A Taste of Kuala Lumpur: Private Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Malaysia, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Food and culture go hand in hand in Kuala Lumpur, and there's a food tradition in particular that makes the city even more flavorful. Ready to try it?

Get a taste of the food scene that characterizes Kuala Lumpur and it's known around the world. Try Teh Tarik, Nasi Lemak, and more in its original recipe - forget about adaptations, this is the real deal!

Your local guide is a food and culture expert and will show you spots in the city to enhance the cultural vibes. Go to Jalan Alor, and Mamak restaurant, and get to know more about where this food tradition comes from and how it relates to Kuala Lumpur.

Withlocals Food & Culture Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: BB Park Bukit Bintang, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100 Malaysia

Meet your local private guide at exit LOT 10

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: BB Park Bukit Bintang, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100 Malaysia

Taste Siew Bao and a chicken Curry Puff in a restaurant know by your host

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Dim Sum, Satay Lk and Nasi Iemak food tastings are awaiting at this stop.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mamak, Jalan Kampung, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Taste Paper Dosa and Teh Tarik and say goodbye to your prive guide

Duration: 25 minutes

  • Private guide
  • 5 tastings
  • This tour is carbon neutral

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks are required only if it is required by the government of the country at the moment of your trip
Departure Point

Molten Chocolate Cafe (Lot 10), Lot No. LTC/T3(A), Bintang Terrace, Lot10 Shopping Centre, 50, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Return Details

Jalan Rembia, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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2 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


25 Jan, 2020

TK was an excellent guide and host. A warm, genuine, likable and knowledgeable fellow. We stopped at several Chinese and Malay food stalls, chatted over beer and satay, and finished the evening with Indian dessert. No reason to not take this tour. It won't disappoint.

Laura T

17 Mar, 2020

We booked the private tour lasting around 3 hours with 10 tastings; "Eat like a local from food stands to market tastings. Tastings include 7 local food and 3 non-alcoholic drinks." We started our tour in Chinatown, just a short Grab ride from our hotel. May had been in touch beforehand via Whatsapp and made meeting up very easy, and was very flexible too in re-arranging the tour to meet the work requirements of our group. May explained she likes to begin with showing us some local culture first and we enjoyed going back to Sri Maha Mariamman Temple with a guide, so much more interesting when you know what you're looking at! We walked past another couple of temples and then had our first tasting - a Malay burger! We would never have gone here on our own (a little food stand next to the road) but the burger was unusual and delicious, and it was very interesting seeing how it was made. We shared 1 burger between the 3 of us, so it was only a tasting to whet the appetite. We then went on to a coffee shop, nice to be inside with air con! ordering a different hot drink each to sample a few. We had toast with coconut butter (random but surprisingly delicious!) and Nasi Lemak - a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf that comes with a variety of garnishes such as fresh cucumber slices, small fried anchovies, roasted peanuts and hard-boiled or fried egg. May then showed us around a beautiful little area full of amazing street art where we got some fantastic photos. May pointed out a few recommended bars to come back to later, which we enjoyed. Before moving onto some street food in Chinatown. Fat One Lok Lok has soooo many tasty skewers to choose from! including a variety of meats and vegetables. There are stored on ice to keep fresh. After you have made your choice they are cooked for you to eat straight away at the little plastic tables. Each skewer is colour coded; red 2MYR, orange 3MYR, blue 4MYR and green 4.50MYR (£1). Great value and a novel way to try a few local flavours. May choose a couple for us to share and sample and they were very tasty - and boiling hot! We then sat at a table a couple of stalls further down and ate Pan Mee (one of the most popular noodle dishes in Kuala Lumpur in recent years) and marinated pork with rice. All food was included but the drinks we bought were at extra cost. By now we were pretty full! We walked up Petaling Street on our way to the Indian part of the tour and May bought us some of the local pancake Apom Balik to try. This usually contains peanut butter, but I have a nut allergy, so May was able to also get hold of the less common kind that is made from coconut! May went to great efforts throughout the evening to accommodate my many (many!) allergies, so I was really able to enjoy the experience and feel like I tried a LOT of dishes! We ended the tour in an Indian cafe with a large dosa to share (with mint, lentil and spicy coconut chutney sauces) and we each tried Sirap Limau - a sweet, refreshing drink  made of rose syrup and lime. Tours are operated daily, every half hour. The last tour of the day is at 5pm but May was very flexible with us and able to meet at 6pm instead. Meeting point was at Hotel Travelodge Kuala Lumpur, near Perdana Botanical Gardens. The tour is 37Euros (£31) each for 3 persons (€114.33 total). The 3 of us paid £96.12 booking in advance online direct with the With Local website. We were very happy with the food we got for the amount we had paid. In fact, our company might be looking to offer this tour to all employees that move out to Malaysia, we had such a good time with May. We learnt a lot too about local cultures. Thanks again May for looking after us so well and especially for all your efforts to accommodate my many allergies - I know it wasn't easy! but it meant a lot for me to be able to sample so many local dishes, which I would never have dared to do on my own!

Eric B

13 Mar, 2020

We had a wonderful food tour with Siddoz and got to try things we would not have tried on our own. He was very friendly and informative. I would highly recommend a tour with him


01 Feb, 2020

My husband and I absolutely loved our food tour with Manjeet. We booked the 2 hour tour and it was a delicious and educational experience. Our tour was a delight from the minute we met Manjeet. Because of possible rain, she came prepared with multiple umbrellas, which we ended up having to use. The food options were wonderful and since we were staying with Bukit Bintang, we revisited some of the eateries during our stay. Manjeet is a native from KL. She had a very calm demeanor and was a wealth of information when it came to her hometown, the many different cultures represented and the vast variety of foods that can be found. We visited Lot 10 and Jalan Alor and got hooked on Mangosteen. During our 2 hours together, we filled up on local delights and she provided useful tips for our short visit to KL. I do also want to mention that Manjeet did check about food allergies and preferences. My husband and I luckily don't have any but we appreciated being asked. I would highly recommend booking Manjeet!


02 Mar, 2020

Let me start by saying TK was nice and knowledgeable and that's the main reason I'm giving it 4 stars but for the price I ended up paying I was expecting a lot more food. I booked the experience for a Friday night. Work was busy so I asked TK if I could push it back an hour and he was happy to oblige. When I finally met him up, I realized it was a private tour which had me excited. A private tour with a local...I thought to myself, "the roughly 53 USD I spent was going to be worth it" but I was wrong. We went to a couple of different food stands where I had literally samples of food. We started with some local bacon and pork. Had a pork bun which had been sitting out for hours bc it was very dry. Also had some fried jackfruit, pork dim sum, dried fruit and snacks, a sweet dish (I forgot the name) and then finally came to a Chinese restaurant. Mind you, most of those items were free. At this point, TK asked if I was full and I responded with 'no' bc I was expecting to be full after all the tastings. At the restaurant he informed me that he would pick up the order of satay and everything else would be on my own tab. I thought, "OK, sure why not" so I ordered a few dishes based on his recommendations. After dinner we finished with an Indian restaurant where we had some tea (teh tarik) and a sweet flaky pastry (I call it paratha). Summary, don't expect a lot of food and if you can book for cheaper than what I paid, it may be worthwhile. Again, TK was very nice and that's the reason I kept it at 4 stars.

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Steamed Chinese dumplings in the market ... these were so good.


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