Here’s Where to Buy the Best Street Food in Kuala Lumpur
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Best Places to Try the Yummiest Street Food in Kuala Lumpur

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If there is one thing that brings people together, it’s food. There’s just something about food that gives us satisfaction in a way that nothing else can.

In the sunny city of Kuala Lumpur, you will always find locals and foreigners queuing up at food spots and munching on some of the city’s best street food. From crowd favourites like nasi lemak and char kwar teow to sweet options like apam balik and roti canai, here are the best places to eat street food in Malaysia this 2024.

Nasi Lemak Peel Road

Nasi Lemak Peel Road is one of the oldest food streets in Kuala Lumpur. You’ll find a lot of mouthwatering options here, ranging from savoury dishes to sweet desserts and cold beverages. Don’t miss the highly-raved nasi lemak, a rice dish served with fried chicken, fish, ikan bilis, a fried egg, otah, cucumber slices, and spicy sambal. It’s the perfect pick-me-up after a busy day at school or work.

Location: Nasi Lemak Peel Road, 92, Jalan Peel, Maluri, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Suzi’s Corner

One of the top destinations for street food in the city, Suzi’s Corner offers a variety of treats that will satisfy your cravings. There’s the popular chee cheong fun, a Cantonese meal that is similar to rice noodle rolls. There’s also the aromatic otak-otak, a fishcake wrapped in banana leaves. If salty-sweet food is up your alley, order the famous Malaysian chicken satay, grilled chicken skewers infused with spices and served with peanut sauce.

Location: Suzi’s Corner, Jln Ampang, Kampung Berembang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kedai Kopi Yuyi

Love noodles? You’re in for a treat as Kedai Kopi Yuyi, a street food hotspot on the busy road of Jalan Brunei, offers traditional Malaysian noodles that will give you an out-of-this-world sensory experience. Just choose from the multitude of stalls there and order a bowl of pork noodles, typically served with delicious meat cuts, tasty broth brewed from large bones, and chewy noodles. The Kedai Kopi Yuyi experience will not be complete without a good drink, so make sure to go around the area to buy a cold cup of milk tea or juice before you call it a day.

Location: Kedia Kopi Yuyi, 2-12, Jalan Brunei, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lan Roti Canai

Just a stone’s throw away from VE Hotel & Residence on Jalan Kenrichi Road, Lan Roti Canai is a top destination for all things sweet. If you need a sweet treat after munching on savoury street food, you can order classic favourites such as durian puffs, fruit kebab, cream tarts, and ondeh-ondeh.

If that’s not enough to keep you full, buy the famous roti canai, which is a traditional pan-fried flatbread made with flour, water, and eggs. It’s an unleavened flatbread similar to paratha and is popular in Malaysia and Singapore.

Location: Lan Roti Canai, 20, Jalan Pantai Permai, Pantai Dalam, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TAPAK Urban Street Dining

One of the must-visit street food places in Kuala Lumpur is TAPAK Urban Street Dining. Located on the bustling road of Jalan Ampang, this food spot offers some of the best Malaysian delicacies and beverages that will keep you full and satisfied. Expect to munch on yummy treats such as rojak, cendol, fried bee hon, and asam laksa, among others.

If you’re craving pork, try the Bak Kut Teh, which is prepared with choy sum (Chinese vegetables) and an array of meat cuts including loin ribs and tenderloin. Make sure to end your street food experience on a high note with a glass of coconut milk or Thai milk tea.

Location: Tapak Urban Street Dining, Persiaran Hampshire, off, Jln Ampang, Hampshire Park, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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