Kuala Lumpur and the area around it is home to more than 7 million and one of the world’s best travel destinations. It also has a reputation for being very affordable to visit.
One way to save money while visiting is to stay at cheap hotels in Kuala Lumpur. Another is to tour the city’s popular hawker fare’s and dine on the many wonderful varieties of hawker foods available for much less than you would pay in a restaurant. Here are ten of the best for you to try.
Chee Cheong Fun
A rice noodle roll stuffed with tasty seasoned meats, such as beef, pork or shrimp, and vegetables, this is a reputed treat among the locals’ most favorite foods in Kuala Lumpur.
A traditional Indian flatbread to be eaten with chicken curry, fish or lentil, roti canai is a popular breakfast food in Kuala Lumpur.
If there’s a breakfast food that’s served all day, this is it. It’s a thick rice porridge with chicken, pork, beef or fish and is a popular comfort food.
It’s simply a seasoned meat impaled upon a wooden skewer, wholly delicious and easy to enjoy while touring the city.
Popular for lunch or dinner and with side dishes or alone, the roasted duck comes in many varieties and seasonings on a bed of rice or vegetables.
Yong Tau Foo
Made from meat or fish and often times both, and wrapped in sheets of bean curd, Yong Tau Foo is delicious.
A Chinese dish that is another favorite among locals, Wantan Mee contains fine noodles, fried wontons, barbecued cha-siu and a dressing made from soy, sesame oil, and pork lard.
Prepared differently by various vendors, this popular food generally contains rice and seasoned, chopped chicken.
Bat Kut Teh
A popular Chinese soup that varies by vendor, but generally contains tender, lean pork ribs, spices and herbs simmered for several hours before serving.
Hokkien Char Mee
Originating from the Chinese province of Hokkian, the stir-fried food contains fried noodles and chicken, sliced pork or squid with cabbages and served with a dark soy sauce.
No matter which type of food you prefer, the street hawkers at the food fares in and near Kuala Lumpur offer a wide variety of traditional dishes served quickly and affordably. You can eat well all day long and never spend a lot of money.