Malaysian Street Food at Jalan Masjid India (Kuala Lumpur)

Jalan Masjid India (next to Masjid Jamek LRT station), located in the heart of the city, is a treasure trove for Malaysian street food. Specifically, the food available here are mainly in the Malay or Indian style.

In some streets in Masjid India, you may find Nasi Kandar and Banana Leaf Rice, which are (Malaysian) Indian foods. These aren’t exactly street food as they are mainly served at Indian restaurants or Mamak (Muslim-Indian style) restaurants.

But for street food options, there are several open-air hawker centers in Jalan Masjid India where you can walk past stalls and see what the hawkers have on offer, from Nasi Lemak, grilled fish, to Petai (“stink beans”) in Sambal, to chicken rice and Indonesian-inspired Mee Soto. Dishes are typically served by way of Nasi Campur (“mixed rice”), where you get a scoop of white rice with your choice of dishes on the side. It’s a cheap way for you to get adventurous with Malaysian food!

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