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Travelling Food Trails in Malaysia

Food Trails in Malaysia

Do you go hunting for local food when travelling?

One of our travel objectives is to hunt and try local food wherever we go. While there are peak and non-peak seasons for travelling, local food is one thing that is independent of travelling seasons. When other travel objectives turned into disappointments, cheap and nice food is always there to comfort us. There is no such thing as a wasted trip if hunting for local food is one of the objectives.

We are always hunting for cheap, local, traditional and "special" food when travelling around West Malaysia. Follow our food trails from Johor to Penang. We hope to include Sarawak and Sabah in East Malaysia soon.


JOHOR (柔佛州)

Johor is the closest Malaysian state to Singapore and is our most frequently visited state, especially Johor Bahru. It is the best place to go for local food hunting on day trips from Singapore.

KSL City Eats

What to Eat around KSL City, Johor Bahru (新山)

(Updated: 29 Nov 2017)

Taman Sri Tebrau Eats

What to Eat in Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru (新山大马花园)

(Updated: 29 Nov 2017)

Pontian Kechil Eats

What Local Food to Eat in Pontian Kechil (笨珍)

(Added: 3rd Nov 2017)



Malacca is the next frequently visited state after Johor, being just 3 hours drive from Singapore. The best place in Malacca to go for local food is in the old Chinatown area, where almost all local delicacies can be found. Melaka Old Town is also a hot bed for cafe hopping.

Malacca Eats in Old Town

15 Places for Local Food in Malacca Old Town

Malacca Eats outside Old Town

10 Places to Eat Outside Malacca Old Town

Cafes in Malacca

10 Unique-Style Cafes in Malacca Old Town


PERAK (霹雳州)

Local Food Trail in Ipoh

Where to Go for Local Food in Ipoh (怡宝)

Eats in Taiping

Local Food Adventure in Taiping (太平)



Cheap and Good Food to try in Penang

Local Food Trail in Penang


How about Kuala Lumpur? Well, we always used the capital city as a transit hub to other Malaysian states and resulted in lesser time there, so we don't have enough tries to write an article yet. We will probably plan a food hunt there in the near future.


Don't miss our food trail in Singapore too

Food Trail in Singapore

Chinatown: Local Food Haven in Singapore

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