Stopover in Kuala Lumpur

Food and Drink

Stopover in Kuala Lumpur - Food and DrinkEating out in Kuala Lumpur is a real gastronomic adventure, such is the diverse and rich variety of food that will excite your taste buds. Spicy Malay food, endless varieties of Chinese delicacies, exotic cuisine from North and South India as well as Nyonya, Thai, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese food, and irresistible seafood. Western cuisine is easily available apart from international chain fast foods. You have a choice of dining at hotels, cozy restaurants, the hundreds of roadside stalls and food bazaars catering for different budgets and preference or a quick bite at any of the fast food outlets.

Popular Malaysian gourmet specialties include satay (marinated and barbecued meat, normally chicken, beef or mutton), nasi lemak (savoury rice steamed in coconut milk), roti canai (fried flattened bread), chicken rice and fried noodles. Meal prices range from 3 RM per person at a hawker stall to more than 300 RM per person in an expensive restaurant. There is a 5% service tax and 10% service charge added to the bill.

Here are some favourites among the different ethnic cuisines:


Malay-satay (barbecued meat on skewers), nasi padang(rice served with a variety of side-dishes), mee siam (spicy noodles) and nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk, served with fish). Sambal, a fiery chilli-paste often accompanies a meal.


Yaung tau foo (a dish of vegetables, seafood and meat-stuffed items), chicken rice (a fragrant dish of rice served with slivers of tender chicken) and laksa (noodles in a curry-like soup).


Nasi beriyani (yellow rice cooked with spices and served with chicken or mutton) and paratha (Indian pancake eaten with curry). Dosas, Idlis and Wadas are popular South Indian vegetarian snacks.

Here are some of the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur:

Chilis Grill and Bar

Chilis Grill and Bar are an american/mexican restaurant who offer large portions. This is a very popular restaurant with locals and tourists. They do not take reservations.


Zipangu is a Japanese restaurant in the Shangri-La hotel. It has won many awards including 'Best Japanese Restaurant' and 'Best Oriental Restaurant'. The restaurant has a contemporary design but is a little pricey.

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Overseas Restaurant

They Overseas Restaurant serves asian, chinese, malaysian food at a good price. The food is well made and they offer a range of food, from duck to shark, all cooked to a high quality standard.

84-86 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Jogoya is a large Japanese restaurant. The restaurant is well known for it's fantastic buffet which has many different cuisines.

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