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Discover the Best Local Food Tour by Night in Kuala Lumpur provided by Withlocals

Discover the Best Local Food Tour by Night in Kuala Lumpur

Discover the Best Local Food Tour by Night in Kuala Lumpur
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No visit to Kuala Lumpur would be complete without sampling its three delicious culinary traditions: Indian, Chinese, and Malay. This great-value private tour is just like having your own local friend to guide you around the city center. Sample dim sum, satay, Indian pancakes, and more, as you tour the Bukit Bintang area and learn about Malaysian culture.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
Discover Malaysia’s three main food cultures: Indian, Chinese, and Malay
Sample dim sum, Indian pancakes, satay, and foamy “teh Tarik” tea
Eat like a local at three locations as you hear stories from your private guide
Explore the Bukit Bintang area, Kuala Lumpur’s nightlife center
What to expect
Greet your private guide at the AirAsia–Bukit Bintang Monorail station and head for the nightlife area of Jalan Bukit Bintang. Start at the Hutong Food Court to experience “siew bao” (crispy barbecued roasted chicken buns) and the Malay classic curry puff, a flaky pastry filled with chicken curry. Amid the hawker stalls and seafood eateries of Jalan Alor, let your guide select dim sum and satay, Malaysia’s answer to kebabs. Visit a “mamak”—Malaysian-Indian eatery—for paper-thin “dosa” pancakes served with Indian sauces. Wash everything down with a foaming glass of “teh tarik” milk tea before you bid your guide farewell in central Bukit Bintang.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Discover Malaysia’s three main food cultures: Indian, Chinese, and Malay
Sample dim sum, Indian pancakes, satay, and foamy “teh Tarik” tea
Eat like a local at three locations as you hear stories from your private guide
Explore the Bukit Bintang area, Kuala Lumpur’s nightlife center
What to expect
Greet your private guide at the AirAsia–Bukit Bintang Monorail station and head for the nightlife area of Jalan Bukit Bintang. Start at the Hutong Food Court to experience “siew bao” (crispy barbecued roasted chicken buns) and the Malay classic curry puff, a flaky pastry filled with chicken curry. Amid the hawker stalls and seafood eateries of Jalan Alor, let your guide select dim sum and satay, Malaysia’s answer to kebabs. Visit a “mamak”—Malaysian-Indian eatery—for paper-thin “dosa” pancakes served with Indian sauces. Wash everything down with a foaming glass of “teh tarik” milk tea before you bid your guide farewell in central Bukit Bintang.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P183
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Private guide
6 tastings included
Meals
1 non alcoholic drink
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Personal expenses
Duration
2h
Departure details
Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Meet your private local guide at "Molten Chocolate Café" (LOT 10).
Jalan Rembia, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Say goodbye to your local private guide
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
Private guide
6 tastings included
Meals
1 non alcoholic drink
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Personal expenses
Departure details
Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Meet your private local guide at "Molten Chocolate Café" (LOT 10).
Jalan Rembia, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Say goodbye to your local private guide
Duration
2h
Return details
Jalan Rembia, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Say goodbye to your local private guide
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bukit Bintang
    Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Meet your private local guide at "Molten Chocolate Café" (LOT 10).
    See address & details
  • 1
    BB Park Bukit Bintang
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    BB Park Bukit Bintang
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Jalan Alor
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mamak
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Jalan Rembia
    Jalan Rembia, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Say goodbye to your local private guide
    See address & details
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK5,073 contributions
soooooo much tasty food! we had such a fun night with May - felt like a night out with a friend!
Feb 2020
We booked the private tour lasting around 3 hours with 10 tastings; "Eat like a local from food stands to market tastings. Tastings include 7 local food and 3 non-alcoholic drinks."

We started our tour in Chinatown, just a short Grab ride from our hotel. May had been in touch beforehand via Whatsapp and made meeting up very easy, and was very flexible too in re-arranging the tour to meet the work requirements of our group.

May explained she likes to begin with showing us some local culture first and we enjoyed going back to Sri Maha Mariamman Temple with a guide, so much more interesting when you know what you're looking at!

We walked past another couple of temples and then had our first tasting - a Malay burger! We would never have gone here on our own (a little food stand next to the road) but the burger was unusual and delicious, and it was very interesting seeing how it was made. We shared 1 burger between the 3 of us, so it was only a tasting to whet the appetite.

We then went on to a coffee shop, nice to be inside with air con! ordering a different hot drink each to sample a few. We had toast with coconut butter (random but surprisingly delicious!) and Nasi Lemak - a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf that comes with a variety of garnishes such as fresh cucumber slices, small fried anchovies, roasted peanuts and hard-boiled or fried egg.

May then showed us around a beautiful little area full of amazing street art where we got some fantastic photos. May pointed out a few recommended bars to come back to later, which we enjoyed. Before moving onto some street food in Chinatown. Fat One Lok Lok has soooo many tasty skewers to choose from! including a variety of meats and vegetables. There are stored on ice to keep fresh. After you have made your choice they are cooked for you to eat straight away at the little plastic tables. Each skewer is colour coded; red 2MYR, orange 3MYR, blue 4MYR and green 4.50MYR (£1). Great value and a novel way to try a few local flavours. May choose a couple for us to share and sample and they were very tasty - and boiling hot!

We then sat at a table a couple of stalls further down and ate Pan Mee (one of the most popular noodle dishes in Kuala Lumpur in recent years) and marinated pork with rice. All food was included but the drinks we bought were at extra cost. By now we were pretty full!

We walked up Petaling Street on our way to the Indian part of the tour and May bought us some of the local pancake Apom Balik to try. This usually contains peanut butter, but I have a nut allergy, so May was able to also get hold of the less common kind that is made from coconut! May went to great efforts throughout the evening to accommodate my many (many!) allergies, so I was really able to enjoy the experience and feel like I tried a LOT of dishes!

We ended the tour in an Indian cafe with a large dosa to share (with mint, lentil and spicy coconut chutney sauces) and we each tried Sirap Limau - a sweet, refreshing drink  made of rose syrup and lime.

Tours are operated daily, every half hour. The last tour of the day is at 5pm but May was very flexible with us and able to meet at 6pm instead. Meeting point was at Hotel Travelodge Kuala Lumpur, near Perdana Botanical Gardens. The tour is 37Euros (£31) each for 3 persons (€114.33 total). The 3 of us paid £96.12 booking in advance online direct with the With Local website.

We were very happy with the food we got for the amount we had paid. In fact, our company might be looking to offer this tour to all employees that move out to Malaysia, we had such a good time with May. We learnt a lot too about local cultures. Thanks again May for looking after us so well and especially for all your efforts to accommodate my many allergies - I know it wasn't easy! but it meant a lot for me to be able to sample so many local dishes, which I would never have dared to do on my own!
Written 17 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gabriele Luckinger
3 contributions
Delicious tour
Feb 2020
it was a very delicious tour and the best kind of starting holidays in KL. You learn where to go and what to eat. Reka was very helpful and we had much fun and excellent food.
Written 15 March 2020
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Eric B
Alicante, Spain53 contributions
Great food tour!
We had a wonderful food tour with Siddoz and got to try things we
would not have tried on our own. He was very friendly and informative.
I would highly recommend a tour with him
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joseph J
Houston, TX21 contributions
Food tour with little food (included)
Let me start by saying TK was nice and knowledgeable and that's the main reason I'm giving it 4 stars but for the price I ended up paying I was expecting a lot more food.

I booked the experience for a Friday night. Work was busy so I asked TK if I could push it back an hour and he was happy to oblige. When I finally met him up, I realized it was a private tour which had me excited. A private tour with a local...I thought to myself, "the roughly 53 USD I spent was going to be worth it" but I was wrong.

We went to a couple of different food stands where I had literally samples of food. We started with some local bacon and pork. Had a pork bun which had been sitting out for hours bc it was very dry. Also had some fried jackfruit, pork dim sum, dried fruit and snacks, a sweet dish (I forgot the name) and then finally came to a Chinese restaurant. Mind you, most of those items were free. At this point, TK asked if I was full and I responded with 'no' bc I was expecting to be full after all the tastings. At the restaurant he informed me that he would pick up the order of satay and everything else would be on my own tab. I thought, "OK, sure why not" so I ordered a few dishes based on his recommendations. After dinner we finished with an Indian restaurant where we had some tea (teh tarik) and a sweet flaky pastry (I call it paratha).

Summary, don't expect a lot of food and if you can book for cheaper than what I paid, it may be worthwhile. Again, TK was very nice and that's the reason I kept it at 4 stars.
Written 2 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Winston
4 contributions
Culinary experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
Delicious food. Manjeet was very warm, friendly, knowledgeable, considerate and easy going storyteller.
Written 29 February 2020
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Ryan Scanlan
Da Lat, Vietnam9 contributions
Review of Tour 12 February 2020
Feb 2020
Great time with our tour guide, Siddoz.

The food you have on the tour is excellent, and not at all... touristy? What I mean is, it's actually Malay/Chinese/Indian food you will have.

Siddoz was very friendly and knowledgable, and he made the experience great for us (even though we were late due to time zone confusion).

Definitely recommend.
Written 18 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hschargel
San Jose, CA3 contributions
Great exposure to local food and culture
Siddoz is a great guide to take you through the epicurean experience of Kuala Lumpur. I had learned so much about all the different local cuisines to be had.

I would not have believed that six samplings would fill me up so much, and I had to ask him to share the last two with me as I was completely full.

One last thing to mention is, as we walked through the hawker stands no restaurant sales people had bothered us as they had those who walking around. That and the knowledge of which authentic stalls to eat at, paid for itself.
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

yojude
San Rafael, CA122 contributions
Take the Withlocals Food Tour with Manjeet
Dec 2019
My husband and I absolutely loved our food tour with Manjeet. We booked the 2 hour tour and it was a delicious and educational experience. Our tour was a delight from the minute we met Manjeet.
Because of possible rain, she came prepared with multiple umbrellas, which we ended up having to use. The food options were wonderful and since we were staying with Bukit Bintang, we revisited some of the eateries during our stay. Manjeet is a native from KL. She had a very calm demeanor and was a wealth of information when it came to her hometown, the many different cultures represented and the vast variety of foods that can be found. We visited Lot 10 and Jalan Alor and got hooked on Mangosteen. During our 2 hours together, we filled up on local delights and she provided useful tips for our short visit to KL.
I do also want to mention that Manjeet did check about food allergies and preferences. My husband and I luckily don't have any but we appreciated being asked. I would highly recommend booking Manjeet!
Written 1 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Timothy M
3 contributions
A Fun Time Fattening Up
Jan 2020
TK was an excellent guide and host. A warm, genuine, likable and knowledgeable fellow. We stopped at several Chinese and Malay food stalls, chatted over beer and satay, and finished the evening with Indian dessert. No reason to not take this tour. It won't disappoint.
Written 25 January 2020
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Llewelyn H
Wollongong, Australia6 contributions
The Amazing TK
We had Tk as our tour guide and he was amazing. So much great information and different food to try. Best way to have dinner in KL!
Written 21 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great Tour with Siddoz!
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