Malaysians love food, and we keep creating avenues for easy access to food anytime of the day. One food trend in KL that is cresting now is the foodtruck.
The relatively low capital requirement and endless possibilities for location and target group allows young Malaysians to dive into the food truck business, bringing with them fresh new twist on food.
Spots around the KLCC area, Damansara, TTDI, PJ and Ampang that started with few parked food trucks have morphed into public dining spaces, a perfect place for street dining “parks”. We spot some go-to places for a great food truck experience.
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Foodtrucks to look for:
- Black Kitchen – Soft Shell Crab Burger, Bakso, Ayam Penyet
- De'Danau Grill Group – Fried Butter Lamb, Grilled Chicken Wings, Lamb Chop Burger
- Babarittos Delight – Shrimp Quesadilla, Burrito, Cheesy Nachos
- Mat Rock Ayam Goreng Kunyit - Ayam Goreng Kunyit, Udang Goreng Kunyit, Daging Goreng Kunyit
Food note: TAPAK claims to be the first food truck park in Malaysia. It's an open space located along the road across the KLCC Twin Towers, and is open from 6pm to 12am on weekdays and 6pm to 1am on weekends. You can find almost 20 to 30 food trucks at a time here. They’ve even got 2 on-site toilets, wash basins and a surau.
Area: Taman Melawati
Foodtrucks to look for:
- The Boys Food – Sandwiches, Hotdogs, Burgers
- Foody Truck – Pasta, Chicken Chop, Sloppy Joe’s
- Burger Giler Power – Charcoal Burger
Food note: This is a neighbourhood dining place in Taman Melawati. The space behind the BH petrol station is almost always crowded with people from dinner to supper time, lining up and eating at the numerous food trucks parked there.
Rojak & Cendol Taman Bahagia - In operation for the last 30 years, you can find the best rojak and cendol in PJ around Taman Bahagia under the trees, with cosy park tables and benches from 11am to 6pm every day except the third Monday each month.
Curbside Cantina – Fancy some Mexican food on the street? This is the truck to go after. From tacos to quesadillas and churros, get your fix here. The mobile canteen is usually seen near RHB on Jalan Tun Raza and Czip Lee in Bangsar.
Flaming Wheels – Easily one of the top 5 food trucks in KL, Flaming Wheels has been in operation since 2013 and claim to be the first food truck service in Malaysia. You can find them around KL according to their schedule on their FB page. Choose from among others, American Fried Rice, Tacos, Chilly Con Carne, Meat Balls, and Fish and Chips!
Nasi Lemak Goreng Chef Fauzey - After work at 5pm, head over to the old bus station near PJ Old Town in Section 3 and join the queue for fried Nasi Lemak kukus. Chef Fauzey who started this used to be with a 5-star hotel for 10 years before he started this food truck business.
SpagMe – This big, yellow fried spaghetti truck makes its rounds around Klang Valley from Monday to Saturday, between 8am and 2pm. Try all their versions of fried spaghetti – with egg, with grilled fish, and with chicken chop!
Wheeloaf – Probably the only mobile gourmet bakery in the city, they serve pastries, sandwiches, bread loaves and tarts all around the city. They’re mostly spotted along Jalan Tun Razak during the day, and near the Espressolab in Taman Melawati at night. Go find them!