Treat yourself to the best buffets in Klang Valley without breaking your budget. Check out the options here!. Are you a huge fan of Japanese food but worried about how expensive it can be? Then here’s a Japanese a la carte buffet that offers great value for money! At Mitasu Japanese Restaurant, you get a food selection of sashimi, fresh oysters, teppanyaki, udon and soba noodles plus desserts and more! Drinks are also included in this buffet and you get a choice of ice honey lemon, ice lemon tea, green tea (hot and cold). Mitasu does not have halal certification, but they are a pork-free establishment. Price: Adult: RM64.50++; Senior Citizen: RM48++ Child (101-135cm): RM 34.00++, Child (80-100 cm ): R .
Nasi lemak, literally translated to ‘fat rice’ (Bahasa Malaysia, go figure) is one of the must-try dishes whenever you are in Kuala Lumpur or around the Klang Valley for that matter. The dish typically consists of fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk, crunchy peanuts and ikan bilis (anchovies), cooling cucumbers, a savoury hard-boiled egg, and a healthy dose of sambal (that can taste anything from sweet to savoury to extra spicy) to give the meal that extra kick it deserves.
The best thing about nasi lemak is its versatility; you can have it at any time during the day, sometimes even multiple times a day. From breakfast to supper and even post-drinking sessions, nasi lemak is the only meal in Malaysia that all Malaysians love; yet deny loving in the first place.
Here are some of the MUST-have nasi lemak dishes around the Klang Valley (we are in no way responsible for the salivation that will occur after reading this article). Voted as the Best Ayam Goreng by Blogger’s Choice in 2011 as well as Time Out KL Food Awards 2014, Village Park is no stranger when it comes to its signature dish that just keeps people coming back for more: nasi lemak. Village Park was started by a Chinese-Muslim husband and wife duo that has grown to be one of the most sought after places to grab a delicious plate of nasi lemak.
Many locals near and far pledge allegiance to Village Park, declaring it to be the best Nasi Lemak in KL (don’t take their word for it, read the rest of the article first!). What makes Village Park different from the rest is their ayam goreng (fried chicken).
Cooked to perfection every time, no plate of nasi lemak is finished until you top it up with a juicy, tender, and greasy helping of ayam goreng. Their sambal isn’t as spicy as you would expect, but it still works pretty well together with the dish, making sure not to be too overpowering. Located in the business district of Damansara Utama, Village Park definitely adds to the daily struggle of finding a car park around the area, especially during lunch and dinner hours.
Be sure to head there early to beat the crowd for a coveted spot that is considered more precious than a federal title to your name like Tan Sri or Datuk (basically being knighted in the UK). Address: 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia There have been claims over the years that eating nasi lemak through a packet is so much better compared to when it’s served on a plate because you can just taste its authenticity (didn’t know that was possible!).
With that being said, the nasi lemak sold at Medan Selera 223 will blow you away with not one, but two different nasi lemak stalls. Both stalls, Suri and Yati boast similar yet dissimilar types of nasi lemak, depending on your preference. In the red corner, we have Nasi Lemak Panas Yati whose sambal pedas (spicy sambal) really packs a punch. It also comes with a hard-boiled egg sliced in half and a healthy dosage of fragranced rice with coconut milk. In the blue corner, we have Nasi Lemak Panas Suri whose sambal is as mean as a basket full of puppies but makes up for it with its delicious and fluffy rice, ensuring you get a balanced meal (not like nasi lemak is much of a balanced meal in the first place).
The best part about both stalls is their consistency and efficiency when it comes to putting out a hot packet of nasi lemak all-night long, time and time again. They are open throughout the night so if you plan on coming here for supper or after knocking back a few pints with your friends, expect Medan Selera 223 to always be packed, no matter what time it is.
Address: Medan Selera 223, Jalan 223, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Known amongst the locals as nasi lemak babi (there's actually no pork in the dish; it's only called that because of a bak kut teh stall right behind it), Nasi Lemak Bumbung is another famous stall located in the heart of PJ known for its quick service with a smile and delicious ayam goreng which goes really well with the nasi lemak.
Expect the dish to come in a matter of minutes with steam still rising and the ingredients piping hot. Some might say Nasi Lemak Bumbung is another representation of Village Park but what makes the difference between the two is the sambal provided.
Expect the sambal from Nasi Lemak Bumbung to not only fill the empty void in your life with spice, but also make you down your drink in one huge gulp. Nasi Lemak Bumbung is another popular stall that is open throughout the night so even if you are planning to come here for supper or for a super early breakfast, rest assured they will be open. Address: Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia When it comes to Bangsar, many would say it’s been through plenty of phases throughout the years.
Bangsar has transformed from a quaint and inconspicuous residential area to streets filled with local watering holes, cafés galore, a hub for art and culture, and ultimately, the home of Nasi Lemak Famous. Nasi Lemak Famous is one of the few remaining landmarks of Bangsar from the old days, reminding everyone that old and new can coexist.
Nestled deep within the Bangsar Selera Food Court, Nasi Lemak Famous is here to stay for the foreseeable future. What makes this nasi lemak different is the abundant amount of side dishes you have at your disposal waiting to clog your arteries in a moment’s notice.
With the likes of fresh cockles, beef rendang, fried tempeh, various fried fishes, and so much more, Nasi Lemak Famous deserves the undisputed title of best nasi lemak in Bangsar. Address: Bangsar Selera Food Court, Jalan Telawi 1, Kuala Lumpur, 59100, Malaysia Having been in business for over 30 years, it is no wonder San Peng Nasi Lemak holds the title of being one of the most popular food stalls in Jalan Pudu, which is in the heart of KL.
Seeing as it is a non-halal establishment, San Peng would normally garner plenty of Chinese customers, due to the heavy usage of pork in its nasi lemak. San Peng normally starts around 8pm until 2am which isn’t a lot of time; especially when there is always along line from the moment it opens until its last call. The uniqueness of San Peng is because of its various pork meats like luncheon meat, lup cheong (Taiwanese sausage), pork curry, and such. Although Chinese-style nasi lemak focuses more on being savoury rather than spicy, San Peng manages to infuse both sambal and curry together to give a spicy and savoury taste with every bite you take.
Address: Jalan Baiduri, Off Jalan San Peng, Pudu 52100, Kuala Lumpur Located right in front of a vegetarian restaurant, you will notice plenty of their customers casting longing glances the moment they catch a whiff of what’s cooking. Nasi Lemak Sentul is another non-halal stall that caters to a wide-array of customers who have a penchant for high-cholesterol consumption, clogged arteries, and heart attacks.
The most famous dish to have with your nasi lemak would definitely have to be their curry spare ribs; if you thought having ribs alone was already good enough, think again!
There is also a variety of other sumptuous dishes to have like prawn sambal, sambal sotong (cuttlefish), curry chicken, and pork sausages to name a few. Although business doesn’t start until 6pm, be prepared to wait a really long time just to get your order taken as people who visit here take their nasi lemak rather seriously. Address: Jalan Sentul Ria 1, Sentul 5100, Kuala Lumpur Being in the nasi lemak game for more than 40 years, Nasi Lemak Peel Road in Cheras sure knows how to keep their customers coming back and wanting more.
What stands out for Nasi Lemak Peel Road are the hosts of different dishes which you can add together with your nasi lemak. You are even given an option of two different sambals to choose from, one of which is less spicy compared to the other for people who can’t take the heat (weakling *cough* *cough*). Their well-renowned wild boar curry is the absolute deal-clincher for a perfect nasi lemak dish as the tender meat complements the curry while the sambal and fragrant rice plays an overly-complicated piece on your tastebuds which can make even the likes of Mozart jealous.
Other dishes which works just as well as wild boar curry include chicken curry, mutton curry, sambal kerang (cockles), and sambal sotong to name a few. This is one nasi lemak stall you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on. Address: 96, Jalan Peel, Cheras 50400, Kuala Lumpur You might have heard of Nasi Lemak Tanglin when it was aired recently on Food Wars Asia, hosted by Michele Lean. They were up against Village Park Nasi Lemak for the coveted title of ‘Best Nasi Lemak’ in Malaysia.
And the winner was… *drumroll* Nasi Lemak Tanglin! Known as the crème de la crème of nasi lemak in and around the Klang Valley (in this author’s eyes), Nasi Lemak Tanglin has been in business since 1948, steadily building a reputation that cannot be matched anywhere else. They are ideally located opposite Tanglin Clinic, where plenty of their regular customers go for check-ups regarding high-cholesterol levels after every meal.
Most regulars have been coming here for years, proclaiming it to be the best nasi lemak around, and they are not wrong. Although the portions of rice here are miniscule compared to everywhere else, Nasi Lemak Tanglin makes up for that with plenty of flavour and spice. Their sambal in particular runs out pretty quickly as most customers would ask for more as it is not only sweet and spicy but oh-so savoury as well.
Their most notable dishes to have with nasi lemak would have to be liver, sambal sotong, and beef rendang. When eaten altogether, it creates an amalgamation of flavours which just can’t be found or created anywhere else.
They are open daily from 7am until noon but be sure to get here early as the queue will get pretty long once they are ready to serve. Not to worry, it will all be worth the wait. Address: Gerai No 6, Kompleks Makan Tanglin, Jalan Cendrasari, KL City Centre, 50480 Kuala Lumpur • Home • Information for Tourists • • • • • • • • • Site Links • • • • • Reviews On Singapore Culture • • • • • • • • • • Travel • • TSL Travel Video Features • • • • • • • • • • • Nearby Travel Ideas • • • • • • • • • • Further Travel • • • • • • • Things To Do • • Most Popular Guides • • • • • • • • • • Reviews From TSL Members • • • • • • • • Popular Staycation Ideas • • • • • Food • • Popular Food Guides • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Popular Food Specific Guides • • • • • • • • • • • • Reviews From TSL Members • • • • • • • • • • Pop • • • Singapore Resources • • • • • • • • • • Singapore Culture • • • • • • • • • • • • Reviews • Review Community • • • • Review Categories • • • • • • Comm • Community • • • • My TSL Account • • • • WRITE • •
best date halal food in klang valley - Recommendation: Halal + Affordable Chinese Food Court in Ipoh
But I actually found a Chinese food court in Ipoh that caters to the Muslim crowd! I’ve been here at least 3 times, and each time I’m impressed by the food and the price. So it’s time to pass on this knowledge to you guys 🙂 The food court is called Restaurant New Hollywood @ Vegas.
It’s at Lorong Cecil Rae, 31400 Ipoh. Here’s the types of food they have plus pictures! You have your Dim Sum vendor as well. I tried this last time – not bad – there’s one there called pear curry or something.
Delicious. And your chinese fried stuff. You can’t really see it but they have: Hokkien mee, Sum Lou Hor, Fried Lo She Hun, Singapore Mihun, etc I didn’t take many pictures because there were a lot of customers and I didn’t want to be rude.
But they also have: • Satay • Asam laksa • Western food • Laksa • Wantan Mee • Capati • Sizzling stuff Inside Outside So this is where I’ve been having my halal Chinese food fix. The vendors are nice, the place is clean, and the prices extremely reasonable. Again, the address is: Restaurant New Hollywood @ Vegas. It’s at Lorong Cecil Rae, 31400 Ipoh. Know any more halal Chinese food places in Ipoh?
Let me know! Hi there Suraya – your blog is wonderfully written and I love that you r realistic in a humorous way – after a lot of deliberation, we have decided to take a leap of faith and “migrate” to Ipoh – praying by 2018. ( after living in Klang valley MY.ENTIRE.LIFE!!!! Somehow Klang Valley living is getting to me – in a bad way – exorbitant living expenses, frustrated people everywhere I look (it shows in the way they drive and park) – we are looking forward to having a simpler life in Ipoh – and using our rentals in PJ/ Klang to pay for our new home – when I read your comparison chart on living expenses between KL vs Ipoh – I had a feeling my food bills will definitely be higher than now – just way too much good food – and with your halal restaurant recommendation, my Malay bestie will be having fun with me – looking forward to more words of wisdom from u.
Hi Angeline, I think you’ll like the change of pace in Ipoh 🙂 Beautiful mountain ranges all around, covered in fog on chilly mornings. It’s had not to fall in love with this city.
Ipoh also made a pledge to be a ‘Social Business’ city – kind of like a people-first development thing – so in general it’s good timing to be based here and away from overcrowded KL 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words <3 I hope you find what you look for!
G Greentown dimsum cafe near majlis bandaraya Ipoh also got halal certified fr jakim. I like the wantan mee served here, memorized me to wantan mee with chicken feet at pekeliling flat Kuala Lumpur. Although I dunno where the pekeliling flat uncle doing his business right now, this place also have a very good n tasty wantan mee with bbq chicken.
Thank you. Hi Suraya… The pix in your post is not Hollywood…that is Vegas during the evening time, Hollywood is from morning until 2pm…there’s a new pork free dim sum just across Hollywood/Vegas restaurant… Need to get there as early as 7am, else it will be a long queue & you may have to rush with the Hollywood/Vegas morning crowd for parking
Recently, the food truck scene is sweeping across the country (Klang Valley in particular) making its way to colleges, office buildings and road sides to offer a brand new and creative way of dining. It’s compact yet mobile kitchen + restaurant make it a unique experience for anyone with a hungry stomach! Note: Be sure to check out their Facebook pages for updates on their location in case they shifted spots (they are mobile after all).
1. La Famiglia Photo credits: The Star Craving for some pasta? La Famiglia is here to satisfy your gastronomic appetites with their very affordable dishes at RM6.50. If you’re like me (having constant dilemma whether to get the carbonara or bolognese), why not have the best of both worlds and order their ‘The Boss’ pasta topped with a combination of carbonara and bolognese sauce!
This Mafia themed food truck are usually spotted around Jalan Dungun (infront of HELP) for lunch and at Subang Jaya SS15 (in front of Espresso Lab) every night. Location: SS15, Subang Jaya (infront of Espresso Lab) 2. Little Fat Duck If you’re familiar with SS15, you will notice this food truck parked across RT Bakery, visible from the main road. Do note that they have now moved their location to Pasar Modern MBSJ, just behind Public Bank (what to do being restaurant on wheels huh?). Anyway, Little Fat Duck is another popular food truck offering pastas at a bargain with their dishes ranging about RM5 and they are open from 8pm to 12pm daily for dinner and supper.
Location: Pasar Moden PBSJ, SS15, Subang Jaya Operating Hours: 8pm-12pm daily Check out LFD’s facebook to follow their recent updates. 3. Burger Giler Power Citizens in Taman Melawati and Ampang, go look out for this food truck to experience the burger bomb! Open every Thursday to Saturday from 5pm-10pm, Burger Giler Power brings burger tasting to a whole new level. They offer a variety of burgers such as Classic Cheese Burger (beef with cheddar cheese and spicy garlic aioli), Cajun Chicken Burger (Chicken with special cajun spice) and the Chief Burger (combination of beef and chicken).
Moreover, Burger Giler Power prepares delicious side dishes too. Location: near 4 Jalan Bandar 3, Taman Melawati, Melawati, Operating Hours: Thur to Sat, 5pm-10pm. Check out BGP’s facebook for their updates. 4. The Laughing Monkey With the cafe scene mushrooming non-stop in Klang Valley, The Laughing Monkey tops them by being a cafe on wheels!
Grab a cup of freshly brewed coffee and handmade sandwiches before work and don’t be swayed thinking that their beverages will fall short than normal cafes as their hot chocolate and coffee will drive you bananas! This truck can be often seen monkeying around Menara Millenium (nearby HELP college), Jaya One and Damansara Uptown.
Catch them by following their updates on their facebook page . 5. Cowboys Food Truck Look out for these cowboys riding (not horses) but a truck around SS15, TTDI and Damansara Uptown. Cowboys Food Truck sells a variety of filling meat platters, Americano style not to mention they are halal as well. A must try is their basic po-boy sandwich which isn’t really basic, but served with thick slices of slow-smoked beef brisket with slaw & chipotle mayo in home-made crusty loaves.
Follow their updates on facebook. 6. Babarittos Delight Babarittos Delight is a food truck founded by a young entrepreneur, Hafiey Mughnie Amran, who loves street food since his college days. Selling burrito wraps and nachos, he found it a great selection of western food for Malaysian folks.
Look out for the pink truck (or purple however you perceived it) which operates around Setapak, serving from 5pm till late. Location: PV16, along Columbia Hospital road, Setapak Operating Hours: Mon to Sat, 5pm-1am Check them out by following their facebook updates . 7. Flaming Wheels Started up initially to raise funds for Make-A-Wish foundation, this food truck has gained popularity not only from their sleek exterior but also from serving a mixture of gourmet local and international dishes.
Choices of buffalo wings, lamb meatballs, tandoori chicken and a variety of burgers, sandwiches and pastas will entice your palates, priced around RM7-RM12 GST included. The food truck roams throughout Klang Valley, usually stopping by universities and catering to events.
Catch them around by following the updates on their facebook page . 8. Curbside Cantina As it’s name suggests, Curbside Cantina is a Mexican influenced food truck that serves your favourite Mehico meals on-the-go. With tacos, nachos, chillies fries and churros on the menu, there’s no stopping this Mexican heat from taking over KL. Be sure to try out their most sought after dishes such as the Chicken Quesa-Tacos, Fish Tacos and Beef Tacos.
Catch them on the road by following their updates on facebook. 9. Negative Celsius Have you seen anything more magical than this? These colourful ice cream filled macaroons are literally eye candy that has been sweeping social media since their launch last month! Be sure to grab them quick because Negative Celsius only 300 pairs of these sweet treats are sold everyday and they are known to sell out fast! Location: PV128, Setapak Operating Hours: Tues to Sun, from 12pm onwards Check out their updates on facebook .
10. The Boys Food One can’t help but marvel at The Boys Food’s sloppy food presentations that appeal too much to our Malaysian eyes. Feast your eyes on their generous coating of cheesy sauce, chilli con carne, mayo and other condiments that makes it finger licking good, literally. Their pastas, burger, sandwiches and hotdogs are available at only RM5 which begs the question whether to give in and have a sinfully delicious second serving. Location: Bank Muamalat, Jalan 6/4, Taman Desa Melawati Operating Hours: Mon to Sat, 9pm-12am Find out for their updates from their facebook page .
11. Royal Post Besides their beautifully packaged beverages and awesomely designed truck, Royal Post’s freshly made brew with strong lingering coffee aromas will give you the boost you need to start your day. They open as early as 7.30am dedicated to give you your daily coffee fix and also serve sandwiches with your choice of Panini, oregano or charcoal bread.
Price ranges from RM4-RM11. Location: Usually spotted around Menara Millenium and Plaza OSK along Jalan Ampang . Operating Hours: Mon to Fri, 7am-3.30pm Check out their facebook page for updates on their location. 12. SpagMe Photo credits: The Star Operating as early as 7.30am, SpagMe serves breakfast meals and pastas catered to workers around Jalan Dungun and HELP students. Their menu is kept simple with a choice of 7 dishes and price ranges about RM6.50 to RM12.80.
We highly recommend their Spag Tempura Fish! Location: Usually spotted in Jalan Dungun and Menara Millenium Operating Hours: Mon to Fri, 7.30am-2pm Get updated by checking out their facebook page . 13. Wheeloaf Photo credits: Eatdrinkkl Wheeloaf’s sandwiches are kept crispy on the outside, yet juicy and succulent on the inside.
They have been receiving very good responses from customers who begged from seconds! Try out their much desired Beef Panini, The Great Dan and Gargasm Chicken Panini. Price ranges about RM6.90 to RM12.90. Location: Jalan SS21/1a, Petaling Jaya Operating Hours: Mon to Fri, 8am-2pm and 6pm-10pm; Sat, 6pm-10pm; Sun, 10am-4pm Catch them around by following their facebook updates . 14. OMFJ! Photo credits: kamkammakan.blogspot Prefer a healthier option?
Or perhaps looking for something to wash down those pasta and burgers with? OMFJ (Oh My Fruit Juice) is your mobile juice stand that offers freshly squeezed fruit juices. It is often found in Millennium B2 Carpark, PBD and their price range from RM8 to RM9.50. Location: Usually spotted about Menara Millenium Check out their location updates on their facebook. 15. Guac! Photo credits: Eatdrinkkl Guac! Food Truck is a mexican inspired truck where their choice for burritos and tacos will spoil you.
Choose among beef, fish or chicken as your filling then take a huge bite and savour every bite. The wraps may be a little thick to the taste but their beef burritos and shrimp tacos are worth a try.
Location: TTDI (across Tom, Dick & Harry’s) or Damansara Uptown (across Wondermilk) Operating Hours: 7.30pm till late Check out more details about where they will be via their facebook . 16. Oishi Bento Photo credits: eatdrinkkl What?? Even Japanese food is now on wheels! Oishi bento offers a good range of lunch meals from Chicken Karaage, Beef/Chicken/Salmon Teriyaki, Temppanyaki and Japanese Curry Chicken/Beef! They are a little hard to catch as they usually roam about the streets of Klang Valley.
Catch them by following their updates on facebook. Operating Hours: Mon to Sat, 10am-4pm Also read:
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