Best Local Food To Celebrate Merdeka Month

Celebrate Merdeka month in style with food and beverage specials all over town. There's no better way to show your patriotism than by stuffing yourself until you're blue in the face, from your favourite Nasi Lemak to Banana Leaf. This Merdeka month, we've gathered all the local favourites that define us as Malaysians.

For Nasi Lemak

Let’s face it, Malaysians love their Nasi Lemak. It’s a versatile meal. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There isn't a set way to eat a plate of delectable nasi lemak, and that's one of the greatest things about it! Here are our top recommendations for the must-visit nasi lemak restaurants in KL.

Nasi Lemak Village Park

Photo By Burppler Dex Neo | Opening hours: Monday-Friday; 6.30AM - 7.30PM, Sat-Sun; 6.30AM - 6PM

Nasi Lemak Saleha

Photo By Burppler Dina Wan | Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM - 10PM

Nasi Lemak Wan Jo

Photo By Burppler Rosey Kay | Opening hours: Open daily; 6.30AM -12AM

Nasi Lemak Bumbung

Photo By Burppler Rachel Yong | Opening hours: Open daily, 5.30PM - 4AM

Botak Nasi Lemak

Photo By Burppler Blueskies Cottonclouds | Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday; 8PM - 3PM (Closed on Mon)

For the Best Banana Leaf

It is easy to see why banana leaf rice is so well-liked in Malaysia because it is a common dish in South Indian cuisine. We have a rich food culture, and South Indian cuisine is very widely renowned for its abundance of spices. There are undoubtedly many Indian eateries in the city, each with a distinctive menu. Here are some of the best Banana Leaves in Kuala Lumpur.

Fierce Curry House

Photo By Burpple Guide | Opening Hours: Wednesday - Monday; 11.30am -10pm

Nirwana Banana Leaf

Photo By Burppler Julius Lim | Opening Hours: Open daily; 11.30am - 11pm

Annapuurnam Chettinad Restaurant

Photo By Burppler Dina Wan | Opening Hours: Open daily; 7am - 10pm

Acha Curry House

Photo By Burppler R D | Opening Hours: Open daily; 10.30am - 4.30pm

Bala’s Banana Leaf

Photo By Burppler Dex Neo | Opening Hours: Open daily; 8am – 9pm

For Best Prawn Mee

The flavorful broth of this straightforward bowl of noodles, which is cooked from a rich stock of prawn heads and pork bones, is what gives it such allure. The pork bones provide the broth's foundation, while the umami intensity and depth are shaped by the prawn heads. Each one will have its own modifications and secret recipes, like the majority of hawker stalls in Malaysia, to truly make the bowl of prawn noodles unique.

Restoran Lim Mee Yoke

Photo By Burppler Brian Leow | Opening Hours: Thursday - Monday; 9am - 4pm

Prawn King Noodle @ OUG

Photo By Burppler R D | Opening Hours: Friday - Wednesday; 9am - 9pm

Soon Lee Prawn Mee

Photo By Burppler Dina Wan | Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday; 2pm - 10pm

New Yong Len Restaurant

Photo By Burppler Edric Lee | Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday; 7am - 3pm

Choon Prawn Mee House

Photo By Burppler Jionghui Lim | Opening Hours: Friday - Wednesday; 8am - 4pm

For Best Satay

One of Malaysia's most popular traditional foods is satay. Who could refuse succulent beef skewers on a stick? The sauces that go with satay are one of the reasons why it has been so popular for so long. Usually, this consists of ketupat, some sliced cucumbers and onions, and a sweet and sour peanut sauce. Here are some locations to check out if you're searching for an authentic satay experience:

Sate Kajang Hj Samuri

Photo By Burppler Eatwithstellie | Opening Hours: Open daily; 10.30am -12.30am

Willy Satay

Photo By Willy Satay | Opening Hours: Thursday - Tuesday; 1pm - 12am

Satay Station

Photo By Burppler Eatwithstellie |Opening Hours: Open daily, 4pm - 12am

Zaini Satay

Photo By Zaini Satay | Opening Hours: Open daily, 4pm - 11.30pm

Yunus Satay

Photo By Yunus Satay | Opening Hours: Wednesdays - Mondays; 4pm - 11pm.