By Marissa Dinar & Adani Bakhtiar
It’s that time of the year again! Where people wake up in the wee hours of the morning to eat and fill their bellies for the upcoming day since we aren’t able to consume gallons of food like we do on the regular – in order to evoke empathy for the less fortunate, and to give our gastrointestinal system a rest. Lo and behold, Ramadhan.
For most of us, getting up for sahur is already an ordeal, much less preparing food. So here at The Level, we have taken the liberty to put together 9 sahur options from locations across the Klang Valley – all for those days where you’d prefer to eat out or buy in rather than cook!
Bidor Station, Seri Taming
Hungry tummies roaming around suburban Cheras can head over to Bidor Station for some amazing fare at affordable prices! Opening all the way up till 5am in conjunction with Ramadhan, this little hut-concept of a restaurant has a mixture of traditional Malay/Indonesian fare along with your standard Western comfort meals.
My recommendation? Go for their dishes infused with kemangi, or lemon basil leaves – surprisingly really amazingly incorporated into nasi goreng, and gulai lemak!
Address: 12, Jalan Seri Taming 1e, Taman Seri Taming, 43200 Batu 9 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ramadhan opening times: 12pm-5am
Alif Bistro, Cheras Selatan.
A mamak bistro located at the ground level of the business suites of c180, this is a fairly new establishment with whose trump card on the competition comes in the form of really good pasembur/rojak, especially if you’re looking for a filling sahur. You’ve got the basic fried dough fritters, bean curds, a hard boiled egg, and julienned cucumbers but unlike the typical rojak, they’ve included potatoes, whole peanuts, and bigger dried shrimps all piled high onto one plate that comes in at around rm5
Address: Cheras No 13-AG, Jalan C180/1, Dataran C180, Cheras Selatan, Malaysia
Opening times: 24 hours.
Asia Cafe, Subang Jaya.
This food court isn’t particularly new to the patrons living around Subang or PJ – but it still makes the list due to the variety of hawker fare available. Once you’ve ordered your main course from the multitude of cuisines available, whet your appetite with one of the best meals available there – Deep fried mushrooms from a stall literally titled the MUSHROOM KING. Coming with a garnish of garlicky-sweet-spicy green chilli sauce, it is the best fatty comfort food to start your puasa with.
Address: Jalan SS 15/8a, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Times: 24 hours
Minang Tomyam, Cheras.
From their humble beginnings as a roadside stall, the food here got so popular that they just had to open up in a proper lot. Hailing from Southern Thailand, the main chef is fondly known as Ahmad – and he cooks up a gastronomic feast in his signature mixed Southern Thai fare with comfort Malay dishes. If you’ve got the nerve for something extra extra extra spicy, request special off menu items like his Gaeng Som (spicy sour fish curry) and beef pad prik.
Address: Pinggiran Minang 3, Taman Minang, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening times: 4pm-1.30am
Kopi & XOXO, TTDI and Bangi.
Best known for their pisang goreng cheese and laksa Johor. They do offer other Malay fried dishes to sate your taste for home. This cozy hangout spot is ideal for people to come over and have some late night chitchat.
- 153, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
- D-08-G, Paragon Point 2, Jalan Medan PB5, Seksyen 9, Bandar Baru Bangi.
Weekdays: 10:00pm – 3:00am
Weekends: 10:00pm – 5:00am
Closed on Mondays.
Murni Discovery, several branches.
Famous for its big portions and cheap pricing, you will be spoiled for choice because Murni Discovery offers various styles of cuisine, from pastas to country-themed fried rice combinations. You may mix and match your desired meal accordingly from the menu as well.
There are 9 branches open throughout Klang Valley. Here are the ones that are open till later night.
SS2 Branch: 53, Jalan SS 2/75Petaling Jaya Selangor 47300
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00am – 5:00am
Shah Alam Branch: ACG-47, Blok A, Jalan Plumbum AC7/AC, Pusat Komersil Seksyen 7,Shah Alam.
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00am – 4:00am
The Port, Bandar Utama.
Address: Jalan Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya.
Opening Hours: Daily 4:00pm – 4:00am
The H, Hartamas.
Located near the city centre, Hartamas is known for its nightlife and The H provides the ideal spot for a football night and lepak sessions. An ideal scaled food court with various cuisines from local to international at reasonable pricings makes this a must-go for the Hartamas kid.
Address: Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: Daily 5:00pm – 3:00am
Maistreet TTDI and SS15
Maistreet offers Asian fusion dishes, and they are known for their burger bakar as well as their selection of 30 shisha flavours. The TTDI branch is famous among the Damansara crowd; as you will definitely see your old friends (and the people you actually don’t want to meet).
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Who doesn’t love a good hearty meal from McDonald’s? You can never go wrong with fast food and you can easily find drive-thrus around Klang Valley. Either go for your usual double cheeseburger go-to or check out their current Ramadan promotions!
Here’s something for you if you’re staying up for sahur:
An alternative choice if you’re waking up after 4am for sahur:
Address: Throughout Klang Valley
Opens Daily 24/7.