Delicious Flavors of Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of cultures, and nowhere is that more evident than in the food. If you are a foodie, you will love KL! No matter if you eat at night markets, food stalls, or upscale restaurants, your taste buds will be spoiled, and you will talk for years after your trip about how amazing the food was. We ate in malls, restaurants, and many different neighborhoods. Reminiscing about all the delicious flavors of Kuala Lumpur makes our mouths water. Get ready for some deliciousness!
Located in the Brickfields of Little India, Chat Masala is a vegetarian restaurant that we fell in love with at first bite! Even before we became vegetarians. We tried several dishes and wouldn’t be able to tell you what our favorite one was because everything was so delicious. Mock chicken, mock lamb, and mock seafood- just order anything! But one dish that we always ordered was Lemon Rice. Be prepared that some of the dishes could be quite spicy. While at Chat Masala, we learned that drinking hot water helps and takes the spicy heat away!
Address: 259G Jalan Tun Sambanthan WPKL, Malaysia
My Burger Lab
My Burger Lab is famous for its black buns and juicy patties. It is quite messy to eat, but that’s also part of the fun, right?! We ordered the Lab Burger and loved it. My Burger Lab has also vegetarian options, which we will be sure to try out next time we’re in Kuala Lumpur.
My Burger Lab
Address: There are several locations in the city, but we visited the location in OUG; 8 Jalan Awan Hijau Taman OUG, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tarma Iraqi Street Food
While exploring the Ain Arabia neighborhood, we stumbled upon the Tarma Iraqi Street Food restaurant and had to pay a visit! The décor inside was colorful and we felt transported to the streets of Bagdad. We ordered the falafel and left happy!
Tarma Iraqi Street Food
Address: 83 Jalan Berangan, Bukit Bintang 50200 Kuala Lumpur
We ate at Halab a few times, including once to celebrate James’ birthday. Starting with grape leaves, hummus, and Sigara Börek (spring roll cheese) for appetizers, we followed with tender lamb kebab for our main and finished everything with a hot cup of strong Turkish Coffee. It was all extremely delicious and absolutely recommendable.
Address: There are 3 locations in the city, but we visited the Halab KL location; 35, Jalan Berangan, Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur
Our mouths melt just thinking about Rotiboy. The first thing we realized as we passed a Rotiboy stand, was the tempting smell. Curious as to what it was, we decided to stop and ask. A sweet delight tossed in butter that has a crusty top. The sound when you take a bite you will dream of! We got addicted and ate this delight a few times a week! Not only as a dessert but also as a sweet snack. Besides the classic Rotiboy which is filled with butter (our favorite!!), there are also other options such as Buttermilkboy, Mochaboy, Cheeseboy, or Chocolateboy. We promise you won’t be able to pass a Rotiboy bakery ever again after trying the classic Rotiboy!
Address: Roti Boy locations are found throughout the city, in malls, metro stations, etc.
If you have cravings for Sushi, Kuala Lumpur is also the right place! We tried some delicious food at Sushi Kitchen which had just recently opened in Bukit Bintang. It is a vegan restaurant and is oh-so-good!
We first found Sushi Kitchen while in Penang and were ecstatic to find another on our return to Kuala Lumpur!
Address: Unit G2, Wisma Noble Land No 2, Lorong Changkat Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur 50200
Other Must Eats in Kuala Lumpur
No trip to Kuala Lumpur is complete if you don’t try Teh Tarik! Teh Tarik is a pulled tea and is a mixture of milk and tea. It is fun watching it being poured from one cup to the next until it cools to the perfect temperature. We also learned that this helps to develop the foam on top.
Another of our favorites was Roti Canai, a light but crunchy flatbread that is often served with dhal (lentil curry). You can find it in the many Indian restaurants located throughout the city.
It might sound odd, but we couldn’t get enough of the ice cream from 7/11! Oh my! Not that we usually get our ice cream fix here, but the seasonal sea salt and/or matcha soft ice cream was simply heaven.
Also, try Pappa Rich which is where many locals go. It is a chain with very reasonable prices that serves various types of Asian food. Pappa Rich
And finally, we loved the vegetarian soup located in the food court of the NU Sentral Mall!
We promise that you will love the delicious flavors of Kuala Lumpur, and everything else Malaysia has to offer!