12 Best Kuala Lumpur Street Food and Where to Find Them

street food in KL

1. Chee Cheong Fun

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Chee Cheong Fun, also known as rice noodle roll, is the locals’ favorite KL food. And it is obviously that if locals love this dish then it is a must-try!

In Kuala Lumpur this dish is doused with dark brown sweet sauce and a bright red sweet sauce. If you eat light food you must know that rice noodle roll has no pickled chilies! Starting from RM4 per plate you will have a smoother texture of Chee Cheong Fun at the street stalls better and cheaper than in many restaurants.

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2. Hokkien Char Mee

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This dish is definitively a street food in KL as it has only a few ingredients and is served immediately! If you like this dish just know that it is offered in many food stalls in KL. Just grab a seat, order it and enjoy!

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3. Nasi Lemak

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It is considered as Malaysian national dish and, of course, Kuala Lumpur has the common way of cooking it. One portion consists of coconut milk rice, sambal, anchovies, peanuts and boiled or fried egg.

Some stalls also offer chicken or beef rending. Due to popular demand, many street stalls offer vegetarian variation of Nasi Lemak – instead of dried anchovies, this dish is made with vegetarian mock anchovies. The fact that this dish is affordable is wonderful, starting at RM3 per portion.

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4. Roasted Duck

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Roasted Duck is a yummy cuisine that can be eaten normally during lunch and dinner. It can be served with many other dishes, but mostly it is eaten with rice or on a bed of vegetables.

The street stall price is starting from RM52 for a whole huge duck!

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5. Satay

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When you say satay you first think of the wooden sticks. Satay, also known as Sate, means a wooden stick embellished with seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, vegetables or both. These little and cute sticks are eaten with sauce. Satay may consist of sliced or diced tofu, chicken, goat, mutton, pork, beef, fish, mushrooms and other vegetables.

Kuala Lumpur offers any type of satay you desire. And if you order meat satay you will receive juicy and chunky meat grill to perfection, not bulked out with fat and gristle in between the meat on the sticks. Satay is usually eaten with the peanut sauce that has the right amount of chili. Fresh fruit juices go very well with the satay

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6. Roti Canai

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The amazing characteristic of this dish is that it is best eaten with fish or chicken curry or with lentil.

Children eat Roti Canai with delicious and semi-liquid condensed milk or with sugar. If you order a dish without rice or noodle then order Roti Canai as well! It should be eaten hot. And it is the most preferred breakfast dish in Kuala Lumpur.

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7. Chicken Rice

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Chicken Rice is a common dish served by many street hawker stalls.

This dish is usually served in two plates. One includes a juicy chicken and another good portion of delicious rice. Preparing chicken rice takes not too much time, but the final product is soft, yummy and full of positive energy!

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8. Yong Tau Foo

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This is a very nice meat, fish or both food in KL. One type of popular Yong Tau Foo is wrapped bean curd sheets with meat, pork or fish paste. After these sheets are wrapped they are fried up in a wok full of boiling oil. There is a vegetarian version of this dish: the filling will be tofu.

It is impressive that lately food stalls in KL began to offer a huge selection of unusual shaped vegetables, tofu, meatballs and fishballs.

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9. Claypot Loh Shu Fun

Claypot Loh Shu Fun in KL

Doubtless it is very unique the way the dish looks like, because it truly makes the first gourmet impression. Beside the fact that a claypot gives the best possible taste to any dish it also makes it look fantastic.

Claypot Loh Shu Fun is translated as “rat powder”, because of noodle’s resemblance to rat’s tails. Just imagine a mixture of noodles, ground chicken/pork/beef, carrot, garlic, shallots and chicken stock is topped with light, dark soy sauces and oyster sauce and the most phenomenal ingredient – the cracked raw egg.

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10. Air Mata Kucing

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From Malay word, air mata kucing is translated as cat eye water or cat tears. This name is explicable by the way ice cubes swim in it. Another funny explication of the name is: after you will try it in a sunny and very hot day you will have very pleased cat eyes!

The best way to drink it is cold, chilled with pieces of ice. It will help you to recreate and to cool from the pitiless sun! Many street stall offers this drink and the price starts as low as RM1.5 per cup.

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11. Cantonese Porridge

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Cantonese Porridge is the best way to start a day, as it is a copious source of energy. This dish represents a mixture of a warm, smooth and thick porridge of rice, that is prolong cooked in water, and delicious pieces of fish, pork, beef or chicken.

When someone has a fever or flu, porridge is the best cure for him. Recent study has proven that Cantonese porridge is the most effective remedy for ill people.

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12. Wantan Mee

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One of the most popular dishes unique to the Chinese community is Wantan Mee. This yummy mixture of incredible fine-textured noodles, mega-crispy fried wantons, well-barbecued cha-siu, subtly-flavored dressing of dark soy sauce, sesame oil and pork lard is preferred by locals and tourists as well.

Kuala Lumpur is a very well known place for its old and irreplaceable food stalls. Many of them offers cheap, fresh and yummy Wantan Mee.

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