Mexican food kuala lumpur: 8 Good Mexican Restaurants You Need To Try In Klang Valley

8 Places for Mexican Food in KL and Selangor

Mexican cuisine – as well as Tex-Mex fare – has enjoyed a wave of increasing popularity in Malaysia in recent years. Here are some destinations where customers can feast on everything from tasty tacos to tempting tamales – evidence of why Mexican cuisine merits a mention on UNESCO’s ‘intangible cultural heritage’ list.

1. La Mexicana

KL’s premier Mexican restaurant, run by Mexican-Italian chef Carmela, whose passion and prowess for the cooking she was raised on radiates through colourful recipes like the classic ceviche, corn tortilla tacos stuffed with Yucatan-style slow-roasted pork, plus salads of imported cactus leaves with guajillo chili. Finish your meal here on a sweet note with the crepes with Cajeta burnt milk cream sauce and walnuts.

Find: La Mexicana’s directory listing here.

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2.  Fresca

Nestled in Mid Valley, Fresca’s menu is massive enough to warrant multiple visits. Highlights range from sopa de fideo (traditional Mexican chicken soup with angel hair noodles) to fried corn quesadillas, served street-food style, stuffed in half-moon parcels with portobello, button mushrooms and mozzarella cheese. Wash down your meal with a Frozen Watermelon Margarita, made with Jose CuervoReposado and Cointreau.

Find: Fresca’s directory listing here.

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3. Curbside Cantina

The newest kid on the Mexican block is a food truck that crafts mainly Mexican-influenced recipes with love-it-or-hate-it twists, like chili con carne with Indian papadums instead of tortilla chips. Our favourite is the ‘cemita’ burger, comprising chicken with avocado, cheese, herbs and spices for a hearty meal with unique, nicely balanced flavours – well worth RM10, the cost of each of Curbside Cantina’s reasonably priced offerings. The truck can be found at different locations on various nights, including Bangsar and Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

Find: Curbside Cantina’s directory listing here.

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4. Loco

The party street of Changkat Bukit Bintang hosts a hotspot where customers can start with deep-fried corn tortilla flutes filled with crispy duck and spicy habanero dressing, move on to tostadas (mini-pizzas topped with refried beans, chicken, lettuce, avocado, shredded cheese and salsa pico de gallo) and keep the cocktails flowing all night long, thanks to the Honey and Amaretto Margarita specials.

Find: Loco’s directory listing here.

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5. La Boca Latino Bar

A vibrant restaurant in Pavilion, La Boca serves not only Mexican cuisine but also highlights from Peru, Cuba, Brazil and Argentina. It’s a riot of flavours here, with Mexican tamale corncakes, Brazilian seafood moqueca, Peruvian ceviche and Argentinean sorrentinos and pastel de choclo.

Find: La Boca’s directory listing here.

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6. Thyme Out

Tex-Mex mania has spiced up a small corner of Petaling Jaya, thanks to a bunch of fajita-loving friends who’ve started a stall at the Mayang Oasis food court. From tortilla wraps to quesadillas, Thyme Out serves the ideal sort of guilty pleasures for night-time crowds who throng this venue (also known as PJ Old Trafford) to catch football match screenings.

Find: Thyme Out’s directory listing here.

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7. Andale! Andale!

The folks of La Mexicana opened a food court outlet at The Intermark this year, dishing out recipes with a home-cooked foundation. Comfort food like pork tenderloin bathed in salsa verde, served with corn-laced rice, carrots & beans is fairly priced for substantial portions with plenty of tender meat. Try the version of ‘horchata’ – a rice and cinnamon beverage – which makes for an absolutely lovely thirst-quencher. Mexican milk cakes and flan both feature on the desserts list.

Find: Andale! Andale!’s directory listing here.

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8. Pastel

‘Keep calm and eat tacos,’ reads a sign at this little café in a Setiawangsa shop-lot that serves halal-assured Tex-Mex fare. Tacos are a speciality at Pastel, filled with lamb or beef for RM18 per plate of two. Travelling a bit north of the border, cuisine-wise, there’s also a ‘Texas Burger’ with hand-pressed beef patty.

Find: Pastel’s directory listing here.

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5 Halal Taco In Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

If you haven’t heard, Taco Bell Malaysia will be opening its first outlet in Cyberjaya, Selangor! While we wait patiently for this famous Mexican-inspired franchise to open its doors, there are many halal tacos in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor that are ready to serve crunchy hard-shell tacos for you. Excited to try them? You’re going to love exploring our list below!

1. Hungry Bee Tacos

Serving yummy snacks since 2017, Hungry Bee Tacos is famous for its affordable crunchy tacos. Priced at RM2.50 each, this Muslim-owned stall keeps the queue going by dishing out a simple menu of crunchy tacos and burrito wrap (beef or chicken filling only). If you’re a foodie who sees tacos as snacks rather than a meal, order a box of 6 crunchy tacos for RM15 and enjoy every bite.
#HHWT Tip: Hungry Bee Tacos has other branches in Setiawangsa, Gombak, Sri Rampai and Taman Dagang. Check out their social pages for exact stall locations.
Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 4.30PM-10PM (Closed on Mon)
Address: 88-82, Jalan Wangsa Melawati 3, Wangsa Melawati, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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2. Myeongdong Topokki

You may be familiar with Myeongdong Topokki‘s offering of spicy Koreanrice cake, fried chicken, kimchi ramyun, but this halal Korean restaurant has recently introduced their fusion tacos! Packed with minced chicken, vegetables, and kimchi, take a bite and don’t forget to wipe off those cheese and mayo sauces from your smile 😋Halal status: Halal-certified
Opening hours: Click here for opening hours
Address: Click here for outlet locations
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3. Rollo Mexican Food

If you’re looking for a halal Mexican restaurant in Selangor, the wait is over because ROLLO Mexican Food is here! With two outlets in Taman Dagang and Bukit Indah, you can find menu items like burritos, quesadilla, chicken burger and nachos. However, the one you need is the beef or lamb tacos – and we heard it’s super crunchy!
Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 2PM-10PM (Closed on Mon)
Address: A-01-G, Jalan Dagang Besar, Taman Dagang, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor
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4. Cowboy’s Food Truck

We weren’t kidding when we say Cowboy’s Food Truck is one of the halal food trucks in Klang Valley worth chasing after. As the name suggests, they’re all about serving American barbecue, ranging from BBQ cheeseburgers to chicken wings. Since you’re here for tacos, order the ChickaTaco that consists of crispy fried chicken thigh and drizzled with chipotle mayo sauce. Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: Tue-Sat; 7PM-11.30PM (Closed on Sun & Mon)
Address: Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3, off, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 4, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
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5. Burger & Taco

Wrapping up our list of taco temptations is Burger & Taco. Find them in Cyberjaya and be treated to juicy Australian beef burgers, grilled chicken burger, and yummy fries. If tacos are more of your thing, there are 4 types to choose from, including crunchy double beef taco and soft double chicken taco. You’re going to love it!
Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 12PM-9PM (Closed on Mon)
Address: E2-04-3A, Tamarind Square, Persiaran Multimedia, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
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If you’re planning to try something new this weekend, do check out these halal tacos in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor! To keep your food adventures going, check out our recommended reads below:

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La Mexicana @ Jalan Telawi sets itself apart with authentic Mexican dishes

It is a well-known fact that usually, “Mexican” cuisine outside of Mexico is taken less seriously and typically more on the Tex-Mex side not allowing people to have an open perception of the many flavours and tastes it has to offer to the human palate.

La Mexicana however, is a fairly new restaurant that has just recently opened in Kuala Lumpur and very fairly recently opened a branch in Bangsar (Jalan Telawi 5). La Mexicana dives in the huge array of completely different flavours in terms of the amazing food culture Malaysia has to provide.

Apart from the contrast in bright colours, La Mexicana portrays a small slice of what the Mexican culture is, the owners Carmela and Stephen use authentic Mexican decoration and have developed a Latin vibe to showcase what this culture is all about.

Putting aside the decor and ambient that pulls through in terms of relevance with the restaurant name, the food & beverage is what sets this quirky restaurant apart from other ones who claim to be truly Latin in Kuala Lumpur.

Having established themselves over the past couple of years, the new branch in Bangsar has started up a new Ladies Night happening every Wednesday where every lady is entitled to a free Margarita.

The colourful yet small bar indeed looks quite Mexican as ladies gather to drink, eat, have fun – and perhaps end the night with some drunk-dancing which we all know is a staple in the Mexican nightlife tradition. Having talked to Stephen, we learn a few things about Carmela & his restaurant.

What do you think makes your restaurant authentically Mexican and sets it apart from the rest of the restaurants who claim to be Mexican in Kuala Lumpur?

Obviously, the main thing that makes La Mexicana Kuala Lumpur’s only authentic Mexican restaurant is the fact that Chef Carmela insists on only authentic Mexican dishes being served, and as an internationally recognized Chef she is uniquely qualified to ensure that this is the case.

It is a result of her passion and knowledge that leads La Mexicana to expend great effort in importing ingredient’s from Mexico and also of course making all of the sauces, tortillas and even our cheese on the premises to make sure the taste is exactly right.

Chef Carmela accepts no excuse for having a dish that could not be proudly served in any restaurant in Mexico. Unlike other restaurants that comprise and serve a Tex-Mex version of Mexican cuisine La Mexicana is 100% authentically Mexican.

What are the signature dishes in La Mexicana, and why?

We have an extensive menu that is continually evolving as Chef Carmela brings new dishes from the many regions of Mexico for our clients to try; and we always have a range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes to ensure every taste is catered for. However, we are rightly famous for our:

“CHAMORRO DAVID”

Succulent “Adobado” pork shank bathed in Chefs Carmela´s recipe of dried chilies and spices, slow cooked, served with white rice, “Frijoles Charros” and 4 corn tortillas.

and our

“MOLCAJETE CHAPULTEPEC”

Served in a traditional handmade volcanic lava rock mortar, this delicious combination of Mexican flavors should not be missed. A meat lovers feast consisting of tender grilled fillet steak, baby pork ribs, grilled chicken, spicy “Chorizo”, grilled cheese, caramelized onions, grilled cactus leaves and hot “ Chile Serrano or Toreado” in “Salsa Verde” and of course served with homemade corn tortillas.

“ENCHILADAS VERDES”

3 handmade corn tortillas stuffed with succulent chicken, bathed in “Salsa Verde” and topped with cheese.

“NOPAL” ASADO CON QUESO”

Succulent cactus leaves (imported from Mexico) grilled, topped with homemade “Panela” cheese, served with “Salsa Verde”.(veg)

There are of course, so many options and many of our clients rather than feast on any of these dishes simply like to select a range of our tacos and enchiladas and share with friends. Really anything goes with Mexican food and of course we also have the best Margaritas in town. Which helps!

What dishes would you recommend to someone who per say, has never had Mexican food in his or her life before?

The best place to start would probably be our enchiladas, although Mexican food has such a variety of flavors that it is probably a good idea to ask what would the guest feel like on that day.   Some great fish tacos, real Mexican mole, spicy beef tacos, a delicious soup and don’t forget the famous ‘Tres Leches’ cake – a sweet nutty delicious way to end a meal!

The great thing about real Mexican food is that there is something for everyone and everything tastes fresh and different – not all covered in some cheesy sauce! And not everything is drowned in some spicy chili concoction, real flavors using fresh ingredients and of course prepared with care and passion! And if you want HOT then ask for our homemade chili sauces … from Mild to OMG!

So there you have it, what you need to need to know as a foodie with the concept of proper authentic Mexican cuisine in Kuala Lumpur from the creative directors of La Mexicana itself.

Having a passion for food is one thing, being able to share that passion in a way that it’s very similar to the origin of its country is on a whole other level.

Do make sure you head down to Jalan Hock Choon for La Mexicana in the Ampang area or Jalan Telawi 5 for La Mexicana in the Bangsar area!

 

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Mexican Cuisine, as Authentic as it Gets!

La auténtica cocina Mexicana!

Hola La Mexicana! It’s certainly been a long wait but lovers of Mexican cuisine can now taste authentic Mexican cuisine right smack in the heart of KL city.

Welcoming the latest Mexican restaurant in town, La Mexicana is the baby of Chef Carmela De Ponte and Stephen Dennison. Born in DF aka Mexico City, Chef Carmela followed her husband, who was in project, to Malaysia. Persuaded by His Excellency Jorge A. Lozoya, Mexican Ambassador of Malaysia, to open Malaysia’s eyes to the real McCoy of Mexican cuisine, Chef Carmela took on the challenge and La Mexicana was born.

Situated at The Terrace at Hock Choon, La Mexicana is barely one month when we visited. Structurally decorated differently from the norm, La Mexicana replicates a Mexican Casa. The restaurant has a choice of air conditioned or al fresco dining area while the kitchen is placed separately outside the restaurant in full view. A quaint fountain in a pool is strategically placed alongside and the patio beside is currently in thoughts for further extension for the restaurant. What added a nice ambience were the rows of cactus and chili plants added all over La Mexicana!

Stepping indoor, one is taken into a warmth and cozy Casa ala Mexican with walls of bright colors, hand painted furniture, pieces of Mexican décor and a gorgeous wall of hearts! With a full equipped bar of alcohols, especially imported Tequilas, diners would certainly be please at their list of drinks! Expect nothing but a jolly good time at La Mexicana with lots of Margaritas, Tequila shots, beers, cocktails and more…

We sampled Margarita (RM25) and Margarita La Mexicana (RM35) that night! Indeed a must, both are as good as it gets. Well balanced, I am impressed with Margarita La Mexicana. Featuring Tuna, a prickly pear fruit or cactus fruit, Margarita La Mexicana tasted smooth, citrusy, and delicious. This is certainly a must for Margarita lovers!

I confessed to being a great devotee of Mexican cuisine. Those days of patronizing small Mexican grocery stores while in college are certainly revoked as I enjoyed the experience so much. Armed with almost no sense of Spanish language, I remembered to resorting to finger pointing to other people’s dishes as I adventurously savored authentic Mexican dishes at those grocery stores that was only patronized by local Mexican farmers. With that experience, I was armed with a good benchmark for authentic Mexican food to a certain degree.

To get the real authentic flavors of Mexico, Chef Carmela has brought over a Mexican chef and imported most of their ingredients. La Mexicana’s menu showcased a decent spread of dishes with more appetizers than mains for the purpose of sharing and tasting. Starting off our Mexican gastronomic fare is a few Botanas or Antojito with some of my all-time classic favorites!

What once used to be a put off for me by its color has long been turned to my all-time favorite! Guacamole (RM20) served with homemade fried Corn Chips should be and must be the most famous Mexican snack in all Mexican restaurants. Ripe creamy avocados are ingeniously mashed with tomato and onions and limed up with jazz! Yes, some spiked it with jalapenos or garlic and even cilantro but some versions are left just as it is for a good bite.

The version here was served in a rustic Molcajete and an earthen colored dish! Crispy well fried corn chips are made fresh at the restaurant, another plus point to this snack. Creamy luscious avocados and corn chips makes an addictive starter as we all fought happily for the crispy creamy snack. I like how the corn chips are fairly medium thick and not salty plus it has a good aroma and taste of corns. If La Mexicana start selling their homemade corn chips in a bag, rest assured I would be happy to buy quite a few bags of it!

Sopes, a traditional dish from Culiacan Mexico, is a small thick tortilla with pinched sides to resemble a small plate to hold refried beans, cheese, sometimes meat and other ingredients. The Sopes is fried and fillings may vary depending on the origin of the regions of Mexico. La Mexicana serves up Sopes de Papa con Chorizo (RM18), 3 pieces of Sopes filled with refried beans, potato, homemade Chorizo, Queso (Cheese) and topped with Crema (Mexican Sour Cream) and Salsa Verde sauce.

Rendering flavors of corn, creamy mashed beans, potatos, bits of succulent chorizo, shredded lettuce, sour cream and salsa verde, the sopes was delicately yummy. I like the Salsa Verde very much with tangy flavors to pair up the flavors of the sopes. I believe the only thing that can make this street food even better is some spicy sauce to kick it up another notch!

When one talks of Ceviche, one automatically refers to the infamous Peruvian dish. However, Mexico is also famous for its version of Ceviche. Basically, ceviche is raw seafood marinated in citrus juice and spiced up to ‘cook’ it. Having had many version of ceviche, the dish maybe fairly simple but the right balance of sourness against the other flavors is quite difficult to achieve.

At La Mexicana, they served up a gorgeous Ceviche Acapulco (RM20)! Nothing but raved reviews from round the table that night, we did not even spared any sauce as we literally mopped up all of it with the corn chips. A sublime concoction of red snapper ‘cook’ in lime juice, tomato, olives, onions, cilantro and other good stuff, the ceviche is a burst of bold sour flavors with hints of creamy tomato. The cubed fish was firm and sweet with a good bite. Simply scoop up the piquant goodness with crispy corn chips for a refreshing crunch. Simply magnificent!!

Taco, a popular street food, is another favorite of mine when it’s done rustic and authentic. Despite it crossing over to the Tex-Mex cuisine border, I still prefer tacos to be as rustic as possible. It’s like our hawker food, savoring it street style is always the best way to get the best of its flavors. Taco simply denotes corn or flour tortilla rolled up with fillings. One can say taco is to Mexican like sandwich is to American. Eaten daily by everyone and available everywhere in Mexico, taco is the traditional dish of Mexico.

There are several taco flavors and we happen to try Tacos Campechanos (RM22). Three handmade corn tortillas are stuffed with pork Carnitas, pork Chicharrón, cilantro, onion and Molcajete red sauce. Absolutely a delightful swine affair, the tacos are divine because of the crispy pork crackling and rustic corn tortilla. A little red sauce and minced onion brought forth a scrumptious spicy sensation to the tacos. I am picky at times when it comes to tacos. To show rustic and authentic flavors, I insisted that the meat filing should be shredded for a good bite. I am so glad that the ones here are shredded, denoting again that the tacos are as authentic as the ones in the streets of Mexico!

Ever tried cactus before? According to the owner, there are over 200 species of cactus but only two are edible. Since the edible is not available here, La Mexicana imports their supply of Nopales or cactus from Mexico. Eating cactus takes some getting-use too for some of us. I guess it’s something one either likes it or don’t. If you are adventurous in your food, then I would say go ahead and try this!

Nopal Asado con Queso (RM30) is grilled cactus leaves served with grilled Panela cheese and sauced up with Salsa Verde. This is my second time savoring cactus but a first in this grilled method. I liked the smoky grilled aroma and the fairly light white cheese that contrasted with the firm cactus. Cactus also imparts a slight slimy gel similar to lady fingers so if one likes lady fingers, then one should be able to accept cactus. Served with the Salsa Verde, this appetizer truly showed off the essence of Mexican cuisine!

They do love their cheese! Queso Fundido simply translates to melted cheese. Here at La Mexicana, Queso Fundido con Chorizo (RM18) is served with flour tortilla and Salsa Verde.

The hot melted cheese is a whirlpool of stringy and salty cheese with homemade chorizo. Simply tear up pieces of tortilla and dip it in the pool of cheese to enjoy the flavors of the cheese. This one should win hearts of all ages of cheese lovers!

Heading over towards main course, we shared three signature dishes of La Mexicana after our satisfying starters.

Seafood is featured more popular in the regions of Mexico near to the coastal areas. Said to originate from the sea port of Veracruz, Mexico, Camarones Mojo de Ajo (RM55) is shrimps sautéed in a butter and garlic sauce. Here at the restaurant, an order of this features five big shrimps sautéed in butter, toasted garlic, spices and flambé with Tequila. Simple as it may look, the shrimp is fabulously buttery and juicy. Served alongside the shrimps are corn rice and cherry tomatoes. I can see why it’s a signature as the combination of succulent garlic butter shrimps and fluffy corn rice cooked in broth is amazing. The dish should be a favorite here since we love shrimps and rice… or at least I do!

More often popular in Tex-Mex cuisine, Fajitas is also a Mexican dish that is much beloved by many. Similar to taco except fajitas is served with non-fried tortilla and grilled meat or seafood. Fajitas Norteñas de Pollo (RM50) is grilled chicken with Poblano chili, bacon and onion. Accompanying the chicken fajitas is flour tortilla and salsa Verde. As one can see, the dish is rustic and showcased a home-style comfort food. A tad too salty for me, the chicken is also a bit dry. However, that can easily be pumped up with the lovely Salsa Verde for some juiciness. I adored the aroma and flavors of the Poblano chili heat from the fajitas together with the sweet caramelized onions. It’s a dish that denotes a home-style comfort food for Mexicans.

A very unique Mexican dish, Pescado al Pibil (RM60) is red snapper marinated in Achiote paste, a unique paste made with Annato seeds from the Achiote plant and other spices. Although the color of the fish is bright red, one is rest assured as the color of the fish comes from the natural pigment of the Achiote. The fish has a distinctive taste of a nutty and peppery note with the addition of the aroma of the banana leaves. Cooked till firm, the fish is served with corn rice and cherry tomatoes. This dish takes some getting-use too as the flavor kind of grew on me as I continue to savor it. It has a fairly delicate flavor with hints of tangy notes. I like it even better with the side of super potent spicy Habanero sauce!

I always never have much room for desserts when savoring Mexican cuisine. Probably because I am too stuffed from all the corn chips and tortillas! Dessert menu are limited as Mexican desserts are not on the popular list compared to others. They also tend to be on the sweeter note.

A rich nutty chocolate cake is spiced up with hints of Pasilla chili in Pastel La Mexicana (RM25). The cake is light in chocolate flavors with a sweet and nutty taste. I could barely taste the chili notes in the cake. Albeit it being a little on the dry end, the strawberry coulis and whipped cream added much moist notes to the cakes.

The second dessert has my favored vote compared to the first dessert. Crepes de Cajeta (RM20) features pieces of crepes drowned in Cajeta sauce, an ultra-sweet caramelized ‘burnt’ milk crème sauce. The crepes are quite dense while the sauce is very rich so this dessert is best shared among a few people as I doubt one can polish this sweet dessert on their own. Did I mention that this crepe is also flambéed in Tequila? It is delicious in its own way if it is taken in small portion!

La Mexicana is definitely as authentic as its get, especially in Kuala Lumpur! Their dishes are masterpieces of authentic flavors and textures from what I experienced similarly to those I ate in the small Mexican grocery stores. Yes, prices are on the steep end but one needs to take into consideration the imported ingredients and all the effort made to keep La Mexicana as real and rustic as it can be to echo Mexican cuisine and not the fusion Tex-Mex that we are accustomed to in Malaysia. La Mexicana is a beautiful restaurant to hang out and enjoy the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine with family or friends. A great conversation piece, one is guaranteed an exciting journey down Mexico from the passionate efforts in the ambience and food made by Chef Carmela and her team!

I am hoping Chef Carmela would continue to add more Mexican favorites of mine like Tamale and Chile Relleno to the menu in time to come. Chef Carmela has also mentioned that she will be featuring more authentic dishes from various regions of Mexico in the coming months. Dishes noteworthy of orders are Ceviche Acapulco, Tacos Campechanos and Camarones Mojo de Ajo. I also spied Tacos de Cochinita Pibil and Filete Adobado La Mexicana that sounded Delicioso!!

*Psst… they are probably the first to serve pork Mexican dishes here in KL!

The Terrace at Hock Choon

Jalan Nibong (off Jalan Ampang)

50450 Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Two Great Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

I recently published a review of the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur and mentioned that contrary to habit, my brother and I ventured out for dinner.

Malaysia and certainly Kuala Lumpur has great food. Walk through Bitbang and you’ll find streets lined with restaurants serving savory local delicacies. But you have to understand that I am a very eccentric eater. Were it up to me, I’d have Mexican food every day for lunch and Mediterranean for dinner. No joke, it is what it is.

So what kind of restaurants do suppose we set out to find while in K-L?

1. Loco Restaurant and Bar (Mexican)

Located on Changkat Bukit Bintang, a street with a diverse mix of international cuisine and trendy bars in the busiest part of town, we found some Mexican food. When I say I like Mexican food, I mostly mean I like Tex-Mex. This restaurant did not disappoint. First up was tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa.

My brother ordered a chicken burrito while I ordered a chicken quesadilla. Both were tasty because the restaurant had the right blend of cheese, a common problem in finding decent Mexican food in Europe and Asia.

While the food is not incredible, if you’re in the mood for Mexican comfort food you will not go wrong here.

  • 22, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • +60 3-2142 8260
  • 11AM-3AM (daily)

2. Al-Amar (Lebanese)

Next night we had Lebanese at Al-Amar, a restaurant on the sixth floor of the Pavillion KL (adjacent to the busy Starhill Gallery).

Upon sitting down, a plate of peanuts and a rack of bread with olive oil was placed at our table.

We ordered hummus to start with fresh baked pita which came out piping hot from the oven.

For our main course, we each ordered a mixed grill which came with a lamb, beef, and chicken kabob. It was lovely, though the tahini left a strong garlic taste that took a couple days to fully dissipate.

  • Lot 6.10, Level-6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone : +6 03-2166 1011
  • Hours: 10AM-2AM

Both restaurants were reasonably priced (~$10-12) and hit the spot. While you can get cheaper and more authentic local and regional cuisine throughout the city, if you need a fix of comfort food these two restaurants will serve the purpose.

Delivery of Mexican cuisine in Kazan

Mexican cuisine is a colorful combination of Spanish and Indian culinary traditions, because, unlike the English conquerors, the Mexicans did not pursue a harsh policy of extermination of local peoples. More than 500 years later, charity has brought its gifts, opening the world to amazing Mexican cuisine. Like other nations, this land has its own “queen of the fields” – corn, which the Mexicans call maize. It has long been a staple consumer product.It is followed in the list of the most popular products by legumes, fruits, cacti, potatoes, here called sweet potatoes, and, of course, chili peppers are popular all over the world. Pork and poultry are common meat.

National dishes of Mexico have long gone beyond the borders of the country, and now they have become famous names in America. For example, a burrito, a shawarma-like roll with pieces of meat and vegetables .. Now it is a popular business lunch for business people who prefer more exotic dishes than ordinary American fast food.Fajitas – grilled beef with vegetables, which is traditionally served directly in the pan. Or guacamole – avocado pasta, beloved by gourmets all over the world, which goes well as a side dish with meat and fish. But do not forget that all new Mexican delicacies must be tried very carefully, since Mexicans are big lovers of everything spicy.

Order Mexican Takeout

If you want to know more about Mexican food, you won’t have to wait long. The Broniboy home delivery service will deliver your order to almost anywhere in the city within 1 hour on weekdays, weekends and holidays (the average delivery time is up to 60 minutes).At your service is a convenient electronic service and a whole staff of couriers who will bring your favorite dishes from the nearest restaurant to the office or to your home delicious, hot and fragrant.

Our advantages

  • Large selection of restaurants and other gastronomic establishments
  • A special menu without extra charges and with prices for popular items especially for Broniboy
  • Simplicity and ease of use of the application
  • Fast transportation in thermal bags that allow you to maintain not only the required temperature, but also the taste of products.
  • Own couriers, selected and trained taking into account the specifics of the institutions.

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Albina Oyastu on how to open your own business in Estonia

Hello! My name is Albina, I am originally from Kazakhstan, I have been living in Estonia with my family for 9 years. During my life, I have lived in 5 different countries, including Kazakhstan, Japan, Sweden, Norway and Estonia, where I studied local languages ​​and culture.

Having worked as a teacher in a primary school in Estonia for 2 years, I realized that I really enjoy teaching! My experience of teaching Russian, English and Japanese inspired me to open the language school Kantan Education, translated from Japanese as “easy”.This project united everything – my love for teaching, interest in different countries and cultures, desire to open horizons for students.

I improved my skills and received the CELTA Certificate for English Teachers from the University of Cambridge. Having written a business plan, I received financial support from the state.

Estonia is one of the most progressive countries in the field of digitalization. There is a single business portal where you can perform all the necessary actions, such as registration, adding co-owners, and so on.

I started my project alone, only in Estonia. She taught dozens of satisfied students: children, adolescents and adults. Our teachers in Kazakhstan are now also CELTA certified and we are launching online English courses for children in September. These courses are based on textbooks from National Geographic. The communicative methodology, according to which the program is built, assumes that the student speaks English from the first lesson and learns the world. We train with high quality, are aimed at long-term cooperation, and also support, motivate and never scold.The credo of our lessons is “Hurray! Mistake! ”Because we all learn from mistakes.

Living abroad, you often miss your homeland, you want to pass on the Kazakh culture and language to your children. Therefore, we are planning to launch a Kazakh language and culture club in Tallinn for children.

I have a dream – the launch of grants for Kazakhstani students from low-income families with the support of Kazakhstanis living abroad. I am open to discussion on cooperation, if someone, after reading the article, lights up with an idea.

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Lotte Hotel St. Petersburg

  • Number and categories of rooms in the hotel: 147 rooms
  • The Best: Unrivaled Korean Service in the Heart of the Northern Capital
  • Prices:
  • Contacts: per.Antonenko, 2, + 7 812 336 10 00, www.lottehotel.com
  • Author: Elena Filipchenkova

Background

The second hotel of the LOTTE Group, this time in St. Petersburg, threatens to repeat the success of the Lotte Hotel Moscow, which has won numerous awards over the years and gained a reputation as one of the best hotels in Russia.It was awarded the Best Hotel in Europe by the renowned French Villegiature award and the Best City Hotel in Russia by Condé Nast Traveler.
LOTTE Group is one of the largest South Korean conglomerates with more than 74 companies operating in industries such as confectionery, fast food, financial services, electronics, construction, retail, publishing, and hospitality and entertainment industries. Branches of the companies belonging to the Lotte group are located in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, China, Russia, USA, Japan and the Philippines.

Where is the hotel situated

The new five-star hotel is located in the very center of St. Petersburg on St. Isaac’s Square, next to the Mariinsky Palace. Walk along the Moika embankment, dine in democratic but very nice restaurants on Bolshaya Morskaya, sit in the park near St. Isaac’s Cathedral, or walk to the Admiralteyskaya embankment.

Hotel

LOTTE Group has carefully preserved the historical appearance of the building, built in 1849 for the merchant Maria Yakunchikova. In 1810-1811, the first United States envoy to Russia, the sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams, lived in this building.

Rooms

Designed by Lotte Hotel St.Petersburg was developed by the Japanese studio Naoko Horii Design Concepts (Los Angeles). The hotel has 147 rooms, decorated in classic and modern styles, 7 suites, including the presidential one, with an area of ​​216 m², with a panoramic view of St. Isaac’s Square.

restaurants and bars

The Lounge restaurant, where the chef, Anatoly Ivanov, serves breakfasts for guests (on weekdays until 10.30, and on Saturday and Sunday until 12.00), hits of Mediterranean, Pan-Asian, Mexican and Russian cuisine are served throughout the day. The pride of the restaurant is an extensive wine list, numbering more than 200 items, and a glass dome – they say that it is the largest in St. Petersburg.
MEGUmi Restaurant presents a fresh take on Japanese contemporary cuisine. The signature dish of the chef of the MEGUmi restaurant Bana Munechik, president of the Association of Japanese Chefs of Russia, is wagyu beef cooked and served on a hot volcanic stone from Mount Fuji.The exquisite handmade Japanese porcelain of the legendary Nikko company complements the authentic serving of the dishes.

For business

The hotel is small, therefore it does not have a club lounge, the Royal Club, which is so popular with the guests of the Lotte Hotel in Moscow. However, if you need to use a printer, order a restaurant or a shuttle service, guests can be assisted by the concierge in the hotel lobby.For conferences, business meetings and banquets, the Lotte Hotel St. Petersburg offers two halls equipped with modern equipment: the Pushkin Hall with an area of ​​117 m² overlooking the Moika River embankment and the Charlotte Hall with an area of ​​75 m². The hotel has its own underground parking for 21 spaces.

For relax

Soon the Balinese spa center Mandara Spa, the younger sister of the Moscow spa, will open at the hotel. You need to sign up for it at least a week or two in advance.Mandara Spa is the ideal place for rejuvenation and peace of mind. The team arrived from the island of Bali, and owns the ancient secrets of beauty, passed down from generation to generation, as well as modern techniques. There will also be a relaxation area and a swimming pool in addition to the already functioning gym.

Verdict

Ideal location and service that even the very fastidious traveler can hardly find fault with.Long and beautiful breakfasts, especially on weekends, the proximity of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and other attractions within walking distance, restaurants on Bolshaya Morskaya Street, New Holland Park and, if you are lucky with the weather, it will be the most wonderful long weekend. Just wait until Mandara Spa opens.

Kamis – Mexican Food

Mexican food is as vibrant and exciting as the culture of this country, with its unforgettable holidays and festivals.It is an incredible blend of Mayan, Aztec, Spanish and American recipes and culinary traditions. It is not for nothing that Mexican cuisine has become one of the few that UNESCO ranked among the intangible cultural heritage of mankind.

We will tell you about 7 dishes that you simply cannot leave Mexico without trying.

Chilakiles

This popular traditional breakfast dish consists of lightly fried corn tortillas cut into quarters and brushed with green or red salsa.Fried eggs, stewed chicken are spread on top, cream is poured over everything and sprinkled with grated cheese. Chilakiles is served with a substantial portion of frijols (fried beans).

Pozole

According to anthropologists, this pre-Hispanic soup was once used as part of ritual sacrifices. Nowadays, it is prepared on the basis of chicken or pork. There are also vegetarian versions. Pozole is cooked from corn with a lot of herbs and spices; traditionally, the soup is stewed for hours, or even all night long.Once the pozole is ready, sprinkle it with lettuce, radishes, onions, limes and chili peppers.

Taco

This is perhaps the most famous Mexican dish. Its popular domestic variety, al-pastor’s taco (meaning “shepherd style”), dates back to the 1920s and is associated with the arrival of Lebanese and Syrian immigrants in Mexico. To make al pastor’s tacos, cut thin strips of pork from a skewer, place them in the fold of a corn tortilla, and sprinkle with onions, coriander leaves, and pineapple on top.

Elot

Elot is just boiled corn on the cob on a stick. The difference from our version is that they eat it not just with salt, but also ground chili, lime, butter, cheese, mayonnaise or sour cream.

Enchilada

The recipe for enchilada dates back to the Mayan times, when people in the Valley of Mexico ate corn cakes wrapped around a small fish. Today, both corn and flour tortillas are used and they are filled with meat, cheese, seafood, beans, vegetables, or all of the above.The stuffed tortillas are then doused with chili sauce to make the perfect Mexican breakfast.

Guacamole

Guacamole is undoubtedly one of the most popular dishes in Mexico, but few people know that the recipe for this traditional sauce was created during the time of the Aztecs. Made from mashed avocados, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice and chili peppers (and sometimes with one or two garlic cloves added), guacamole is often eaten with tortilla chips or used as a side dish.

Tamale

The recipe for tamale dates back to the heyday of the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas, who needed nutritious food on the go before going into battle. Corn dough pockets are filled with sweet or savory filling, wrapped in banana leaves or corn husks, and then steamed. Fillings range from meats and cheeses to fruits, vegetables, chili and molé sauces. The wrapper, of course, was not eaten, it served only to preserve the shape of the tamale during the campaign.

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