I've been eating fairly widely, and quite regularly, since landing in KL a couple of months ago. Not a single dog in the bunch yet -- pretty indicative, I think, of the quality of the snarf scene here.
Favorite so far? I would have to say that it's the freshly grilled pulut panggang we came upon after a shopping spree at the Kuala Selangor fish market a few weeks ago.
These dimunitive leaf wrappers are packing a whollop of flavor: coconut-scented sticky rice enclosing a filling of dried prawns, sambal, and finely shredded lemongrass and coconut.
Pulut panggang boasts a mix of flavors that, to me at least, is instantly appealing: a little sweet, a little savory, a little fish-stinky and a little spicy-hot, all accented with the teeniest touch of smoke. The kind of combination that lends itself to breakfast, lunch or snack (it's certainly not enough for dinner!).
KL offers many wonderful treats, but I think I left a piece of my heart at that pulut panggang stand in Kuala Selangor. <sob>
KL readers, if you're out there: I'd be forever in your debt if you'd tell me where I can find these lovelies in the city!