KUALA LUMPUR FOOD TOUR - Hidden down the Petaling backstreets and markets of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is a sizzling world of culinary secrets forged from over a century of Malay-Chinese fusion.
This is ground zero for deliriously good street feasting, though not all is made equal. It pays to know the culinary ropes.
Fear not, you've come to the right place. Prepare for your taste buds to be tickled across 15+ tastings from Michelin rated eateries to grandmother’s generational recipes which have been feeding hungry locals for decades. These are the food heroes.
Tuck into steamy bowls of lala noodles and legendary laksas, fluffy baos and baked char siu pows, coffee cham and peanut muah chee from Madam Tang, egg tart telurs and hand-wrapped popiahs, buttery rice and plenty of spice. Get set for a wild culinary ride.
Stroll down Pasar Karat “Thieves Market” to catch a glimpse of the street’s colourful murals and uncover why a Hindu gopuram sits side-by-side with a Taoist warrior’s sword.
Throw in a historical backdrop through tasty tales of founding father Yap Ah Loy’s rise to Kapitan of Kuala Lumpur, the seedy underbelly of smoky opium dens and illegal gambling houses all with culinary context dished up by our food hosts, and you’ve got the makings of a fascinating foodie experience.
No wonder we run KL’s no.1 food tours on Tripadvisor.
Make no mistake, the centuries-long blend of Malay and Chinese recipes have molded a rich culinary menu. We’ll take a deep bite into street food known only to locals.
Chinatown is considered one the city’s most treasured culinary districts. While there are hot-spots across this food obsessed city, nothing quite lives up to the laksas of Kuala Lumpur’s Petaling backstreets.
Over four hours you'll become a veritable pro in the art of street eating with the confidence to continue chowing your way through the country's markets and shophouse eateries.
Do you have any dietary requirements? Can't eat meat? Have a food allergy? Please refer to the dietary information below. If you have any concerns, please contact us to discuss before booking.
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Hi, I'm Abdul, my friends call me Siddoz. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur. After a chilly stint in the UK in the corporate world, I returned to my true passion - leading guests on gastronomic street eat tours in my hometown. I am a professional tour guide and certified foodie!
I live to eat! My name is Kiranjit, my friends call me Kiran. My passion is food and I love to introduce local dishes to our guests from around the world. I'm also a psychology counsellor and a beauty queen. Proud to a mum, and to be awarded Mrs Universe Malaysia 2021 & Top Model of International 2022. Come join Siddoz and I on a culinary adventure around Kuala Lumpur, I can't wait to host you in my city.
To join the Kuala Lumpur food tour, use the calendar to select your date and secure your tour with your card. For special requests, private bookings, or dietary requirements, please contact us. Safety of our customers is our first priority, so if you have any allergies, please contact us before booking.
This food tour of Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown is designed for adventurous eaters with an interest in discovering the food locals eat. It’s a walking tour, but the pace is gentle, the terrain flat and there are plenty of rest (eating) stops along the way.
This Kuala Lumpur food tour of Chinatown departs from outside the entrance of the Central Market (Pasar Seni) in Chinatown. It's close to Petaling Street and many of the city's hotels and accommodation. There will be more details printed on your voucher.