Top 5 Food Discoveries in KLIA

by Farah D. Photography FriedChillies on Mon, November 19, 2018

Travelling can be a joy when all things go to plan but it can sometimes be a trying experience, especially when you also have to deal with a rumbling stomach while figuring out which gate or exit to head to

Never Travel Hungry Again!

Allow us to smoothen the process, if you have no clue where to get your next meal when you find yourself wandering about in KLIA, make your way to these five eateries and satisfy that hunger so you can continue your journey, fulfilled and well-fed.

AIR-SIDE (After the Immigration counters)

1. Flight Club

Equipped with all the amenities that you need to catch up on work or indulge in a meal, Flight Club is well-suited for business travellers searching for a quiet spot to relax pre-boarding. Plug points, speedy Wi-Fi, cosy ambience and ample seating space allows you the convenience of staying in touch with the office even in transit.

The Rotisserie Chicken is one of the signature dishes on offer at Flight Club. The hours-long roasting process combined with a marinade consisting of a heady mix of herbs and spices produce lush and moist pieces of chicken, matched perfectly with a side of roasted vegetables, coleslaw and thick savoury gravy.

Pasta lovers will probably opt for their creamy and cheesy Fettuccine alla Carbonara, an appetising dish loaded with Parmesan, smoked chicken ham, onion and butter. Craving for something more lighter, try the Garbanzo Soup, a hearty yet healthy choice that won’t expand your waistline.

We like: Rotisserie Chicken, Fettuccine alla Carbonara & Garbanzo Soup
SN M01, Mezzanine Level (Level 2), International Departure, Satellite Building, KLIA
Open 24 hours daily

AIR-SIDE (After the Immigration counters)

2. The Airport Lounge @ Sama-Sama Express KLIA

If you have more than a few hours to spare before your flight, Sama-Sama Express is the perfect place for you to dine and chill while you wait. You can get the lounge package for RM74 nett, which includes access to the lounge, shower facilities, complimentary wi-fi, drinks and a buffet spread.

They also have an ala-carte menu with stellar dishes like the Lamb Rack and the American Burger. The Lamb Rack is fork-tender and succulent, plated with a side of chunky fries, steamed vegetables and a rich black pepper gravy.

The American Burger consists of juicy beef patty, grilled according to your preference, topped with sesame bun and bulked up with tomatoes and lettuce for a substantial meal that will keep you full for hours.

We like: Lamb Rack and American Burger
Mezzanine Level, Satellite A Building, KLIA (near Gate C5)
Open 24 hours daily

3. OldTown White Coffee

OldTown White Coffee specializes in local delicacies and beverages that are steeped in nostalgia, a modern kopitiam featuring ala carte dishes and everyday set meals. Their signature drink is of course the White Coffee, a wonderful blend of premium beans, roasted in margarine, grounded then brewed and mixed with condensed milk.

The White Coffee will go down a treat with another popular item on the menu, the Nasi Lemak Fried Chicken, subtly flavoured coconut rice served with golden crispy chicken, sweet chili sambal and the usual condiments of peanuts, ikan bilis and cucumber slices.

Phone batteries running low? Before heading over to immigration, just charge your phone using available plug all around Oldtown while sipping a cup of White Coffee.

We like: Nasi Lemak Ayam & OLDTOWN Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun
International Departure / Arrival Level, Level 4, KLIA
Open 24 hours daily

4. Coffee Sandwich Revival

Flying domestically via KLIA and feeling peckish? Make your way to Coffee Sandwich Revival for a quick bite and a cup of java. The quaint café offers an assortment of baked goods that will hit the spot if you fancy a light meal before boarding your flight.

Keep hunger at bay by pairing your Americano with a chunky beef pie, covered with a flaky crust and filled with beef chunks, onions and potatoes for speedy meal that won’t weigh you down. Their dessert selection is pretty impressive too, we love the decadent chocolate muffin, sweet and moreish, a wonderful option if you’re looking for a sugary snack to sustain you till take-off.

We like: Americano, Chunky Beef Pie and Chocolate Muffin
Contact Pier, Domestic Level, KLIA
Open 6am to 11pm daily

5. Grandmama’s

Spacious and sun-lit, Grandmama’s is a popular choice amongst frequent travelers coming through KLIA’s International Departures. Huge glass windows overlook the tarmac so you can while your time looking at planes taxing off as you enjoy your meal.

Grandmama’s have an extensive menu featuring a list of local favourites like Beef Kuey Teow, Nasi Lemak and Sang Har Noodles.

The nasi lemak is fragrant and well-seasoned, served with spicy ikan bilis, pickled acar and chicken rendang. The rendang is aromatic and full of spices, which is a lovely contrast to the piquant taste of the acar and the rich flavours of the coconut rice.

The Beef Kuey Teow is another worthy mention, flat rice noodles are cooked with aromatic ginger and scallions, doused in a thick egg-based sauce and topped with a generous portion of beef slices for a tasty combo that will make you crave for more.

The Dried Fried Sang Har Egg Noodles, crispy noodles in a prawn roe and egg broth is also a popular menu item, it’s a bit pricey but the portion is huge so you can definitely split it with a mate if you don’t want to bust your holiday budget.

We like: Beef Kuey Teow & Grandmama’s Nasi Lemak
SS M01, Mezzanine Level (Level 2), International Departure, Satellite Building, KLIA
Open 10am -10pm daily