Yummy yet cheap eats are especially hard to come by when you are on a tight budget. Well, look no further we managed to find you five delicious low-cost alternatives for under RM10.
1.Selera Jaya 223
Nasi Lemak is no doubt a cheap yet satisfying meal, which is why you should definitely drop by this famous hangout in PJ. Popularly known as Nasi Lemak bawah pokok by loyal regulars, their Nasi Lemak is priced at only RM1.50 per packet! You can always add on fried chicken or fried egg but even eating the packed one is just as good on its own. During night time, expect the place to be packed with the usual crowds and late night office workers.
Location: Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya
Business hours: Monday – Sunday, 24 hours
2. The Ganga Café
For Indian food lovers, Ganga is the place to be! From 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), their wholesome meals are MSG-free and the vegetables used are farm grown, free of fertilizers and insecticides. Going healthy has never been easier…and cheaper!
Location: 19 Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 8.30am – 9.30pm
3. Straits Food Company
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There’s no better place that serves cheap and tasty authentic Peranakan delights than this restaurant. Spotting a simple interior, one of the must -try dishes at this certified halal eatery is their signature coconut Nyonya Laksa which is priced at RM7! Other dishes include a rice platter for RM10 and the famous local dessert, cendol for RM5.
Location: 2, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, Bangsar Utama, 59100
Business hours: 10am – 10pm daily
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Japanese meals are usually on the pricier side but thankfully, this Japanese owned restaurant offers alternative that won’t break your wallet. For under RM10, you can get yourself a bowl of mild spicy curry udon (with minced chicken) or freshly made thick kakiage udons with a simple warm broth. Additional tempura toppings would cost you an extra RM1-3.
Location: 9, Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 9:30pm
5. Ara Vietnamese Noodles (Non-Halal)
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Those looking to satisfy their Vietnamese cravings can head down to this restaurant selling traditional Vietnamese chicken or beef pho for only RM8. Pork lovers can also opt for their vermicelli noodles topped with grilled pork for the same price. They also serve a variety of quick appetisers such as traditional spring rolls, pork sausage skewers and fried pancakes to go along with their Vietnamese 333 beer or iced coffee.
Location: 45, Jalan SS22/11, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Business hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm