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Best Cheap & Good Meals Under RM15 in Kuala Lumpur

Best Cheap & Good Meals Under RM15 in Kuala Lumpur

This pocket-friendly guide features 12 spots for cheap and good meals in KL – there's halal Sarawak laksa, comforting bowls of udon and build-your-own salad bowls!
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Deep in the heart of downtown KL lies one of the city's most well-loved restaurants serving Chilli Pan Mee (RM8.50). Look forward to al dente noodles topped with minced pork, crispy anchovies and a gorgeous runny egg. What makes the dish is the spicy chilli paste – add a dollop and mix it all in for a flavour bomb. Note that they're only open during the day, so plan your meals accordingly!
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Gourmet cheeseburgers for only RM10? You bet. The catch is that they're only open after 8pm and the burgers come with a wait — but it's worth it. Order the juicy Chezburger (RM10) made with 100 percent rib eye, or the Maui (RM14) for a grilled chicken patty topped with pineapple, smoky barbecue Tobasco mayo and cheese. Ps. You can also find them at Hawker Hall in Sri Hartamas!

No stranger to the Indian food scene is this popular vegetarian spot known for their wholesome and value-for-money thali sets. Perfect for lunch is the Ganga G-Light (from RM8) featuring choices of brown rice or chapati, served alongside two vegetable dishes of the day, dhal, papadom and a salad. Early-risers should come for breakfast and break into the crispy Rawa Thosai (RM3.20) which Burppler R D says is served with "mindblowingly delicious" curries and chutneys.
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Damansara Jaya is blessed with a Vietnamese restaurant that cooks up some of the best pho in town. Rainy day comforts include the simple and delicious Beef Noodles (RM9.50), Chicken Noodles (RM9) and the hearty Beef Stew Noodles (RM9.50) — thick and fragrant beef and carrot broth worth slurping up. Sides such as the Crispy Spring Rolls (RM2.50) and the Pork Skewer (RM6) are exceptional too.
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The lucky folks of Taman Desa get to enjoy udon for less than RM10 at this neighbourhood joint. A crowd-favourite is the House Special (RM6.50), where hot or cold udon sits in a delicious soy broth, topped with a runny egg and scallions. For more flavour oomph, throw in a dash of togarashi. Make it a fuller meal with yummy kushiage – the Sweet Potato (RM2.50) and Prawn (RM3.50) are must-orders.

Swing by this retro cafe in Sunway Mentari for homely meals that'll keep your belly satisfied all day long. For breakfast, tuck into the simple Butter Kaya Toast set (RM9) that comes with a cup of coffee or tea. Also worth trying is the Purple Potato Sandwich (RM11.50) that sees mashed sweet potato, egg and chicken ham between toasted bread – an unexpectedly delicious combination! The speciality Orange Chicken Rice Bowl (RM15) is another filling tummy-pleaser.
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When the Sarawak laksa cravings hit, head to this cosy spot in Damansara Perdana for the community's top choice. Get the Basic bowl (RM6) that sees rice vermicelli, chicken, beansprouts, coriander, lime and omelette strips — you can add prawns for an extra RM3.50. Also worth trying is the Smoked Duck Kolo Mee (RM12) that Burppler Emirin M K raves about. Wash that down with Teh C Peng Special Apong (RM5) – three-layer tea with condensed milk and gula Apong (palm sugar from Sarawak).
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Make your first meal of the day a great one with A Toast's sandwiches. Have the Fried Potato and Egg (RM9) for crispy hash browns stuffed between slices of bread, or the Chicken Floss And Egg Sandwich (RM9) that sees fluffy charcoal toast loaded with sweet and spicy chicken floss, omelette, cheese and veggies. Seal the meal with a refreshing cup of fresh juice (from RM9). Pro tip: They provide gloves so you won't get your hands dirty while devouring these ginormous sarnies!
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Eating green is easy at this restaurant tucked in Jaya One that specialises in healthy build-your-own bowls, wraps and sandwiches. After selecting your dish type, choose your protein – options include Chicken Breast (RM12), Cajun Chicken Thigh (RM13.50) and Dory Fish Fillet (RM13). Pile on fresh vegetables, warm fillings like couscous and pasta, and choose your sauce – standouts include the Chimichurri, Tomato Chutney and Lemongrass. Pro tip: You can request for double scoops of any of the fillings!
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Find this no-frills joint in Damansara Perdana for authentic and affordable Thai street food. Great for after-work meals with your mates, share the classic Stir Fried Hot Basil Leaves With Rice (RM10) and Pad Thai Kung (RM10). Finish with a sweet treat – both the Thai Ruby With Coconut (RM7) and Mango Sticky Rice (RM9) are simply delightful. Pro tip: Swing by for lunch to enjoy the sweet lunch deal at only RM6.50!

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Lim Fried Chicken's staple plate of fried chicken, curry and rice is an example of simple comfort food at its very best. Go for the signature Rice + L.F.C Drumstick + Vege + Egg (RM10.80) or the Rice + Curry Mutton + Vege (RM11.50). There's also an option to have the fried chicken with silky chee cheong fun doused in sweet and curry sauce.

When in Bangsar and looking for cheap and tasty eats, pop by this spot along Lorong Maarof and feast on Sri Lankan, Thai and even Tex-Mex grub. Have the Idyliappam (RM8.50), where putumayam is chopped up and stir-fried with anchovies, potatoes, beans and more. The HSBC Chicken Chimichanga (RM11.50) is also delicious — tandoori chicken wrapped in a tortilla, served with salsa and corn chips. For flavours closer to home, the Singapore Mee Hoon (RM8) is simply satisfying.

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