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Digest Editors' Picks: The Best Spicy Dishes In The Klang Valley

Editors' Picks: The Best Spicy Dishes In The Klang Valley

Editors' Picks: The Best Spicy Dishes In The Klang Valley
By Samantha Sowerby
By Samantha Sowerby
September 30, 2019
Some of these spicy dishes give off a slow sear while others cause profound perspiration. Pour yourself a tall glass of cold milk after

1/5 Spicy Mala Soup @ Fei Fan Hotpot

Soup duo. Photo: Fei Fan Hotpot
Soup duo. Photo: Fei Fan Hotpot

"Nothing says spicy like Sichuanese cuisine. I’ve tried the spicy mala soup at a few hot pot places, but Fei Fan's is my favourite. The soup may be too oily for some, but the calories are worth the addictive sizzle. For your information, I frequent the Mont Kiara branch."

Lily Ong, Generation T and Features Editor
Fei Fan Hotpot | Kiara 163, 1F-09, 163 Retail Park, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara | 03-6419 4928

2/5 Chicken Rendang @ Ah Cheng Laksa

"I’m not really into spicy dishes, as I can’t take too much heat (if you’re looking for bobba tea recommendations, however, I’m your gal!) But if I had to choose, I’d probably go with Ah Cheng Laksa's chicken rendang. The spiciness doesn't come full on, but is the type that lingers. One time at McDonald's, I had no choice but to get the Ayam Goreng 3X spicy chicken, which I couldn’t finish, as the heat was unbearable."

Elizabeth Soong, Managing Editor

Ah Cheng Laksa | 24 outlets in KL & PJ - view locations here | 

3/5 Chilli Cheesecake @ Joloko

"Dessert is probably the last thing one thinks of when asked to name a 'spicy' dish, but Joloko's Chilli Cheesecake has carved a name for itself in the pantheon of prominent sweets. Dyed a pumpkin pie orange, the post-dinner and pre-drinks dessert is the brainchild of Chef Timothy Jay, who used to spearhead The Cheesecake Factory's operations in Dubai."

Samantha Lim, T.Dining Project Editor

Joloko | 43, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur | 03-2694-1100 |

See also: KL's Widest Selection Of Mezcal Can Be Found At Joloko

4/5 Chilli Pan Mee @ Restoran Super Kitchen

Photo: Restoran Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee
Photo: Restoran Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee

"My favourite chilli pan mee is Super Kitchen’s. Even after my friends and I adjust the level of heat, the dish still bring tears to my eyes. That and McDonald's 3X spicy chicken. While I could stomach two pieces while drunk, I woke up with a tummy ache. I tried a piece one more time while sober and didn't experience any problems."

Aaron Pereira, Sub-Editor
Restoran Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee | 10 locations in KL, PJ & Singapore - view locations here | 017-266 4143 |

5/5 Traditional Thai Dishes @ Awet Thai Seafood

A close up of delicious Tom Yum Soup.
Tom yum soup. Photo: iStock

"There are few family feasts I look forward to as much as I do dinner at Awet. The restaurant's cheery tropical-themed decor and spacious indoor-outdoor seating is perfect for big groups (and elderly relatives on wheelchairs). The Thai-style coconut seafood otak-otak and tom yum water prawns are long-running favourites if you're craving a spicy-sour kick. The restaurant is always crowded after 7pm, so be sure to book a table at least a day in advance, especially on weekends."

Tania Jayatilaka, Senior Writer
Awet Thai Seafood | Lot 13544, Jalan Cempaka, Kampung Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor | 03-7725 0175.


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