Mamak Stalls in Malaysia
To find some of the best local comfort food in Kuala Lumpur and around Malaysia, head to a mamak stall. These down-to-earth restaurants offer affordable fare in a relaxed environment, which often comprises an outdoor patio or street-side location.
Popular dishes available at a mamak stall include roti canai (Indian flatbread often served with lentils or curry), nasi lemak (coconut rice served with various side dishes) and mie goreng (stir-fried yellow noodles).
Order yourself a popular Malaysian brew using the handy cheat sheet below:
|Teh||Tea with sweetened condensed milk and sugar|
|Teh-O||Tea with sugar but no milk|
|Teh-O Ais||Iced teh-o|
|Teh-O Kosong||Plain tea without milk or sugar|
If you prefer coffee instead of tea, just replace “teh” with “kopi” in the examples above.