More to eggs than Gudetama
The incorporation of salted eggs in dishes is not just limited to the few we commonly find in Chinese restaurants. If you’re on a serious quest for more salted egg dishes around Kuala Lumpur, we’ve got you covered!
From savoury to sweet and light to hearty, here are 12 salted egg dishes you can try in KL.
1. Som Tam Khai Kem Rama V (Thai Papaya Salad with Salted Eggs)
Apart from Chinese dishes, salted eggs can be incorporated into Thai cuisine too. Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine plays up their traditional papaya salad with contrasting textures of soft salted egg against crunchy salad. At RM24, this light and tangy dish is the perfect dish to whet your appetite.
Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine
Address: No. 5 Jalan U-Thant, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily 1pm to 3pm (lunch) and 6.30pm to 11pm (dinner)
2. Salted Egg Char Kuey Teow
At D’Rich King of Good Foods, you can find not just any CKT but salted egg CKT for only RM7.90. Of course, it’s such a hit because of how well the flavour of the salted egg compliments the CKT. Once you’ve tasted the salted egg version of this hot Malaysian favourite, you’ll never want to have it in its original form again.
D’Rich King of Good Foods
Address: No 2G Jalan Kuchai Maju 8, Off Jln Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur
3. Glutinous Rice with Salted Egg
The Han Room specialises in Chinese cuisine with a wide dim sum range, including this interesting dish of salted egg with glutinous rice.
With KTM service to Mid Valley, The Han Room (located at The Gardens next to Mid Valley) is easily accessible via public transportation.
The Han Room
Address: Lot G243, G246 & G247, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Weekdays from 11am to 11pm and Weekends from 10.30am to 11pm
4. Soft Shell Crab with Salted Egg Pizza
This fusion selection got us really excited! Three God-sent foods – pizza, soft shell crab and salted egg all in one dish?! Swich Cafe’s thin and crispy crust is perfect to balance out the heaviness of the salted egg and soft shell crab topping. You can get it at RM11.90 per quarter.
Address: Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
5. Salted Egg Pumpkin Pasta
Another fusion dish on this list would be Simply d’s salted egg yolk and pasta combo. If salted egg goes well with rice, it should go well with pasta right? At Simply d, you can choose your preferred pasta type, method of preparation and topping for RM14. Their Nu Sentral branch being right next to KL Sentral is accessible by monorail, LRT and KTM.
Address: Lot G9, Nu Sentral Mall, No., 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Weekdays from 7am to 10pm and weekends from 9am to 10pm
6. Seafood Salted Egg Crepe
Strangers at 47’s savoury seafood fusion crepe is shore to please! The seafood includes tiger prawns and squid accompanied with spinach, caramelised onions, roasted cherry tomatoes and most importantly salted egg yolk. All that goodness for RM21.50, we think it’s quite a good price.
Strangers at 47
Address: 47 Jalan 17/45, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Wednesdays to Mondays from 11am to 10pm
7. Fried Salted Egg Soft Shell Crab
Just feast your eyes on that thick, vibrant yellow salted egg yolk sauce for a moment. For folks out there who can’t be bothered to peel through crab shells, the soft shell crab alternative is perfect for you; just pop that puppy in your mouth and enjoy. You can find this at Homst Restaurant that serves Chinese Muslim cuisine – which means it’s all Halal!
Address: No 34-36 Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 10.30pm
8. Deep Fried Spinach With Salted Egg Yolk served over Red Spinach in Salted Egg Yolk Soup
After all those carbs, we think some vegetables will do you good. At 9888 Restaurant, you can order (it’s a bit of a mouthful) deep fried spinach with salted egg yolk atop a salted egg yolk soup with red spinach. While you’re there, give their salted duck egg yolk pumpkin dish a try too.
Address: 111G-115G, Jalan Cerapu, Off Jalan Cheras, Batu 3 1/4, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am to 3pm (lunch) and 5pm to 10.30pm (dinner)
9. Deep Fried Lotus Root with Salted Egg
At Laomazis Home Cooked Dishes, you get lotus root battered with salted eggs and deep fried to perfect crispiness! A word of advice, if you want your salted egg yolk dish, you should make a reservation.
Laomazis Home Cooked Dishes
Address: No. 726 Basement Wisma Yoon Cheng, Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 11am to 3pm (lunch) and 6pm to 10pm (dinner)
10. Salted Egg Yolk Beancurd
We can’t deny our vegetarian friends the joy of salted egg dishes. Here is Kam Kitchen’s salted egg yolk beancurd dish – tasty and flavourful on the outside, soft and mild on the inside.
Address: No. 6 Jalan 18, Kampung Cheras Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 11.30am to 2.30pm (lunch) and 5.30pm to 11pm (dinner)
11. Salted Egg Tart
This traditional Chinese tea-time snack has a soft case pastry and lotus paste filling with a salted egg yolk centre. Founded in 1909, Fung Wong has been established for over 100 years and we trust they know their biscuits well.
Their store can be easily accessed by taking an LRT to Pasar Seni.
Address: 28, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel.: +603 20788357
12. Salted Egg Yolk Cheesecake
This unconventional take on cheesecake really caught our attention – a savoury sweet combo in a comforting slice of cheesecake! Apart from one-on-one baking classes, Totoro Gourmet Studio also takes cake orders. If you want to give this innovative cheesecake flavour a try, order this cake (smallest size: 7”) a week in advance to share with your friends or have it all to yourself.
Totoro Gourmet Studio
Address: 7, Jalan Perdana 7/1a Taman Cheras Indah, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Weekdays 9am to 4pm, Saturdays 9am to 1pm. Closed on Sundays.
Never too much salted egg
There you have it, salted egg lovers! This list incorporates salted egg into all sorts of food to satisfy your cravings. Do check out the Singaporean version of this guide for more salted egg goodness across the causeway. Did we leave out any of your favourite salted egg dishes? Let us know in the comments below.