Hi there, foodie! Wondering where to go during late hours for a “yum cha” session with your buddies when all the desserts shop are probably closed already? In Malaysia, we have Mamak stalls! Mamak stalls are a very Malaysian thing as we are a hungry bunch 24/7! Because of that, Mamak stalls are our life savers when we get hungry after midnight! So here’s a list of the top 10 Mamak stalls to go get your tummy filled and hang out with your friends!
TOP MAMAK STALLS IN KL AND KLANG VALLEY
Mamak stalls are considered the cheapest alternative for spending nightlife in Malaysia. Most mamaks are usually open 24 hours a day but serve different food options at different times. Locals usually gather here to watch a football game or a badminton game on tv. Some mamak stalls even provide big screens outdoors!
1. SS2 Murni
This is one of the most popular mamak stall amongst KL-ites as it offers a super extensive menu. This mamak offers a fusion of mamak and ethnic delicacies with unique names such as “I Love You”, Naan Mozzarella Beckham Special, Roti Beckham and Nasi Goreng Meletup Napolean. Whats more? The portion here is HUGE! It is the perfect place to fill your empty stomachs any time of the day.
Address: 53, Jalan SS 2/75, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 8am-5am (Tues- Sat), 5pm-5am (Sun), Monday closed
2. Sri Steven’s Corner
Supposedly the first mamak to implement the 24-hour concept in the region, this mamak is often crowded with people after working hours. Its built with a comfortable and calm environment, making it a good place for locals to hang out and recharge after a long day at work. Some of their signature dishes include Roti Telur Cheese, Naan Cheese (only served at night), Mee Konlo, Sotong Goreng, Sup Maggie and Rojak Pasembur. Moreover, they serve a selection of western dishes here too. So be sure to pop by and try all these dishes! We promise that you will not regret it!
Address: 18 & 18A, Jalan Hujan Rahmat Dua, OUG, Jalan Kelang Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 24hrs Daily
3. Devi’s Corner
You may have read the banana leaf post and known about this place but it is also famous for its quality and variety of food that it offers. Located right opposite Bangsar Village Shopping Mall, this mamak serves some of the cheapest food in an area filled with cafes and other top restaurants and bars. It is often packed with people in here! Besides the banana leaf rice, the Garlic Cheese Naan, Nasi lemak and Satay are also popular amongst the residents in that area so foodies, be sure to also try these items out when you pay them a visit.
Address: 69, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 24hrs Daily
4. Restoran I.V.
Located in Port Klang, this halal restaurant serves up some crispy roti canai! Why do we say so? It is airy, flaky and best of all, not too greasy as most rotis would be. This place is often crowded with people, starting from as early as 7am. Although the menu here is not as varied as others, foodies should still try their chapati and nasi lemak while they are here. Pair any of these dishes up with their Teh Tarik and you’ll have a great start to your day!
Address: No 117, Jalan Pandamaran Jaya 62, 42000 Pandamaran Jaya, Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor
Operating Hours: 5.30am-5pm (daily)
5. Valentine Roti
This mamak serves exactly what their tagline says, the “Best Roti Canai”. Valentine Roti offers a vast selection of Roti Canai and they also have their own signature version of roti, tosai and capati. The roti canai here is paper-thin, crisp, crackly and flaky, thus proving that they do serve one of the best rotis in town. Foodies should try their signature dish, Roti Valentine – roti with sardines, onions and other savoury goodness! – when you make a trip here. Also, don’t forget to pair it up with some hot, frothy teh tarik to complete the overall experience!
Address: Store No. 1, Jalan Semarak, Opposite Menara Celcom, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10am-3am (Mon-Sat), Closed on Sundays
6. Sri Nirvana Maju
If you checked out our banana leaf post, this place is no stranger to you. Located in Bangsar, this mamak stall is definitely known for their banana leaf rice. However, locals also love to come here because of the quality of the food and the cleanliness of the place. This place is often packed with people as well so you would often see a queue right outside their stalls. Their fried bitter gourd is highly recommended so foodies, be sure to order that during your “yum cha” session!
Address: 43, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10am-1.30am daily
7. Bumbung SS2
Located a short drive away from the city, the Nasi Lemak from this place is the talk of the town! This mamak stall does not have an actual roof like its name would suggest as it resides in the alley of the street so it is perfect for those of you who prefer to enjoy the cool night breeze outside. Locals often come here to get their Nasi Lemak cravings fixed as they serve up a delicious dish of fragrant coconut rice with sambal, roasted peanuts, fried ikan bilis, cucumbers and crunchy fried chicken. We promise you that this nasi lemak would be worth the journey from wherever you are!
Address: Jalan 21/11b,, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 6pm-12am daily
8. JS Mamak Lorong SS15
Just like its name would suggest, this mamak is located in a small alley in SS15. It is popular amongst locals as they serve a large cup of fruit juices at a very low price. Their signature dish is a dish called “Kai Ma” – mashed up burger patties fried with eggs and chili, topped with chilli sauce, mayonnaise, and cheese. Sounds disgusting? One bite will make you change that opinion! This place is often filled with students as it is located strategically near colleges and student hostels.
Address: 5, Jalan SS 15/7, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 6pm-5am (daily)
9. Nasi Kandar Pelita
This is probably one of the nation’s largest nasi kandar restaurant chain, covering multiple states in Malaysia! Here, foodies can try the “kuah campur” concept of Nasi Kandar dining etiquette, that is, having a bit of all the gravies available on display, ladled over your rice. This is sure to give you a burst of flavours when you take a bite! The Kari Kepala Ikan is also a must-try if you’re visiting one of the branches! Dishes that are not-so-mamak are also served here such as honey-roast chicken and crab masala. This place is perfect for you to fill your tummies after midnight!
Address: Ampang branch: 149, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 24hrs Daily
10. Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar
This mamak is founded in PJ by Penangnites. It is one of the best mamak joints in town and they have many branches available all over KL! This place is famous for their Nasi Kandar. The vast range of brightly coloured, spice-laden curry dishes on display- sotong, mutton, chicken, fish, vegetables and Kerala style fish cutlets- makes the idea of the dish itself irresistible! Whats more? Foodies should also order their Roti Tisu to experience eating a 5 to 6 ft length roti! Although the prices here may be a little bit higher as compared to other mamak stalls, it is still reasonably cheap and the food will definitely be worth the money spent.
Address: Ampang branch – No.2, Jalan Wawasan 2/10, Bandar Baru Ampang, 68000 Ampang | SS2 branch – 64, Jalan SS 2/10, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 7.30am-11pm (daily)
WEIH, LETS GO MAMAK.
There you have it! An entire list of mamak stalls to go and hang out with your friends, watch your football game and makan! Did we miss out on your favourite mamak stall? Let us know by leaving a comment below so that we can add it to our list!