Kuala Lumpur Food & gourmet tours

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Kuala Lumpur: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

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

3. 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 chef-led 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 chef/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: 4-Hour Authentic Local Markets & Event Tour

4. Kuala Lumpur: 4-Hour Authentic Local Markets & Event Tour

This 4-hour guided tour will start from your hotel at 18:00. Please stand by at hotel lobby, accept greetings from the guide at the venue and get ready for this wonderful tour.  You will have your first visit at Masjed Jamek buildt in 1909 and one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur. Observe the rituals of the Muslims making offerings during the blessed month to seek forgiveness from the Lord. After the mosques, you will enter the night bazars full of shoppers, street hawkers and stalls offering various kind of local products. Learn the history and traditions of Malaysia from your guide. Bargain and mingle around the local community, take selfies and enjoy the food.  Your next visit will be Chinatown, full of crowds, where you can bargain as much as you want and buy some cheaper souvenirs. Enjoy a second round of Chinese food and stroll around the narrow streets of Chinatown. The last stop of your tour will be Central Market, one of the most visited markets in Kuala Lumpur, a heaven for local traditional handicrafts which will make you understand Malaysian culture more. Central Market is also a bargain market but with less discounts compared to Chinatown. 

From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Tour to Ipoh

5. From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Tour to Ipoh

Your full-day Ipoh tour starts with pick-up at your hotel by air-conditioned vehicle. A professional tour guide/driver will accompany you throughout the whole tour, so you can relax and enjoy yourself. Once in Ipoh, start your adventure with a delicious breakfast. Ipoh has an extremely vibrant food scene that can satisfy even the pickiest gourmets, so prepare your taste buds! Your guide will show you the best spots to have a morning cup of tea, savor the mouthwatering kaya puffs (flaky pastry with a jam filling), and the amazing hor hee (light fish cakes served with white rice noodles). Afterwards, it’s time to discover the landmarks of British colonialism. The impressive Ipoh Town Hall stands out against the bright blue skies as a symbol of local government and one of the most prominent historical spots in the city. The exquisite Ipoh Railway Station was erected in 1894 and later modified by Arthur Benison Hubback, who brought elements of neo-Moorish and neo-Saracenic styles to the station’s exterior, adding domes and open air loggias to the original design. The majestic Birch Memorial Clock Tower also boasts graceful architecture. Ipoh’s famous white coffee is a must-try for every foodie. Your guide will show you the best spot to take a break and enjoy this delicious beverage. Next stop - the lush and green recreational park Gunung Lang, located 5 km north of the city. Covering an area of more than 30 hectares, the park offers a marvelous lake with a cascading waterfall, a mini zoo, and a long spectacular boardwalk across the swamp. The magnificent Perak Tong is also a place that can’t be missed. Filled with hidden grottoes and recesses, this cave-temple boasts more than 40 Buddha statues scattered around its premises. A stunning 12-meter golden Buddha will make you want to sit and enjoy the calmness of this place for hours. On your way back you will stop at Kellie’s Castle to enjoy the views of the ruined mansion built by a Scottish planter. Your food tour will continue while you walk through the array of local markets. Here you can feast on a wide variety of local Malay treats: curry noodles, fried turnips known as sa kok, caramel custard, chicken rice, and hakka mee – meatballs with cuttlefish and noodles. Next you can try the yummy traditional dessert named muah chee or stop by a local cafe to try the amazing ice balls. Ipoh people are also big on snacks, so don’t miss the unusual tapioca chips, fried beans, and murukku (crunchy rice twists) that are favored by millions of people across the country. But don’t worry, because your guide will show you everything! Finally, you’ll get back to your comfortable car and set off to Kuala Lumpur, where you’ll be safely taken to your hotel.

From Kuala Lumpur: Private Ipoh History & Food Day Trip

6. From Kuala Lumpur: Private Ipoh History & Food Day Trip

Start your day trip with hotel pickup in Kuala Lumpur city center at 7:30 AM. Board an air-conditioned vehicle with your knowledgeable guide to begin the 2-hour journey to the charming town of Ipoh. When you arrive, admire the Ipoh Railway Station with its neoclassical and Edwardian Baroque architecture. Marvel at this impressive building which is referred to as the Taj Mahal of Malaysia. Then, drive past the city center where many British colonial buildings remain intact before stopping at the original Old Town White Coffee for lunch. Next, visit Kellie's Castle and the magnificent limestone cave temples of Perak Tong, home to more than 40 Buddha statues. Finally, walk through Ipoh's city markets to try a range of local treats. Sample bean sprouts, chicken, snowflake beer, and Heong Peng. Finish this off with a traditional dessert like sugary rice balls called muah chee. At the end of the tour, head back to Kuala Lumpur where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

Kuala Lumpur by Night and Malaysian Food Tour

7. Kuala Lumpur by Night and Malaysian Food Tour

This 4-hour tour will start from your hotel lobby at your chosen time slot of 17:30 or 18:00. Meet and greet your professional English speaking driver or guide and start your tour in a clean air-conditioned vehicle.   Your first stop will be Merdeka Square, literally Independence Square, home to the old parliament house of Malaysia. Take a selfie by the tallest flag in South East Asia. See also how British colonial era architecture has been maintained by local government. After Independent Square, board the vehicle and prepare to buy lots of local handicrafts from Central Market for sweet memories of your memorable tour in Kuala Lumpur. The next stop is Petaling Street, also called China Town. Explore the narrow streets of China Town independently. Souvenirs, electronics, fashion accessories, local fruit, cheap beer, food, street hawkers and much more will make your tour unforgettable. The last, but most important part of your tour, will be a local cuisine dinner with many delicious dishes. After dinner you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

Kuala Lumpur: Evening Food Tour by Bike

8. Kuala Lumpur: Evening Food Tour by Bike

Explore the mouth-watering flavors of Malaysian cuisine in a biking tour that highlights Kuala Lumpur's stunning sight such as the Petronas Twin Towers, as well as the best food hot-spots. Explore food gems, tucked in corners of alleyways and at unassuming little ‘warung’ also known as roadside food stalls across the city. Visit some buskers performing in the heart of the Golden Triangle, and stop in at unassuming shops which exude local culture and a sense of the past. Getting lost and found again in Kuala Lumpur is a truly rewarding and special experience. Depending on the group size, rider’s abilities and weather conditions the duration of the tour may exceed what is stated, in this case the itinerary may change. Be sure to come with an appetite for food and adventure, as this tour will take you to truly the best of Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Street Food Tour

9. Kuala Lumpur Street Food Tour

Nestled right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is a bustling area, full of life, color, and character, but perhaps more importantly, a bounty of culinary treats varied to satisfy every taste. That area is China Town, and that street is Petaling Street. Forget the museums, galleries, churches, and monuments; on this tour you will be transported to the very center of Malaysian culture and sample the best food that China Town has to offer. Also known as Wet Markets, the maze of makeshift stalls, heaped high with fresh produce, and fronted by smiling locals, are where you’ll get your first taste for Malaysian cooking. Just follow your nose and you won’t be disappointed. The tour will navigate you through the winding alleys bursting with heavenly scents, you’ll meet the street hawkers who have been cooking up their wares for decades, and learn everything there is to know about the history behind the area and its people. Start the day with some yu tiao fried bread sticks served with congee rice porridge, move on to ikan bakar barbequed fish, then sweeten your taste buds with a portion of kaya jam, thick slabs of toast with butter and a generous dollop of sweet coconut jam. At each stop you will try something new and experience a part of the rich and varied traditions, which have formed the Kuala Lumpur of today.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 135 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!

I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in experience the Malay food scene! Our guide Joel was amazing — he shared a lot of his knowledge on the country history and culture while introducing us to some delicious dishes on the way. I always take food tours when I travelled, and I can tell this one was the perfect combination of food (quality, variety and amount), history and laughs!

We had a great time talking about the local food and culture. The dishes we tried were varied and tailored to our preferences- even though we were encouraged to try new things too. Would definitely recommend!

great guide, TK was very knowledgeable about everything. we went to food stalls I wouldn't have dared to go to on my one, but every food stall was excellent. definitely worth it.

great night out, awsome tour guide very knowledgeable and took me to great markets and finished with yummy food