We Love Cheap Eats! Kuala Lumpur’s Best Food Places for the Struggling Millennial

Millennials being the most underpaid being the most educated is no secret. A lot of the times, we all just laugh about articles complaining that we’re not buying enough diamonds or properties, instead we occupy ourselves with creating the perfect avocado sandwich.

Well, too bad Brenda, food is not going to get me into debt.

But if we’re going to splurge on an indulgence, it’s definitely travel. Whether it’s because we’re overly stressed about money or just need a break from emails and con-calls, Millennials seem to have this innate wanderlust. So if there are hotel promos or airline discounts, we immediately jump on that boat.

For countries like Kuala Lumpur, it may not seem to be the destination for a limited budget because it’s a city, but you’d be surprised. There’s a lot of value-for-money restaurants and eating centres you can go to to fill your stomachs.

Food Republic Food Court

Food Republic Food Court is located in one of the most high-end places in Kuala Lumpur, Pavilion KL. Amidst all the luxury brands and overpriced stores, this is a place where you can eat your heart out and not worry about money.

Like all food courts, it features various cuisines like Japanese, Middle Eastern, and even Fusion cuisine. Of course, some of its best offers are their local cuisine. Make sure you visit each stall first before choosing what to eat.

Lot 10 Hutong Food Court

Another food court entry is the Lot 10 Hutong Food Court, and it’s located in KL’s Golden Triangle, another high-end destination.

Just like Food Republic, don’t let its location fool you into thinking you can’t afford its food. Lot 10 Hutong features some of the best Chinese food stalls in Kuala Lumpur, some of which have been serving food for decades.

Nasi Kandar Pelita

Open for 24 hours a day and considered to be a Kuala Lumpur institution, Nasi Kandar Pelita serves the best tasting Muslim-Indian fare in the country.

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The best part? You can eat as much as you want because the restaurant is notoriously cheap! Make sure you try their staple Nasi Kandar and Roti Canai.

Boat Noodle

If you don’t have enough funds left for a trip to Thailand, then a trip to Boat Noodle may just be what you need.

This restaurant is known for their authentic Thai dishes. The only reason you’ll be spending more than you can afford on food in one day is because you just won’t stop eating!

Tang City Food Court

I know, it’s another food court. But after a day in Kuala Lumpur, you will observe that they love food centres more than they do single restaurants. Tang City Food Court is just one of many food centres that you should visit on your trip.

The place mostly features various Asian cuisine and Fusion cuisine. But their stalls are perfect, not just for big meal courses like lunch, but a hearty brunch or light dinner too.

Of course, living cheaply on food doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pull all the stops for a good Kuala Lumpur accommodation. Besides, after all that you’ve eaten in these restaurants, you will want a comfortable place to rub that big belly of yours while groaning in satisfaction.

So take advantage of Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur’s 31 Days Advance Booking (20% discount) from Rate Per Night. Just like what the promo says, just book 31 days in advance to save BIG on your Kuala Lumpur accommodation.

This promo comes with a buffet breakfast for two (2) and no prepayment is required! Just book directly on their website.

So to recap: here’s a list of cheap eats in Kuala Lumpur, and there’s a BIG discount promo for one of KL’s premier hotels. Then stop reading this now, and go pack your bags and book that stay. Happy trip!

*Promo details and policies may change without prior notice, but published information at the time of booking will still be honoured.