WHAT TO EAT

Imbi Market

Imbi Market

The Imbi Market in Kuala Lumpur was recently relocated to Pudu, but the stalls inside remained the same. It is one spot that locals like to go to for their breakfast as there are wide varieties to choose from. Besides that, you can also get fresh produce in the market as well.

Travelling here: 14 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: Imbi market, -12, 6, Jalan Kampung, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6.15am-12.00pm (Closed on Mondays)


Telawi, Bangsar

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Telawi, Bangsar

Telawi Bangsar is almost always busy. There are rows filled with restaurants, cafes, and even bars and bistros in the area and is an ideal spot for people who would like to simply have a nice meal and hang out with their friends and families. There is also a shopping mall - Bangsar Village - in the area that provides more alternatives as well.

Travelling here: Approximately 15 minutes from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur


Jalan Alor Bukit Bintang

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Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang

Jalan Alor or Alor Street, is one spot that you can go to for delicious and cheap local street food in Kuala Lumpur. During the evening or at night, you will be able to see many people here having their dinner or supper, making this place crowded and loud, and it’s definitely one interesting way to spend your night.

Travelling here: 16 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 5.00pm onwards

Tip 1: Wear something comfortable as this place might get a little hot due to the weather and the crowd.


Changkat Bukit Bintang

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Changkat, Bukit Bintang

If you are seeking for some nightlife in the city of Kuala Lumpur, try heading towards Changkat, Bukit Bintang. Many bistros, clubs, restaurants or bars are located around this area, and as there are a lot of choices for you to choose from, you can pick one or two to hang out, according to your own preference.

Travelling here: 16 minutes by car from Sunway Putra Hotel

Address: Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur


Roti Bakar

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Roti Bakar

Roti Bakar or toast bread, is one of the local’s favourite breakfasts if they wish to have something on the lighter side. It is usually served with kaya and margarine. Half-boiled eggs are also a common complement with this dish.

Where to get it: Try looking around the food streets, markets or kopitiams (traditional coffee shops)

Price: Approximately MYR 2 - MYR 10


milo

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Milo

Milo, a malt chocolate drink, is extremely popular among Malaysians. So much so that many people became innovative with them by adding them into desserts or toast.
Where to get it: Try looking in any food streets, markets, mamaks or restaurants.

Price: Approximately MYR 1 - MYR 12

Tip: You could try ordering Milo Dinosaur if it is available. It is a drink consisting of iced Milo, and some powder will be put on top of the drink, so you can scoop these powders up and eat them! It might sound weird, but many actually enjoy it!


Teh Tarik

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Teh Tarik

Teh Tarik, if directly translated, would mean pulled tea. It is basically tea mixed with condensed milk. The reasoning behind the name of this local favourite beverage is because the preparation includes a process of “pulling” the tea. Two containers or cups will be used, and the milk tea will be poured back and forth between the two until you get a foamy texture at the top of the milk tea before serving it to the customers.

Where to get it: Try looking around food streets, markets, mamaks or restaurants.

Price: Approximately MYR 2 - MYR 4


Nasi Lemak

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Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is practically the national dish of Malaysia. Rice is cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaves to give it its fragrant smell, and then it is usually topped off with sambal, eggs, cucumbers and peanuts. Depending on where you eat it, you can eat it together with other toppings such as rendang or fried meat.

Where to get it: Try looking around some markets, food streets, mamaks or restaurants.

Price: Approximately MYR 1 - MYR 20

Tip 1: You can get cheaper and smaller nasi lemak by the stalls, and it is usually wrapped in banana leaf into a small pyramid shape. If you’re not sure, you can always ask the seller.


Roti canai

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Roti Canai
Roti Canai, another popular dish among local Malaysians for breakfast or supper, is a result of the Indian influence in the country. It is something that resembles a pancake, and is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside if made right. It is usually paired together with dhal or curry, adding more flavour to the dish!

Where to get it: Look around the food streets, markets, or mamaks.

Price: Approximately MYR1-MYR3

Tip: Roti canai refers to the plain one, where plain dough is used. There are many different variations to this dish, such as adding in egg or margarine, so you can pick one that you think you’ll like most. If you are unsure of the ingredients, you could always ask some locals or the waiter/seller.


Chicken Wings

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Chicken Wings

Chicken wings, whether it is grilled, barbecued or fried, is a dish that is popular for snacking or supper here in Malaysia. So whenever you feel like having supper, you could always head out to get some chicken wings and have them like some locals do!

Where to get it: Try looking around the food streets, especially in Jalan Alor.

Price: Approximately MYR 2 - MYR 10


Chee Cheong Fun

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Chee Cheong Fun

Chee Cheong Fun refers to the rice noodle that can be served in different variations. Typically in dim sum restaurants, these rice noodles are wrapped into rolls, with either shrimps or pork inside. However, stalls in the markets or food street will typically sell plain rice noodles, topped with sweet or curry sauce and some yong tau fu, which are tofus stuffed with fish paste.

Where to get it: Try looking around in some food streets, markets, or restaurants

Price: Approximately MYR 4 - MYR 12

Tip: Chee Cheong Funs sold in dim sum restaurants are usually non-halal. So make sure to check beforehand if you don’t eat pork.


Pan mee

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Pan Mee

Pan Mee is a type of noodle and is a part of the Malaysian Chinese cuisine. There are many variations when it comes to pan mee, and traditionally it is served in soup with anchovies, pork, mushrooms and vegetables. However, during recent times, chilli pan mee became a huge favourite among the locals as well. Instead of soup, sauce is used to give the noodle taste, and it is topped with minced pork, anchovies and poached eggs. Dry chilli will be given for customers to add as much as they wish to.

Where to get it: Try looking around the food streets, markets, or restaurants.

Price: Approximately MYR 4 - MYR 10

Tip: Pan Mee are usually served with pork, so it is non-halal. So make sure to check beforehand if you don’t eat pork.


Satay

Satay
Satay is a simple dish, involving skewered seasoned meat. The meat is skewered on a wooden stick and grilled before being served, usually with peanut sauce. The grilling process adds a smoky smell on top of the smell of the meat itself, making it even more aromatic.

Where to get it: Try looking around food streets, mamaks, or some restaurants.

Price: Approximately MYR 1 - MYR 3


banana leaf rice

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Banana Leaf Rice

The migration of South Indians into Malaysia brought along this delicacy which is the Banana Leaf Rice. Rice is served on a banana leaf, together with different varieties of vegetables, papadum and condiments.

Where to get it: Try look around food streets, mamaks, or restaurants.

Price: Approximately MYR10-MYR20


Ramly Burger

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Ramly Burgers

Ramly Burgers are affordable burgers, usually sold by stalls that you can find by the road. It is named the Ramly burger because the ingredients used in the making of this burger, especially the patties, are produced by the Ramly Group. The typical ingredients consist of egg, cheese, patties, lettuce and chilli sauce or ketchup. However, many different variations are usually offered by the stalls selling Ramly burgers so you can pick the ones that appeal most to you.

Where to get it: Look around stalls by the street.

Price: Approximately MYR 2 - MYR 20