While cafes and big breakfast are taking a toll on our eating style, nothing beats a bowl of Hokkien mee with Milo’O Ais at your regular coffee shop for breakfast. Thanks to the multi-ethnic diversifying culture we have, the luxury of eating a different dish for breakfast each day of the year is possible hence this article of top 10 Malaysian Breakfast in Kl featuring the best place to have your favorite dishes within the vicinity. Get Reading!
#1 Nasi Lemak @ Nasi Lemak Tanglin
Nasi lemak, literally translated to ‘fat rice’ (Bahasa Malaysia, go figure) is one of the must-try dishes whenever you are in Kuala Lumpur so here’s beginning this beautiful journey with our National staple dish!
With over a dozen places to choose from, Nasi Lemak Tanglin operating on a truck has been working on their Sambal since 1948 and has been building a reputation that cannot be matched anywhere else. Featuring sambal that mildly spicy with a hint of sweetness accompanied with crunchy(very important) anchovies, nuts, firm and fluffy rice of course with nicely separated grains plus good aroma from a healthy dose of coconut milk (santan) speaks for itself. Recommended to try out their squid dish as they’re pretty known for it!
#2 Roti Canai @ Tea Mansion Stall
If you haven’t tried the ‘Special’ here, you haven’t tried roti canai the right way at all. Priced at RM4.50 is their Roti Banjir Special unlike any other. Wobbly eggs, chopped roti canai drenched in dhal, curry, and sambal, freshly made and served within minutes of ordering topped with two half boiled eggs. Perfect for morning, night, rainy, moody, happy, basically any day!!! Also good is their saltish Roti Sardin (RM4) and their perfectly pulled Teh Tarik (RM1.70) with extra foam.
Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 24 hours
#3 Hokkien Mee/Prawn @ Restoran Yong Len
Known as Prawn Mee in Kuala Lumpur yet born and bred in the island of food paradise aka Penang as there’s no need for you to take a 5-hour drive to Penang for Hokkien mee once you’ve tried this famous kopitiam’s version. Encompassed of prawn mee with taugeh, kangkung, pork slices, mini prawns and topped with fried shallots and a spoonful of sambal set aside for diners who want to have an extra kick or level up the spiciness is one heck of a kick-start to your morning!
#4 Dim Sum @ Restoran Ful Lai
Dim Sums are bite-sized food served in baskets steamer or plates originated from Cantonese cuisine or Hong Kong you could say that Malaysian picked up and has been crazy over since forever. Beautifully braised chicken feet, warm BBQ Pork Bun, creamy custard bun, the infamous Siu Mai, prawn dumplings and fried yam balls among many options one get to indulge in the name of dim sum hunting and Restoran Ful Lai does it remarkably in terms of options, price, and freshness. Best Order: Egg Tarts!
#5 Roti Bakar/ Kaya & Toast @ Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea & Coffee
Similar to egg on toast for the English, Malaysian have fondly considered roti bakar with egg and Kopi’O as their perfect go-to breakfast. When nothing else can spice things up, runny eggs on buttery toast gulped down with a thick yet creamy coffee will just do the trick and Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea & Coffee provides both experience and classic taste with 50 years of experience.
Besides their signature Hainan Coffee, Hainan Tea (RM2.40) is a must-have of smooth, aromatic milk tea beneath the bubbly foam. On bites, get the Signature Kaya Butter Toast (RM2.40) if you like your bread crisp or the Kaya Margarine Bun (RM2.40) if you prefer it soft and pillowy. Both feature lavish spreads of homemade kaya, boosted by butter and margarine. RM2.20 for the soft-boiled eggs served in a do-it-yourself tin of hot water.
#6 Thosai,Idli & Indian Brekkie @ Chat Masala
No Malaysian breakfast list is complete without featuring Thosai in it! Specializing in authentic Indian cuisine, Chat Masala has a variety of Indian snacks and dishes suit for a quick bite or a full meal. Having said that, the Thosai (RM2.50) here is one dish that should not be slewed away. Charred to a mellow crisp on the edges, warm and a tad tart from fermentation, it’s hard to believe that something so simple and humble can turn into one scrumptious dish.
#7 Pork Noodle @ Money’s Corner
#8 Nyonya Kuih @ Ah Mun (Lucky Garden)
#9 Apom @ Love Mom Restaurant / Klang Curry House
#10 Kopitiam @ O & S Restaurant