Much referred to in the Malaysian language as a mixture, Rojak is a local salad which is a mixture of pineapple, cucumber, jicama, green mango. It also fritters of dough covered in sticky black sauce and is garnished with finely cut ginger flowers and chopped peanuts. This healthy cuisine is served with a sweet shrimp paste and ground peanuts.
Hokkien Char Mee
Hokkien Char Mee also known as Hokkien fried noodles has its origin is in the Chinese province, Hokkien. This stir fried dish is made of thick yellow noodles, sliced pork or chicken, squid and cabbages. It is served with dark soy sauce and any kid over 18 months will eat it with a huge pleasure in a playful way.
This dish is definitively a street food in KL as it has only a few ingredients and is served immediately. If you like this dish just know that it is offered in many food stalls in Kuala Lumpur. Just grab a seat, order it and enjoy!
Famous across the whole of Malaysia, Ramly Burgers are commonly found in every roadside stall of Kuala Lumpur. These burgers come with chicken or beef patties and some patties are wrapped in an egg which makes them “special”. These burgers are generously greasy and the patty inside is effortlessly more juice with a pack of flavours.
Bak Kut The
Bak Kut Teh is a popular Chinese soup that is served in Malaysia, Singapore and Southern Thailand. Each city creates different types of Bak Kut Teh. In Kuala Lumpur you will find the herby one with only lean meat.
Its name literally means “meat bone tea” and it consists of meaty pork ribs, herbs, spices that are simmered for hours. The preparing method is similar to an old English quote: haste makes waste! The longer you simmer the soup the better it will taste. This dish is a totally street food, as it is cooked in large amounts, which are eaten right away. Do not try this soup inside the shopping malls!
Escape the heat with a bowl of shaved ice topped with pandan jelly of creamy coconut milk, rice noodles and palm sugar. A perfect combination of sweet and cold, this generous dessert is a must-have in the streets of Kuala Lumpur.
Chee Cheong Fun
Chee Cheong Fun, also known as rice noodle roll, is the locals’ favorite KL food. And it is obviously that if locals love this dish then it is a must-try! Chee Cheong means pig intestine and fun, noodles. Noodles resemble the pig’s intestine and can be filled with shrimp, pork, beef or vegetables.
In Kuala Lumpur this dish is doused with dark brown sweet sauce and a bright red sweet sauce. If you eat light food you must know that rice noodle roll has no pickled chilies! Starting from RM4 per plate you will have a smoother texture of Chee Cheong Fun at the street stalls better and cheaper than in many restaurants.
Air Mata Kucing
From Malay word, air mata kucing is translated as cat eye water or cat tears. This name is explicable by the way ice cubes swim in it. Another funny explication of the name is: after you will try it in a sunny and very hot day you will have very pleased cat eyes!
This drink represents an iced fruit drink made from winter melon, dried longan, luo hon guo and sugar and boil together. The best way to drink it is cold, chilled with pieces of ice. It will help you to recreate and to cool from the pitiless sun! Many street stall offers this drink and the price starts as low as RM1.5 per cup.