This post is super long overdue as I visited Kuala Lumpur over a year ago (sorry guys)! It was one of the most amazing places I’ve ever visited and it has the most incredible food! There’s a huge variety of food in Kuala Lumpur and it’s really cheap too!
Most of the food in Kuala Lumpur is halal but you might find a few restaurants/stalls that are not. They are usually clearly marked with signs saying “serves pork” or “not halal”.
In this guide you will find some of my halal food highlights!
1. DEVI’S CORNER
The best meal I had in KL was at Devi’s corner. It was recommended to me by a friend of mine who is from KL as she knows how much I love roti canai. If you’re a fan of buttery, flaky rotis, dunked in velvety curries then you MUST visit! They also serve a sweet roti called “roti boom” which is filled with sugary syrup and it’s SO good.
Don’t forget to wash it all down with teh tarik (Malaysian tea)!
It’s a no frills, canteen style restaurant and it’s super cheap. Upstairs they serve traditional banana leaf dishes which would be worth trying too.
2. DOLLY DIM SUM
Come here for a dim sum fix! The food was of great quality and my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. My favourite dishes were the egg custard buns, shrimp sheung fun and the beancurd rolls stuffed with prawn and mozzarella *drools* ?!
3. MADAME KWAAN
My friend from KL treated me to a meal at Madame Kwan for some delicious Malaysian food! We ordered a range of dishes but I thoroughly enjoyed Malaysia’s most famous dish – nasi lemak (coconut milk rice served with chicken, cucumber, anchovies, boiled egg and sambal).
I also loved their sweet and refreshing bandung! It’s a fizzy rose milk drink with grass jelly inside.
4. PUTU BAMBU
Putu Bambu is a traditional green coloured steamed cake made of rice flour that’s filled with palm sugar and topped with coconut. It’s steamed in bamboo tubes (hence its name) and gets its green colour from the famous pandan leaf.
You’ll see roadside stalls selling them super cheap! I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend you give it a go.
5. JALAN ALOR STREET MARKET
I didn’t come across any halal street vendors in this street food market but it’s definitely worth checking out for the experience! It’s packed with locals and tourists.
There’s also restaurants selling seafood dishes as well as carts with delicious desserts.
6. MALAYSIAN PANCAKES
Dotted around the city you will see vendors selling Malaysian pancakes.
7. LITTLE INDIA
Head down to Little India if you want to find restaurants serving banana leaf dishes!
8. TEPPANYAKI AT PAVILION MALL
The Pavilion mall is huge and packed with different restaurants! We tried out Teppanyaki in the food court. It was a fun experience with chefs cooking in front of us and the food was great too!
You cannot come all the way to south east asia without trying durian! It’s a super stinky fruit and not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s certainly worth a try! I found it to be incredibly creamy and quite tasty. It’s often banned in hotels and on public transport due to the smell, but don’t let that put you off.
Image taken from theculturetrip.com
Cool down with ice cream from softsrve! Pictured below is their watermelon taco! They often change their flavours and locations but keep up with them on Instagram to find out where they are.
11. SURIYA MALL FOOD COURT
The food court in Suriya mall serves an incredibly large variety of food with full meals as cheap as 20p!
I didn’t think the food was of the best quality but if you’re in the area it’s a decent option.
12. DOME KLCC
If you’re looking for a nice breakfast spot then head down to Dome for croissants with halal beef bacon! They have a few locations dotted around KL.
So there you have it – my halal food highlights in Kuala Lumpur! The city has a great variety of food on offer and meals are incredibly cheap too (compared to London)! I really enjoyed myself and I can’t wait to return again one day.