If you’re a corporate slave running the rat race in the Klang Valley, chances are you’re most probably working in one of the many malls here. Now, working in an office in a mall definitely has its ups and downs. Pros: it’s extremely convenient when it comes to public transportation connectivity. Cons: the prices of food items can be a little exorbitant unless…. you know where to eat. No mall does it better than MyTown. Just the size of it promises activities for the whole day.
So, if you’re working in or around MyTown, here are 10 foods to tapau for lunchtime while still staying within budget.
1. Bungkus Kaw Kaw (B1-056)
Whether it’s breakfast or lunch, Bungkus Kaw Kaw is here to save the day with its authentic Malaysian menu. While most Malaysians favour this restaurant chain for its breakfast, if you look at it, the menu covers every meal.
For fans of their breakfast menu, their Bihun Siam (RM5.90) and Teh Tarik Kaw Kaw (RM5.50) definitely guarantee an amazing start to your day no matter how much your boss yells at you. If you’re on the lookout for something more substantial, their Nasi Lemak Ayam Merah (RM7.70) and Cham Kaw Kaw (RM6.60) would hit the right spot, guaranteeing a post-lunch nap. Honorary standouts in the Bungkus Kaw Kaw menu are the Loh Ma Kai (RM7), Peanut Butter & Kaya toast (RM5) and yummy Chee Cheong Fun (RM6).
2. BananaBro (B1-072)
You know what’s the worst part about working in an office? The unfulfilled post-lunch nap will have you propping up your eyes with matchsticks. No meal on Earth gets you to that nap faster than a full banana leaf set meal.
When it comes to affordable and accessible banana leaf meal sets, no one does it like BananaBro. Their Craving Set Meal (RM12.90) gives you unlimited refills on all vegetables and rice with curries! My personal favourite when it comes to BananaBro is their fried bitter gourd which has a nice balance of crunchiness and bitterness.
On top of their basic set, patrons also recommend their Chicken 65 (RM8.90), Fried Squid (RM11.90) and their Fried Chicken (RM7.90). For big eaters, you could opt for their Meat Eaters Set (RM24.90) which consists of briyani, curry, vege, egg and their signature Spicy Boss Green Chicken.
3. D’Laksa (B1-052)
Nothing is a better pick-me-up than a spicy bowl of laksa. When the fragrance welcomes you before the actual stall, you’ll know you’re close to D’Laksa. A true-blood Penangite with a deep passion for Malaysia’s renowned local cuisine found D’Laksa, so you know the taste is authentic!
The menu at D’Laksa may be simple, but it is precisely what makes it so remarkable. Focusing solely on the essence of laksa, their offerings are straightforward and honest. Prepare to be spoiled for choice as you peruse their selection, which features delectable options such as the Assam Laksa (RM12), a captivating blend of tangy and spicy flavours. For seafood enthusiasts, the Assam Lobster Ball (RM9) and Assam Fishball (RM8.50) offer a delightful twist to the traditional laksa experience. And if you’re craving a refreshing accompaniment, the Fruit Rojak (RM8.50) is the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess.
4. KyrosKebab (B1-06A)
For workaholics who can’t seem to find time to tear themselves away from their desks, we’ve got something simple for you! With a tagline saying “Love at first bite”, KyrosKebab produces top-notch kebabs every day. You can go for their wraps where you choose from their signature Chicken Tandoori Wrap or the classic Chicken Wrap, and more. It’s an ideal lunch to grab when you’re on the go from a meeting or rushing to hit that deadline.
If you’re on the prowl for something more filling, Kyros also offers main meals including the likes of Kebab Chicken with Fries, Spaghetti Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce and their Chicken Tandoori Sandwich.
Daily: 10am – 10pm
5. Food Empire (L3-021, L3-E-021)
You’d think we’d get around to this list without including a food court? The go-to option for most who work in a mall is a food court. Food Empire, situated on the upper level of MyTown Shopping Centre, offers a diverse range of delectable cuisine and enticing deals. Its culinary offerings surpass those found in several restaurants within MyTown Mall.
MyTown features a decent food court with ample hygienic dining areas, offering a wide array of food stalls that span from local delicacies, representing different regions in Malaysia to Western cuisine, and more. The establishment boasts an enchanting interior layout and design that captivates visitors. Moreover, they have thoughtfully constructed a playground at the rear, providing a space for children to play while their parents indulge in culinary delights.
Daily: 10am – 10pm
6. GO Noodle House (L2-043)
Drawing inspiration from a treasured family recipe, the co-founders of GO Noodle House embarked on a journey of exploration and refinement, delving deeper into the culinary technique. They even sought apprenticeships with street hawkers to perfect the intricate art of cooking. While the foundation of their creation lies in a traditional Chinese recipe, they have skillfully adapted and enhanced the technique to cater to the refined taste buds of Malaysians.
Indulge in their Ultimate Meat Lovers selection, where you’ll be spoiled for choice with premium beef balls, Fuchow fish balls, and don’t miss the sensation of their Bursting Meatballs. To take your soup noodles to new heights, treat yourself to the exclusive addition of their Hua Diao Wine, sourced from the finest ShaoXing vineyards. Prepare to be mind blown as it elevates the flavours of your bowl to an extraordinary level.
7. Dookki (L2-026)
You’ve had a long day at work and IT’S NOT EVEN LUNCH TIME! So, you gather your favourite colleagues and decide that it’s a good idea to treat yourself to a topokki buffet! At Dookki, you get to indulge in a Korean culinary delight! Delight in an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring the beloved topokki, accompanied by a tempting array of Korean specialities such as fried chicken, fish cakes, and seaweed rolls. The feast culminates with a flavourful highlight: a special serving of kimchi fried rice that is sure to thrill your taste buds.
Dookki’s buffet offers remarkable value, priced at RM35.80 nett for adults and RM18.80 nett for children under 140 centimetres tall. Each customer is allotted 90 minutes upon entry to relish the feast. For those seeking a weekday treat, the weekday lunch promotion from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, is a steal at the rate of RM29.80 for adults. Dookki takes pride in catering to all customers in Malaysia by strictly adhering to a pork- and lard-free menu. Additionally, they offer a complimentary free flow of beverages to enhance your meal.
8. Bhai Jim Jum (B1-09)
The name “Bhai Jim Jum” perfectly encapsulates the eating experience associated with this hot pot. In Thai, “Jim” refers to the act of dipping, while “Jum” implies briefly and swiftly submerging something into a liquid. Picture a pot brimming with flavourful broth, accompanied by an array of meats and vegetables that you can dip and drop into the simmering goodness.
Like mala, you pick your base from 3 choices; White Tom Ka, Clear Nam Sai or Red Tom Yum. Then, you move on to the proteins, carbs and so on. Every Jim Jum pot is generously equipped with a medley of ingredients, including long cabbages, pak choy, tofu, fried beancurd skin, enoki mushrooms, and is accompanied by delectable Thai Manow Sauce and Thai Sambal Belacan.
To complete your Jim Jum experience, select either rice or mee hoon (rice vermicelli) as a satisfying base. Furthermore, the best part is that the soup is refillable, ensuring you enjoy the flavours to your heart’s content.
9. BeRempahh! (B1-027)
Nothing gets a lunch break going like traditional Malaysian cuisine. Experience the true essence of Malaysia with a delightful fusion twist at BeRempahh. Step into their uniquely designed interior, reminiscent of a traditional kampung setting. Their menu encompasses local dishes you’d find at the mamak from the likes of roti canai, roti john and fried rice varieties. They even offer Western fusion dishes such as Roti Canai Burger, Nasi Goreng Chicken Chop and also their Mee Goreng Grilled Chicken Chop.
To add an extra dose of excitement to your dining experience, all their tables are equipped with a thrilling snakes and ladders game. Engage in friendly competition and enjoy the thrill of the board game while sipping on a refreshing Kopi O or indulging in the delightful flavours of Iced Sirap Bandung. These wonderful moments will keep you entertained while eagerly anticipating the arrival of your meal.
Daily: 10am – 10pm
10. AyamPenyet Best Station (B1-087)
For those toiling away in an office environment, finding a way to release that pent-up steam in MyTown often becomes essential. A delicious way of doing that s is indulging in a fiery and flavoursome meal. Look no further than AyamPenyet Best Station, where your culinary expectations are taken to new heights.
On top of their signature Ayam Penyet (RM18.85), they also offer Nasi Lemak with Rendang (RM21.75) and Udang Balado. Craving a medley of fresh vegetables? Their Gado-Gado, a delightful mix of blanched vegetables dressed in a flavourful peanut sauce, will leave you feeling both satisfied and nourished. And if you’re looking to explore unique and lesser-known Indonesian dishes, the Pucuk Ubi, features the tender shoots of cassava leaves.
Daily: 10am – 10pm