With a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine, eating in Kuala Lumpur is just as fun as travelling around the country. From food courts with numerous stalls selling a wide range of Chinese, Malay and Indian food, to top-class restaurants – you’ll have no trouble finding something tasty to eat. Food markets (kedai kopi) in Chinatown and Little India are reasonably cheap and portions are huge.
The easiest snack to pick up is tasty satay – beef or chicken skewers barbecued on an open fire and served with spicy peanut sauce – from street stalls on wheels.
Nasi lemak is a breakfast dish of rice cooked in coconut milk and served with spicy anchovies (ikan bilis), hard-boiled egg, roasted peanuts and fresh slices of cucumber. It might seem gross but is in fact delicious.
A Chinese feast
A Chinese steamboat is a real feast. A hot plate with a pot is brought to your table and you cook the meal yourself by adding various meats, seafood, vegetables, and noodles to a thick stock.
Tasty Indian curries
When it comes to Indian food, daun pisang – rice, curry and yoghurt served on a banana leaf – is one of the most delicious things you’ll ever taste.