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8 Delicious Halal Eateries In KL That Are Perfect For Your Lunch Fix

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Cheng Sim  •  Mar 18, 2020

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[Updated 18 January 2021] As Malaysia continues to battle the pandemic with a second lockdown, the food industry is once more taking a hit from the knock-on effect of the no dine-in rule. To show support for local eateries in Kuala Lumpur, there's no better time to have your favourite food delivered to your doorstep - safely and conveniently. While some eateries are closed until the movement control order has been lifted, there are a few establishments out there that are continuously serving good food for your tummy. Just log into your food delivery app (such as foodpanda and GrabFood) and have it delivered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We have a few recommendations that you can start with. Disclaimer: Do note that these eateries may only be available in certain areas of Kuala Lumpur as most food delivery apps are configured to show restaurants near you. For anyone staying or working outside of Kuala Lumpur, we recommend that you contact these eateries and check if they provide in-house delivery or whether you can place your takeaway orders in advance.
1. Pasta Panas
Credit: Pasta Panas on Facebook When you're in the mood for pasta with a pinch of Asian twist, you can't go wrong with Pasta Panas. The co-founder is a huge pasta lover, and it definitely translates into the variety that this eatery offers. Perfect for a day of carbo-loading, choose any flavours that tickle your fancy ranging from Laza Mac, Mac and Cheese, Carbonara, Bolognese and more. Then, wait for your take-aways to be served adorably in a box similar to a Chinese take-out box. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-7.30PM Address: Lot N7, Jalan P Ramlee, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6019 274 2016 Food delivery service: foodpanda, GrabFood, and DeliverEat Facebook | Instagram
2. Mat Rock Special Ayam Goreng Kunyit
Ayam goreng kunyit may be an underrated Malaysian dish from a traveller's eye, but this is one of the popular staples for urbanites working in Kuala Lumpur. There are many food trucks in the city that serve this simple yet flavourful dish, and one of them is Mat Rock Special Ayam Goreng Kunyit. If you're working from home and missing their sambal-coated fried chicken served with string beans and onions, pick up the phone and place your order. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM Address : No. 15, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur Contact: 1-300-88-5800 Food delivery service: foodpanda Facebook
3. Tetangga Kita
Credit: Tetangga Kita on Facebook Not to be confused with murtabak (Indian-Muslim or Arabic stuffed flatbreads), martabak is a popular Indonesian street food, which is similar to apam balik. For those who haven't tried it, place your order at Tetangga Kita! Last year, they created martabak Samyang, inspired by the famous spicy Korean noodles. If you're leaning towards sweet martabak flavours, there's Ovalmaltine, red velvet Oreo, Nutella and more. When all is said and eaten, don't forget to wash it all down with some refreshing Teh Botol, a famous Indonesian drink. Halal status: Muslim-owned Average price of main dishes: RM17 Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-9PM Address: 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6012 207 0715 Food delivery service: foodpanda, GrabFood and Oddle Facebook | Instagram
4. 3 Budak Gemok
Credit: Tiga Budak Gemok on Facebook Founded by three relatives with a strong passion for food, 3 Budak Gemok is a popular staple in the Kuala Lumpur food scene. The meal may look simple, but the burst of flavours from ayam masak kicap will surprise you. Coated with a homemade sauce that is prepped with onions, ginger and various spices, it's usually simmered for a few hours before it's being poured on their fried chicken. For a spicy kick, it comes with a side of cili gesek consisting of freshly-grounded chili kampung, Thailand chili and Vietnamese chili. This triple threat will set your tastebuds on fire (in a very yummy way), and you've been warned. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Click here to check out the opening hours of all their outlets Address: 10, Jalan Wangsa Delima 2A, Seksyen 5, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6011 5167 9157 Food delivery service: Order online via their website Website | Facebook | Instagram
5. Kancil Raja Patin Danau Kota
Credit: Kancil Raja Patin on Facebook A popular staple in Pahang, you can enjoy authentic Temerloh patin tempoyak in Kuala Lumpur too. You can find Kancil Raja Patin stall in Danau Kota, Setapak, but don't worry, they offer in-house delivery too. All you need to do is send your orders via WhatsApp and they'll send it to your home. What better way to complement a plate of steamed rice than a savoury dish of ikan patin (freshwater fish) with thick tempoyak (fermented durian) gravy? Sounds like a delicious meal to us! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-5PM Address: Jalan 2, 1/23e, Taman Setapak Indah, 53100 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6013 432 6165 / +6012 951 1470 Food delivery service: WhatsApp your orders to +6013 432 6165 (in-house delivery) Website | Facebook | Instagram
6. Quackteow TTDI
Finding a Muslim-friendly version of Penang-style char kuay teow can be tough to find, so we're happy to include Quackteow TTDI in the list. Cooked in a charcoal-fired wok to achieve the classic "wok hei" (charred aroma), Quackteow's version is also prepared with duck egg, which explains the origin of its name. Topped with fish cakes, bean sprouts and chives, you're going to enjoy every bite. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 12AM-8PM Address: Quackteow @ Rasta TTDI, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Kampung Sungai Penchala, Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6012 917 7363 Food delivery service: foodpanda Facebook | Instagram
7. EID Authentic Korean Cuisine
 While EID is not located exactly in KL, it had to be included in our list. If you've been to Seoul, you would have definitely been to the original Eid in Itaewon for some of the best halal Korean food in town. Thankfully, those of us who have yet to step foot in Korea or would like to relive our days there can get authentic Korean food here at Eid in its various locations! Managed by the Korean-Muslim husband-and-wife team of Mr Yu Hyunwoo (Saad) and Ms Han Narae (Nadia Han) one of the best things about Eid is that they produce their own gochujang (some gochujang brands have added alcohol), which is an essential ingredient in Korean cooking! Don't forget to try their bulgogijapchaedakganjeong and tteokbokki! Halal status: Muslim-owned, and central kitchen has been halal-certified by JAKIM Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM - 10PM Address: Bangi: 8-19-01, Jalan Medan Pb 7A, Seksyen 9, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia Damansara Perdana: 17, Jalan PJU 8/5d, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Seremban: No 3-L1 Seremban Gateway Off, Seremban - Bukit Nenas Highway, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia Contact: +6017 310 3227 (WhatsApp), +603 8912 4079 (Bangi), +606 7606 498 (Seremban), +603 7491 3158 (Damansara Perdana) Food delivery service: In-house (click here for more details) Facebook | Instagram
8. 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: Open daily; 12PM-7PM Address: Pinggir Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur (opposite Lim Tayar/ Shell) Food delivery service: GrabFood Facebook | Instagram If you're stuck at home and searching for halal eateries in KL with food delivery option, now you know where to order. From savoury teppanyaki to ikan patin tempoyak, log into your food delivery app and feast on these delicious meals now!