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Scrumptious Street food in Kuala Lumpur - Tantalise your tastebuds!

Looking for an interesting way to explore Kuala Lumpur? Eat our way through the city's bustling markets and vibrant alleyways and discover its amazing food culture. Wondering where to start? Here are a few amazing dishes you should not miss when you are out and about on the streets in this sprawling city.


Nasi Lemak

Being one of the staple dishes that could be eaten at any time of the day, Nasi Lemak is a simple dish that is loved by many! This is a dish made with just a handful of ingredients and yet boasts a unique combination of flavours. Nasi Lemak is basically, rice cooked in coconut milk and served with fried anchovies, roasted peanuts, hard-boiled eggs and spicy sambal. Being one of the most popular food items of Kualalumpur, you can not only find this dish on the streets but also at places like PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur - a premier resort hotel in Kuala Lumpur.



A popular snack that is loved by many, Satay is made by skewering well-seasoned meat on bamboo sticks and grilling them to perfection over hot flames. Once cooked, the result is thoroughly cooked and succulent meat that will melt in your mouth with an assortment of unique flavours. There are different varieties of satay and each of them is made from different meat varieties. The most common one is made from chicken.


Ramly Burger

Served at many eateries and food stalls located around Kuala Lumpur, Ramly Burger is a street food staple; it is cheap yet extremely flavourful. With the use of a variety of meat items and unique ingredients in this snack, visitors can find over 10 variants of Ramly Burger around the city and savouring each of them will be an experience in itself!



This, in fact, is a dish that symbolizes Malaysia. The country's ethnic diversity is wonderfully represented in this dish with the use of an assortment of unique ingredients! Rojak in Malay means mixture and the dish has a mix of fruits vegetables and bread. The commonly found Rojak is made of fried bean curd, pieces of bread, and cut boiled vegetables. The assembled ingredients are then covered with a freshly made sauce which will bind all the ingredients together. Rojak tastes best when it is fresh, after some time, when the dry ingredients soak up the sauce it tends to become soggy.


Fried Bee Hoon

This being another staple breakfast dish, is made by stir-frying freshly cooked rice noodles, the cook will add some spices, vegetables, sausages during the cooking process and will serve the dish with a sunny side egg.


Chicken Rice

Being a simple yet extremely flavourful dish, it is made of freshly cooked rice with boiled and sliced chicken pieces on top. The chicken in this dish will be slow-cooked in a broth that is flavoured with an assortment of spices. The dish is served with a drizzle of soy sauce and few pieces of cucumber for the extra crunch. The same dish is available all around the city with the choice of pork instead of chicken as well.