Kuala Lumpur: Mamak

The Mamak (pronounced as mama) is Malaysia’s version of Singapore’s Hawker centers. They are usually comprised of stalls manned by families who have been cooking the same set of dishes for years. The food is cheap — a person can get a decent snack with drinks at only 3 MYR.

According to our host, Mamak’s are commonly found in neighborhoods outside KL, but if you go to the small streets behind the glamorous shopping malls or ask the uncles/aunties in the streets, you might be lucky enough to stumble upon a mamak.

After asking around, we were lucky enough to stumble upon a mama behind the glitzy Farenheit 88 shopping mall at the Bukit Bintang area.

Mini-Mama behind Farenheit 88, Bukit Bintang

Mini-Mamak behind Farenheit 88, Bukit Bintang



For our afternoon snack, our host ordered four types of bread, as well as, Teh Tarik and Milo.

Roti Canai

Roti Canai - Texture is like a crepe wrapper but tastes sweet like pancake. Sauces are Red Chili, Curry, and Orange Fish Sauce.

Thosai

Thosai - Tastes like normal flour bread. Sauces are Orange Fish Sauce and Curry.

Roti Telur

Roti Telur - Basically Thosai cooked with Egg. Sauces are Red Chili, Curry, and Orange Fish Sauce. Texture is like fluffy flour bread because of the egg.

Naan

Naan - Commonly found in Persian restaurants, its texture is like that of a pita bread. Great with Curry sauce.

How much for 4 food items and 2 drinks? 8.50 MYR. (~2.5USD) Not bad since the 4 of us were stuffed and wasn’t able to finish everything. We must definitely go to a real mamak outside KL during our next visit.

P.S. Thanks for the treat, blinkable! 

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