Here's A Guide For All Your 'Ang Moh' Friends Who Ask You What & Where To Eat In KL

Some of these places have earned a Bib Gourmand award or made it to Michelin Guide 2023.

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1. Nasi lemak @ Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock or Village Park

Nasi lemak at Village Park.

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Nasi lemak is one of the staple dishes you need to try when visiting Malaysia, especially if you love spicy food. Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock and Village Park are two popular spots locals frequent for their dose of this tasty dish. 

Made up of fluffy rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves, and chillis blended with herbs known as sambal, with a side of anchovies, peanuts, and cucumbers, your mouth will be drooling before the plate even hits the table.

These two restaurants also serve their nasi lemak with fried chicken, which you have to order if you want the full experience.

Tip: If you're feeling adventurous and still have room for more food, try their lontong dish as well. 

Lontong and nasi lemak at Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock.

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Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock has multiple outlets all over the Klang Valley, and Village Park has one outlet in Petaling Jaya.

2. Oyster omelette and chicken wings @ Jalan Alor

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Jalan Alor is a popular food street in the heart of Bukit Bintang, KL that's easily accessible, especially if you're staying right in the city. The best part is that they close at the wee hours of the morning every day, so if you're having a late night out, head here for some supper!

Some must-try dishes at Jalan Alor include:
– Barbecued chicken wings at Restoran Wong Ah Wah
– Satay at Restoran Wong Ah Wah
– Fried oyster omelette at Restoran Meng Kee Grill Fish
– Char kuey teow at Restoran Meng Kee Grill Fish
– Coconut ice cream at Sangkaya

Other popular dishes and desserts include chilli crab, cendol, and grilled stingray.

Chicken wings at Restoran Wong Ah Wah.

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Oyster omelette at Restoran Meng Kee Grill Fish.

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Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
4pm - 3am (Daily)

3. Ice kacang, cendol, and asam laksa @ Kwong Wah Ice Kacang

Cool down with ice kacang and cendol, two popular Malaysian desserts which consist of shaved ice with toppings and gula Melaka, served at Kwong Wah Ice Kacang in Section 17, Petaling Jaya.

If you're hungry, you can also try asam laksa at the same shop. Asam laksa is a tangy soup noodle dish topped with fish flakes, onions, and pineapples. 

627, Jalan 17/8, Seksyen 17,
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours
11am - 6pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Closed on Monday.

4. Banana leaf rice @ Sri Nirwana Maju

Banana leaf rice is a must-try when you're in Malaysia. Rice, curries, and up to three dishes come served on an actual banana leaf.

Most people use their hands to eat, but you can opt to use utensils — although, we must say, it does somehow taste yummier with your hands!

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Sri Nirwana Maju outlets
1. Bangsar
43, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours:
11.30am - 11pm (Daily)

2. Subang Jaya
1, Jalan USJ 9/5M,
47610 Subang Jaya, Selangor, 47620

Opening hours:
11.30am - 10pm (Daily)

5. Bak kut teh @ Hing Kee Bakuteh

Bak kut teh is a herbal pork soup that's total comfort food, especially after a late night out. Hing Kee Bakuteh is one popular joint in KL where you can order bak kut teh as a soup or in a dry form.

Have it with rice and a plate of vegetables on the side!  

The restaurant earned itself a Bib Gourmand award in 2023.

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121, Jalan Kepong, Metro Prima,
52100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
4pm - 2am (Daily)

6. Roti tissue and roti canai @ Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar

What started as a small stall in Petaling Jaya has since grown to become one of the more popular restaurants around Klang Valley and Penang. 

Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar offers roti canai, which is a savoury flatbread that you can dip in curries. To share, order their roti tissue, which is a longggg, crispy, sweet flatbread that's signature to the restaurant.

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Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar has outlets all over the Klang Valley.

7. Dim sum @ Jin Xuan Hong Kong Restaurant

Recognised and loved by many around the world, dim sum is a variety of small Cantonese dishes that are usually served in bamboo steamers. It's the perfect brunch, meant to be shared in groups of two or more. 

So, if you're travelling with your partner or buddies, this would be the perfect pick-me-up!

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Jin Xuan Hong Kong Restaurant has outlets all over the Klang Valley.

8. Claypot chicken rice @ Heun Kee Claypot Chicken Rice

Heun Kee Claypot Chicken Rice recently earned itself a Bib Gourmand award for its tasty claypot chicken rice that's cooked over a charcoal fire. The rice is fluffy and fragrant, paired with tasty, marinated chicken pieces, Chinese sausage, and salted fish.  

59, Jalan Yew, Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
11am - 9pm (Daily)
Closed on Thursday.

9. Lala noodles @ Lai Foong Lala Noodles

Also recently recognised and awarded Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide, Lai Foong Lala Noodles serves one of the most popular lala noodles in town. The soup comes with a strong wine and ginger flavour, as well as a generous portion of clams and noodles.

Lai Foong Lala Noodles outlets
1. KL
99, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours:
10am - 7.30pm (Daily)

2. Puchong
GF-5, Tower 2 @ PFCC, Jalan Puteri 1/2,
Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Opening hours:
11am - 7.30pm (Tuesday to Friday)
10am - 9pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Closed on Monday.

10. Curry laksa @ Madras Lane Curry Mee

Ranked as number two on Lonely Planet's Eatlist in 2018, Madras Lane Curry Mee is a no-frills hawker stall known for its flavourful and fiery bowls of curry laksa. The spicy, creamy broth is served with beans, beancurd puffs, brinjal, pork rind, and cockles — a mouthwatering dish that'll have your taste buds rejoicing.

Lorong Bandar 20, City Centre,
50000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
6am - 1.30pm (Daily)
Closed on Monday.

11. Nyonya laksa @ Limapulo: Baba Can Cook

If you can't make it to Melaka on your trip this time around, check out this restaurant in KL, which was selected by the Michelin Guide 2023.

Serving Peranakan dishes, one of Limapulo: Baba Can Cook's specialties is their Nyonya Laksa. However, several customers recommend their pie tee and cendol as well.

50, Jalan Doraisamy,
Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
11.30am - 3pm (Monday to Wednesday)
11.30am - 3pm; 5.30pm - 9pm (Thursday to Saturday)
Closed on Monday.  

12. Chilli pan mee @ Restoran Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee

You can't go wrong with a good bowl of chilli pan mee. Locals frequent this restaurant chain, especially during lunch time. And the best part is that you can determine how spicy you want it to be by adding the signature chilli flakes according to your level of tolerance!

Restoran Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee has outlets all over the Klang Valley.

13. Char kuey teow @ Robert's Char Kuey Teow

It's not easy to find a cook who can get a good 'char' for one of Malaysia's popular dishes, char kuey teow. But Robert's Char Kuey Teow nails it to tee, making this one of the most raved about spots in KL.

Having been around for over two decades, the stall is manned by an uncle who is known for his 'dancing' while cooking. 


This uncle dances whenever he cooks his char kuay teow! Roberts Char Kuey Teow, 1082, Jalan 17/29, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor [Non halal] #makanlokal #malaysiafood #myfoodie

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1082, Jalan 17/29, Seksyen 17,
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours
7.30am - 2.30pm (Daily)
Closed on Tuesday.

14. Cheese naan @ RSMY Best Cheese Naan

Although you can find naan at almost every Indian or mamak restaurant, the cheese naan at RSMY Best Cheese Naan is known for the amount of melted cheese that oozes out of each slice. Don't forget to try out the different curries to pair with it! 

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RSMY Best Cheese Naan has multiple outlets all over the Klang Valley.

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