[Updated 17 September 2020]
There's no doubt that Klang Valley is peppered with foodie gems. And one of the best things about it is that you can enjoy all the delicious eats you want even if you're on a budget! You just have to know where to look ? But where do to begin, you ask? Well, that's what we're here for because with this list of halal cheap eats in KL (for RM5 and below!), you'll get to feast all you want without burning a hole in your wallet.
Disclaimer: Do note that GST is not taken into consideration.
1. Medan Selera 223
For long-time residents of PJ, this place is no stranger to them. Known affectionately by many names of Nasi Lemak Panas Panas, Biru Merah, Mapley 223, and Nasi Lemak 222, this food court houses many food stalls though its most famous dish has to be, you guessed it, its cheap yet hearty nasi lemak.
There are two popular nasi lemak stalls here - Nasi Lemak Suri and Nasi Lemak Yatie. Also known as Biru (blue) and Merah (red) respectively, what makes theirs different from another is their sambal. Yatie's is a favourite for those who prefer sweet sambal while Suri's has more kick in its sambal. If you're on the fence on which one to choose from, just try both ?
Suri has a bit more options when it comes to lauk
ranging from fried egg, fried chicken, squid with sambal, fish with sambal, and tempe with sambal. Yatie only offers fried chicken to go with their nasi lemak but their fried chicken is scrumptiously tasty which is why people are willing to queue up for it! Whichever you choose though, both are bound to be finger-lickin' good.
As it's a food court, there are many other dishes you can try there at an incredibly low price! A few recommendations would be otak-otak, half-boiled eggs, laksa at Laksa Penang Rahim stall, mutton soup and steamed rice with spiced chicken at Lot 3. It is also better to go at night as that's when many of the stalls are open.
Daily, 24 hoursAddress:
Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6018-385 4589
2. Murni Discovery
If you're looking for a place to hang out late into the night, then look no further than Murni Discovery. With branches all over the Klang valley, Murni is a crowd's favourite for supper for its generous portions, variety of food, and long opening hours.
And typical of a mamak eatery, variants of roti canai are also available for you to munch on. Just take a pick from the usual variants of roti bawang, roti tampal, roti telur, roti planta and roti susu, to some unusual ones such as roti jepun (roti stuffed with eggs, margarine, cheese, and milk) and roti sweet forever (plain roti with ice cream, bits of corn and a sprig of mint on top).
Halal-certifiedOpening hours, address and contact: Click here to see the detailsWebsite | Facebook | Instagram
3. Rojak SS15 Subang Jaya
Ask any foodie and they'll tell you this - long queue often equates to good food. And that's what you'll be greeted with when you arrive at this humble street food stall. Serving one of the best rojak in town, this is one dish you wouldn't want to miss! Pair your rojak with the refreshing cendol from the next stall for only RM2 and you'll get yourself a whole meal ?
And while you're there, grab a few bites of South Indian snacks from the neighbouring booth. Known as vadai, they sell two kinds of vadai - ulunthu (a fluffy savoury doughnut) and masala (a crunchy spicier one).
As there aren't many seats available, you might want to take away the food.
Mon-Fri; 11AM-7.30PM, Sat-Sun; 11AM-7PM
Along Jalan SS 15/3B, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor
4. Pau Pak Ngah
Operating from just a simple stall by the side of the street, Pau Pak Ngah is coveted by many for their unconventional, one-of-a-kind, Malay style steamed bun (pau). A family business, their offerings aren't just the traditional steamed bun flavours of red bean, kaya, coconut, and curry, but also include unique savoury flavours such as spicy tuna mayo, chicken carbonara, and our personal favourite, beef bolognese.
Warm and filling, each bite bursts with flavour and is sure to leave a satisfying tingle on your tongue ? And good news, a pau kaya and pau kacang only costs RM2.30 whiel flavours like chicken carbonara, beef bolognese and rendang daging are priced at RM4.
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5. The Humble Chef
Starting off as a food truck, The Humble Chef has made a name for its stellar eats - RM5 for spaghetti of all kinds! Choose between the classic Bolognese, creamy Carbonara, fragrant Aglio e Olio, or savoury Pesto and pick the meat of your choice of either prawn, chicken, beef, or lamb to go with your pasta. If you don't mind spending a bit more, go for their highly raved fried laksa (RM6) and mouthwatering mac and cheese (RM10)! Wallet-friendly, tasty, and fulfilling, The Humble Chef is a perfect cheap eat at any time of the day.
Opend daily; 10AM-8PM
Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
6. Little Fat Duck
Just like The Humble Chef, Little Fat Duck also has humble beginnings as a food truck by the street side. But as their popularity and the demand for their food grew, you can now find several of their branches all across the Klang Valley. Their aim is only one - to provide affordable Italian and French cuisine to the locals. And that's exactly what they did. Their pasta is sold at a low price of RM6 on a daily basis, so come on over for a plateful of satisfying, and hearty pasta that is sure to make both your tummy and your wallet sing in happiness!
Opening hours, address and contact: Click here to see the detailsWebsite
7. Boat Noodle
The name Boat Noodle needs no further introduction. With branches all over Malaysia, this Thai street food eatery has grabbed the hearts of many Malaysians for its iconic small bowls of noodles. Priced at only RM1.99 per bowl, you can gorge yourself full without any worries of breaking the bank!
There are now 3 different broths you can choose from - Pathumtani (sour and spicy soy-based broth), Ayutthaya (mildly spicy coconut-based broth), and Prosperity Yum (tom yam broth). They also offer dry noodles where the broth is substituted for flavourful seasoning mix with the noodle of your choice - rice noodle or egg noodle. Pick your meat of either chicken or beef and your order is ready to go!
If you're on an extremely tight budget, you can try ordering a bowl of noodle and a bowl of rice for a fulfilling meal which only cost RM 3.98 combined. Add another RM1.99 and you can get a topping of fried manton skin, fried chicken skin, or egg which total to RM5.97 - just slightly over the RM5 mark.
Their central kitchen is halal-certified by JAKIM
Opening hours, address and contact:Click here to see the detailsWebsite | Facebook | Instagram
8. Empire Sushi
Sushi lovers, rejoice as you can now satisfy your sushi craving on a budget here at Empire Sushi! Dishing out hand-crafted sushi of various kinds, Empire Sushi aims to provide fast, fresh sushi for all at a fantastic value. With price as low as RM1.80 for an item, it's literally a steal!
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And that's it, folks! 8 cheap eats in Klang Valley for RM8 and below. Surely there's more than this list where you can find good tasty food at a stellar price so do SHARE with us if you have any tips. Happy eating!