1. Omurice At Omulab
Those unfamiliar with Japanese omurice need only picture Nasi Goreng Pattaya—on steroids. Omurice in the early days was essentially fried rice blanketed beneath a thin omelette; lashings of ketchup completed the appetising picture. Feeling the need to create visual fodder, Omulab serves an oozing version that practically flips inside out when sliced right.
2. Smoked Uni Chawanmushi At Babe
Sea meets soil in Babe's chawanmushi. Japanese egg custard is crowned with more egg (by way of ikura or fish roe) while creamy sea urchin creates a luxurious mouthfeel.
Babe - Japas Fine Dining | Work @ Clearwater, 11th Floor, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur | 03 2095 8599 | firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Tortilla De Patatas At Marta's Kitchen
A versatile dish eaten hot or cold at any time of the day, tortilla de patatas should have the thickness of a thumbnail. All you need are the fingers on one hand to count its ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, caramelised onions, potatoes, salt and pepper. Marta's Kitchen caters to carnivores by serving a version with chopped chorizo.
4. Soufflé At Wild Sheep Chase
An elegant dish that billows upwards and outwards when baked, the soufflé derived its name from the French word 'souffler,' meaning 'to puff up'. In addition to a vanilla soufflé and a cheese soufflé, Wild Sheep Chase always has a seasonal soufflé on their menu to peak curiosity among returning customers.
5. Egg Tart At Bunn Choon
Said to spark spats among those waiting in queue, Bunn Choon's egg tarts are so flaky and fragrant that the thought of having "just one" makes us titter. The old-school bakery in Chinatown, which has been up and running since 1893, is headed by Wong Kok Tong and his wife, who bake up to 800 egg tarts daily.
Bunn Choon | 153, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur | 016 228 7625
6. Roti Banjir Special At Mansion Tea Stall
Listed in the pantheon of legendary street foods, the Roti Banjir Special at Mansion Tea Stall gives KL-ites bragging rights. Two soft boiled eggs wobbly dangerously on a plate of roti canai surrounded by a moat of chicken curry, dhal and sambal. Pair with Teh Ding Dong for the full experience.
Mansion Tea Stall | 2, Ground Floor, Selangor Mansion, Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur
7. Whisky Sour At Skullduggery
Though not a dish, we want to highlight the importance of the humble egg in crafting high-quality cocktails.
Skullduggery, which whips up a flawless Whisky Sour, values egg whites as an important component in the cocktail canon. "We use the freshest eggs delivered daily. They make cocktails with a texture and body you can’t achieve with any other ingredient or method," commented the bartenders.