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  • Location:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Duration:3-4 hours

Eat Like a Local: Kuala Lumpur Hawker Center and Street Food Tour by Night

Get to know Malaysia in one of the most satisfying ways – on a food-tasting tour! With an enthusiastic guide, drop in to three or more hole-in-the-wall restaurants and food stalls at a Kuala Lumpur hawker center or off-the-beaten-track neighborhood that features the best of Malaysian cuisine. As you enjoy the delicious food and meet friendly locals, your guide will ensure you have an epicurean adventure that can’t be beat. All food tastings – no matter how much food you eat – are included, so come hungry!


  • 3- to 4- hour food tour in Kuala Lumpur
  • Experience KL's lively food culture at one or two of its popular hawker centers
  • Sample street food from local food stalls and discover hidden gems with an expert guide
  • Learn about Malaysian customs as you meet friendly locals
  • Try Malaysian delicacies from at least three different vendors/restaurants – and feast on as much as you can eat!
  • Enjoy air-conditioned transport between all food stops
  • Small-group tour limited to 4 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

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What You Can Expect

Eat Like a Local: Kuala Lumpur Hawker Center and Street Food Tour by Night

Enjoy a Food Tour in KL!

After meeting your guide at a central Kuala Lumpur location, easily accessible by the city’s Light Rail Transit, your small-group food tour begins as you board an air-conditioned vehicle for the drive to the KL neighborhood of your guide’s choice (the neighborhood(s) you visit are up to your expert guide and will vary based on the day of the week).

One such neighborhood you may visit is the Bangsar area, which boasts a wide array of food spots like mamak stalls serving traditional Tamil-Muslim cuisine, South Indian banana-leaf restaurants serving delectable treats on a banana leaf, and Malay warungs (small family-owned establishments serving both local and Western snacks). Or, you might head to Petaling Jaya, where you’ll visit a ‘round-the-clock hawker center (open-air food court) to try food from select stalls frequented by locals. Another possible destination is Brickfields, a popular hawker center famous for its South Indian restaurants and Chinese coffee shops serving traditional Chinese fare like dim sum.

No matter where you end up, rest assured that you’ll have a vibrant KL experience. As you follow your guide’s lead, you’ll weave through alleys and around food stalls with ease, knowing your guide will order your food and make sure you taste the most delicious dishes of the day (or night). Try nasi lemak, a fragrant coconut rice with chili paste, anchovies, peanuts and vegetables. Or maybe you’ll have stir-fried Chinese noodles; an assortment of Indian breads with chicken, fish and mutton curry; or Malaysian desserts such as ondeh ondeh, rice balls with palm sugar and coconut shavings. As you are introduced you to local favorites, you’ll experience interesting Malaysian customs with the comfort of a guide who knows all the ins and outs of KL’s food culture.

At the end of the tour, you’ll be driven back to the original meeting point.

Customer Reviews

Sarah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing! So much good food!

Anthony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

no problem at all finding the guy and the food was excellent well done Charles would highly recommend this trip to anyone

Larry C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The food was outstanding, and Charles was a delight. Despite it being a rainy night, we had an excellent time visiting various food malls, and even a walk through little India as that community prepared for Deepavali. Highly, highly recommended!!

Mark T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour led by very knowledgable and friendly guide. Highly recommended

Jenny O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent Tour! Our guide, Farrah, was very knowledgeable and I appreciated the extra service especially since I brought along my 3-year old son. We were stuffed after the tour and the food was super! Highly recommended!

Stewart R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent value food tour of food from the three main ethnic groups in Malaysia - Malay, Chinese and Indian. Very much off the beaten track and all the better for it. We visited places and tasted foods which we would not have done otherwise. Farah was an excellent, informative and enthusiastic guide.

As an added bonus we were dropped off at out hotel back in central KL

Clive G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great experience , a great way of sampling the range of cuisines available in KL . It was also brilliant to get dropped off back at our hotel after an outstanding evening out .

Iain T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Charles was awesome. Very friendly, knew all the cool places and has such a repore with the local chefs we can walk into their kitchen and watch the food be prepared. Overall a very good evening.

Roger B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A fun evening with an enthusiastic and very informative guide, giving us a great insight to where and how the locals live and eat!

Pratheeba S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Charles as an excellent guide who stuffed us with food until our eyes popped out!! Charles gave us plenty of information about the food we ate and gave us insight into the daily life and cultural workings in malaysia. Fabulous experience!

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