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Recommended Local Food in KL (Muslim friendly)

Updated: Apr 8, 2022

Are you looking for Halal local food in KL? Wondering where to eat in this big city? No worries! Let us guide you.

The stall is located within the Dato Keramat wet market which faces the parking area. Mat Teh’s ‘secret recipe’ is he always serves the freshest fish to his customers. He serves Ikan Bakar (grilled fish) which is neatly wrapped in banana leaves and a plate of steamed rice. Not only that, he serves fresh juice too! The place is always packed as many locals love to go there for a quick meal.

Address: 10x, Jalan Keramat, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

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Come and try this nasi kukus for just RM 6.70! Nasi kukus (steamed rice), is one of the famous Malay foods in our country. A full plate of “happiness” at Mutiara Damansara. Ilham nasi kukus serves three types of blend gravy (fish curry, chicken curry and kuah kerutup daging), a piece of crispy and juicy fried chicken, sambal belacan, ikan bilis and pineapple and onions. Don’t miss this!

Address: Jalan PJU 7/16b, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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Photo credit from FB: Ilham nasi kukus @Mutiara Damansara

Enjoy your Malaysian Style “tea” and “cake” at Mansion Tea Stall. They serve the best Teh Tarik (pulled tea) in town. Teh tarik lover must try this! This stall is famous for its “Teh Ding Dong” and Roti Special. The strong aroma of spices mixes well with the essential ingredients, creamy condensed milk and some sugar making their tea so memorable. As for their roti special, they serve the roti canai with aromatic curry, dhal and sambal and two soft boiled eggs are added on top of it.

Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

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Vichuda is the Halal Thai restaurant in KL that serves various types of Malay-Thai cuisine. You MUST try this Tom Yam Campur which combines two different essential soups, hot Thai-style Tomyam and aromatic Malay-style soup. You can also try their Ayam Masak Merah and salad dishes, best-selling Kerabu Perut (beef tripe salad), spicy Kerabu Mangga (mango salad) and Kerabu Kaki Ayam (chicken feet salad). Prices and portions are reasonable. Just give it a try!

Address: 40, Jalan Kristal K7/K, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

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Nasi lemak the Malay tradisional food in Malaysia. This “good old taste” shop is nestled in Seapark, Petaling Jaya as it has been operating in SS21 for more than 20 years. The venue is set in the back lane of the shop and no roof covers, that’s why called “bumbung”. A standard portion of Nasi lemak with fried chicken and adding with anchovies, boiled eggs, peanuts and sambal. Spicy lovers will love this for sure!

Address: 6, Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Photo credit from FB: Nasi Lemak Bumbung

Another “good old taste” stall is located in Subang Jaya and it has been operated for more than 20 years in the same spot. Why do most of their customers willing to wait patiently for their rojak? It is because this rojak is crunchy and flavourful as it enriches a sweet, spicy, and slightly nutty taste. The essential ingredients include shredded cucumber, potatoes, bean curd, crispy prawn fritters, yam bean and topped with a thick and creamy nutty sauce. Even though these ingredients are soaked in sauce, it remains their crunchy and flavourful taste.

Address: W-10-00 Business Park Subang Square West Wing Jalan SS15/4G, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Photo credit from IG: @kualihelena; @maisarazry; @adibmukmin

It is a roadside stall located in Kampung Datuk Keramat. The roti (long-shaped bread) is fully covered with omelette and topped with melted mozzarella cheese. The bread stuffed with meat, vegetables, and the “overwhelm” sauces creates a burst of flavour!

Address: 199, Jalan Datuk Keramat, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Photo credit from IG: @irwanaffendi; @lucky_lee99; @nurizat

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