15 Things To Order The Next Time You're Really Hungry In Bangsar

This ordering guide covers both fuss-free street eats and fancier treats.

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1. Nasi Briyani Ayam Madu @ Restoran Mahbub (halal)

The long rows of lauk at the entrance of this popular mamak may look tempting but if it's your first time at Mahbub, start off with their signature Nasi Briyani Ayam Madu. The sticky sweet chicken is tender and flavourful, served atop fluffy and fragrant briyani rice.

Address: No.15-, 17, Lorong Tempinis Kiri 1, Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Opening hours: 7am - 2am (daily)

Contact: +603 2095 5382

More info on: Facebook

2. Japanese Yodel Burger @ The Daily Grind (pork-free)

While most burgers here are top-notch, the Japanese Yodel Burger is especially outstanding, with its Japanese blue cheese-smothered beef patty, heaped with deliciously crisp deep-fried lion's mane mushrooms.

Address: Bangsar Village, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru

Opening hours: 11am- 11pm (daily)

Contact: +603 2287 6708

More info on: Facebook

3. Wantan Mee @ Restoran Berjaya (pork-free)

Although known for their extensive Nasi Padang selection, Berjaya also receives flocks of diners as early as 7am for their delicious Wantan Mee. The noodles are doused in their signature soy sauce and served with chicken strips, greens, and wontons.

Address: 44, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru

Opening hours: 7am - 5pm (daily)

Contact: +6016 292 5578

More info on: Facebook

4. Fish Head Curry @ Anuar Kari Kepala Ikan Bawah Pokok (pork-free)

This famous kari kepala ikan spot behind TMC Supermarket is a must-visit for some good mamak-style curry. Order up a plate of fried squid to go with your fish head curry for an extra satisfying meal.

Address: Lorong Ara Kiri 3, Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Opening hours:
8am - 5pm (Mondays to Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays

Contact: +6016 677 7703

5. Wondermama Restaurant & Cafe @ Bangsar Village (pork-free)

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Our beloved Nasi Lemak gets a salted egg twist at this hip fusion joint. The fragrant rice is served with juicy fried chicken coated in salted egg sauce along with sambal, kangkung, ikan bilis and keropok.

Address: G6, Ground Floor, 1, Bangsar Village, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru

Opening hours:
9am - 11pm (Monday - Thursday)
9am - 11.30pm (Friday - Sunday)

Contact: +603 2284 9821

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6. Brown Sugar Appam @ Om Shakti Chelo's Appam Stall (pork-free)

This humble stall has been serving up spectacular appam*s since the 90's, and it is a must-visit for its Brown Sugar Appam. Made with coconut milk batter, the fluffy pancakes are topped with brown sugar, giving it a delightful, caramel-like flavour.

Address:* 6A, Lorong Ara Kiri 3, Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Opening hours: 12pm - 9pm (Mondays to Thursdays, Saturdays)
Closed on Fridays and Sundays

7. Pork Ball Noodles @ Sun Huat Kee (non-halal)

The Pork Ball Noodles is a true favourite at Sun Huat Kee, drawing large crowds during lunch. A serving of the noodles comes with some flat-shaped pork balls, along with some intestine sausage.

Address: 26, Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Opening hours: 7am - 3.30pm (daily)

Contact: +603 2241 4525

8. Seafood Squid Ink Pasta @ Portofino (pork-free)

This classic Italian eatery has been winning hearts over with its beautifully-prepared dishes that come with affordable price tags. Try the house special Seafood Squid Ink: The combination of flavours between the briny pasta and fresh calamari makes it a real treat for seafood fans.

Address: No. 1, Persiaran Ara Kiri, Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Opening hours: 11am - 11.30pm (daily)

Contact: +603 2094 8490

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9. Lobster Briyani @ Fierce Curry House (pork-free)

If you're looking for extraordinary briyani flavours, you'll have a great time at Fierce Curry House. Serving up authentic Hyderabad-style briyani, the pot is sealed with dough when cooked to keep the rice moist. When you're feeling like an extra special treat, spring for the Lobster Briyani. Just remember to book your order a day in advance!

Address: 16, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)

Contact: +6019 770 1945

More info on: Facebook

10. Nyonya Laksa @ Baba Low's (pork-free)

The Nyonya Laksa is the #1 crowd-puller to this authentic Peranakan eatery. The comforting bowlful is a mouthwatering mix of creamy and spicy, and is served with a generous dollop of sambal for that extra kick.

Address: 11, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)

Contact: +603 2284 8486

11. Ruyi's Sushi @ Ruyi & Lyn (pork-free)

These Insta-ready miniature versions of Malaysian classics may look adorable, but they're also packed with flavour! Beautifully presented in sushi form, the Nasi Lemak, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Mango Sticky Rice, this isn't a dish you'll be quick to forget.

Address: Bangsar Shopping Center, 285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya

Opening hours: 12pm - 2 30pm, 6pm - 2am (daily)

Contact: +603 2083 0288

More info on: Facebook | Instagram

12. Miso Caramel Brownie @ Agak Agak (pork-free)

Agak Agak's signature dessert imaginatively fuses the nutty flavour of miso in its caramel sauce, which is drizzled over a cube of moist, chocolatey brownie. The elegant platter comes complete with custard ice cream.

Address: 29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar

Opening hours:
12pm - 10pm (Tuesdays - Sundays)
Closed on Mondays

Contact: +60 3-2788 3590

More info on: Facebook | Instagram

13. Marry Me Cake @ Nutmeg (pork-free)

Despite their extensive range of playful cake flavours, the Marry Me continues to be one of the crowd favourites at this cafe. The peanut butter-chocolate creation is topped off with chunks of Reese's for the ultimate peanut butter-y treat.

Address: UGF-8A, Bangsar Village II, 2, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru

Opening hours: 9.30am - 10pm (daily)

Contact: +603 2201 3663

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14. Charcoal Pavlova @ Bakar (pork-free)

This dramatic dessert is a must-try for its unique aesthetics and intense mix of flavours. Crack through the layers of the black-hued pavlova to get to the raspberry sorbet center, and enjoy it with the side of fresh berries.

Address: 11A, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar

Opening hours:
12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 12am (Tuesdays - Sundays)
Closed on Mondays

Contact: +603 2280 0073

More info on: Facebook | Instagram

15. Valrhona Sea Salt Brownies @ Jaslyn Cakes (pork-free)

This wonderland of cakes and cookies is known and loved for its mouthwatering array of wholesome baked treats. For something truly decadent, spring for a slice (or two!) of the Valrhona Sea Salt Brownies. The salted chocolate slice is especially heavenly when paired with a steaming cup of coffee.

Address: 7A, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru

Opening hours:
11am - 7pm (Tuedays - Sundays)
Closed on Mondays

Contact: +603 2202 2868

More info on: Facebook | Instagram

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