Editors' Picks: The Best Spicy Dishes In The Klang Valley
1/5 Spicy Mala Soup @ 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."
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
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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4/5 Chilli Pan Mee @ Restoran Super Kitchen
"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 | email@example.com
5/5 Traditional Thai Dishes @ Awet Thai Seafood
"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.