Almost as soon as we arrived in KL, just about everyone mentioned Suzy's Corner, a mamak (hawker) stall not far from where we live that serves up all sorts of local delights. The hubby's boss was the first to introduce us to Suzy's, and we'd been in KL just long enough so that the homesickness and shock of moving hadn't quite worn off yet. Tucked in the corner of Suzy's is this little operation, called the Steak Hut, which is popular with locals and expats alike for their affordable, no-frills steaks.
Having lived in several foreign countries now, the hubby and I have learned that not all beef is created equal when you're overseas. It's hard to find steaks that taste even close to that of a good, grain-fed American slab o' beef. We were pretty excited when we discovered that Steak Hut's steaks aren't just decent; they're tasty. Several cuts are available, and while I'd usually go with a New York strip or ribeye in the US, my favorite here is the tenderloin, just because of the inherent beefiness of the cut.
And, even with as many visitors as we've had in the past eleven months, we've never brought a single one here, because coming from the US, a good steak isn't that hard to come by. But Suzy's has played an important role in our dietary lives here. When we're interested in trying a new Malaysian food but haven't had a chance to find that one stall that makes the best in KL, we've come to Suzy's first to have a gander at what it even should look like. And, for those nights where I long for just a good hunk of meat (that isn't the hubby, har har), we come to the Steak Hut, and I get my beef on for just $10 (32 ringgit). It might not be fancy or sexy or adventurous, but sometimes, it just doesn't need to be.
Suzy's Corner | Corner of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2, right next to the Ampang City Shopping Center | Open every day, except Steak Hut, which is closed on Tuesdays | Kuala Lumpur