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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: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

2. 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: Buffet Dinner at Atmosphere 360 and Night Tour

3. Kuala Lumpur: Buffet Dinner at Atmosphere 360 and Night Tour

Begin your experience with a convenient hotel pick up from the center of Kuala Lumpur. The first stop will be the famous KL Tower, one of the must-visit spots in Kuala Lumpur. Head straight to the iconic Atmosphere 360 restaurant. Enjoy a glorious buffet while enjoying spectacular views of the city from 282 meters above the ground. After dinner, the driver will bring you to the world-famous Petronas Twin Tower, where you can get the most Instagrammable pictures. Enjoy the KLCC Lake Symphony Water Fountain Show. Next, stop by Dataran Merdeka, also known as Independence Square, where Malaysia declared independence in 1957. Get the chance to discover a different view of this meaningful spot compared to the day time. Before heading back to the hotel, explore Little India, where you can discover the rich Indian culture in this diverse city.

Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour

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

5. 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: 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.

From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Tour to Ipoh

7. 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.

Kuala Lumpur by Night and Malaysian Food Tour

8. 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: Half Day Local Food Walking Tour

9. 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 Heritage 4-Hour Walking Tour

10. 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.

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4.7 / 5

based on 135 reviews

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

Definitely do, you learn a lot about a culture about the food. You taste at stands that you would ignore as a tourist. Food is really great! The Guide TK was super cool!

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!

We were lucky to get a really good tour guide who went out of his way to make sure we were happy and the trip was very enjoyable

Well designed. Our guide/driver was amazing. He gave us perfect tips. Excelent choice of food. Highly recommend.