24 Hour Eateries in KL for those odd hour hunger pangs
Malaysians are known for many unique eating habits, but no more than our love for staying out and eating into the wee hours of the morning. There are many eateries all over Malaysia including KL, especially Indian Muslim outlets known as Mamaks that stay open 24 hours.
It’s pretty normal to see locals hanging out at these establishments at odd hours. The environment is lively, especially if there’ some type of major sporting event going on. If you find yourself needing food in the wee hours of the morning, these 24-hour eateries are a great place to start:
1. Restaurant Yan Yan A One (Non Halal)
Yan Yan is located along Jalan Klang Lama and serves steaming hot Dim Sum and freshly cooked Chinese dishes you can have with rice. All their Dim Sum are very affordable and charged at a fixed rate of RM 3 per plate.
Among the things you can order include various siu mai, fried carrot cake, bacon wrapped pork, various pau and lor mai gai (steamed glutinous rice with braised chicken). If you have a sweet tooth, you definitely must order their creamy custard bun, filled with delicious salted egg sweet custard.
Address: Taman Shanghai, Jalan Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
2. Nathan’s Corner
At Nathan’s Corner, you’ll find one of the best cheese naans in the Klang Valley. It’s topped with tones of shredded Cheddar cheese. Instead of embedding the cheese within the bread like some place, Nathan’s Corner actually piles it on the crust as a treat for your eyes, as much as it is for your palate. Their cheese naan is best enjoyed with a serving of Tandoori Chicken. You’ll also be able to enjoy other Mamak favourites here, like Nasi Kandar with various curries, mee goreng, roti and more.
Address: 1,.Jalan 6/155 , Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. Suzi’s Corner
Suzi’s Corner is a food court with several stalls selling a variety of food, including western food. One of the more popular stalls here is the Steak Corner that sells very affordable Black Pepper Steak and mutton chops. In addition to that, there’s also a stall selling Indonesian Ayam Penyet sets, waffles, chicken wings, chicken porridge, roti and murtabak.
Address: 213/26 Jalan Ampang, Batu 4 1/2, Jalan Ulu Kelang, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Despite sounding like a Japanese establishment, Hayaki actually serves a mix of Kelantanese cuisine and western dishes. The menu includes Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Ulam, Nasi Lauk, Laksam and Nasi Dagang. Apart from these hearty East Coast treats, there’s a wide selection of chicken chops which you can have with a side of rice or fries.
Address: Multiple outlets all over KL and Selangor. Check their website (http://hayaki.my/)for more info
5. W Cafe
W Café offers a comfortable, air-conditioned dining experience in a modern, well decorated, indoor place at any time of the day. Their menu is pretty varied but they serve a mixture of Western and Eastern dishes. There are pasta, pizzas, chicken and fish sets with rice and vegetables as sides and much more.
No matter what time of the day it is, you can always find their big breakfast on offer. People also come here for the cheese tea, which is just one of the interesting drinks on offer. Prices are a little on the high side, so be prepared to spend about RM 30- RM50 per person for a full meal.
Address: No 47, Jalan 1/116b, Kuchai Entrepreneur Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Midnight dining in the Klang Valley can be thoroughly interesting, especially in this city that never sleeps.