Guided tour

Kuala Lumpur: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

4.8 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: A Chef's Tour

Kuala Lumpur: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

Activity provider: A Chef's Tour

From US$ 53.06 per person

Join a small-group chef-led tour to get to grips with Malaysian cuisine and culture. Throughout this delicious tour, you will sample 13-14 dishes and snacks whilst learning about the history of Malaysian cuisine.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Take a food-tour led by an experienced Malaysian foodie
  • Taste between 13 and 14 Malaysian dishes and snacks
  • Learn about Malaysian eating culture and history
  • Tour one of the best wet-markets in the city
  • Get away from the tourist crowds to local eateries
Full description
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.
  • All food and drinks
  • Chef and guide
  • small-group tour limited to 8 guests per evening
  • Walk and talk through one of Kuala Lumpur's best wet markets
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off from your hotel
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the entrance of the Hilton Garden Inn South on the corner of Jalan Raja Alang and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. It’s easy to find and your guide will be waiting at the street entrance wearing A Chef’s Tour t-shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour departs rain or shine, so please bring appropriate footwear and an umbrella
  • Eat lightly throughout the day as there are plenty of things to try on the tour
  • This tour isn't suitable for celiacs, vegetarians or those with gluten allergies
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

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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!

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October 22, 2022

If you are someone who is very concerned about hygiene, I would not recommend this tour. The tour guide was not so concerned about hygiene. The food we ate on this tour was honestly not that good. I think that was more a matter of the local Malay food not being to my taste rather than a problem with the restaurant the tour chose!

October 5, 2022

Our very competent guide helped us to find our way in the jungle of markets and took us to shops that I would probably never have come across otherwise. It is best not to eat anything 2 days beforehand, because you will definitely be full!

September 19, 2022

Product ID: 203827