12 Halal Roadside Stalls In KL & Selangor For A Taste Of Malaysian Street Food


Winnie Chong •  Aug 17, 2018

[Updated 19 August 2020]

Malaysia is a food haven, thanks to the diverse food culture brought about by the harmonious integration of the people of different races. As Malaysians, we all share a common love for food! And nothing excites us more than trying out new foods ? If you think good food has to be expensive, these roadside stalls in Klang Valley will prove you otherwise ?

1. Nasi Lemak Bumbung

Nasi Lemak Bumbung serves as the perfect place to hang out at night the Malaysian way – we sit in a group together at a back alley in Seapark and order nasi lemak! Contrary to its name, the alleyway does not sport a “bumbung” (roof); but what better way to eat nasi lemak than to dine under the shining stars? ✨

The first thing you will notice at the alleyway is the waiters scurrying about while doing a juggling act, carrying plates of nasi lemak and delivering drinks to tables of hungry patrons. The nasi lemak is delicious, especially the fried chicken that is the main attraction of the stall. It is marinated in a bevvy of spices – it almost tastes like murukku! ?

Golden in colour, the fried chicken is the perfect complement to the fragrant rice. As the name nasi lemak suggests, the rice is cooked in coconut milk. The sambal with onion bits is not too spicy but provides the right flavour that matches the entirety of the dish. Time to ask your friends out for supper at the stall! ?

Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers

Opening hours: Daily, 5.30PM - 4AM

Address: Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

2. Rojak SS15

Inarguably the most popular stall in Subang Jaya, it is a common sight to see a long queue forming in front of the Rojak SS15 stall every day. The stall serves the pasembor-style rojak with the essential ingredients – shredded cucumber, potatoes, bean curd, prawn fritters and topped with a thick nutty sauce. You can also add noodles, eggs or squid into the mixture. What makes the rojak truly special is the freshness of the ingredients, even though they are soaked in sauce. It is crunchy and flavourful, with a mild tinge of spice in the sauce. ?

Although there are no chairs and tables for the customers, you can see them happily eating while standing or sitting on the roadside curbs and enjoying every single bite from the plate of rojak. The cendol stall next door is also worth a try - wash down the slightly spicy rojak with the cool, sweet bowl of cendol. ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 10.30AM-7PM

Address: Jalan SS 15/4g, SS 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor (near KFC)

3. Black Daimon Street Teppanyaki

Black Daimon is a teppanyaki stall in the affluent neighbourhood that is Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI). The black and purple-themed stall features lamb, beef or chicken cooked teppanyaki-style. ?

High-quality ingredients are used (read: Australian beef tenderloin, New Zealand lamb shoulder, boneless chicken thighs), and the food is sold at very reasonable prices. With a side serving of rice, stir-fried vegetables and fried garlic chips, the portion is filling and satisfying ?Another point to note – the Yakiniku sauce used as a seasoning in the teppanyaki is home-made, making it Muslim-friendly! ??

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 8PM-12AM (closed on Sun)

Address: Pinggir Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur (opposite Lim Tayar/ Shell)

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4. Nasi Lemak Kukus Mak Leha (CHECK HOURS)

Not to be confused with Nasi Lemak Saleha, Nasi Lemak Kukus Mak Leha is an entirely different entity! Instead of the usual nasi lemak with sambal, anchovies, peanuts and a hard boiled egg, Mak Leha adds kangkung in her famous nasi lemak. Doesn't that sound yummy? ?

Founded in the early 90s, Nasi Lemak Kukus Mak Leha offers a variety of dishes to eat with your nasi lemak, like the chicken sambal and the fried spiced cow lungs. The chicken sambal is both sweet and savoury and it complements the nasi lemak kukus very well, making it the best selling sambal for foodies!

#HHWTTip: For beginners, you may want to come as early as 8am to avoid long lines and missing out the good food ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-11AM

Address: Jalan 1, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor

5. Brader John Burger

If you are a fan of Ramly burger, this warrants a trip to Brader John Burger. Situated in Damansara Uptown, this burger stall is famous as is evidenced by the frequent long queues of patient customers trying to get their hands on the delicious burgers.

The patties are cooked butterfly-style, where a dash of chilli powder, pepper and mustard is added to the middle portion of the cut patties. Depending on your orders, the patties are then placed on top of an egg base together with a slice of cheese. The egg base is then folded neatly and placed on top of a crisp bun, together with vegetables like shredded cucumber, lettuce, tomato and onion slices. ?

A generous amount of mayonnaise and BBQ sauce is then put on top of the egg-wrapped patty, topped with another crisp bun and voila, you get a delicious juicy burger to satiate your midnight hunger! ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 8PM-4AM

Address: Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor (next to RHB Bank)

Contact: +6012-694 4154

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6. Gerai Seri Menanti (Ikan Bakar Jalan Bellamy)

We all have our random craving for grilled fish once in a while (or is it just me ??). One great place to satiate that craving is at Gerai Seri Menanti, situated behind the National Palace (or commonly referred to as Istana Negara by the locals).

The grilled fish (or ikan bakar) is wrapped in banana leaf and then cooked on a hot plate instead of a barbecue pit. Apart from ikan bakar, grilled squid is also a popular choice among customers. The seafood is fresh, and this translates to the delicious grilled fish and squid served at the stall. ?

The spicy sauce – a mixture of tamarind, sugar, ground belacan, onions and chillies – complements the grilled fish perfectly. Couple that with fragrant white rice, and you’ll get a wholesome meal to fill your empty tummy! ?

Note: Gerai Seri Menanti will be closed from 21st of August to 23rd of August.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon & Sat; 10AM-11PM, Tue-Fri; 10AM-10PM

Address: Jalan Bellamy, off Jalan Istana, Bukit Petaling, 50460 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6018-472 4085

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7. Stiq KL

Think of steak and we often come to a conclusion that it is an expensive dish, more so when we dine in steakhouses. At Stiq, you can find quality yet affordable steak that is cooked to perfection. ?

Aside from the extremely affordable steaks, what sets Stiq apart from the other steakhouses is the way the meat is cooked. In fact, the meat is pre-cooked sous vide (pronounced “sue-veed”). Sous vide is a cooking technique where food is vacuum-sealed in a bag, then cooked to a very precise temperature in a water bath. Time and temperature for the water bath depend on the customers’ desired level of doneness of the meat. It is then grilled to add a golden exterior layer before being served to customers. ?

Depending on your preference, you can choose between lamb, beef and chicken. With meat so tender and juicy, you get succulent steaks at a low price tag at Stiq – meat connoisseurs will definitely rejoice as the dishes are 30% to 40% cheaper than the market price! For a glimpse of the dining experience, we checked out the delicious steaks at their halal roadside stall!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 3PM-10PM

Address: Jalan 4/27a, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6012-345 2844

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8. Warung Bunian Kajang

A little out of town, Warung Bunian is situated at a rather obscure location in Kajang. It is definitely not your typical stall since it is just a humble hut surrounded by yards of bushes and growing trees. Don’t judge a book by its cover though, the mouthwatering dishes at the stall will leave you wanting more! ?

An interesting fact about the stall is that the menu changes every day to prevent customers from getting bored with the same dishes. However, the highlight of Warung Bunian – the nasi lemak telur bungkus – remains a constant in the menu. This signature dish is a hit among the customers, along with other dishes like the roti canai and assorted kuih-muih ? Warung Bunian can get really crowded, so it is advisable to call for a reservation before heading all the way! When someone said they've never had nasi lemak like this before, they meant it.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tue-Thu & Sat; 7AM-10.30AM, 12PM-2PM, Fri; 7AM-10.30AM (closed on Mon & Sun)

Address: No. 80A, Jalan Jamaluddin, Desa Putra, Sungai Merab, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Contact: +6017-381 2246


9. Fat Joe’s Shack

Fans of seafood (particularly crab) rejoice! The humble roadside stall that is Fat Joe’s Shack specializes in soft-shell crab dishes at very affordable prices ? Customers can choose either nasi lemak, cheesy fries, wholemeal pita or fried mee hoon to go with the soft-shell crab. Indulge in the juiciest and freshest crabs without burning a huge hole in your pocket!

With a limited set number of crabs per night, Fat Joe’s Shack only operates till they are all sold out. Time and tide wait for no man, so you have got to be there early to get your hands on the crabs! Check out our article on this halal roadside stall in Subang Jaya.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 12PM-9PM (closed on Sun)

Address: Boom City Jalan SS 17/1a, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Contact: +6012-224 5690

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10. Cendol Durian Runtuh Chow Kit

If there's anything better than cendol, it's probably cendol durian (sorry non-durian lovers!). And this stall in Chow Kit serves up a delicious version that is bound to please ?

Cendol Durian Runtuh Chow Kit cuts up fresh durian to top on your cendol on the spot, and you can choose which type of durian too! From Musang King to durian kampung, you can choose what suits your budget and tastebuds ? You can also opt to add sweet corn, glutinous rice or both to your dish for a little extra flavour! Trust us, this viral stall in KL will fix your durian and cendol cravings.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 3PM-3AM

Address: 57, Lorong Raja Bot, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6011-2106 1685

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11. Nasi Lemak Wanjo Kampung Baru

With a breakfast queue that snakes till its entrance, Nasi Lemak Wanjo Kampung Baru is a local favourite and a place you shouldn't skip when exploring Kampung Baru. Catering to your cravings day and night, their nasi lemak is a winner and made even better with delightful side dishes.

The moment it reaches your turn, tell the helpful mak cik (a Malay kinship term for 'aunt') that you'd want your nasi lemak with fried chicken, sambal sotong or beef rendang. Complement your side dishes with a piece of fried egg, and you've found your favourite meal of the day.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 6.30AM-12AM

Address: 8, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6011-6336 1963


12. Ah Mang Mee

Finding a halal version of Hokkien mee is almost uncommon. That is until Ah Mang Mee (also known as Abang Jamal Halal Hokkien Mee) entered the food scene. This third-generation stall reinvented the Hokkien mee recipe by replacing it with chicken bits for that extra burst of flavour as well as sambal for that extra zing!

Cooking up a storm since 2008, the owner Abang Jamal is assisted by his wife Ooi Hai Choo, who help to run things smoothly at this humble stall. Check out our candid interview with the husband-and-wife duo behind Ah Mang Mee!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Thu-Sun; 4PM-9PM (closed on Mon,Tue & Wed)

Address: Ah Mang Mee (Abang Jamal Halal Hokkien Noodles), Stall No.8, Pusat Penjaja Seksyen 1/12, Jalan Othman, PJ Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Now foodies, what are you waiting for? If you live in the Klang Valley, these stalls may just be a stone’s throw away from your house (all the more reason to try the delectable food ?). If you live outside of Klang Valley though, fret not – this calls for a food trip! Gather your troop of foodies and off you go heading for these stalls!