We grew up following our parents to night markets to shop for items or foods priced at insanely low prices. We would typically begin exploring from one corner to th next, browsing through numerous stalls selling clothes, accessories and crazy food choices! This culture is practised everywhere in Malaysia, and we recommend you not to miss the ones in KL! It is undoubtedly an experience every person should have as a Malaysian. So, here are 5 great pasar malam you must visit in KL.
1. Pasar Malam SS2
Starting with the best-known night market in Petaling Jaya which is also a foodie institution. This pasar malam in SS2, KL, is a great spot to go every Monday to enjoy the array of street food. You must try their Apam Balik that costs only RM1 each, customize yours by choosing if you want crispy, thick or soft delicious Apam Balik. Another stall is the Bakwa Sandwiches selling at only RM3.70 per serving. You’ll be an addict to their buttered bread that is heated on a skillet with a choice of egg and then filled with chicken floss, chilli sauce, dried meat and cucumber. So, don’t miss out guys!
Address: Jalan SS2/64, SS2, 47300 Petaling Jaya
Operating Hours: Monday, 5.00pm- 10.00pm
2. Pasar Malam Sri Petaling
If you are looking for something very fancy to eat, this night market is the place for you to explore. They have a fancy variety of food to choose from. You should try their taufu bakar, deep-fried mushrooms, enormous plats of bite-sized sweetened glutinous rice cake and many drinks. We assure you will love this place for their laid back vibe, having chairs and tables for you to enjoy your food and drinks despite being on the street with food trucks by the roadside. It is easy for you to reach out to every vendor. So, not to worry about not being able to buy what you want.
Address: Jalan Radin Tengah, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Tuesday, 5:00pm-10.30pm
3. Pasar Malam Taman Connaught
This place will put a happy face on you when you watch the transformation of the residential area changing into food haven every Wednesday night. This place is by far one of the longest night markets in KL stretching up to 2km of a heavy strip of stalls. This night market consists of 700 stalls and be prepared to walk more than an hour to finish exploring the market. Also, come with an empty stomach so you can load it with a variety of food choices here. From street food, refreshments and produces, you can get almost anything here. Definitely, a very nice spot to spend your money!
Address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hours: Wednesday, 5.00pm-1.00am
4. Plaza Mont Kiara Fiesta Nite Market
This night market could be an excellent spot for a date night too if your partner is a foodie! This place is sprawled around the fountain courtyard of Plaza Mont Kiara which gives a carnival vibes. They have more than 50 stalls for you to check out in total. You could find fictional books to affordable fabrics, fruity bits and dripping chocolate chip cookies that are surely worth every penny! You can impress your lover by bringing him or her here.
Address: Unit E-01-21, Block E Plaza Mont’Kiara, NO.2, Jalan Mont’Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Thursday, 3.00pm- 10.00pm
5. Pasar Malam Seksyen 3 Kota Damansara
The best way to run away from the hectic life routine is getting yourself in this street full of delicious food, drinks, clothes, accessories, shoes and groceries which you can buy without thinking twice. You should expect plenty of various street food vendors serving delectable cultural delights such as roti bom, nasi campur, char kuey teow, takoyaki and kuih-muih. This Friday night market is not the high-end pasar malam like Mont Kiara but is very happening. Also, we suggest you get here earlier as they close earlier than usual night markets.
Address: 58, Jalan Teknologi 3/9, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Friday, 5.00pm- 9.00pm
There you have it – 5 great pasar malam spots to visit in KL! How lucky we Malaysians must be. You get to visit a night market a day, and the list goes on. If you find yourself hungry after all the walking, check out these mamak spots in KL for a good supper.
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