KUALA LUMPUR: With much time to kill during the long Chinese New year weekend, city folks wasted no time seeking out food haunts in the federal capital.
Roads in the city were less congested as compared to other days, making it easy for those in search of popular food outlets.
Rozila Abd Wahab, 39, who lives in Pantai Dalam, Bangsar uses long weekends to take a break from cooking as she and her family seek out haunts for good and cheap food.
“Every time there is a long holiday, I do not cook…we prefer to spend timevtogether searching for food outlets here…we have even gone to Kuala Selangorvjust to eat.
“The traffic in Kuala Lumpur during the long weekends is easy, so it makes it easy for us to move around,” she told Bernama.
Food havens like Kampung Baru are still the main choice for the gourmet. Private consultant Shahrul Nizam Sabri, 36, who is from Penang, said each time he visited the city with his family, he would look for food in Kampung Baru.
“I must eat in Kampung Baru whenever we come to Kuala Lumpur,” he said. For the younger generation, the preference is hipster cafes which provide pastry-base foods and sweets.
A connoisseur of home-made cakes, Izyan Hanim Razak, 23, said she prefers local cafes with their relaxed ambience.
“I like outlets which sell sweets at fair prices. The relaxed and beautiful decor of these cafes are a bonus, and we will take photographs to be uploaded on to the social media,” she said.
For Huda Zazuki, 26, her love for coffee and local sweets began after she married as the long weekends were the best times for her and her husband to spend together in Kuala Lumpur.- BERNAMA