This city is one of the most popular destinations in southeast Asia, with so many tourist attractions, cafes, restaurants and street food markets.

Foodie blogger Kat Lloyd shares her top tips if you are looking to try the best local cuisine in Kuala Lumpur. Most of these options are also really cheap perfect if you looking to visit Kuala Lumpur on the cheap.


Where to Stay

There are accommodation for all price ranges, from some of the most luxurious hotels in Asia to cheap shared dorm rooms.

If you are bakpacking on a budget or planning a gap year in Malaysia I recommend staying in China Town, here there are lots of hostels and budget hotels. Local people are very welcoming and will be helpful with any questions you have.

Nearby to China Town there are free pink buses that take you to popular areas of Kuala Lumpur departing from Pasar Seni. You can travel to to the Petronas Towers and the shopping mall as well as other places.



If you have ever met anyone who has been to Malaysia before they will recommend you try Roti Canai - a delicious flaky flatbread served with dahl and curry dips - SO YUM - and only 1 MR per piece (like 20p!). This might not sound like your normal breakfast but believe me it is delicious.



By the Kuala Lumpur sign the Arch Cafe has a great selection of cakes and where one of our group sampled durian cake. I would recommend sampling one. It is also a great shop to buy Malaysia souvenirs.

Kim Lian Kee in China Town is also a delicious lunch spot - I really enjoyed my chicken in black bean sauce and tried traditional Chinese tea which tasted like grass but is supposed to be really good for you.

There are also lots of food stands throughout the city where you can try local treats like delicious spicy chicken rice.



Kula Lumpur, Malaysia

Be sure to try satay - a traditional Malaysian dish of sticks of meat with peanut sauce (you know the one). That is pretty good, the rendered fat tasting like melted butter.

If Chinese food is more your thing, China town offers up some delicious noodles, or if you are after something a little more exotic there are also cages of hopping frogs to chose from for your dinner!

If you have a taste for Indian food, ABC - an Indian restaurant will give you an experience of authentic tandoori chicken and cheese naan with a teh tarik (tea and condensed milk 'pulled') on the side. 



Pictures with the Petronas Towers at night is something you must do whilst a reggae bar is recommended for some fun.


Plan a Cullinary Trip to Kuala Lumpur

Whether you have 2 days in Kuala Lumpur, or longer, you will really ove this city. Its a lot less busy than Bangkok, whilst also there are far fewer tourists. Go discover your favourite foods for yourself. If you would like to visit this city and see more of the country search Malaysia tours.

By Kat Lloyd