Huge Chinatown street food tour in Malaysia. Today we went to taste the best Chinese street food in Kuala Lumpur at the famous Chinatown on Petaling Street, for a huge Chinatown street food tour in Malaysia.

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Kuala Lumpur is full of amazing Malaysian street food; you can find some of the most popular street food in the country here. With a large Chinese population, it’s next to impossible to run out of fantastic street foods to eat full of amazing local flavours. Located on Petaling Street in the centre of the city, Chinatown is where you can find some of the best Chinese street food in Kuala Lumpur.

We started our huge Chinatown street food tour early, since many stalls open first thing in the morning and close once they sell out! You don’t want to miss these popular Chinese street food stalls, so start early. The Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur might not be huge, but the history is incredible, with most stalls selling the same high quality street foods for over 50 years.

Some must eat Chinatown street foods that we made sure we tasted were roast duck, muah chee, congee, chee cheong fun, tau foo fah, and air mata kucing, just to name a few. It really takes a whole day to taste all the amazing flavours of Chinatown and experience the close-knit community within it.

The street food in Malaysia is so varied, with the best flavours, tastes and cooking styles around, no Malaysian street food tour of Kuala Lumpur is complete without visiting this amazing Chinatown and sampling your way through the best Chinese street food in Kuala Lumpur.

We hope you enjoy our huge Chinatown street food tour in Malaysia, tasting the best Chinese street food in Kuala Lumpur. Stay tuned for more food adventures full of huge street food tours in Malaysia.

Places we visited:

Name: Sze Ngan Chye
Address: 46, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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Name: Madam Tang Muah Chee Queen
Address: 42, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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Name: Ho Yoke Kee
Address: 19, 15, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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Name: Hon Kee Petaling Street
Address: 93, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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Name: Yooi Kee Chee Cheong Fun
Address: 51, 49, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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Name: Kong Chai Coffee Stall
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Name: Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo
Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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Name: Air Mata Kucing
Address: 15, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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Name: Kim Soya Bean
Address: 49, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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Name: Petaling Street Apek’s Apam
Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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Name: Sin Kiew Yee Shin Kee Beef Noodles
Address: 7a, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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46 thoughts on “HUGE Chinatown Street Food Tour in Malaysia + BEST CHINESE STREET FOOD IN KUALA LUMPUR”

  1. Halo this is Petaling street or local called it θŒ¨εŽ‚θ‘— and Chinese don't called it Chinatown. The Chinese already there before KL existed. The Malaysian Chinese pioneering developed Malacca (1409) and Sg Ujung(Seremban), then went to develop Klang and KL in British era few hundreds years later.

  2. You should try the other beef noodle at the end of the road called Jalan Alor , it open at night until next day morning 03:00 . The surrounding area so occupied famous local and foreign restaurant too.. πŸ˜€

  3. After the pandemic the whole world difficulty in doing business , the china town street in KL previously full of local and tourist but now so SAD to business owner 😭

  4. The original Hokkien Mee Called Kim Lian Kee has a big red colour restaurant at the cross junction near Air Mata Kuching stall… in the evening their original little shop will open near the Chee Cheong fun stall…really delicious probably due to the amount of pork lard they add lol

  5. You just hit the right spot for street food. Try Indian n Malay food as well if u haven't done so. Good thing about Malaysia, there's no price difference between foreigners n locals in food price. Amazing food with cheap price!

  6. It's not soya bean inside that leave wrapping rice, it is Black Eye Pea;
    Yong Tau Foo green thing, is BITTER GOURD.
    Next door to the Chee Chiong Fan(best), sells the best Hokkein Mee 2nd generation should be 3rd but still cook/run by the 2nd generation, shop is +70 yrs.

  7. I grew up eating these foods, Chris. Haven't eaten them for some years now (other than the fakes they sell here in the UK)… The 'mah-chee' used to be just plain flour – I like the original authentic stuff from years gone by unlike the present add-ons like mango flavour, durian flavour and what not. Enjoy your food in Malaysia – make sure you try the nyonya varieties in Melaka, formerly known as Malacca.

  8. I used to go there every weekend and take away everything you sampled in this video. You obviously hit all the right spots in your Chinatown culinary adventure !

  9. Petaling street is one of my favourite places in KL! personally i hang out there pretty often bc if you didn't already notice it is booming with cafes and hip places too among all the street food and generational businesses, and all the young kids come all dressed up for a day out there. Also, some of the best speakeasy bars are there too!

  10. Welcome to Malaysia! πŸ₯°πŸ₯° You ate the best foods in Petaling St. πŸ€— My favourite is the Shin Kee beef noodles. Opposite Shin Kee beef noodles shop, there is an old coffee shop called Kedai Kopi Lai Foong (which means Lai Foong Coffee Shop). The beef noodles (Taiwanese style) and lala mihun noodles soup are very good too! Lala is clams.

  11. The name of the roast duck stall literally mean 4 eyes. She chose not to use the skewer to taste both black sesame/mango mochi covered with crushed peanuts. The cantonese joong zi aka tamales usually consisted of mung bean so they used soy bean instead. I also don't like porridge either when I was a child and the one they had definitely my 1st and favorite congee and I would recommend sampan porridge as well is my other favorite. She cut those Chee Cheong Fun like Ho Fun in strip instead of rice noodle roll. My ideal dish would have included soy sauce + peanut sauce. I like how they prepared the tea terik and served in plastic bag of ice since they made it hot to begin with. Dim Sum restaurant served Yong Tau Foo usually came with braising sauce on top. It's refreshing herbal longan drink and so are the soy milk. Since he had his bean curd jelly with brown sugar so he prefers no sweet in the drink. I like both of their pancakes. Could add some veggies in beef noodle soup. Can Steph speak some cantonese??

  12. Refreshing clips of KL after 2 years of dreariness (Covid restrictions). Chinatown today is very different from Chinatown 50 years ago or even 100 years ago where there were many brothels and drug and gambling dens . 50 years ago, the main Petaling Street was very busy with cars moving both ways, thronged with local people, packed with food stalls , clothes shops , clothes stalls , Chinese antique collectibles shop, stationery shop , many stalls selling better roast ducks and duck meat and offal rolls, Chinese medicinal shops.. etc. The shops were all occupied by locals, some families living above, making a living downstairs … it was the real old Chinatown. Hot ,dusty, sweaty and noisy. Today Chinatown looks superficial, relatively quiet and forlorn. The ones you ventured out to eat are the last of the previous generations though without much competition. Perhaps the last generation.. sadly. Thanks so much for recommending them .

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