January 8th, 2021
16 Destinations for Offal Lovers in KL & Selangor
1.Mr. Wolf for Fried Pork Ears & Pork Skin Nachos
Our offal affair is satisfyingly consummated at this new Petaling Jaya establishment where the bar menu shines a light on deep-fried pig’s ears (a crisply addictive treat mixed with streaky bacon) & crunchy pork skin transformed into ‘nachos,’ embellished with a sweet-savoury, meaty mix of beef bolognese, sriracha mayo & cucumber salad.
Address: 5 Jalan SS23/11, Taman SEA
2. Coolinary Ronins Pop-Up Kitchen for Beef Lung Mantao & Duck Gizzard Gyoza
Throughout November 2015, the Coolinary Ronins pop-up kitchen turns into an altar for offal every Friday and Saturday at Damansara Uptown’s The Great Beer Bar, with devotees congregating for bao-styled steamed mantao stuffed with beef tripe, tongue, lung & meat in Chinese soy sauce, served in dim sum baskets, as well as gyoza packed with a Franken-fowl blend of chicken meat, duck meat & crunchy duck gizzard, laced with salt & chilli flakes, accompanied by black vinegar sauce with ginger.
Address: Currently located at The Great Beer Bar on Fridays and Saturdays
Read Review: Coolinary Ronins: Pop-Up Kitchen Review
3. Sion Dining for Parmesan Pork Tongue & Ox Tongue Wine Stew
There’s no lack of tongue action at Sion, which serves both pork & ox tongue, the first paired with parmesan cheese for an exhilaratingly unusual combo & the second stewed to a lovely succulence in a luxurious wine sauce that we mopped up with some baguette.
Address: B-1-16, 1st Floor, Block B, Jalan PJU 1A/20A, Dataran Ara Damansara
Read Review: Sion Dining at Ara Damansara: Restaurant Review
4. Palillos Spanish Yakitori for Chicken Liver Skewers
Melt-in-the-mouth sticks of liver with tare sauce hit the spot for customers seeking a hit of uber-flavoursome offal.
Address: 18A, First Floor, Changkat Bukit Bintang
5. Smoking Hog for Oxtail Stew with Pork Ears
Protein power: This stew of Australian wagyu oxtail, crowned with layers of pig ears, makes for a terrifically tender, gloriously gelatinous platter.
Address: 21 Jalan SS2/64, 47300 Petaling Jaya
6. Xiao Lao Wang for Pork Tendon Balls Hotpot
Pork tendon balls are one of the recommended add-ons for Xiao Lao Wang’s invigorating hotpot meals.
Address: 47G, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Uptown
Read Review: Xiao Lao Wang at Damansara Uptown: Restaurant Review
7. DC Restaurant for Sweetbread Specials
No list of offal temptations is complete without sweetbreads: Not many restaurants in KL regularly feature this delicacy, but Chef Darren Chin is known to sometimes use sweetbreads in his weekly specials, like this slow-roasted AOP Anjou French pigeon with crusted sweetbread, shaved black truffles, celeriac puree, mushrooms & Perigueux sauce.
Address: 44 Persiaran Zaaba, 60000 Taman Tun Dr Ismail
8. Sekor & Co for Grilled Ox Tongue With Miso Soup
Sekor &Co’s interpretation of gyu tan don features thinly sliced marinated ox tongue grilled with red chillies & onions, served with rice & miso soup.
Address: 1A, Jalan Chong Khoon Lin, Ukay Height
9. La Vie En Rose for Steak with Roasted Bone Marrow
Melt-in-the-mouth roast bone marrow is the highlight of this platter of rib-eye beef steak with Bordelaise sauce.
Address: 39, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
10. Shinjiro for Chicken Gizzard & Heart Yakitori
Fowl play is evident in Shinjiro’s skewer selection, with chicken heart, gizzard, skin & liver yakitori among the chief culprits. Bonus for beef enthusiasts: Bovine liver & lungs.
Address: G-06, Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall
Read Review: Shinjiro at Tropicana City Mall: Restaurant Review
11. Vladimir’s Place for Giblets In A Pot
Giblets in a pot – this innard-inundated Russian recipe throws together chicken liver, heart & gizzard with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes & cream, creating comfort food for frosty Siberian winters & stormy Malaysian nights.
Address: 32, Jalan Inai, Off Jalan Imbi
Read Review: Vladimir’s Place at Off Imbi: Restaurant Review
12. Piggy Tail for Pork Intestine Sausages
This is certainly an acquired taste, but Piggy Tail’s pork intestines – transformed into flavoursome, compellingly textured sausages – are too intriguing for offal enthusiasts to resist.
Address: 39, Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar Baru
Read Review: Piggy Tail at Telawi, Bangsar: Restaurant Review
13. Ngiu Chap Wong For Beef Tripe Noodles
The ‘ngiu chap’ here comprises smooth, slick koay teow with tender home-made beef balls, thinly sliced brisket, and of course, the offal lover’s bounty of tripe and omasum.
Address: P-1-3, Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas
14. Go Thai for Pork Trotters With Rice
When the going gets tough, the tough go for tender ‘khaokha moo’ – stewed pork trotters with rice & duck egg, a soul-food lunch at Go Thai.
Address: 187 Jalan SS2/24, 47300 Petaling Jaya
Read Review: Go Thai at SS2 PJ Petaling Jaya: Restaurant Review
15. Dao Xiang for Chicken Feet Soup
Feet don’t fail us now – Dao Xiang offers steaming-hot ‘phoenix claw’ broths for its complimentary starters.
Address: First Floor, Nexus, Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi
Read Review: Dao Xiang at Nexus Bangsar South: Restaurant Review
16. Sum Hou for Pork Kidney & Stomach Bak Kut Teh
Pork kidneys & stomach are part of the selection that customers can choose for their bak kut teh, alongside rib meat, soft rib bone, tail, tendon, belly, knuckle meat, intestines and liver.
Address: 7-G, Jalan 22A-70A, 50480 Desa Sri Hartamas