What to Eat In Kuala Lumpur

Best things to eat in Kuala Lumpur

When deciding what to eat in Kuala Lumpur, it is good to know what categories the food in the city falls into. If you are a fan of spicy food then ethnic Malay, Nyonya and Indian fare are good choices, but for milder flavours Chinese cuisine is the more appropriate option.

Whether you are looking for cheap local food or an award-winning fine diner, KL certainly delivers. In fact, we will not sugar-coat it for you – a good general rule of thumb is that the best things to eat in Kuala Lumpur do not always come in shiny surrounds. Time tested dishes popular with travellers from all over the world include nasi lemak, asam laksa and roti canai, so use the tabs below to read and find out more about the dishes that best define Kuala Lumpur’s cuisine scene.

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Malaysian Foods by Categories

Chinese Food

Chinese Food

The unique appeal of Chinese food is its vast menu. Just as the Chinese will eat anything with their backs facing the Read More...

Indian Food

Indian Food

Indian labourers migrated to Malaysia to work in rubber estates and on railways, bringing with them cooks from the land Read More...

Malay Food

Malay Food

Malay food is the most commonly available as they are after all, the biggest race in Malaysia. Read More...

Nyonya Food

Nyonya Food

The Nyonya food that you can find in Kuala Lumpur comes from Malacca's rich Peranakan culture. Read More...



Kuala Lumpur may not be close to any coastal areas, but there certainly is good seafood to be found. Most of them are Read More...

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