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Top 5 Food Discoveries in klia2

by Arslan Z. Photography FriedChillies on Thu, November 22, 2018

We went on our annual food discovery trip to klia2 to uncover even more delightful dishes that you can devour the next time you’re in the airport for a flight or a send-off.

There's Plenty of Good Eats At klia2!

There's so much good eats you need to discover when travelling through the airport. Scroll down the list to check out our top 5 recommendations.

LAND-SIDE (before immigration)

1. BIBIK HERITAGE

Bibik Heritage’s menu features a variation of Peranakan cuisine, we love the Mee Siam, Nasi Goreng Bibik and Sago Gula Melaka. The Mee Siam is tangy with a tinge of heat, served with sambal belacan, steamed bendi, fried chicken and keropok. All the components work well together and it’s an ideal dish for lunch or dinner.



Rice fans would love the Nasi Goreng Bibik, freshly fried with a blend of aromatics, the flavourful dish comes with two sticks of juicy chicken satay and a drizzle of peanut sauce. For a sweet ending to the meal, have a cooling bowl of Sago Gula Melaka made up of pink pearls in rich coconut milk, enriched by a palm sugar syrup.



Spacious with plenty of seats available, Bibik Heritage can easily accommodate groups or families, the extensive menu also has tons of appeal, with a line-up of Nyonya dishes that will appeal to all ages.

We like: Mee Siam, Nasi Goreng Bibik and Sago Gula Melaka
Lot S2-3-L40, Departure Level (Level 3), Main Terminal Building, klia2
Open 24 hours daily

2. BUMBU DESA



Bumbu Desa’s expertise in serving Indonesian cuisine is the reason why this much-loved eatery appears in our list time and time again. The set meals here are value for money because along with rice, you’ll get a number of sides that you can share with your table mates. The Nasi Rabeg Kambing is a definite must-try, soft succulent pieces of lamb are cooked in a sweet spicy sauce with just enough enticing heat to keep you wanting more. Along with the Rabeg Kambing, the set includes emping, acar, sayur asem and sambal goreng tempe.



Bakso is another great option, warm and flavoursome with a rich broth and Indonesian meatballs, it’s another dish that get the thumbs up from us. Balance all that meaty goodness with a plate of Gado-Gado, blanched vegetables, hard boiled eggs, potatoes, tempeh, fried tofu and lontong in a peanut sauce dressing.

Bumbu Desa is well suited for big groups or a family send-offs, the menu has everything for everyone, and the staff is also helpful and friendly so no matter what the occasion, you will always have a memorable meal here.

We like: Nasi Rabeg Kambing, Bakso & Gado-Gado.
Departure Hall, Main Terminal Building, klia2
Opens 24 hours

3. GREEN MARKET



Green Market specialises in a mix of local, Japanese and Korean cuisine, where you can order classic favourites like Garlic Fried Rice and Miso Ramen. The fried rice may seem simple and unassuming but every grain of rice is laced with garlicky goodness, which is then further enhanced by a generous topping of crispy garlic flakes.



For a substantial meal, order a bowl of Miso Ramen, a Japanese noodle soup dish in a broth seasoned with miso, bulked up with garnishing of narutomaki, tori karage, wakame and egg.

Chicken Bibimbap is also a tasty option that will fill you up before you brave that queue to check-in. Chicken, vegetables, egg and rice are served in a hot stone bowl and you mix everything together to create a dish that has multiple tastes and textures.

Japanese and Korean food would always go down a treat with kids and adults alike, if you’re stumped and don’t know what to eat in klia2, Green Market is a pretty stellar choice for you and your family.

We like: Garlic Fried Rice, Miso Ramen and Bibimbap
Lot S2-3-L38, Departure Level (Level 3), Main Terminal Building, klia2
Open 5.00am to midnight daily

AIR-SIDE After Immigration

4. The Airport Lounge @ Sama-Sama Express

Sama-Sama Express provides ton of space and seating so you can come and enjoy a meal here with friends or family after passing through immigration. Crowd favourites include pizza and pasta.



We are fans of the satay pizza, marinated satay pieces on top of a peanut sauce base topped with cheese is a unique but delicious combo. Meat Lovers pizza is another option, loaded with pepperoni, it’s a shareable dish, enough for a family of four.

The pasta is prepared fresh with a list of yummy ingredients like beef bacon, sliced sausages, olives and julienned carrots, topped with parmesan, it’s fuss-free and uncomplicated, and will keep rumbling tummies happy.

We like: Satay Pizza and Pasta
Level 2, International Departure, Satellite Building, klia2
Open 24 hours daily

5. POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

Whether you like it spicy or mild, Popeyes is well known for their fried chicken. We prefer the mild version, where the chicken is marinated in Louisiana seasonings, hand-battered and fried till golden. Under the crispy crust, the meat is also juicy and deliciously tender.



The Cajun fries are a lovely accompaniment to the chicken, but we are huge fans of Popeyes’ signature hearty and buttermilk biscuits. They are the stars of the sides. Flaky on the outside and fluffy on the inside, the biscuits are a southern classic that will please any palate.

Each set is priced at under RM16, which makes them an affordable fast food meal suitable for budget travellers. Head over here if you are trying to keep a tight rein on your holiday spending.

We like: Fried Chicken and Biscuits
Level 3, International Departure, Satellite Building, klia2
Open 24 hours daily

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