Some of the best Thai street food in Kuala Lumpur were to be found *not* in a restaurant or food-court, or even a dining precinct like Jalan Alor. Instead, you find them peddled by ethnic Thai hawkers lining the road just outside the beautiful Thai Buddhist temple - Wat Chetawan (Thai:วัดพุทธไทยเชตวัน) situated along Jalan Gasing in KL's satellite town of Petaling Jaya.
The Thai delicacies I tried here was a class above any I'd eaten anywhere else in Kuala Lumpur:
- Sakoo Sai Moo (steamed sago balls filled with minced pork) and Khanom Tako (waterchestnut/sago dessert with coconut cream on top)'
- Chiengmai-style grilled sausages, chicken and pork, served with steamed glutinous rice.
Spectacular, authentic tastes. The fact that most customers are Thais was testament to that.
I also spied a khanom chin (Thai laksa) stall nearby but was too full to attempt it. Must make a return trip to this temple again soon!
Wat Chetawan (วัดพุทธไทยเชตวัน)