We’re midway through the holy month of Ramadan, which means Muslims the world over have already started fasting per their religious responsibilities. Being the food-loving Malaysians we are, you’ll find that many Muslims in Malaysia still out and about after performing their nightly Terawih prayers. And it’s usually for a a moreh session.
But what is moreh exactly? For those who are unfamiliar, moreh is a term used for an after-prayers supper, usually during the fasting month. Sometimes it’s done at the mosque itself, and other times, it can be just about anywhere your group favours. So, while buka puasa (or iftar) will see you breaking your fast, most Muslims prefer this to be a light meal as it’s easier on the stomach. Once it settles and you’re done with prayers, it’s time for a proper meal (or second dinner)!
Whether it be a heavy and filling meal or lighter fare, this list gives you five moreh-worthy spots in Downtown Kuala Lumpur (KL) to satisfy your late-night Ramadhan cravings. These places serve food even past 10pm!
1. Nasi Kandar Pelita
Nasi Kandar Pelita is KL’s largest nasi kandar chain and a local favourite. Malaysia’s favourite drink — the creamy, milky teh tarik — is a must-have for late-night moreh snackers. This warm, soothing drink is a terrific way to end Ramadan each day, and let’s not forget delectable options like mee goreng, nasi kandar, and all sorts of roti available here. Indeed, a great location to eat. Even after midnight!
Address: 149, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2162 5532
Us Malaysians enjoy food of all kinds, including fast food. A large serving of French fries and an Oreo McFlurry from McDonald’s, located five minutes away from Central Market, will be all you need to wind down for the night if you’re in the mood for something sweet before bedtime.
This Ramadhan, McDonald’s is reintroducing their signature dishes for their Indahnya Ramadan special — the Beef and Chicken Foldovers. Yum!
Address: Wisma Teck Lee, 38, Jalan Tun Perak, Ground & Mezzanine Floor, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2026 6899
3. Restoran Mee Tarik
This Chinese-Muslim restaurant is just a two-minute walk away from Petaling Street, and it offers delicious hot noodles and flavoured soups at affordable pricing. What better way to finish off the day than with a hearty meal before heading home and calling it a night? If you don’t feel like heading out, just order in through Foodpanda.
Address: 34, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
4. Sembang MaTIC
Located next to Nasi Kandar Pelita is the Sembang MaTIC bazaar, an ordinary parking lot transformed into a bustling night scene with plenty of food trucks after sunset, allowing visitors to sample the best of Malaysian cuisine.
Its open space also gives the space a relaxed atmosphere, so walking around at night won’t be an issue. Those looking for a late-night snack can choose from many food trucks selling both Western and local fare.
Address: 140, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 229 1902
5. Syed Bistro
If you’re looking to fill up your tummies with something heavier, we recommend heading to Syed Bistro for their biryani. There are delicious and mouth-watering options — chicken, beef, mutton, lamb shanks, and prawns are among the most popular ones. Definitely worth a trip after Terawih. You can get in touch with them on WhatsApp too!
Address: No 57, Jalan Dang Wangi, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2692 8886
6. Mansion Tea Stall
Previously known as Al Amnah, this legendary hawker stall is now known as Mansion Tea Stall. Located in Masjid India, their crispy, flaky, yet fluffy roti canai has been a crowd favourite for many years; especially when paired with the fragrant curry.
While you’re there, don’t miss out on ordering their famous Teh Tarik Ding Dong, known for its silky texture and the perfect sweetness. Worth giving a go as a moreh spot if you’re looking to carbo-load for the next day.
Address: No 2, Ground Floor, Selangor Mansion, Jalan Masjid India, 50100 Kuala Lumpur