[Updated 21 August 2020]
Going on a fun-filled food adventure around KL is a breeze with the ultra-convenient LRTs. No more worries about where to park, or traffic jams. All you need to do is just head on over to an LRT station and make good use of its inter-connectivity. That being said, we’ve decided to help you out on your gastronomic journey by preparing a list of 8 delicious Halal and Muslim-friendly eateries along KL’s famous LRT stops 🤩! Now you can plan your day out without any worries.
Dato' Keramat LRT Station
1. Mat Teh Ikan Bakar
If you’re one of those people who can’t go a day without having rice, then Mat Teh Ikan Bakar
is definitely a place that you would want to keep a look out for. This ‘warung-style’ family eatery is famous for serving up superbly fresh grilled fish as well as other Malay staples such as fish assam pedas
(sour and spicy fish), ulam
(a type of traditional salad), chicken feet soup and fish curry 🍛.
Not only is the food served here delicious (some might even go as far to call it addictive!), but you can also get a real bang for your buck as the prices of each dish is relatively cheap! Halal status:
Mon-Thu & Sat; 11AM-4PM (closed on Friday and Sunday)
Lorong Keramat Dalam 8, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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2. Roti John Titiwangsa
As one of the most popular street food in Malaysia, get your fix of Roti John
at Roti John Titiwangsa and sink your teeth into a delicious omelette sandwich 😋 Offering a variety of fillings such as chicken, beef, tuna and chicken chop, drop by this humble road side stall where you can expect a long line of people waiting to have a taste of some of the best Roti John
there is in town. For an additional RM3, take your Roti John
to the next level by ordering extra cheese!
While Roti John Titiwangsa operates from 4PM-11.30PM, the stall closes down when they're all sold out, a likely situation since they're a popular local eat. So, make sure to get in line as early as you can to get a chance of tasting their yummy sandwiches.
Mon-Sat; 4PM-11.30PM (closed on Sun)
199, Jalan Datuk Keramat, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
P.S. Fix your midnight cravings at these 10 halal 24-hour KL eateries!
Dang Wangi LRT Station
3. R.A Nasi Lemak
If there’s one dish that Malaysians are crazy about, it’s Nasi Lemak
(steamed coconut rice) 😍 Despite being nothing more than a humble hawker stall, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that R.A Nasi Lemak
is one of the capitals most established Nasi Lemak joints. Based in Kampung Baru, it’s located close to the entrance of the Dang Wangi LRT station and is often times quite packed.
The main attraction of this quaint, self-service style stall has definitely got to be its classic Nasi Lemak with spicy sambal. But, if you’re not too big of a fan of plain sambal or if you just want to try switching it up a little, there are also several alternative side dishes that you choose from; such as sambal sotong (squid), flavourful chicken rendang
or perfectly seasoned ‘paru goreng’
(fried lungs). All of which are incredibly tasty 😋!
Mon-Fri; 6.30AM-3PM, Sat-Sun; 6.30AM-12PM
5, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
4. Asyiq’s Mee Rebus
Credit: Ezanee Tawil on Facebook Up next is another little stall that proves that looks can
be deceiving. Located in the back lane of Jalan Dang Wangi, (near the famous Yut Kee coffee shop) Asyiq’s Mee Rebus
is pretty easy to miss 😅 One of the oldest hawker stalls in near the Dang Wangi LRT station, this deceivingly small stall is actually locally famous for their flavour-packed ‘mee rebus’
(literally translated to ‘boiled noodle dish’ from Malay) and their fantastic rojak Mamak
One of the must try dishes includes the ‘Mee Rebus Sotong’
which features spicy and tender squid, with halved hard-boiled eggs, tofu and potato cubes, bean sprouts, fried shallots and sliced green chilli. Paired with a tall glass of ‘teh tarik’ (pulled tea), you’ll be craving for second servings 😋!
Uses halal-certified ingredients
Sat-Thu; 8AM-2.30PM (closed on Friday)
Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
KL Sentral LRT Station
5. Peranakan Place @ Nu Sentral
Fancy a bit of Nyonya style cuisine? Then look no further. Located on the highest floor in Nu Sentral, Peranakan Place stands out with its loud and colourful exterior that features dip-dyed glass and antique porcelain stools. The interior of the restaurant equally vibrant with gorgeous, batik-covered walls and dazzling chandeliers that somehow
gives the whole place a rather homey feel as opposed to being ostentatious 😍.
As for the dishes, the ‘ itik tim’
(seasoned duck in broth with tomato chunks and onion), pandan
wrapped grilled chicken, Peranakan styled steamed fish and a pot of ‘gaharu’
tea comes very highly recommended 😉.
Sat-Thu; 8AM-2.30PM (closed on Friday)
201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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P.S. If you're a meat-lover, then check out these 9 halal steaks in KL for every budget!
6. ABC Bistro Cafe
A real gem off the beaten track, ABC Bistro
serves an affordable medley of Indian, Chinese and Malay food along with a few choice handfuls of western options. The Chicken biryani and Mutton Varuval curry comes highly recommended although (fair warning) they can be a tad spicy 🌶️.
If you’re after more ‘breakfast-type’ foods like ‘roti canai’
, be sure to arrive before 11 am (as they stop serving those particular dishes after that time period). The ‘roti canai banjir’
is absolutely amazing, and pair that up with some good ol’ ‘Teh Tarik’
? Sheer bliss 😇! Halal status:
Open 24 hours
106, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Bank Rakyat-Bangsar LRT Station
Pasar Seni LRT Station
7. Merchant's Lane
Located right beside Petaling Street (or also known as KL's Chinatown), look out for this beautiful and rustic cafe that's just a 6-minute walk away from the Pasar Seni LRT Station. Housed in a heritage shop-house, dive into the cafe's Asian inspired comfort dishes and distinctive beverages like rose honey milk and jasmine infused black coffee.
Known for its rustic old school decor and amazing natural lighting, grab a seat at the outdoor section of the restaurant and make sure to snap some Insta-worthy shots of your meal here!
Uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers
Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri; 11.30AM-9.30PM, Sun; 9.30AM-9.30PM (closes on Saturdays and Wednesdays)
150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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P.S Looking to add more cafes to your list? Check out our roundup of 10 awesome Muslim-friendly cafes in KL that are worth visiting in 2020. And with that, we conclude our list of 7 can't-miss halal eateries along some of KL’s famous LRT stops. Hopefully this list has managed
to pique your interest and tempt your appetites. Why not spend a weekend riding along one of these famous LRT lines with a couple of good friends and go on your very own culinary safari 😉!