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