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Kuala Lumpur: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

1. Kuala Lumpur: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

Malaysian cuisine is a complex beast. Thankfully, you can hit the street food tour scene with confidence, by joining this daily 4-hour food feast. Limited to 8 guests, you’ll be led away from the tourist crowds to some of Kuala Lumpur’s best joints, known only to locals. Along the way, you’ll dive into one of the city’s best wet markets to discover the produce and ingredients which go into Malaysian dishes, before tasting between 13 and 14 different dishes and snacks. As well as fine examples of classics such as rendang, nasi lemak and flame-grilled chicken skewers with rich peanut satay, your guide will steer you towards some of KL’s lesser known delights like cooling cendol durian, banana-leaf grilled mackerel with sambal and nasi kerabu, a blue rice dish spiked with blue pea flowers. If you’re looking to truly get to the heart of the city’s cuisine, there’s no better way than on this chef-led culinary adventure. Escape the tourist traps and get your taste buds ready for the ride. You won’t regret it.

Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour

2. Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour

Meet your host at a pre-arranged meeting point and chat about your favorite foods and dishes before heading to the Jalan Bukit Bintang area to sample some fantastic street food options at Hutong Food Court. Sample some crispy barbecue roast chicken buns known as Siew Bao, and try a curry puff pastry filled with chicken that will bring baked goods close to your heart. Then, take a short stroll to Jalan Alor to discover where all the food magic really happens at your second tasting stop. Stroll among the rows of hawker stalls and watch the locals fill their tables with food. Try typical Chinese dim sum tasting bites, and get your lips around some Satay Lok Lok (grilled satay sticks) with a peanut sauce guaranteed to have you licking your fingers! Take the locals advice and eat at a Mamak food stall at Mamak SK Corner. Here, you can try some paper dosas and experience the very thin pancakes usually eaten with Indian sauces such as curry sauce or coconut chutney. Wash it all down with a typical teh tarik, a milk tea drink commonly found in South East Asia.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

3. Kuala Lumpur: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Kuala Lumpur's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Nasi Lemak and Paper Dosa and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by your local guide passionate about food.  Visit Petaling Street, Guan Di Temple, and Sri Mahamariamman Temple, plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Kuala Lumpur: Half Day Local Food Walking Tour

4. Kuala Lumpur: Half Day Local Food Walking Tour

This 4-hour walking tour brings the cuisines of Malaysia's past and present to life. In a metropolis filled with fast food and sleek eateries, the simple pleasures of foods of days gone by from different traditions and regions around the country can still be enjoyed. The first tastings take place in the oldest neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur surrounding the Central Market, where the same restaurants and stalls have been feeding hungry locals and visitors for generations. From there, the tour moves on to Jalan Masjid India, a bustling commercial street packed with snacks and street foods laced with the heady aroma of distinctly Indian spices. Then, a short monorail trip leads to Kampung Baru, or the “New Village” in Malay, originally settled by Malay farmers in the 1890s. Shop in the local markets filled with fresh produce and pass historical wooden homes down leafy lanes on the way to sample a host of local delicacies that have their roots in the north and east of the country. The tour is a delicious way to discover the people, places, traditions and flavors that make up Malaysia. Makan makan! Let's eat!

Kuala Lumpur: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

5. Kuala Lumpur: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Kuala Lumpur with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Sri Mahamariamman Temple and the Central Market in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Kuala Lumpur like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Kuala Lumpur to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Kuala Lumpur: Private custom tour with a local guide

6. Kuala Lumpur: Private custom tour with a local guide

Kuala Lumpur can sometimes feel inaccessible to foreign visitors. Take the mystery out of your visit by exploring with a local on a private, customized tour. Your guide contacts you beforehand to get a feel for your interests and tastes to ensure that you only visit the places you are interested in. As you explore the city, your guide shares insights into local life forming a clearer picture of Kuala Lumpur's culture. - Private tour for just you and your group - Your guide customizes your tour to your interests and personality - Get a deeper insight into Kuala Lumpur life than possible alone - See Kuala Lumpur through the eyes of a local and discover its hidden gems Choose from 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8-hour tour options.

Kuala Lumpur Heritage 4-Hour Walking Tour

7. Kuala Lumpur Heritage 4-Hour Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Central Market in the historic heart of Kuala Lumpur, and then set off on a small group walking tour to explore the multicultural heritage of the city center. Browse the interesting stalls of the covered flea market on Kasturi Walk, and hear tales of the first Chinese and Indian settlers with a visit to Chinatown. Be inspired by the temples of Sin Sze Si Ya and Sri Mahamariamman. Sample authentic Malay foods and get insights into the different cultural traditions. End at Masjid Jamek LRT station, from where your guide can point you in the direction of your hotel.

Kuala Lumpur: Urban Charm Evening Food Tour

8. Kuala Lumpur: Urban Charm Evening Food Tour

Taste what makes Malaysia great on this evening culinary journey through the food courts and frenetic streets of Kuala Lumpur. The journey begins at the Park Royal KL Hotel before setting off a very short walk to a KL institution, Lot 10 Hutong food court. The basement-level food mecca sets itself apart from other food courts as all restaurants are hand-picked and operated by 2nd and 3rd generation families. This is where you will be introduced to the signature sweet of Malaysia: Cendol - made from shaved ice topped with neon green pandan jelly and drizzled with coconut milk and palm sugar. This first treat will give you an icy respite from the tropical heat before the next journey down to the heart of China town by MRT. Upon arrival Pasar Seni MRT station, we will walk to Sri Maha Temple, the city’s main Hindu temple, to hear how this place of worship became the centre of KL’s Indian community. Afterwards take a short walk through the streets to a local restaurant specializing in roti canai, an Indian-influenced flatbread served with curry and soup. Walk further up to taste the tender and juicy beef meatballs serve in hot soup inside the 70 years-old restaurant. Later, hop in a vintage grocery store selling local childhood snacks. Grab some of the local snacks from this store if you want. Next stop is the epitome of KL street food prepare in Charcoal fire. Claypot chicken rice is undoubtedly one of the most popular Chinese dishes in Malaysia. After the main course, we will visit a hidden café to sample hand-crafted teas that help digest the full stomach. The hard-to-find, yet ever-so-good, café is in a traditional Chinese shop house, bringing to life a bygone era of KL. A stop at the nostalgic alley that surprising lively and full of lanterns before bid farewell. Catch the train back to Bukit Bintang MRT station or enjoy the night life in Chinatown on your own.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Customized Walking Tour with a Local

9. Kuala Lumpur: Private Customized Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Kuala Lumpur through the eyes of a local on a private customized walking tour. Meet your host at your hotel or Airbnb to get familiar with your neighborhood and learn where the best places to buy groceries or eat out are located. Alternatively, meet at a centrally located landmark and get an insight into life in the city from a local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Upon booking, a representative will get in touch to confirm all details and ask some questions to get to know you better. The right local host will then be hand-picked, based on your interests. Each tour is completely unique and you can choose the meeting point, start time and length that you prefer. Learn how to get around and hear about the top things to see and do during your stay. Chat about life in the city and exchange cultural differences. Feel more comfortable navigating your own way around, confident you have all the information you need.

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4.3 / 5

based on 492 reviews

It was so much fun and you learned a lot about the cuisine and the culture of Malaysia! It was taken into account for allergies etc. We were allowed to make our own roti (although it didn't go so well as it's very difficult) and were able to ask the respective chefs any questions we had! Our guide was just great! He explained exactly what we are eating now, planned the time well and we always had enough time to eat and rest! In any case, it is IMPORTANT not to eat anything beforehand. We only had a light breakfast and were more than full after the tour. We shared the last three dishes with the other two tour participants!

An amazing experience. TK was a brilliant guide - he was so knowledgeable, friendly and funny. You can tell he is an experienced guide becasue near enough all of the food vendors knew him and we even skiped the queue a couple of times because of his connections. My sister was filming for a project and TK was so open to being on camera and giving an interview which we highly appreciate. Highly highly recommend this tour - you won't regret it. The food was delicious too - TK knows what he's talking about.

We had the most amazing food tour EVER! Our guide was TK and he’s so knowledgeable about the food and culture of Malaysia. He’s a true local foodie so we got to try both the famous places and the hidden gems of KL’s Chinatown. We love hearing about the history of some buildings and the stories of the street food vendors. All the food we tried was AMAZING and we can’t recommend this tour enough.

Our guide was excellent, he engaged with everyone in the group and took us to some fabulous places that certainly I don’t think any of us would have stumbled upon on on our own. Lots of different fruits, savoury and very sweet puddings sampled. Tour is great but be aware some of the toilets are a bit questionable so take some wipes or tissues. Would recommend tour to anyone visiting

Amazing food tour, got to try 18 dishes and learn all about how it is made. Would recommend to anyone that wants a crash course in Malaysian cuisine!