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Top Street Food to try in Kuala Lumpur - Gratifying and impressive street food in Kuala Lumpur

As a city that is popular for financial and business activities and skyscrapers that reach for the stars, Kuala Lumpur is a city popular for street food is quite a surprise.



Satays are the most popular street food in Malaysia and you will come across so many stalls that sell satays of various flavours and combinations. If you are exploring, travelling or even just looking to have a snack Satays will always be a good option. There is no hotel in Kuala Lumpur that does not serve Satay at their restaurants as it is a sought-after food.


Nasi Lemak

This is a must-try dish in Kuala Lumpur irrespective of where you are having it from as it is a delightful Malaysian dish which is the national dish of the country. You are able to come across Nasi Lemak at street food carts, restaurants and even at high-end hotels such as PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur are known to serve a mouthwatering Nasi Lemak.



Rojak is a vegetarian's treat in Kuala Lumpur as it is a vegetable and fruit salad that is topped with a sticky sauce made of peanuts, beans and ginger. Pineapple, green mango and cucumber are the most popular ingredients in Rojak.


Nasi Kandar

Nasi Kandar is like a mixed-rice but not exactly mixed as the name suggests. The steamed or lightly flavoured rice is served with a variety of curries of your choice. It is a dish that will taste exciting and different each time you try it as you can try different combinations of curries each time you have Nasi Kadar.


Ikan Bakar

This is a delightful treat for spicy food lovers as the spicy barbecue fish is a must-try dish in Kuala Lumpur if you are a foodie. One of the most common food that you can come across when you are walking and exploring night markets. The aroma will inform you about an Ikan Bakar which is in the vicinity.


Ramly Burger

Ramly Burgers are a delightful snack that can be found all over Malaysia. You will come across a special Ramly Burger in Kuala Lumpur where the patty topped with chicken or beef is wrapped with an egg.


Asam Laksa

Asam Laksa is a popular dish served in two different ways. If you like it spicy you are able to have the rice noodles cooked in the fish broth and if you prefer a sweeter flavour you are able to opt for the rice noodles cooked in the coconut-milk base. Some of the popular ingredients include shallots and pineapple.


Bak Kut Teh

The dish consists of Pork Ribs that are cooked with Chinese vegetables. The distinctive method to identify the dish is that all different parts of the animal are used for the dish so you are able to find everything from the nose to the tail in the dish. This is one of the most popular dishes in Kuala Lumpur.



A delightful dessert that is also a perfect snack to break away from the heat and the exhaustion of exploring. The dish is a shaved bowl of ice topped with coconut milk, creamy jelly, palm sugar and rice noodles.

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