The best thing I discovered during the one-day Eat Travel Write Kuala Lumpur tour was the Kuala Lumpur Food Truck Feast, which is held every first and third weekend of the month at Dataran Merdeka. The event brings together the best food trucks in the city. There were around 20 food trucks every other weekend, including popular ones like Little Fat Duck, Big Hug Burger, Guac!, Teazer, FoodyTruck, Cowboys, Lokka Cafe and Cafe On The Go. During my visit, a lot of people patronized the event, as the weekend I visited coincided with Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur 2015, a tourism extravaganza celebrating the cultural diversity of Malaysia.
I was able to drop by the event before the festival show started and grab a bite at Western Jamz, where I had grilled salmon with spirali aglio olio. The dish was perfectly cooked; the slab of salmon was juicy and flavorful, resting on a moist bed of pasta that was lightly seasoned but al dente, complementing the fish. I wish I had more time to sample the other food trucks – some which had long queues, which most very likely testified to their outstanding fare – but I had only enough time to enjoy a quick meal before rushing to the center field to witness the festivities of the Citrawarna festival later in the evening. I’d definitely revisit the event in a heartbeat, if given the opportunity, on my next trip to Kuala Lumpur.
The Kuala Lumpur Food Truck Feast is held twice a month, every first and third weekend. For the latest updates, visit their Facebook or Instagram.
This blog post was made possible through Eat Travel Write Kuala Lumpur, a media trip held last October 17, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event was organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and media coordinator, Gaya Travel Magazine.