Eating out with a budget doesn’t have to taste as little as it costs!
Are you familiar with the irony of not knowing what to eat or where to go for lunch – yes, despite living in Malaysia? On top of that, it’s probably not fun to eat at the same place at least three times a week. Well, don’t worry because we are here to help (after ‘suffering’ from the same dilemmas #firstworldproblems)! We went on a little #foodhunt to find places with the most incredible lunch sets (yes, all Halal) that only cost below RM15!
1. KEDAI Sebelah, RM8.50
Eat your Malaysian heart out at this funky café/artspace/workshop with their awesome lunch set that features one main (usually a local cuisine like rendang or lontong, for example), a sirap drink and a mini dessert! The lunch set menu changes daily so you can be rest assured of the variety even if you were to stop by multiple times a week. And who knows, you might even do some shopping for your home with their unique designs while you’re there.
Address: D-G-02, Jalan SS6/20A , Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya
2. Fat Spoon Cafe, RM12 onwards
Even if you haven’t been to Fat Spoon, this is surely a place you have heard of before. Rich in a fusion of modern, nyonya and traditional Asian flavours, the lunch sets at Fat Spoon Cafe range from sambal fried rice with chicken curry on the side to ulam angel hair pasta. They also offer two options for drinks: ice pandanselasih or Coke and two additional options for dessert: vanilla ice cream with passion fruit or sago pudding!
Address: 73 Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
3. Tappers, RM10.90 onwards
Photos via www.tappers.com.my
Tappers has been around for ages, but did you know that they have set lunches as well? Yup, a total 16 of them! Their set comes with a main and a drink of either honey lemon, lemon tea, lime juice or goo leng ping. Two of the cheapest sets have nasi gulai ayam and nasi ayam masak merah as their mains! But be sure to check your watches as they’re only available from 11am to 2.30pm.
Locations: Jaya One, Cap Square, Bangsar South, Setiawalk, Setia Alam, Setapak and Cyberjaya
4. The Gravy Factory, RM13.90 onwards
If you love your Hainanese Chicken Chops, then you should definitely check out this Hainanese Western restaurant, but on the other hand, if your office is around the vicinity of Damansara Perdana and you’re looking for a good lunch deal, this is the place! Starting at RM13.90, all sets come with ice lemon tea and a dessert! There is a pretty good variety for the choice of mains as well.
Address: Empire Damansara
5. Pancake House International, RM11.90 onwards
Photo via Pancake House International FB page
Do you prefer to start your lunch early? Then their weekday lunch set is perfect for you as it runs from 10am to 3pm. It consists of 6 options, ranging from RM11.90 to RM14.90, and includes a 12oz glass of ice peach tea! The cheapest set at RM11.90 offers the house spaghetti as the main course with garlic bread on the side! Oh, and the best part is: you can add on 2 mini pancakes to your meal for only RM0.99!
Locations: Mid Valley Megamall 1, Pavillion
6. CoffeeSociete, RM10
If you can’t do lunch without coffee, then you should definitely check out Coffee Societe’s RM10 set lunch that come with a main course and a cup of coffee of your choice! You can opt from an iced cappuccino to an espresso with no extra charges coz it’s all part of the deal. How awesome is that?
7. Oiso Traditional Cuisine and Cafe, RM10.90 onwards
While their lunch sets come in a wide variety (and priced accordingly), there are three options for the mains to choose from for the RM10.90 menus: the seafood kal kuk su (handmade noodles), the doen jang jigae(soybean paste stew) or the soon du bu jigae (kimchi soft tofu stew); all of which comes with banchan (Korean appetizers) that namely consists of kimchi, seasoned anchovies and egg rolls.
Address: The Sphere @ Bangsar South, IPC, Tropicana City Mall