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

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Overview

Get a taste of Malaysia’s finest foods on this guided, 3- to 4-hour, small-group walking and riding tour around Kuala Lumpur. Stop by three or more street vendors and hidden-gem restaurants off-the-beaten path to sample the best Malaysian cuisine. Learn about Malaysian customs and culture and visit food spots like mamak stalls and round-the-clock hawker centers (open-air food courts). All food tastings, including beverages, and any necessary transportation are included.
  • 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
Meet the guide and the rest of the small group at the Taman Paramount Light Rail Transit (LRT) station in Petaling Jaya. Hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for a quick trip to a Kuala Lumpur neighborhood of the guide’s choosing to begin this evening food tour.

One possibility would be the Bangsar area, boasting a wide variety of food spots like mamak stalls with traditional Tamil-Muslim cuisine, plus South Indian banana-leaf restaurants and Malay warungs, or small, family-owned restaurants offering both local and Western food. 

Also, visit some of the food stalls in a round-the-clock hawker center (an open-air food court) in Petaling Jaya, or head to Brickfields to see some of their South Indian restaurants and Chinese coffee shops serving traditional Chinese fare like dim sum.

Allow the knowledgeable guide to make the selections of local favorites. Try dishes like nasi lemak (coconut rice with chili paste, anchovies, peanuts and vegetables; stir-fried Chinese noodles; Indian breads with chicken, fish and mutton curry; desserts like ondeh ondeh (rice balls with palm sugar and coconut shavings).

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We so enjoyed this evening food...
Yvonne L
, Mar 2018
We so enjoyed this evening food tour. Charles was an excellent guide, so much fun. We particularly enjoyed the Malaysian food night market. A fabulous and full in more ways than one! evening.
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This is a very late review as I...
Clemma T
, Feb 2018
This is a very late review as I actually completed it in July last year, but this is quite possibly the best food tour I have ever been on! Even now I dream of Malaysian carrot cake, it was that good! We tried a whole variety of Malaysian foods with roots in Indonesian, Indian and China, and we would never have seen or tasted half of this food if we'd been out alone. The markets and hawker center was amazing and all of the food was prepared in front of us. We were the only two people on our tour and we must have eaten for about 50 people! Do not eat before going on this trip as you need room to try everything. You will not be disappointed! Charlie was very informative too and knew all of the vendors at the market we went to and were all very happy to show us how they were cooking and preparing food and pose for photos! I would go back to Kuala Lumpur just to do this tour again I loved the food that much!
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Highly recommend this tour. Farah...
Jackie
, Jan 2018
Highly recommend this tour. Farah our guide was the best, her food and cultural knowledge amazing, she was hilarious and we had a lot fun!! Good instructions for the meeting place, lots and lots of food and drinks. Anything we liked Farah would order more. Detailed explanations of what we were eating. We drove in Farahs car to 3 significant local food eateries and then she drove us back to out Hotel. A must do if you're in KL
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Wow! Probably the best money I've...
Beverly B
, Jan 2018
Wow! Probably the best money I've ever spent on a tour. Charlie, our guide, was so enthusiastic about the food, history and cultures of Malaysia. He showed us three different areas of Kuala Lumpur while taking us to three eating places and then through a street food market while having us taste samples of noodles and fruit. He then drove us to our respective hotels as the metro was closing. This is a must do for visitors of KL and I hope you have Charlie as a guide. You won't regret your decision! Beverly Bradley USA
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Good to get out into the suburbs and...
Winsome S
, Dec 2017
Good to get out into the suburbs and be taken to three different eating places to experience Malay, Chinese then Indian food. Ken was an enthusiastic guide and the conversation was stimulating. Gave piece of mind to try new dishes. A great night.
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Our guide Charlie was amazing! I...
allisoneeson
, Dec 2017
Our guide Charlie was amazing! I would highly recommend this tour, we discovered hidden gems we would never have found on our own. The food was fantastic. Malay curries are the best!
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What can I say that hasn't already...
lukasyin
, Oct 2017
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Gerry and Jo were phenomenal hosts! Our group was small and the setting was intimate. It really felt like Gerry and Jo were long time friends who happened to take us out and show us where the locals hang out and eat. It was such an amazing experience! Highly recommended! This food tour is not to miss!
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This tour was a gastronomic and...
Robin C
, Sep 2017
This tour was a gastronomic and really fun experience from beginning to end. Our tour guide Ken was fantastic, with excellent local knowledge and a lovely sense of humour. We visited three food markets - open air Malay and Chinese, and an Indian restaurant. The food and local drinks were divine fragrant goat stew, melt in the mouth skewers of marinated chicken and beef with satay sauce, delicious coconut rice with boiled egg, crunchy peanuts, and spicy sauce wrapped in a banana leaf, local vegetables cooked in scrumptious spices, melt in the mouth banana coconut pancake, spicy dips with roti, and much more! Not only was the food amazing, but the opportunity to eat with the locals in the atmosphere, colour, and buzz of the food markets was a delight in itself. Plus, learning how and what to eat set us up beautifully to enjoy the local cuisine for the rest of our stay in Kuala Lumpar. Being dropped off at our hotel after the tour was much appreciated. Don't miss this!
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What a full stomach tour. The guide...
Henry Tse
, Aug 2017
What a full stomach tour. The guide has taken us to taste the local delicacy of KL the local way. We were 2 traveller al together, if not join the tour, we wouldn't be able to taste all those local food Chinese, Malay, Indian dish all in one night. The tour offer a pick up and drop off service, so we didn't need to walk too much.
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This tour attempted to take us to...
Andrew N
, May 2017
This tour attempted to take us to try the different ethnic cuisines around the foodies heaven that is Kuala Lumpur. In the end the experience was somewhat disorganised with the guide spending rather more time talking than getting us around the city. This came to bear particularly when we came to return to our hotel - very late.

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