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Best Spanish food? Kuala Lumpur, of course!

Look, I’m not one of those travelers who will blow smoke up your butt, dear reader. Sometimes I love my travel destinations (ex: Vienna, La Palmilla, NYC, Maui, etc.), sometimes I loathe places and vow never to return (ex: Hungary), and sometimes I’m glad I came, but don’t have much to write home about.

Such is the case for the city of Kuala Lumpur. I know, I know… there are those amongst you who say: but you’re only in the city? What do you expect? You gotta get out into the wilderness areas! Yeah, maybe. But I’m a girl. And the wilderness part of this country has leeches and malaria. No thanks.

So back to the city of Kuala Lumpur. It’s clean! It’s easy to get around! The shopping is great! And it is boring as hell. I don’t know what to tell you. No explanation. And I’m having quite a difficult time getting something that is specifically Malay. Everything that is highlighted by the tourist bureau is “influenced” by somewhere else: English, Chinese, Indians, Iranians, and others. Not to mention all of the European brands. Those stores are all here to: Fendi, Chanel, Bally, Ferragamo, Ermenegildo Zegna, etc.

I think that the stand out parts of the city of Kuala Lumpur are as follows:

  • Awesome Indian temple: Sri Maha Marimman Temple Drevarthanam
  • Unbelievably yummy tapas/spanish food at La Bodega restaurant at the Pavillion shopping center
  • the outside of the Petronas towers and the mall inside. Everyone agrees that going up to the skybridge is a massive waste of time, so we skipped it.


That said, I’m quite glad I came to the city. I’d come here again. The people are quite nice and, like I said, the place is pretty clean. Just not particularly interesting.

Update: I had Malay food tonight for dinner. Pretty good. I liked it. Not as much as I liked that Spanish restaurant, but that place should be Michelin rated.

 


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