Visiting Mid Valley in Kuala Lumpur can work up an appetite. Luckily, this Mid Valley Food guide has everything you need to make sure you're well-fed.
“Food is the quickest way to get acquainted with a culture.”
According to Chef Ramsey, that is the best way to know a place. In the sweltering heat, tall, steel jungle of Kuala Lumpur, adventure is around every LED-crazed street corner – as is every kind of food.
But if food is your gauge of the quality of a locale, then look no further than Southwestern Kuala Lumpur, where a Mid Valley Megamall awaits to bombard your tongue with a variety of different cultural flavors.
So, pucker up, and open that hole in your face. Let’s shove some Mid Valley food into it!
1. Mid Valley Food - Alexis Bistro
In 1995, a humble restaurant opened its doors amongst the glitzy restaurants of Kuala Lumpur. Its humble menu and food offerings have won over the city, much as it will win over the hearts of your traveling party!
That’s because, amongst the sea of exotic dishes, it can be heartening to revisit a staple of sandwich offerings, mash potatoes, or french fries. At Alexis’ Bistro, you can find that familiar, comforting embrace of its comfort food.
While dishing out all of the familiar staples, it also throws in some unique spins on classic dishes, such as:
- Duck confit
- Open face salmon sandwich
- Spaghetti seafood
- 22 different cake items
Find the familiar, and the exotic, at Alexis Bistro. If only you could customize what you were shoveling into your mouth. Well, you can do just that at your next destination!
2. Mid Valley Food - Madam Kwan's
Kwan Swee Lian was just like you, a crazed foodie.
Thus, she is the best person to smack your taste senses with her unique Malaysian cuisine. You might even see her in the kitchen!
If you want to dive headfirst into the Malaysian flavor pool, then her Otak Otak dishes out a perfectly flaked fish cake that melts in your mouth while wrapped in a scintillating banana leaf.
From wok, noodle, and soup items, turn to Madam Kwan for your Malaysian food addiction needs.
But if you want awards plastered all around your restaurant of choice, then walk into this award-winning joint.
3. Mid Valley Food - Ah Cheng Laksa
In the misty reaches of northern Malaysia, this famed restaurant began in the humble town of Simpang Empat. When their family recipe graced the urban jungle of Kuala Lumpur, it took off into the stratosphere.
We recommend the Signature Asam Laksa, their unique spin on the broth-like soup that swims in decadent fish and tropical herb flavors.
For those western food vloggers, order out the Keropok Lekor, which will make french-fry addicts feel right at home. Each crunchy bite into this fish appetizer will have you reaching for more.
The northern magic of Ah Cheng Laksa is divine, but Mid Valley Food is the ultimate melting pot of cuisine.
Put on your favorite BTS shirt to switch things up because Korean food awaits!
4. Mid Valley Food - DubuYo
Are you tired of the same stale microwave dinners between editing your vlogging videos? Then inject this Healthy infusion of Korean food into your Kuala Lumpur trip!
For those Texas travelers, BBQ is king at DubuYo! You’ll fall head over heels when the scent of their Korean Gogi wafts into your nostrils.
The plates are served with traditional Korean Honey Garlic Bulgogi sauce with both chicken and beef options.
But the BBQ goodness doesn’t end there. Build memories with your friends, and make new ones, over their absolute staple of wings, from spicy and honey mustard, all the way down to Korean traditional spins such as fiery, intense Buldak wings to sweetly tinged Dak Galbi wings.
But you’re on a diet craze and need some vegetables in your cuisine. The “urban favorites” menu blasts your taste buds with a full plate of meat and veggie dishes.
If you’re looking for magical sights and tastes, then Madam Lee has a surprise for you.
5. Mid Valley Food -Teppanyaki Malaysia
She has just the thing to set your social media feeds on fire! As the flames of the Teppanyaki shoot up in front of your guests’ dazzled faces, you can rest easy knowing that the taste matches the fireworks.
In 1984, Madam Lee wandered into one of the first Teppanyaki restaurants on the bustling streets of Taiwan. The addicting sizzle of the food, cooked right in front of her, gave her an idea.
To bring it to Malaysia.
Since then, the menu has been perfected to a tee.
The delicately steamed rice and vegetables are bathed in a traditional Malaysian froth, all complemented by a colorful seduction of seafood options, such as:
- Meaty prawns
- Rich cuttlefish
- And other meats
Each dish is soaked in a blast of herbs and spices, making each slurp of their ramen dishes send you off to foodie bliss. If all this traditional Malaysian food brings out your western cravings, this next entry will satiate your wing addiction.
6. Mid Valley Food - 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
This locale is your key to experiencing a little bit of western cuisine in your eastern adventures because this chain was born in the hustle and bustle of New York City.
Each savory blanket of traditional Asian spices coats each piece of chicken, fermented by using three methods:
- 5 months of blazing Malaysian sun
You have a full menu with seafood and rice box offerings that’ll dash a little Asian on your American. For fame and reputation, this next entry doesn’t hold back.
7. Mid Valley Food - Coliseum Cafe
And if you want some history to color your travel blogs, then the exquisite trapping of this 100-year-old restaurant will undoubtedly impress your social circles! Its dark wood salon doors welcome you into a colorful image of old furniture and decorations, which allow you to relax as you stuff your face with their menu options.
Their fried, vegetable, and rice plates, all splashed with traditional herbs and spices, give you the perfect “soul food” to send you off in a state of relaxed bliss. It can’t hurt that they have a massive listing of 20 cocktail drinks to help ease you into your relaxed, bumbling demeanor.
But through this food adventure, you have yet to journey into another country’s offerings: the misty islands of Japan.
Well, welcome to YAYOI.
8. Mid Valley Food - YAYOI
This should be your go-to destination in Mid Valley Megamall, as nutrition is of peak importance here.
That reason is due to the magical balance that Japanese dishes offer, mixing land and sea elements to form the perfect harmonious blend of vegetables, rice, and protein.
At YAYOI, you and your party can partake in the rich aroma of Teishoku, a tray of multiple dishes consisting of:
- Freshly cooked rice
- Miso Soup
- Other main and side dishes
9. Mid Valley Food - Nyonya Colors
You’ve been indulging in the fantastic flavors of chicken, beef, soups, and other various, delectable Malaysian dishes. Only one thing has been lacking:
At Nyonya Colors, you can inhale a traditional Malaysian food that contains the same fluffy, soft, sweet texture of pancakes — Malaysian style!
Malaysian Nyonya will make pancake lovers feel right at home, with pieces of fruit, palm sugar, and creamy, sweet coconut milk infused into the batter. These aren’t your mother’s routine, standard fair pancakes, but you’ll be guaranteed to fall in love with them.
Nyonya Colors doesn’t stop at its famous Nyonya but also packs a variety of light meals and desserts, making this an amazing option for your sweet tooth.
It’s not the only option for sugar-crazed fanatics like yourself.
10. Mid Valley Food - Llaolloa
When you step off your plane onto the hot, sweltering tarmac, the heat blast could be dizzying for even the hardiest of travelers. If that’s the case, or if you’re just a fan of sweets, then Llaollao in Mid Valley Megamall is just the destination to help you cool off.
They’re supreme black belts in the art of frozen yogurt, which is guaranteed to kick your taste senses in the teeth with a host of different variations, including a yogurt drizzled waffle!
If you started your adventure early in the bustling, traffic-chocked streets of Kuala Lumpur, then one of their frappe options will keep you nice and perky for your travel vlog.
Take back some control in your life with their vast range of toppings, from:
- Crunchy bits
If coffee is your go-to energy source, pair your frozen yogurt with this next type of drink, making any Starbucks item seem second-rate.
11. Mid Valley Food - Bungkuskawkaw
The name might be a mouthful for any foreign traveler, but a gulp of this decadent drink will have you swearing off coffee.
Renowned for their strong, flavored fueled drinks, all crafted from heavily guarded secret family recipes, this is the perfect solution for your morning blues.
For tea fans, go for the delicately mixed Teh Tarik Kaw Kaw. This smooth milk tea utilizes a traditional Malaysian cuisine method that harnesses the power of gravity to “pull” the tea by pouring it from high above, achieving the perfect balance.
For chocolate addicts, go for the Milo Kaw Kaw. Making waves in the country as a tonic drink is the perfect chocolate beverage to stock up on B-vitamins to keep your skin looking healthy and fresh for your fellow travelers while also keeping your brain up to snuff.
With your body feeling fresh and relaxed, some comfort food might be in order. We can think of no better go-to than this next type of food.
12. Mid Valley Food - Sushi Jiro
The animated cartoon image of Jiro — the restaurant’s mascot –welcomes you with a colorful plate of options that are laid out before you.
It perfectly encapsulates the meaning of their logo: “It’s raining sushi, Baybeh!” One look at their menu and your head will be swimming in sushi heaven.
There are dozens of different variations for each type of seafood dish, from:
- and more!
If soups are more of your thing, they offer a slew of rich and thick broth plates injected with potent herbs that will make each slurp a ticket to flavor paradise.
So, put your feet up, and relax with this ultimate comfort food.
But yogurt, tea, and sushi aren’t the most filling of foods. You want something that will zap away your hunger, leaving you free to go out and explore the cultural explosion the streets of Malaysia can provide.
13. Mid Valley Food - Banana Bro
If you want to experience an authentic, traditional experience, then a banana leaf meal should be on your list.
“What’s the deal about cooking in a banana leaf,” your naive foreign self asks.
It’s a big deal.
This magical, natural fortification is a wonder for those who fear the specter of illnesses in their lives. The food absorbs the polyphenols on the banana leaves, which are loaded with anti-bacterial benefits.
So, start fortifying your body with the wide-ranging food at Banana Bros, all wrapped in colorful, health-boosting leaves.
The fluffy, steamed rice mixes with the sweet wafts of flavor from the meat and vegetables, making your mouth drool. Just don’t drool on your banana leaf!
And yet, in this fantastic food journey that you’ve been on, you haven’t explored the cuisine of Malaysia’s northern neighbor.
14. Mid Valley Food - An Viet
The mountains and vast canopies of Vietnam hide some of the world’s most unique flavors and cuisines. Here, at An Viet, you can mark it off your foodie bucket list, while also contributing to a good cause.
For every meal you finish, An Viet will contribute to the Food Aid Foundation — but only if you gobble up every bit of their Vietnamese-styled noodle soups, Viet baguettes, or tender grilled pork dishes!
After stuffing your face, and helping save the world, inject some freshness with their frosty ice cream desserts. We recommend the Coconut Icecream Viet-affogato, a heavenly pairing of ice cream with Vietnamese coffee.
If you leave with a desire for more ice cream, then this next restaurant will chill your urges.
15. Mid Valley Food - Inside Scoop
That’s what Edmund Tan and his wife, Lim Shiew Li, employ with their ice cream restaurant, Inside Scoop. Shiew Li honed her knowledge at the infamous Gelato University in Italy, after which she and Edmund brought traditional Malaysian scoops to Kuala Lumpur.
If you’ve been rolling your eyes at the same stale flavors of American ice cream parlors, then inject some exotic into your ice cream routine with over 16 of Inside Scoop’s flavors, from Durian to Cempedak. But all the classics are still here, such as:
- Oreo Nutella
- Malted Chocolate
- Vanilla Bean
- Valrhona Chocolate
- And more
For buffet lovers, you can stuff your face to your heart’s content during the month of Ramadan. Once the cold chill of their unique flavors hits your stomach, you’ll want to chill out with your best travel buds.
If it’s dinner time, then stroll on to this next entry to indulge in the ultimate comfort food-style meat.
16. Mid Valley Food - Thai Hou Sek
Pork, the dish that became a favorite of Thai and Chinese cultures, is famous for the zestful blend of spices and herbs that wash over you with each tender bite. Thai Hou Sek brings this delicate blend to your taste buds, leaving you marveling at the sheer variations of pork dishes.
You have from the crispy, crunchy slices of the breaded Nam Tok Siu Yuk to the tender and juicy pork servings bathing in the spicy lemongrass chili of the Tom Sap Pork Ribs soup, the perfect conduit to a relaxing time with your friends and family.
Should the chocolate craving strike again, you can fight back with this next chocolate-drizzled locale.
17. Mid Valley Food - Dipndip
Willy Wonka’s got nothing on the creamy chocolate that bathes each unique dish at this chocolate cafe.
Inject some sweet delight onto your Instagram posts, and wow your friends back home with the chocolate drizzled crepes, ice cream, or decadent milkshakes! Order the chocolate bathed strawberries for a juicy sweet evening with your significant other for some romantic inspiration.
Try the “Luscious Dark Chocolate” brownie for a most luxurious taste or the Salted Caramel brownie to add a slight salty tinge to the sweetness. Afterward, carry that luxury of flavor to the next locale, whose design screams exquisite class.
18. Mid Valley Food - The Barn
After all, chocolate goes down perfectly with a smooth glass of wine. If you want the wash your state-side friends in a wave of jealousy, then some selfies in the elegant ambiance of this restaurant will do!
Throwback some glasses of their top-shelf wine while partaking in their grilled entrees and appetizers. The plate sizes could be smaller than the other restaurants on this list, but it more than makes up for its decadent atmosphere.
If you leave with hunger still plaguing your stomach, then a full plate of this next entry would be the perfect solution.
19. Mid Valley Food - Palsaik Korean BBQ
If Porkbelly is your name, then this restaurant is your game! It’s a blackbelt in the art of Pork Belly meat, punching you in the gut with a buffet of unique flavors, including:
- Soy Bean Paste
- Hot Pepper
No surprise then that ” Palsaik ” means “eight colors.” But Pork belly isn’t the only weapon in its arsenal, as it dangles savory options of marinated beef and seafood in front of your food-crazed eyes.
This Korean-style pork belly restaurant will become your newest addiction if your family is born and bred in BBQ juices. That’s if the sauces of this next restaurant don’t hook them first.
20. Mid Valley Food - Nale
Of all of the entries, this one might hold the most unique flavors.
That’s because the success of this famed restaurant lies in one secret ingredient: Nale sauce.
What’s the secret weapon behind the sauce? It’s an intoxicating blend of 8 unconventional spices, equating to heaven dancing on your tongue. This result of “food engineering” has delighted the taste buds of hordes of customers, which enhances the rich flavors of its Nasi Lemak dish.
So far, you’ve been blasted by a wave of Asian cuisines. If you’re missing a hint of European in your meals, this next restaurant might ease your homesickness.
21. Mid Valley Food - Antipodean Cafe
When the clock strikes 11:00, the menu transforms into an international delight, from:
- Eastern European style kebabs
- Twists on Western-style grilled cheese sandwiches
- English-styled bagels
And more pizzas, pasta, and crepes than you can shake your selfie-stick at. That’s not even diving into the vast well of coffee options that color the menu.
The downside: their food might be a little heavy for some. If you’re looking for something more refined, you might want to swing into the doors of this next entry.
22. Mid Valley Food - Beauty in the Pot
Health, beauty, and flavor combine at ‘Beauty in the Pot.’
If you’re looking to help boost your beauty and health, then the location’s two all-time favorite broths should be on your radar, including:
- Beauty Collagen Broth
- Spicy Nourishment Broth
Both are swimming with premium, rejuvenating ingredients that the restaurant’s culinary wizards have refined. Yet, often we want to forsake refinement for a filling blast of heavy flavor.
23. Mid Valley Food - The Han Room
This portal to Chinese cuisine will allow you to marry both classic dishes with a modern infusion of contemporary flavors.
Its vast selection of Cantonese dim sum and traditional Chinese BBQ is set against an elegant ambiance that’s perfect for you to build your professional or personal connections in the city.
Some of the modern twists on classic food entail:
- Peking duck with piggy bun
- Steamed deep-sea garoupa with stuffed clams
- Fish maw
- And more!
Just off the coast of the Chinese mainland lies an island that holds its own unique culture. And it’s your ticket to some of the freshest Malaysian food on this side of the Pacific.
24. Mid Valley Food - Fongleye Taiwan Restaurant
Your journey into Tawainese cuisine begins here. With the restaurant anchored by their three lovable tigers, you get such three branches of food:
- Tea House
- Kiki Pork-Free
Bombard your taste buds with two bombs of fusion flavor, such as fried sliced meat with ‘sa cha’ style (beef and lamb), or kick back content with their aromatic tea house servings.
25. Mid Valley Food - Din Tai Fung
The dumpling: a food steeped in Chinese legend and myth. Legend has it that a bite into this mythical, golden ingot-shaped food will cause a wave of good luck to burst forth in your life.
It’s just the thing to turn your vacation into the perfect adventure where all of your dreams come true. At Din Tai Fung, the art of dumpling making has been mastered for the past 50 years, giving your taste buds and lucky streak a divine boost.
But it packs more than just dumplings onto its menu. Try their herb-packed soups, smooth pork buns, or fried and crispy seafood dishes that melt in your mouth.
Give it a shot. You’ve got nothing to lose and all of the luck to gain!
Yet, one menu item has been missing on this food odyssey you’ve been on. This next restaurant aims to fill that hole.
26. Mid Valley Food - Hot Pot Kitchen
If you’ve been backpacking across any part of Asia, you might be familiar with this name: Hot Pot.
If you haven’t tried it yet, roll out the shame fest because the Hot Pot Kitchen in Mid Valley Megamall combines the savory flavors that burst forth from this native Chinese dish.
You might be sitting in your tiny apartment, craving to control your life. The good thing for you is that at the Hot Pot Kitchen, you can also choose how spicy your Hot Pot is.
From vegetable, meat, seafood, noodle, and steamed rice options, you can find that control in the crazed streets and flavors of Kuala Lumpur.
But you came to Malaysia to experience authentic traditional cuisine. Look no further than this next entry!
27. Mid Valley Food - Mala Mala
Select it, weight it, spice it, pay it, eat it! That’s the process over at this customizable piece of heaven, where there’s no reason you shouldn’t leave with a satisfied belly.
You are marched out to a broad palette of ingredients, where your choices are weighed, and your spiciness levels are chosen. After that, payment is determined by how much your mountain of ingredients weighed, from which you can choose:
- Steamed Pearl Rice
Four levels of spiciness are offered, with only the bravest of Picante warriors given the option of the Pedas Gila spice.
If that flavor explosion left your pores sweating, you might be on the hunt for something less extreme – although your Instagram feed enjoyed watching you steam from your ears. For that, you’ll enjoy this next, delicate slice of Taiwanese home desserts.
28. Mid Valley Food - Snowflake
Grandma always dishes out the best treats.
And that’s what Jimmy sought to bring to Malaysia – a taste of his grandma’s cooking from the highlands of Taiwan. The attention he gives his ingredients will send you off into the clouds of food bliss.
From deep customization options to refined dishes, you can relish in the frozen scoops of sorbet, glistening chunks of fresh fruit, or a fresh burst of Mango snow ice. Indeed, the flavors here aren’t your ho-hum Bluebell ice cream flavors, with traditional flavors such as:
- Grass Felly Mix
- Matcha Mix
- Sesame Mix
- Soya Mix
- Tohua Mix
- GTS Tohua Mix
So, why not try a different kind of dessert? Your taste buds will thank you. If not, you could always try this next Mid Valley food locale, which claims to be holding a great secret of Tokyo.
29. Mid Valley Food - Mitsuyado
Hidden within the steel jungle of Kuala Lumpur, Mitsuyado is the holder of a secret Japanese flavor: the “yuzu flavor.”
By blending boiling vegetables with pork bones and tossing in exclusive seafood, you will have experienced a traditional broth that injects a world of health benefits into your veins, courtesy of one key ingredient: yuzu oil.
The rich oil is an extract of Yuzu honey, and its benefits are immense, from:
- Powerful antioxidants
- Possible anti-cancer properties
- Possible brain fortifying traits
- Could improve your blood flow
- Low in calories
If your journey is to conquer the healthy Mid Valley food scene, then Mitsuyado should be at the top of your list! But there’s one more country you have yet to visit. Let’s go and check it off your bucket list!
30. Mid Valley Food - Absolute Thai
The steaming jungles of Malaysia’s northern neighbor are the king of spices. Here, at Absolute Thai, you have a gateway to authentic Thailand cuisine, a world of smells that smacks your senses with a smooth aroma of herbs and spices.
Their piping hot curries are the perfect battle for our pepper-seasoned Texas travelers. We would recommend giving some of their staple dishes a try, such as their Tom Yam Kung or Pad Thai, which will have your tongue tingling.
Catch'em All With Mid Valley Food!
Do you want to be the Ash Ketchum of flavor?
Then go ahead and write Mid Valley Food on your bucket list.
What other place can you go from eating French Toast in the morning, then unwrapping a blast of flavor from your banana leaf dish for lunch to reveling in creamy, chocolate drizzled brownies over a glass of Malaysian wine in the evening?
Yet, Malaysian cuisine is just a tiny drop in the ocean of flavor that awaits you in each of the world’s cities. To keep up to date on all of the top travel tips and recipes, check us out so that you never miss a delicious beat.
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