Being the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is known for its high-end, international delicacies that cater to tourists of different cultures and nationalities. However, besides the fine-dining places and international restaurants, there are also many other local delicious and street food in KL.
That being said, the next time you hunt for food in KL, also remember to consider some local street food that is often underrated. In this article, we will be looking at the top 5 best street food in KL and where to find them.
1. Banana Leaf in Devi’s Corner
This dish has thick and creamy curries, topping a bowl of fragrant rice and served with various spicy sides on a banana leaf. The rich flavours of curries and spices are the irresistible features of this dish. Of course, one of the best banana leaf restaurants in KL is none other than Devi’s Corner.
Pair your banana leaf dishes with various side dishes, ranging from fried chickens and fried squids to keropok and mango chutney. Besides banana leaf, there are also many other Mamak delicacies, such as Maggy Goreng and Syrup Bandung.
Address: 14, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Opens 24 hours daily
Contact: 012-267 6714
2. Roti Banjir at Mansion Tea Stall
As suggested by its name, Roti Banjir has crispy Roti Canai ‘flooded’ in various toppings, including curries, dhal, sambal, and half-boiled eggs. This brings the regular Roti Canai dish to another level by enhancing its flavours.
To enjoy the best Roti Banjir in KL, we highly recommend you visit Mansion Tea Stall. The Roti Banjir in this restaurant is soaked in a generous amount of toppings, not to mention its affordable price and a huge portion. Don’t forget to pair your Roti Banjir with a cup of foamy Teh Tarik!
Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Open 24 hours
3. Chilli Pan Mee at Kin Kin Pan Mee
Perfect for spice lovers, Chilli Pan Mee has springy noodles topped with fried anchovies, chilli flakes, poached egg, and minced meat seasoned in dark soy sauce. It usually comes with a bowl of clear soup and extra chilli flakes or pastes.
Kin Kin Pan Mee serves one of the best Chilli Pan Mee dishes in KL. The variety of textures and flavourful sauces are bound to satisfy your fussy taste buds. If you’re looking for a fulfilling lunch, be sure to visit Kin Kin Pan Mee.
Address: 40, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6.30 AM to 6.30 PM daily
4. Curry Mee at Girl & Mummy Famous Curry Mee
Curry mee is one of the famous local delicacies in Penang. It has noodles soaked in a creamy, coconut milk-based curry. The dish is usually served with various other toppings and a special chilli paste.
You don’t have to travel to Penang for a delicious bowl of curry mee. Visit Girl & Mummy Famous Curry Mee and indulge in mouth-watering curry noodles! Select the noodles of your choice and top your curry mee with a variety of sides, ranging from Yong Tau Fu to cockles and Siew Yok (BBQ pork belly).
Address: Chan Sow Lin Food Court, No. 134C, Jalan Dua, Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Sungai Besi, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6.30 AM to 2 PM
Contact: 016-398 2622
5. Tong Sui at PMK Dessert
If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to not miss out on Tong Sui. Tong Sui is a Cantonese dessert in the forms of sweet soup or custard. There are many varieties and flavours for this dessert. Some common ones are made of red beans, green beans, and peanuts.
Speaking of Tong Sui, guide yourself to PMK Dessert for the best local desserts in KL. This eatery serves delicious Tong Sui, such as Red Bean Soup, Fu Chok Yi Mai (barley with bean curd), and Peanut Custard. Besides, there are also Nyonya Kuihs and herbal eggs that make perfect snacks.
Address: No. 43, Jalan Kancil, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 3 PM to 12 AM. Closed on Tuesday
Contact: 03-2141 9714
There you have the top 5 best KL street food that you can’t afford to miss. While you indulge in various international cuisines KL has to offer, don’t forget to also get yourself some mouth-watering street food in KL.
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