12 Best Food Tours In Kuala Lumpur - The Local Way - Updated 2021

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Malaysia is a “hot pot” of cultural influences when it comes to cuisine which has resulted in incredible flavor, exotic ingredients and a dynamic food scene. The only way to fully experience the cuisine as well as the history behind it is through the street stalls, restaurants and action packed night markets. But the thought of jumping in can be a little daunting if you’re short on time or if you’re intimidated by the vast amount of food varieties. That is why food tours are such a great option for visitors so that they can be guided through all of the different options available to try all that Malaysian culture has to offer when it comes to some of the most prized culinary traditions in the world. Come explore these incredible food tours that will leave your mouth watering and your tickets to Kuala Lumpur booked ASAP!

1. Kuala Lumpur Food Walk (31.2 USD)

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If you are a foodie, one food tour in Kuala Lumpur may not be enough. With a diverse mix of languages, cultures, and religion, this city is often described as a big melting pot. Many streets in the city are crammed with small stalls offering delicious local food, some of which you may not find outside Kuala Lumpur.

This fully-interactive 3-hour tour will take you through alleys and backstreets, which are mainly known to the locals only. Beware! You will be tempted and teased with the sight of delicious food throughout this walking tour. It is recommended to bring along a cap, pack of tissues, a water bottle, and an umbrella.

Kuala Lumpur Food Walk

Price: 31.2 USD

Duration: 3.5 hours

2. Off the Eaten Track (45.2 USD)

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“Off the Eaten Track” is a walking food tour of Kuala Lumpur, which is perfect for small groups. Although Kuala Lumpur has a diverse mix of culture that reflects from the food available in the city, the city also has a lot of places to relish Malaysian food. This amazing journey will give you the opportunity to experience some of the best Malaysian dishes, some of which may be found only on the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

Although food is the focus of this tour, half the fun is exploring alleys, shops, and streets, which you would have not dared to visit alone. The guide will talk you through the Malaysian way of life during the trip. It is recommended that you come hungry for this 4-hour tour so you have enough to satisfy your food cravings.

Off the Eaten Track

Price: 45.2 USD

Duration: 4 hours

3. Kuala Lumpur Walking Tour: Taste of Ramadan with Locals

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If you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur during the time of Ramadan then you are in for a special treat. During this month of fasting for followers of Islam the evening meals are a great celebration as the fast breaks and everyone comes out to enjoy their meal together. This is a wonderful time to experience not only the best of local cuisine but also an integral part of communal heritage.

Kuala Lumpur Walking Tour: Taste of Ramadan with Locals

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4. Kuala Lumpur Food Tour: 10 Tastings (from USD 42.51)

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This great tour will allow you to sample cuisines that have largely influenced the greater Malaysian food culture. You will be able to sample cuisines with Indian, Chinese and Native Malaysian backgrounds. Enjoy going through each type of food that has contributed to the Malaysian palate.

Kuala Lumpur Food Tour: 10 Tastings

Duration: 3 hour

10 reviews

5. Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour (from USD 23.08)

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This night food tour is a private tour that will allow you to sample six quintessential dishes of Kuala Lumpur’s known cuisine. You will be sampling dishes such as dim sum and satay that not only reflect what the locals consider to be night market staples but also a reflection on the various influences throughout Malaysian food items.

Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour

Duration: 2 hour

28 reviews

6. Private Countryside Organic Farm Tour from Kuala Lumpur Including Organic Lunch (from 120 USD)

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Starting at 7 am this tour will take you far from the chaos of Kuala Lumpur and into the countryside where you will be able to witness how an organic farm functions and then enjoy a delectable meal prepared from farm fresh ingredients. This is an incredible opportunity to see a farm to table culture within Malaysia that is prized for its unique flavor and freshness.

Private Countryside Organic Farm Tour from Kuala Lumpur Including Organic Lunch

Price: from 120 USD

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7. Discover the Best Local Food by Night in Kuala Lumpur (from USD 38.0)

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If you’re looking for a private tour with a definitive itinerary so that you know what you’re going to be eating then this a great tour option. This private tour will take you to sample some token cuisine items from Kuala Lumpur’s famous food scene such as bao and dosa. With marked destinations throughout the tour you’ll be able to plan ahead and know what delicious stops you will be making.

Discover the Best Local Food Tour by Night in Kuala Lumpur

Duration: 2 hours

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8. Kuala Lumpur Street Food Tour “Off The Eaten Track” (from USD 62.0)

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This certified tour will let you explore the night food scene with the comfort of a guide that will take you through some of the hottest night markets to experience food items and cultural surroundings that you won’t want to miss. This tourist friendly tour is a great way to get your start in the food scene of Kuala Lumpur.

Also See: 17 Best street food in Ipoh, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Street Food Tour “Off The Eaten Track”

Duration: 4 hour

97 reviews

9. Eat Like a Local: Kuala Lumpur Hawker Center and Street Food Tour by Night (from USD 62.0)

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This intimate tour will allow you and a few other people to be guided through some of the best ways to eat in Kuala Lumpur. With a unique combination of small restaurants, street vendors, and night market stalls this tour will allow you to see the vibrant night culture of Kuala Lumpur at its delicious best.

Kuala Lumpur 4-Hour Small-Group Street Food Night Walking Tour

Duration: 4 hours

10 reviews

10. Small Group Food Trail Walking Tour in Kuala Lumpur (from USD 59.0)

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Tie your shoelaces and get ready for a walk of a lifetime as you make your way through the streets of Kuala Lumpur in pursuit of some of the best dishes it has to offer. This walking tour can accommodate up to 12 people and so if you’re traveling with family then this a great option. Your guide will take you from small restaurants to well known stalls as you sample some tasty bites.

Small-Group Food Trail Walking Tour in Kuala Lumpur

Duration: 3 hours

10 reviews

11. Kuala Lumpur 3.5-Hour Food Experience by Foot (from USD 59.0)

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This three and a half hour tour is a great way to travel on an unbeaten path through Kuala Lumpur’s finest food offerings. Your guide will take you through lesser known spots down alleyways and small streets that will give you a taste of some of the best dishes that are kept as secrets by the locals.

Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day Food Walking Tour

Duration: 4.5 hour

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12. Private Cooking Workship and Market Tour in Kuala Lumpur (from USD 64.0)

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This is one way to feel right at home in Kuala Lumpur with the extraordinary opportunity to go shopping and then cook with a local guide. This private tour will allow you to wander the market and pick up fresh and exotic ingredients and then go back to your guide’s home to cook an amazing meal that you help prepare!

Private Cooking Workshop and Market Tour in Kuala Lumpur

Duration: 3 hours

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A food tour in Kuala Lumpur means touring several cuisines at once

If you have ever wanted to enjoy pan Asian cuisine in one setting then consider taking one of these delicious tours through Kuala Lumpur’s renown food scene. These tours will allow you to not only witness the local culture through night markets and street stalls but also through visits to lesser known places such as an organic farm in the nearby countryside. Whichever or however many of these tours you choose will just add to your experience of having a happy belly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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