Malaysia is a country with rich culture hence discovering where to eat in Kuala Lumpur is almost as fun as learning what to eat when you are there. From Nasi Lemak to Ice Kacang, there are lots of delicious street food dishes you don’t want to miss. Hence street food is the place where you can get mouth-watering local cuisine, with traditional techniques.
China Town (Petaling Street)
Over the decade that the stalls here still maintaining the qualities of the food, where they are able to capture the heart of the eaters from near and far.
Hon Kee Cantonese Porridge
A heartwarming porridge that has never failed to make the people mornings better has nestled along Chinatown since 1949. The porridge is silky smooth and wonderfully dense to the taste. Meat lovers will definitely make a dash for their homemade pork ball and crispy innards porridge. For those not seeking porky affairs could go for their signature raw fish and frog porridge.
Address: 93, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 04:30am to 02:00pm
Koon Kee Wan Tan Mee
The springy noodles evenly coated with an aromatic soy sauce and topped with BBQ pork, choy sum and wantons. You can also opt for other toppings such as chicken slices, roasted pork and braised chicken feet with mushroom.
Address: 95, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Madam Tang Mua Chi
Madam Tang Mua Chee also best known as mochi. Located right opposite the famous Kim Soya Bean Stall. The Mua Chi prepared by her was soft, chewy and coated with generous amount peanut. Madam Tang not only serving the original flavour, but also a dozen flavour that you might want to check them out. Those flavours are only available each day, hence try your luck.
Address: 42, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 09:15am to 03:00pm
Jalan Alor is the perfect spot to ease into the atmosphere of roadside dining. The entire road was flooded with delicacies, so take your pick and immerse yourself in an authentic street-food scene.
Grilled Chicken Wing @ Restaurant Wong Ah Wah
When we talked about BBQ Chicken Wing in KL, most of the people will definitely mentioned the BBQ Chicken Wing at Jalan Alor.Hmmm, these chargrilled wings are barbecued on charcoal fire on the spot until the skin was slightly crispy.. Biting into it was an explosion of flavours; the smokiness from the grill was infused into the chicken skin and meat and it complete the taste with a slightly sweet and succulent meat.
Satay @ Restaurant Wong Ah Wah
It’s really rare to see one does not love juicy chunks of meat on the sticks – Satay. They offered three types of meat which is chicken, lamb and beef. Chicken satay will be less gamey meat, the meat was tender and juicy; Beef satay was a good balance of chewy lean meat and fats could just melt-in the-mouth; Lamb Satay was pretty good in flavour and kind of palatable even to those who typically avoid lamb.
Address: Restoran Wong Ah Wah: No 1-9 Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang
Operating hours: 05:30pm to 04:00am
Uncle Lim Pan Mee @ Restaurant Lim Kee
Tease your taste-buds with a bowl of traditional Soup Pan Mee with handmade noodles, minced pork, mushrooms, fried anchovies, and vegetables at Jalan Alor. Uncle Lim Pan Mee is a not to-be-missed eatery, which has operated for more than 30 years. The star of the dish here is the broth that has been cooked for a decent amount of time, which has given a flavourful flavours in this soup. If you don’t feel like having something soupy, you can always opt for others such as Lo Mee, Lum Mee, Dry Pan Mee and etc.
Address: 33, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 07:00am to 04:00pm; Monday to Saturday
Taman Connaught Night Market
Held every Wednesday evening and stretching a whooping 2 kilometres with approximately 500 stalls Various selection of street food you can find here which includes the local hawker affairs, such as Char Kuey Teow, Laksa, Curry Noodles as well as desserts and snacks. Nevertheless, there are also numerous food stalls offering Korean, Thai, Taiwanese and Japanese street food.
If you are brave and adventurous enough, you should try the stinky tofu from Taiwan. Stinky tofu is a small serving of fermented tofu exhibits a strong vinegary flavour that one is disagreeable. The distinct and pungent odour will draw your attention to try them out.
Salted Egg Squid
If you love salted egg, then you shouldn’t miss this salted egg squid. Crispy deep-fried squid tossed in salted duck’s egg yolk are really addictive, crunchy, and scrumptiously salted. If you don’t take squid, you can try others such as bean curd (tofu), chicken, mushroom.
Stir Fried Meat
The thinly sliced meat gets thrown into the wok and stir-fry for a few minutes along with various spices. Hungry customers can have a plate of meat or eat it as a side with a portion of rice.
Address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 05:30pm to 12:00am
If you do want to check out the incredibly well-known Taman Connaught pasar malam, make sure to come early because it gets packed, and I mean PACKED, later on in the night. Parking will be super hard to find, so you’re better off parking some ways away and walking to the market.