8 foods you must try when you’re in KL Petaling Street, if not you’ve never been to KL


Last Updated on 2016-05-19 , 1:35 pm

A place that you must visit when you are in Kuala Lumpur is Petaling Street, or more affectionately known as Chinatown. A bustling street, one can find imitation goods, cheap merchandise and most importantly good food tucked into almost every nook and cranny on the streets. Don’t know where to start? Let us help you with the list below.

Tak Kee Handmade Steamed Buns
Come rain or shine, this stall has been operating for more than 40 years and still going strong, where the specialty is the handmade pau (steamed bun) prepared by the owner himself. Choose one from the many varieties available here and you can taste the difference in the pau.

Address : Lotong Bandar 5, off Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours : 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Kong Har Siu Hou Jo
The variety of deep fried goodies available at Kong Har is simply amazing. You will be able to sample hard-to-find snacks here that isn’t easily available elsewhere in this 50 year old shop.

Address : 42, Jalan Petaling, 57100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours : 6.00am – 9.00pm

Sang Kee

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Image: my.openrice.com

The crowds flock to this restaurant for its mouth-watering freshwater prawn noodles, where the noodles are crispy, the prawns succulent and all topped with a rich egg gravy. What’s not to love? Other than this signature dish, the other dishes on the menu are up to par as well.

Address : 5, Lorong Yap Ah Loy, 50050, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours : 11.00am – 3.00pm

Fried Potato Ball

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Image: food.malaysiamostwanted.com

Specializing in selling these delicious spheres of golden-brown goodness, this stall has been in existence for 30 odd years. Unlike other stalls who use brown, murky oil to fry their wares, the oil used for these sweet potato balls is a clear, golden colour which may be the reason these balls sell like hot cakes.

Address : Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours : 7.00am – 2.00 pm

Hor Kao Kopitiam
This humble little eatery has a history that dates back to at least 60 years ago and is now run by the proprietor’s daughter. Located at a back lane, it’s like stepping back in time when you are in this kopitiam. They serve a different menu daily, but staple kopitiam fare such as coffee, half boiled eggs and kaya toast is some of the must try food.

Address : Lorong paanggong, Off Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours : 6.30am – 3.00pm (Closed on Sundays)


Swiss Roll
Manned by a middle-aged lady, technically the stall only consists of a glass case that displays all the available food. You will be surprised to know that this place has been in existence for 40 years. Mainly selling Swiss Roll, kaya puffs and egg tarts, make sure to try the rich, fragrant and sweet kaya in the Swiss Rolls.

Address : Lorong Yap Ah Loy, 50050, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours : 8.00am – 3.00pm

Teochew Mixed Rice
A truly hidden gem, you have to really keep your eyes peeled to spot this stall as there is no signboard or banner for this place. Serving more than 30 dishes daily for over 40 years, customers are spoilt for choice when deciding what to eat.

Address : Lorong Sultan 5, Jalan Sultan, 57100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours : 4.30pm – 9.00pm

Washington Cake House
Washington Cake House’s sponge rusks used to be one of Petaling Street’s most famous food where a queue could be seen forming, all wanting to buy the tantalizing sponge rusks. It still tastes as good as yesteryears, being fragrant, cripsy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Address : 90 – 92 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours : 10.30am – 7.00pm (Closed on the first and third Saturdays of the month)


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