Coriander seeds, cardamom pods, turmeric, black pepper and a whole lot of meaty goodness come together in the belly-warming Malaysian Mamak (Muslim Indian) specialty sup kambing. The green curry lookalike served up from a mobile cart in a Bangsar parking lot has decades of experience behind it (the vendor’s father started the business more than 20 years ago). Thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and so rich you’ll swear it contains coconut milk (it doesn’t), the dish makes a perfect stomach-coating, pre-barhopping meal. The tender rib meat slides right off the bone; offal lovers can opt for tongue or heart.
Persiaran Ara Kiri, across from Nam Chuan Coffee Shop,
Lucky Garden, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia