Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cheap food in Kuala Lumpur - just RM2.00

Would you think I'm pulling a fast one if I told you that you can still have a meal of a plate of rice with three dishes in Kuala Lumpur for a mere RM2.00 inclusive of a drink? That's right, for just about USD0.65 (at current exchange rate).

A chain of restaurants set up by caring Buddhist organizations are serving vegetarian food for between RM2.00 to RM2.50 around the Klang Valley. You can find one from Happy Garden, Kuchai Lama to Sungai Chua to Sri Petaling to Mahkota Cheras to Kepong to Wangsa Maju, to Sea Park, Petaling Jaya, even two outlets in Kajang.

The website says Everyone is welcome to dine at these restaurants, the food is halal (no sembelih) because it is vegetarian. A plate of rice plus 3 dishes plus drinking water, price range from RM2.00 to RM2.50 (USD0.55 to USD0.69). It differs from restaurant to restaurant, some do not charge for drinking water and some do. I have seen Muslims and Christians patrons. Why not, we need inflation proof food on our table.

You can see if there's one near you at
RM2 Vegetarian Restaurants Listing

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  1. Wow! Where else can we get a RM2 meal nowadays. Even nasi lemak kosong already cost RM1.20!

    WHat a bargain.

  2. Anonymous9:21 PM

    There's an Indian restaurant in Brickfields where one can dine and pay as much as you think the meal would cost. I have yet to visit that place.

  3. wow, this is really cheap!! only RM2 for a plate of rice and drink!!! that price is just enough for a packet of fried beehoon in KL..

  4. That's really cheap! But I just dislike vegetarian food!

  5. There are quite a few vegetarian restaurants which offers RM2 lunch set. Patrons are expected to return the crockery to designated place.

    I have one post for it, here.

  6. I don't mind giving vegetarian dishes a go. I used to eating vegetarian noodles full of white pepper and it was delicious, I still miss it.

  7. This is not the cheap but the cheapest food that I have ever heard in my life. I have never seen any restaurant offering any food at such a low rate.

  8. Lina, hardly. It's not easy to find that RM1.20 nasi lemak either.

    Mei Teng, I heard about that too. Nice. It would be good to have more of such 'generous' restaurants in KL.

  9. SK, indeed it is cheap for a nourishing meal.

    Foong, you must be having those pseudo-meat dishes in mind which I too avoid basically because I'm not a flour-person and the excessive oil involved in the cooking. I prefer vegetables in a vegetarian meal.

  10. KS, good that there is an increase in such restaurants. As for returning crockery and cutlery, I know of an MNC that has this rule in their staff cafeteria. It's merely a matter of getting used to it.

    Thanks for the link - guess I missed the post earlier.

    Ai Shiang, my favorite vegetarian noodle is also one with lots of pepper. It's the Mamee brand. Yum!