Tastes of Kelantan in KL

HELLO folks! In this week’s edition of the food trail, we take a look at Kelantanese food in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur. I would like to thank Che Mat Fadillah for pointing out a makan place at the end of Jalan Raja Muda Musa in Kampung Baru.

Che Mat said, “Dear Samo, after reading about your trip to Restoran A Hassan in Taipan USJ, Subang Jaya, I would like to recommend Chunburi Corner in Kampung Baru.

“It is one the most enduring places and is a favourite among city dwellers who are of Kelantanese origin.”

He was referring to a corner makan shop near the Pasar Minggu and it has been around for more than two decades and is still going strong. Recently, my wife and I tried to have a meal there but discovered that it is only open from 5pm to 3am.

Not deterred by the late opening hours, I finally managed to check out the place on the weekend. There are plenty of Kelantanese dishes here like the nasi kerabu, nasi dagang and laksam. I opted for the nasi campur (mixed rice) and picked some interesting dishes like the gulai kaki ayam, ikan sardin bakar, kerabu perut and a piece of telur rebus.

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And for that massive mix, I was billed RM6.80, which was amazing as I was expecting a much higher figure. A glass of sirap limau pushed the total to RM8.50 and, by today’s eating standards in the city centre, it is not expensive at all. What I like is the authentic taste of the dishes which you could never find elsewhere.

The only down side here is that it opens only after 5pm. To get to Chunburi corner, take a ride on the LRT to the Kampung Baru station either from Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya. The walk to this makan place is roughly about eight minutes from the station.

I wouldn’t recommend driving because parking bays are scarce and the Kampung Baru traffic can be a nightmare. And for you gearheads out there, the lat-long coordinates are: N 03 09 731, E 101 42 326.

Credited from The Star

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