Guided tour

Kuala Lumpur: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

4.9 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: A Chef's Tour
Guided tour

Kuala Lumpur: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

Activity provider: A Chef's Tour
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From US$ 45.43 per person

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Join a small-group chef-led tour to get to grips with Malaysian cuisine and culture. Throughout this delicious tour, you will sample 13-14 dishes and snacks whilst learning about the history of Malaysian cuisine.

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Duration 4 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Take a food-tour led by an experienced Malaysian foodie
  • Taste between 13 and 14 Malaysian dishes and snacks
  • Learn about Malaysian eating culture and history
  • Tour one of the best wet-markets in the city
  • Get away from the tourist crowds to local eateries
Full description
Malaysian cuisine is a complex beast. Thankfully, you can hit the street food tour scene with confidence, by joining this daily 4-hour chef-led food feast. Limited to 8 guests, you’ll be led away from the tourist crowds to some of Kuala Lumpur’s best joints, known only to locals. Along the way, you’ll dive into one of the city’s best wet markets to discover the produce and ingredients which go into Malaysian dishes, before tasting between 13 and 14 different dishes and snacks. As well as fine examples of classics such as rendang, nasi lemak and flame-grilled chicken skewers with rich peanut satay, your chef/guide will steer you towards some of KL’s lesser known delights like cooling cendol durian, banana-leaf grilled mackerel with sambal and nasi kerabu, a blue rice dish spiked with blue pea flowers. If you’re looking to truly get to the heart of the city’s cuisine, there’s no better way than on this chef-led culinary adventure. Escape the tourist traps and get your taste buds ready for the ride. You won’t regret it.
  • All food and drinks
  • Chef and guide
  • small-group tour limited to 8 guests per evening
  • Walk and talk through one of Kuala Lumpur's best wet markets
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off from your hotel

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the entrance of the Hilton Garden Inn South on the corner of Jalan Raja Alang and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. It’s easy to find and your guide will be waiting at the street entrance wearing A Chef’s Tour t-shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour departs rain or shine, so please bring appropriate footwear and an umbrella
  • Eat lightly throughout the day as there are plenty of things to try on the tour
  • This tour isn't suitable for celiacs, vegetarians or those with gluten allergies
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 35 reviews

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The tour is definitely excellent and was a highlight of my trip to Kuala Lumpur. Far warning though, even though this is "chef designed", this is a street food tour, and not for the faint hearted. I would have never entered a single of these places by myself, nor walking in these neighbourhoods after dark alone. However, thanks to our lovely guide everything went very smoothly and now I can say I have tasted all what Kuala Lumpur can offer!

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March 18, 2023

Our guide Kiran was very informative and engaging throughout the whole tour. She showed us not only the places to eat but also explained the background of the dishes as well as the neighborhoods that we visited. It is truly a must have experience in KL. Of course the food was amazing as well!

February 11, 2023

Do this tour on your arrival day or shortly after or you will eat the wrong things in Kuala Lumpur. We got a great insight including history and background. Our group was also very good. Really don't eat too much or nothing at all on this day, everyone gets full here.

February 5, 2023

Product ID: 203827