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Kuala Lumpur Food Guide

Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the capital and has a lot of amazing food to explore and you can get most types of cuisine. Popular areas are Jalan Alor (at night only), Chinatown and Little India (Brickfields).

Below is some of the best food in Kuala Lumpur...

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Updated: 17th April, 2019
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Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Banana leaf rice. Very very popular and definitely delicious but it's not particularly easy to get to."

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Vishal Food & Catering

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Amazing banana leaf. It cost RM13 for a huge serving and a large iced tea ("teh o ais kosong")."

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Shin Kee Beef Noodles Specialist

CHINESE STREET FOOD

"Beef noodles, either in a soup or ‘dry’. Very cheap, quick and delicious!"

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Restoran Santa

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Chapati House. Really great chicken curry with 2 chapatis, a daal and iced tea for RM7."

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Ah Keong's ABC & Ice Cendol Stall

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"It's a little stall that recently moved from outside the 7-Eleven to the opposite side. During one visit to KL, I tried visiting multiple times but it was always closed, I think they must have been on holiday."

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Betel Leaf

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Great Indian restaurant. I went a couple of times."

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Mansion Tea Stall

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Famous for their 'Roti Canai Special' which comes with half-cooked eggs which won’t be to everyone’s taste but the 2nd time I asked for "roti banjir" to have it without the eggs. The special and an iced tea came to RM4.40 (75p); the version without the eggs was RM2.50, also with an iced tea."

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Wong Ah Wah

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"W.a.W. is famous for it's chicken wings but I also really enjoyed their roasted aubergine/eggplant veggie dish."

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Goreng Pisang stall

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"Busy street stall with delicious fried banana at RM1.30 each. Yum!"

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Lakshmi Vilas Restaurant

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Had a pretty good banana leaf here. Lots of flavours!"

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Sithique Nasi Kandar

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

Chapati House Restoran Santa

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"I'm guessing it's related to the other Restoran Santa. It's down in a basement down a small road."

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Taj Garden Restaurant

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Good (but slightly more expensive) Indian restaurant in Brickfields. Nice setting."

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Restoran Jai Hind

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"It always seems to be busy. I had the chapati which was alright but Restoran Santa is much better."

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FS Nasi Kandar Corner

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Tasty nasi kandar where I got to add my own sauce from the various trays. Yum!"

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Soong Kee's Beef Ball Noodles

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

"Popular beef noodles with a beef ball soup. RM7 for small."

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Sulaiman's Famous Cendol

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"Popular cendol stall. I thought it was alright."

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RSMY KL Naan

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Cheese naan was tasty but tandoori chicken was pretty rubbish (but big)."

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Restoran Kader

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Tasty banana leaf but not the best I've had. Went back a 2nd time and thought it was pretty boring."

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Restoran Yusoof Dan Zakhir

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"I get the impression this place is popular mostly due to its location next to the market."

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