Meet Kuala Lumpur, a modern city, the capital of Malaysia, and also the ultimate food paradise. If you’re a foodie, KL’s food scene definitely needs to be on your radar! Whether it’s trendy cafes, authentic local street food, or classy restaurants, there are countless food options to choose from.
Want to have a taste of KL’s different cuisines but don’t know where to start? Here’s a selected list of cafes, restaurants and street eats that’ll give you a good mix of KL’s unique flavours.
Located in Jaya One, Marufuku Udon is perfect for the hip, trendy foodie. With a real stylish ambience and serving up equally impressive Japanese cuisine, Marufuku Udon is a great spot to have dinner.
What’s more, the delicious Udon served there are pretty inexpensive too. A bowl of Udon costs around RM8 – hardly an amount that’ll break the bank! Level P1, The School, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea
Breakfast would probably be the first order of business on your second day in KL. If you want to have a taste of authentic local breakfast, Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea & Coffee is the place to go.
Serving traditional Hainanese bread, sink your teeth into the rich flavours of butter and kaya. You can either have your bread steamed or toasted – or just order both if you’re going with a bigger group. Dip your bread into runny soft boil eggs if you want to eat it the local way and wash it all down with a cup of kopi (coffee) or teh (tea). Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Delectable By Su
Love cakes and sweet treats? You should definitely drop by Delectable By Su. This cake boutique is owned by Su, a Malaysian food blogger who had a real passion for cakes. After sharing her delicious bakes online, her blog was a real hit and she’s now baking delicious treats for fellow cake lovers at her very own cake boutique! Level 2, Glasshouse @ Seputeh, No. 17, Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, 50460, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Foong Foong Yong Tau Fu
What’s amazing about Foong Foong is that they serve up pretty fresh ingredients.
It’s probably also the reason why this stall is so popular among the locals. Yong Tau Foo is a comfort food for many and is also a good option if you’re thinking of sharing between two to three people. 621, Jalan Merdeka, Kampung Baru Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia
May King Lam Mee
This noodle stall has been around for almost half a decade so rest assured, it serves up pretty authentic flavours. Accompanied by prawns, cabbage and pork slices, the noodles are also served with a signature delicious dark sauce. Topped with spring onions to add a little crisp to each mouthful, May King Lam Mee’s legendary noodles should definitely make it to your itinerary! 38, Jalan Yew, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Situated between Chinatown and Bukit Bintang, VCR’s black exterior makes a bold statement in its quiet location. The two-storey cafe is pretty spacious and also has pretty insta-worthy interiors.
Besides sandwiches and Eggs Benedict, you’ll also find a selection of local food in the menu. Made with their own unique recipes to give local food a special twist, the local food selection is definitely something you should try.
If you really aren’t in the mood for anything heavy, VCR’s also a wonderful place to sit and chill with a cuppa. Treat yourself to a cake while you’re at it too – you’re on a holiday after all! 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Brader John Burger Ramly
This is perhaps one of the most famous Ramly Burgers in KL. The humble stall has been serving tantalising Ramly Burgers for more than 25 years and they sure know what they’re doing.
Besides seasoning their patties with Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce and Maggi seasoning, Brader John also creates their very own barbecue sauce. Their unique barbecue sauce concoction adds a sweet, tangy dimension to the burger and it’s also why so many flock to Brader John’s all these years! Next To RHB Bank, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
KL is truly every foodie’s paradise. With food gems are scattered throughout the city, it’s perfect for the times when you need to refuel after walking through malls and exploring the markets! Whether you’re craving for authentic local flavours or delectable cafe treats, KL has something for everyone in any mood.
Main image: Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea & Coffee’s Facebook & @vcrlovesyou’s Instagram
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