didn't opt to eat McDonald's. Of course, I exaggerate, but you get the point.
It was such a different experience this time around when I visited. All my meals were good, and shopping was really good too! I had to ask myself if I visited the same city.
|The first store I saw when I got off the plane, at KLIA|
was Zam Gems! Hello, favorite store in Sri Lanka!!!
Note to self, arrive early at the airport on the way back.
Now, food-wise, our local colleagues took us to a late lunch on the way to a trade visit after our morning meeting in the office. We ate at Penang One. I am not sure if we were just starving, but everything tasted so good to me! Jul was so funny, she even told me that this was just ordinary food. I can't wait to try the good stuff if that's the case.
|My favorite Char Kway Teow|
|Rice Dumplings which is like Machang (Pork Included) but better,|
because there is a whole salted egg yolk in the center!
This is the bomb!
|Then we had some curry noodle soup, also good.|
|The yam cake was good too.|
For dinner that night, we met up with my friend Mau, and all my other friends who just recently moved to KL. We had dinner at The Daily Grind, a burger place in Bangsar Village.
|We had Zucchini Fries|
|I ordered the Foie Gras burger, of course!|
|You really can't go wrong with Foie Gras, but I shared and only ate half.|
|Karl ordered the coffee-rubbed steak.|
|Thanks Cait for our photo.|
Now, the real highlight of my trip, was really the Jewellery shopping at KLIA. Just keep in mind that the Malaysian Ringgit to Philippine Peso conversion has devaluated close to 20% since the start of the year! That's automatically a 20% discount. Then when I was there, the stores - selling with Malaysian Ringgit pricing were all on sale too! That's practically a double promotion!
|Right beside Zam Gems, was Habib, a jewellery store whose promotion|
was an illusion diamond 3-piece set (earrings, pendant/necklace, ring) for
virtually a steal! It was so cheap I even called my sister to ask if she wanted.
|Then I moved on to Zam Gems. Look at those rocks. Drool.|
|Since I can't afford the big rocks, not to mention figure out how to use it,|
I just brought out the photos of rings I wanted to have made, and showed
it to the guy, so he could bring out what I wanted.
|After much choosing and weighing, I ended up with this stash.|
Now, I can't wait to visit KL for work again. What a difference good food and jewellery makes. just saying.
Jalan Puteri 2/6,
The Daily Grind
1, Jalan Telawi 1,
59100 Kuala Lumpur