Hawker Highlights in Kuala Lumpur

Everything you need to know about KL's hawker scene this month, with tips and reviews from the Burpple community.

Chicken Rice Corner

chicken rice

Photo by Burppler Alison K

Looking for chicken rice in Lucky Garden? This night-time stall stands out among the row of eateries thanks to its bright lights. Come for the roasted chicken (from RM8), but add on other delicious meats including tender duck, juicy char siew and siew yoke with super crunchy skin. They also make a rich and creamy vegetarian curry and salted vegetable soup available as side orders for your meal. The chilli sauce is special too — spicy and garlicky, one saucer is definitely not enough.

Kwong Wah Ice Kacang

kwong wah ice kacang

Photo by Burppler Alyssia Yu

Kwong Wah Ice Kacang fans, you’re in luck! Their recent expansion sees a bigger space, which means more time to linger over their classic Cendol (RM5) topped with a heaping amount of red beans and cendol. The stars for Burppler Tiffany Ng though are the fresh coconut milk and fragrant gula Melaka used. Have room for a light meal? They also sell packets of mee siam, nasi lemak, Nyonya kuih and some meat buns.

Kelate Kitchen


Photo by Burppler Foodie Moo

Kelate Kitchen sees crowds lining up at both the Setapak and Hartamas outlets for their Kelantanese cuisine. The bestsellers here include the spicy Nasi Kukus King (RM7) and the vegetable and herb-filled Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Bakar (RM7). Burppler Joann Ang tasted the latter and loved how the chicken is “moist and soft on the inside and outside”. Wash it down with the signature Teh Beng Jebok (RM5.50) — think teh tarik with raw honey.