Best foods in Bukit Jalil and where to get them

Best foods in Bukit Jalil and where to get them
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When it comes to Bukit Jalil, often the image of the National Stadium and the Malaysian Chinatown comes to mind. Being an affluent township located in Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Jalil houses many notable corporate buildings as well as universities, making it a hot spot for businessmen and students. Besides that, Bukit Jalil is also a popular spot for youngsters and tourists as various entertainment spots are available in this township. Some famous attractions include Pavilion Mall, the Royal Malaysian Air Force Museum and the Xtion Paintball Park, which offers an experience that you cannot find anywhere else. With all that said, if you are looking for good food, you would be glad to know that a plethora of cuisines is available in Bukit Jalil.

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Read on, and we will introduce you to some of the best eats in Bukit Jalil!

1. Mookata @ Thai Jjang BBQ Restaurant

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Loosely translated as pork skillet, Mookata is the Thai variation of BBQ, where you can grill and steamboat at the same time. Though you can find various steamboat and BBQ places scattered all across Malaysia, this particular store in Bukit Jalil called Thai Jjang BBQ Restaurant deserves an honourable mention. Serving authentic Thai Mookata, their Tom Yum based steamboat is a must-try. Offering an exquisite dining experience at an affordable price, Thai Jjang BBQ Restaurant would be the perfect place for a meal with friends and families. Surrounded by both the delicious sizzle of meat on grill and your loved ones, what more could you possibly ask?  

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2. Japanese Food @ Shin Zushi Restaurant

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Japanese food has become a well-loved genre of food with a huge fan base in Malaysia. Even then, it is still relatively difficult to find a restaurant that serves authentic Japanese food, that we often end up going to the chain stores for a quick fix to satisfy our Japanese food craving. Say goodbye to those days as we are happy to tell you that you can experience it at Shin Zushi Restaurant at Jalan Jalil Jaya 7. Bearing a humble appearance, this restaurant may look small from the outside, but don’t let this fool you as it is spacious inside. Priding themselves in using only the finest and freshest ingredients, their Salmon Sashimi will melt in your mouth. Serving great sushi at an affordable price, you won’t regret ever visiting this restaurant! 

3. Cheese dishes @ Say Cheese

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If you are a fan of anything and everything cheese related, you would be delighted to know that there is a restaurant in Bukit Jalil that specialises in serving mouth-watering cheesy dishes. Located at Jalan Jalil Perkasa 2, Say Cheese is a restaurant that is like a manifestation of every cheese lover’s dream. With a predominantly Western menu, one of their signature dishes that you have to try when you visit Say Cheese is their Pork Chop with Cheese. Their pork chop, doused in warm melted cheese, will surely bring a smile your face as if asked to “Say Cheese”. 

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4. Fusion food @ Murni Delight

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With so many food selections available in Malaysia, sometimes it gets to decide on one place. With fusion food, you can get the best of both worlds—putting a stop to your indecisiveness. In Bukit Jalil as well, there is a well-known fusion food restaurant—Murni Delight at Jalan 16/155c. Offering a broad menu of Western and local dishes, you will never be stumped for choice. Cheap, big, fast, and most importantly, delicious, you are sure to be a fan of Murni Delight. If you are not a fan of waiting, try to avoid their peak hours though, as they often nest a full house during those hours.

5. Healthy food @ Runners Cafe

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Having a diverse food culture, the idea that good food is equivalent to a big belly is a hard fact that many Malaysians begrudgingly accept. In some rare cases, however, you might encounter restaurants that serve exquisite healthy food. Such is the case for Runners Café located at Jalan Jalil Perkasa 14. If you are a health nut or a runner (or both), the Runners Café would be your go-to. Set up by a local marathon runner as a place for the running community to get-together, Runners Café prides itself in serving nutritious foods with as many natural ingredients while avoiding MSG and pork. Their signature bruschetta is a favourite among regulars, where you can customise five-grain sourdoughs by choosing some toppings of your choice.

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