Go for the basics, such as nasa lemak (coconut milk and panda leaf rice) and assam laksa (fish soup), or shift up the spice with Penang curries, shrimp dumplings, mee goreng (spicy fried noodles), tofu rojak (fried tofu in peanut sauce), hole-in-the-wall hot pot, black bean soup, duck-fried rice, corn bean stew... the wealth of options turn a simple grab-and-go decision into a major headache.
Diversity is the name of the game here, and when considering Malaysia's surrounding influences - from Singapore and Thailand to India, Myanmar, China and Indonesia - there’s a compelling argument to be made that KL is the street food capital of the planet. Here’s our guide to the most memorable and delicious street food in Kuala Lumpur. How to pick which stalls to try? Normally, there’s muted chaos around the most popular street food stands.