Food Trails in KL

As some would already know that KL or Kuala Lumpur is now promoting the KL Food Trails for Food tourism in Malaysia and it is recommended that you follow a registered tour company or licensed guide when doing these kind of tours. Again, safety is the top concern when attending any kind of food tours in Kuala Lumpur as there are a number of concerning matters for the tourist or traveler.

Among the main concerns in these tours is getting sick or having food poisoning and this is the last thing you want to get when you are traveling on the road. In the last few years, there have been a number of self-proclaimed food tour specialist in Malaysia but on doing some background checks, majority of them are unlicensed operators which calls for much concern.

The issue with this is that they are selling their food tour services online through their websites, through social media and through popular tourist sites like TripAdvisor with high ratings.

Food Tours Kuala Lumpur
Some of the local places in KL for food
Recently, five popular food places in the city were selected as tour packages for tourists and the public to try out various local delicacies in conjunction with 'KL Food Trails', organaised by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall with collaboration from the tourism unit, Visit KL and Time Out KL magazine. 

The KL food tour packages for five places are Brickfields, Chinatown of KL, Jalan Alor, Pudu and Kampung Baru based on the popularity by locals and more importantly all five places have been looked after well to preserve the culture and food available there. Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal also quoted there were around 5,000 restaurant outlets in the capital and he hoped that more restaurant and food shop owners would get involved to make KL Food Trails a success. 

For the KL Food Trails project, the KL City Hall has also discussed with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture to have special rules to be followed by every restaurant owner to ensure cleanliness of the premises, food and their employees.

The KL Food Trails Itinerary;

KL Food Trails - Brickfields (Monday)
Meet Up: KL Sentral Monorail Station
Maximum Pax: 10
Time: 0930 - 1200 Every Monday
Price: RM110 per person (USD$33)

KL Food Trails - Old Kuala Lumpur (Tuesday)
Meet Up: Betel Leaf Restaurant
Maximum Pax: 10
Time: 1800 - 2030 Every Tuesday
Price: RM110 per person (USD$33)

KL Food Trails - Jalan Alor (Wednesday)
Meet Up: KFC Jalan Bukit Bintang
Maximum Pax: 10
Time: 1800 - 2030 Every Wednesday
Price: RM110 per person (USD$33)

KL Food Trails - Pudu (Thursday)
Meet Up: Pudu LRT Station
Maximum Pax: 10
Time: 1200 - 1430 Every Thursday
Price: RM110 per person (USD$33)

KL Food Trails - Kampong Baru (Friday)
Meet Up: Kampung Baru LRT Station
Maximum Pax: 10
Time: 0930 - 1200 Every Friday
Price: RM110 per person (USD$33)

Kuala Lumpur Food Trails
A visitor to KL tries the Durian in Old Kuala Lumpur
The KL Food Trails are run by Simply Enak and anyone interested in this can contact them directly via the Simply Enak website. They are one of the original food tour companies based here in Malaysia and run by Malaysians who have a very strong passion for local food. I was fortunate to follow them on one of their inaugural Food Tours in Kuala Lumpur in early 2012 and found their services to be top notch and very professional. 

For any travel foodies that are visiting Kuala Lumpur, you now have to chance to explore the local food scene here with a professional and endorsed company for the KL Food Trails. 

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