Kuala Lumpur is one of the best places in Southeast Asia to go on food hunts, especially street food. Plan a trip to local street food markets and indulge in Malaysian delicacies!
Petaling Street is also known as Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown and one of the most popular tourist sights to visit. Most would recommend people to drop by and try their street food.
One of the popular stalls are Kim Lian Kee and Lian Bee for their notorious Hokkien Mee. Kim Lian Kee with their third generation, still insists on using charcoal fire to fry their Hokkien Mee is split into two stalls, so opt to eat at their older branch. They are open 11 am to 11 pm daily, costing around RM 9 – RM 23.
Beef noodles in Petaling Street, Shin Kee and Soong Kee, are popular among the locals and would highly recommend it to tourists. You can add varieties of beef innards, including tripe, stomach, tendon, leaf tripe, intestine into your food! Soong Kee is opened 11 am to 10.30 pm daily except for Sundays. Shin Kee is opened 10.30 am to 7 pm daily except on Wednesdays. Both ranging around RM 6 – RM 10.
Wantan Mee in Koon Kee gets a lot of attention from being extremely delicious and worth the price. It ranges from RM 6 to RM 12 with a variety of shredded chicken, roasted pork or mushroom. They are opened from 10 am to 10 pm daily.
Address: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Taman Connaught Night Market
Taman Connaught opens during the evening, catering more for the dinner and supper crowd located in Cheras. It is a long stretch of stalls opened by a parking lot with varieties of food and delicacies.
Surprisingly popular stall in Taman Connaught is the Stinky Tofu, you’ll see people in a long queue waiting to get their hands on this popular delicacy. The price ranges from RM 4 – RM 20 depending on the amount you order for.
Kuala Lumpur can get really hot and humid, this coconut ice cream stall sells amazing ice cream and jelly in a coconut shell with extra toppings to accommodate your liking. You can get one for less than 12 ringgit.
A unique thing to try at Taman Connaught’s night market is the Mushroom Bun. A bun that is a mushroom inside out. The price varies from the amount of buns you purchase from the stall. The night market runs on Wednesdays 5 pm to 1 am, but is closed on the other days.
Address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Alor’s street food is available daily, known as KL’s food haven for most. There are so much to try that you won’t be able to finish in just one visit.
One of the many favourite street food is Uncle Lim’s Pan Mee. It is well known for the delicious broth and noodle texture. The meal can cost from RM 6 to RM 20, very affordable and worth the price. They start serving from 11 am till 3 pm, so try to get your bowl of Pan Mee as early as possible!
This shop on Jalan Alor called Gou Lou is very popular for their fish head bee hoon and their tomyum seafood noodle. It costs around RM 10 for a bowl, but is very generous for their portion. They are open 7 am to 4 pm daily except for Wednesdays. Highly recommended by us!
This shop called Beh Brothers serves a variety of amazing street food, their pork noodle, red wine mee sua, curry noodles and wantan mee are among the best in the coffee shop, costing around RM 9 a bowl. They are open 9 am – 4 pm daily.
Address: Jalan Alor Bukit Bintang 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
TAPAK Urban Street Dining
TAPAK is unlike the other street food areas in KL, adding a little twist on Malaysian style street dining with food trucks and vendors.
Barba Bros are one of the vendors that offers amazing street food, they’re popular for their Nasi Lemak. Of course there would be Malaysia’s most popular street food in this list! They offer Coconut rice, crunchy peanuts and anchovies, spicy sambal and also delicious rendang. They are only open Mondays to Wednesdays, costing around RM10.
Satay is considered a very common street food among Malaysians, ranging from different meat and sauces to eat with. TAPAK offers a vendor named Mr D Satay that sells amazing satay. Price range differs from the meat and amount that you order.
If you’re craving something a little more healthier, drop by My Guoi Cuon and try their Vietnamese Spring Rolls! They are all made on the spot so all retain fresh and delicious. Prices are very reasonable for the amount you get.
Opening Hours: 6 pm – 12.15 am Sunday to Thursday / 6 pm – 12.30 am Friday and Saturday
Address: 2, Persiaran Hampshire, Hampshire Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.