Big on taste but little in cost
Would you believe us if we told you that you can enjoy a decent meal or dessert for just RM5? Now you definitely won’t believe us if we told you that you can with less than RM5 as well! Not only cheap but also delicious, these are favourite spots amongst locals too!
It’s time for you to dig up those pesky lil change hiding under your car seat. So, whether you have only RM5 or less, here’s what you can buy!
If you only have RM5:
During the cold, rainy days or when you’re feeling under the weather, a nice heaping bowl of porridge is the ultimate saviour. Although nothing beats mom’s homemade porridge, the ones you get from McDonald’s are somewhat of a naughty treat you can’t resist!
The new talk of the town in KL, however, is this chicken porridge from an unassuming food stall in Shah Alam called Master Chicken Porridge. The porridge comes in a large disposable bowl, seasoned with pepper, soy sauce, then topped fried onions and heaps of minced chicken!
Sold for only RM5 per bowl, this is comfort food done right. If you’re craving for the food equivalent of a warm hug, head to one of the few Master Chicken Porridge stalls now!
Address: Here are the location of Master Chicken Porridge stalls
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 5.30pm onwards
If you only have RM4:
When the sun is beating down on you for hours on a hot afternoon, spotting a roadside truck selling ais kacang or cendol is a blessing. However, it’s a bigger blessing if you happen to find this humble stall in Kuala Kangsar selling ‘Ais Kepal Milo Pekat Leleh’.
It’s essentially a shaved ice ball topped with a generous helping of thick and creamy Milo sauce. The one word to describe this dessert is decadent. For only RM4, you can get one for yourself and there’s even enough of it to share with others. Although, we’re not sure if you actually want to share cause it’s THAT good.
Address: Jalan Kangsar (opposite Farmasi Epal Jaya), Kuala Kangsar, Perak
Operating Hours: 10am onwards
If you only have RM3:
Bangsar is teeming with trendy restaurants, cafes, and bars at every corner but they’re also known for being pricey. In spite of that, if you only have RM3, you can still enjoy a good meal, believe it or not!
Known to some as Bangsar Fish Head Corner or Anuar Kari Kepala Ikan, this food shack in Lucky Garden has been around for almost 40 years! For RM3, you get a plate of rice topped with fish head curry gravy, okra, bean sprouts, and a choice of fried chicken or fried fish.
Other than their rice plates, they also serve fried squid, mutton curry, and more. You can expect the place to be brimming with customers during lunch time. It’s a testament to how good the food is!
Address: No. 2, Lorong Ara Kiri 3, Lucky Garden, Bangsar, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm
If you only have RM2:
Inspired by Thailand’s boat noodles, this concept cafe in Shah Alam, Eat & Repeat, sells each item for only RM1.90! Instead of Thai noodles, what you’ll find is more of a Malaysian touch with popular local dishes.
With a selection over a dozen savoury dishes and several desserts, you’re spoiled for choice. Some of their more popular dishes include curry noodles, laksa, mee rebus, nasi lemak, sago pudding with palm sugar, and mango sticky rice. So, if you have RM10 on hand, you’re a rich man or woman in Eat & Repeat.
Address: 24, Jalan Plumbum Y7/Y, Pusat Komersial Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11am – 10pm | Sunday, 11am – 6pm
If you only have RM1:
You’re probably thinking, “It’s impossible to buy anything with RM1” or “Even a roti canai is more than RM1 now!”. Although those statements are largely true but not when you’re dining at Kedai Kak Na in Penang.
You can get a bowl of laksa noodles or several other dishes for only RM1 at this modest shack in Nibong Tebal, Penang. They’re also served in a good portion size, so you definitely won’t be left feeling hungry.
Address: Jalan Taman Bukit Negeri, Kampung Sungai Buaya, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Monday, 12:30pm – 7pm
It’s time for some food-trippin’
Hungry yet? It’s time to plan a food trip with your makan buddies and eat to your heart’s content. Looks like there’s finally a good use for those change in your wallet!
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