In the 1870s, Yap Ah Loy, a Chinese headman regarded as the founding father of Kuala Lumpur, opened a tapioca mill on Petaling Street. He later opened a milling factory along Petaling Street to process tapioca from his farm. Chee Cheong Kai, literally meaning ‘starch factory street’ in Cantonese became synonymous with this street.’
After that, the street has improved immensely, making it a must-visit destination in Kuala Lumpur and become the Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. Petaling Street being so close to the central hub of Kuala Lumpur, makes it a famous destination for both local and foreign tourists.
After Covid-19 pandemic, Petaling street has been given a new facelift as the food paradise. Which, the street now offers new experience where the stalls are no longer being mended by foreigner worker. The new Petaling street food market is temporary closed until further notice.
Besides the food market, there are quite many hidden local food gems surrounding the area. Let’s get explore with Traple app for things to do and eat around Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur
To Get there : Petaling Street is a five-minute walk away from the Pasar Seni LRT station. The Pasar Seni bus hub is located under the Pasar Seni LRT station, just hop on a bus headed to Kota Raya which near to Petaling street with less than 1-minute walking distance.
Hon Kee Porridge
The signature Fresh Raw Fish Porridge of the hawker stall that has been in operation since 1959. The porridge is smooth with soft texture and all you need to do is to mix all the raw fish slices into the porridge and enjoy it while it’s hot. The fish is fresh and taste good.
Koon Kee Wantan Mee
This famous wantan noodle shop, started in 1947 by the Mdm Lee Kim Kee. Kedai Koon Kee is well known for its Wanton Noodles served with BBQ pork and wantons. The egg noodles are made in-house.