Kuala Lumpur: Food Guide - Dining Out
Easier to negotiate than Bangkok, less cosmopolitan than Singapore and more eclectic than Hanoi
The food in Kuala Lumpur is an eclectic representation of the different cultures in the city. Visitors to Kuala Lumpur can choose from a wide range of Chinese, Malay, and Indian cooking. There is also an impressive spread of international dishes like Italian, Mexican, Japanese and French cuisine in the city. Dining out in Kuala Lumpur is inexpensive and can be a cultural experience. Whilst there are many fine dining restaurants serving local cuisine perhaps one of the best ways to try local food is to dine in local eateries commonly known as hawker centres. These food centres are not only cheap but can be found in every corner of the city.
Most notable hawker centres with a large concentration of food stalls selling all types of Malaysian food in Kuala Lumpur are located in Chinatown and Jalan Alor which is in the Golden Triangle. Mingle amongst the locals as you watch the food you order being prepared right before you. If open air dining is not your cup of tea, you can choose between dining in air conditioned food centres located in shopping malls or head for the air conditioned restaurants.
There are a good number of restaurants in different areas specialising in different types of food when it comes to dining out in Kuala Lumpur. You could head on to Chinatown for the best Chinese food, Brickfield for Indian food, Jalan Masjid India for Malay food and Bangsar for western food. The choice is yours.