Looking to spice up your iftar this Ramadan? We’ve got a treat for all you spicy food lovers in Kuala Lumpur!

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If you’re a true blue spicy foodie, you might have heard of the food craze called mala taking Singapore by storm. Guess what? Now, you can find it in KL too, thanks to a local eatery called Mala Mala 😱 And it’s probably the only halal version that you can find.

[P.S. If you’re looking for the best places to iftar in KL this Ramadan, our complete guide will help you!]

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For the uninitiated, the term, “ma la” literally translates to “numbing spice” and it actually refers to an oily and spicy sauce which originated from Sichuan province in China. It consists of Sichuan peppercorns, chilli peppers and various other spices. This lethal combination causes a numbing feeling on your taste buds but that’s what makes it unique!

[P.S. Love buffets? Then you’d love these 22 places to hotels to break fast at in KL and Selangor!]

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Mala Mala serves the stir-fried version of mala called “Mala Xiang Guo” and how it works is that you’ll choose your preferred ingredients from a range of more than 60 items (buffet-style). There’s an extensive variety of items, from meat to seafood, soy products, vegetables and noodles or rice. Then, the staff will weigh it and it’ll be charged according to the price category of the items. It costs RM3.99/100g for vegetables and RM5.99/100g for meat.

#HHWT Tip: Mala Mala is having a 50% discount on vegetables till 31 May 2019, so make sure you get your greens in your mala pot!

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Now here comes the best part – there are 4 different spice levels and you can state your preference too! If you can’t take spice but want some of that numbing feeling, then get ‘Rempah Je’ (only spices) or ‘Pedas Sikit’ (a little bit spicy). But if you think you can handle the heat, then get ‘Pedas Sangat’ (really spicy) or ‘Pedas Gila’ (crazy spicy)! We hear the ‘Pedas Gila’ is not for the faint-hearted, so time to challenge your friends to a spice-off 😉

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What’s more, if you’re having iftar at Mala Mala during Ramadan, you can also choose to have their Ramadhan set menu which can be shared between 2-4 people. Priced from RM59.90 onwards, take your choice of chicken or seafood and you’ll also get to savour their Numcy Chicken Wings and Fried Fish with Signature Sauce. Not to mention that rice, drinks, soup, dessert and even dates are included too. Sounds like a great deal 🤗

So, if your taste buds are up for a challenge this Ramadan, why not head over to Mala Mala for a fiery meal? Call all your fellow spicy food lovers along and enjoy this spicy goodness!

[P.S. Looking for halal mala in Singapore instead? We’ve rounded up 6 amazing places!]

Halal status: Halal ingredients used, restaurant is applying for halal certification, no alcohol is served in establishment


1) Mala Mala KL
Address: Melawati Mall, LG-03, 355, Jalan Bandar Melawati, Pusat Bandar Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm

2) Mala Mala Putrajaya 
Address: L2-17, East Wing (near ice-skating rink), IOI City Mall Putrajaya, 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm

Contact No: +60 16 323 3206
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