We’re hooking you up with yummy low-cost alternatives from under RM10.
Cheap eats are scarce to find but not impossible, and it makes it even more difficult when you’re on a budget (cos you know, those bills aren’t gonna pay themselves). Don’t worry you don’t need to tighten your belt (even more) as we’ve scouted five cheap eats under RM10 that will satisfy your global appetite.
1. Sanuki Udon
Japanese meals are often marked up to a higher price but the Japanese owned Sanuki Udon offers an alternative that’s easy on your wallets. Here you can get cheap freshly made thick kakiage udons with either a simple warm broth or a choice of their mild spicy curry udon (with minced chicken) – all under RM10. Tempura toppings are additional but forking out RM1 – RM3, would still be reasonable!
Where: 9, Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: Tues – Sun, 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 9:30pm
2. Selera Jaya 223
This famous hang out for PJ residents is always packed. Why? Dubbed the Nasi Lemak bawah pokok by loyal regulars, their famous Nasi Lemak starts at the price of RM1.50 per packet! You can choose to add on fried chicken or fried egg but we say their ready packed ones are just as good as they are served hot! Come night time, the place will be flocked by its usual crowds and late night office workers. So, where there’s a lot of people, there’s always something good to eat.
Where: Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya
Business hours: Mon – Sun, 24 hours
3. The Ganga Café
Are you yearning for something Indian? Well, get easy and simple vegetarian Indian dishes like banana leaf rice (with a choice of brown rice for RM8.50), thosais (from RM2) and capatis (from RM2) at Ganga. Their wholesome meals are MSG-free and they use vegetables that are produced from their own farm sans fertilisers and insecticides. Their prices range from Even if you’re a meat lover, this place will sure make you want to come for seconds.
Where: 19 Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: Tues – Sun, 8.30am – 9.30pm
4. Straits Food Company
If you’re craving for some cheap and tasty, authentic Peranakan delights, do come over to this restaurant. With its simple interior, this certified halal eatery lets their food do all the talking. Their must-try dish is their signature coconut Nyonya Laksa which only costs RM7. Amongst other things you could also get a rice platter for RM10 and while you’re at it, why not try their one and only dessert , the cendol (RM 5). Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
Where: 2, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, Bangsar Utama, 59100
Business hours: 10am – 10pm daily
5. Ara Vietnamese Noodles (Non-Halal)
Formally a stall mending at N-Kee Restaurant, this now stand alone shop sells easy going meals that consist of traditional Vietnamese chicken or beef pho is priced at RM8. For the same price, pork lovers can try out their vermicelli noodles covered with grilled pork. If you’re just looking for some quick appetisers, they have a selection from traditional spring rolls, pork sausage skewers, and fried pancakes. Finish off your meal with some Vietnamese 333 beer & iced coffee.
Where: 45, Jalan SS22/11, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Business Hours: Tues – Sun, 10am – 10pm