Malaysia is famous for its food, and there’s no better way to discover some of its best food as well as the history and culture of Malaysia than on a food tour.
Simply Enak food tours take you to attractions and multiple food vendors to eat the local food at great local establishments while sharing the history and culture of Malaysia as you go.
It can be surprising when you’ve never done a food tour before, how much food can help tell the history of a place and the influences on it. This is especially the case in Malaysia where the three main cultural groups – Malay, Chinese and Indian – show their history through their food.
I highly recommend you fit at least one food tour into your trip to Malaysia.
To make that extra easy, here’s all the information you need about the awesome Simply Enak food tours as well as a discount code to make your experience even better.
Already convinced? Click here to find your perfect Simply Enak food tour now and use the discount code DIVE30 for RM30 off the price of your tour.
Simply Enak Food Tours
Enak means “delicious” in Malay and these tours are simply delicious 😀
Simply Enak food tours are run by native guides who love sharing everything food and Malaysia with tour participants. Food stops are at local businesses which sometimes have been run by the same family for generations, and you’ll learn a lot. They have a 5 star rating on TripAdvisor which is well deserved.
Some tours are run during the day and some in the evening, and they have different focuses based on whether you are most interested in street food, markets, heritage, nightlife and more. If you have dietary requirements, let them know and they’ll do their best to cater to you.
Tours include food, some beverages and your guide. Children are welcome on most tours and kids under 12 receive a big discount. You’ll get plenty of food so go hungry!
All tours involve walking and exploring, and you’ll need to make your own way to the easy starting points.
Simply Enak food tours run daily as long as they have a two person minimum. If you are a solo traveller, contact Simply Enak and they’ll let you know about any tours that are already confirmed that you can join. Make sure you also tell that you are a Dive Into Malaysia reader and the discount code DIVE30.
There is a maximum of 9 participants on a tour.
Compare all the Simply Enak tours here:
|Tour Name||Location||Best For…||Duration||Start Time||Book Now|
|Flavours of Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||Discovering the local markets and understanding the ingredients in the different cuisines in Malaysia||4 hours||9:30am, 3:30pm||Click here|
|Secrets Of KL||Kuala Lumpur||Exploring Malaysia’s nightlife and modern (and trendy) Kuala Lumpur. Adults 21+ only||4 hours||4pm||Click here|
|Kuala Lumpur Street Food||Kuala Lumpur||An overview of KL food and the history and culture of this city. Especially recommended for families||3.5 hours||9:15am||Click here|
|Eat Drink George Town||Penang||Tasting a lot of food and experiencing nightlife and history. Adults 21+ only||4 hours||4pm||Click here|
|Penang Street Food||Penang||History and culture of Penang and what makes it unique||3.5 hours||9:30am||Click here|
Can’t decide which tour? You can always do more than one!
The information above was correct at time of publishing, but make sure you always check the latest details with the tour operator themselves. Start times, in particular, can change at different times of the year, but this will give you an indication for comparative purposes.
Simply Enak Kuala Lumpur Food Tours
There are three food tours in Kuala Lumpur to pick from.
Flavours Of Malaysia (Off The Beaten Track)
This four hour tour runs in both the morning and the afternoon/early evening and concentrates on exploring one of the largest wet markets in KL at Chow Kit. Chow Kit is located in a central part of Kuala Lumpur but is off the radar for most tourists.
It’s an authentic local market and you’ll explore and taste along the way while learning about the main ingredients used in Malaysian kitchens whether the occupants are making Malay, Chinese or Indian food.
You’ll taste food from these three cultures and learn the stories behind them. On this tour, you’ll also learn about KL’s Indonesian immigrants and taste some of their dishes while comparing these dishes with the local ones.
In addition to this, you’ll also check out the pre-war architecture of the buildings along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
Click here to book this tour now (and remember to use the discount code DIVE30 for RM30 off!).
Secrets Of KL – Nightlife, Street Art And Cocktails
This four hour tour in the early evening concentrates on the nightlife of KL including night markets, cocktails and some cool street art. While the last tour focused on more traditional aspects of KL, this one is more about modern aspects and where this city is heading, particularly in regards to its nightlife and how it’s combining old with new.
The tour starts with a local cocktail or craft beer before exploring the alleys and train stations’ murals and street art. You’ll eat dinner at a local food stall and visit speakeasies.
Throughout it all, you’ll hear about how young business owners are changing Kuala Lumpur, especially around Petaling Street. You’ll learn about how old brothels are turning into trendy bars and how night vices have shaped Kuala Lumpur. By the time this tour finishes, you’ll know a lot about Kuala Lumpur’s history and culture.
Food includes snacks, clay pot chicken rice and rendang, among other things. This tour is for adults 21+ only.
Click here to see the latest prices and more details (and remember to use the code: DIVE30 for RM30 off!).
Kuala Lumpur Street Food
This can be a great first tour of Kuala Lumpur as you are introduced to Malaysian culture, history and food via its famous street food in the heritage heart of Kuala Lumpur. It’s an especially family friendly tour and lasts 3.5 hours in the morning.
Walk around from Pasar Seni station learning about the history and cultural influences that make Kuala Lumpur and its food what it is today. You’ll visit local tradespeople, shops and street food vendors while seeing the local Malaysian daily life and, of course, eating the most delicious food and drinks.
You’ll watch handmade steam buns being made and taste up to 11 types of food and drinks such as Indian rotis, laksa, char kway teow, teh tarik (the local tea) and more. If you haven’t tried the infamous durian before, you’ll also get the chance with some durian puffs.
Additionally, you’ll learn about traditional Chinese medicine and how herbs can be used to heal.
Simply Enak also donates RM10 for every adult who takes part in this tour to the Pit Stop Community Cafe who serve homeless people in Kuala Lumpur.
Click here to book this tour now (and remember to use the coupon code DIVE30).
Simply Enak Penang Food Tours
If you are heading to Penang, you have two Simply Enak food tour options here to consider.
Eat Drink George Town
This four hour early evening tour is the perfect way to explore Penang’s best food along with a local cocktail. You’ll explore the heritage area of George Town, the capital of Penang, by foot while hearing stories about Penang’s past and why there is such a delicious fusion of foods today here.
You’ll taste up to 11 types of food and drinks from hawker stalls while you learn their stories. You’ll also visit the Clan Jetty where Chinese people built stilt houses over the water in the 19th century to avoid paying tax and eat one of the fabulous char kway teow (noodle dish) that Penang is famous for.
Other food includes laksa, Indian rotis, egg tarts and teh tarik (Malaysia’s popular local tea drink). You’ll see how the streets of George Town change as the sun sets.
The tour finishes at a cocktail bar where you’ll have a locally inspired cocktail. This tour is for adults 21+ only.
Click here to see the latest prices and to book in your tour (using the coupon code DIVE30 for RM30 off!).
Penang Street Food
This morning tour runs for 3.5 hours and is a great introduction to Penang and its delicious food while you walk around Penang’s sights in George Town. You’ll learn about Penang’s history, cultures and traditions while tasting the local dishes
You’ll enjoy Penang’s best street food with some great dishes across Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines such as roti chennai, Penang laksa, nasi lemak and much more and learn what is unique about the food in Penang and why.
There is a lot to learn on this tour and you’ll discuss Penang’s secret societies and the role they played in Penang. You’ll visit Penang’s unique and engaging street art and see the Clan Houses that played a role in Chinese immigration to Penang (as well as tasting the dishes these immigrants influenced of course). You’ll also learn how food plays a part in rituals in Indian temples here.
Click here for the latest prices and to book in (with code DIVE30 for RM30 off!).
Want Help Having An Awesome Food Experience in KL and Penang?
Join a Simply Enak (aka delicious) Food Tour!
There are multiple options depending on whether you want to concentrate on street food, nightlife or off the beaten track places.
No matter what you pick, you’ll taste a range of fabulous local food and drinks while learning the history and culture of Malaysia.
Make sure you use the coupon code DIVE30 for RM30 off your tour.
Simply Enak Discount Code
Simply Enak has a special offer just for Dive Into Malaysia readers. You can receive RM30 off your food tour per person with the promo code DIVE30.
Make sure you click here to book your tour and then use the Simple Enak coupon code DIVE30 for this great saving.
I highly recommend considering one of Simply Enak’s great food tours when you are in Kuala Lumpur or Penang. They are an easy way to learn more about these places while discovering all the best food to be found there.
It’s the perfect introduction to Malaysia!
Click here for more information on these tours.
Want to learn more about things to do in Kuala Lumpur? Click here. Want to learn more about what you can do in Penang? Click here. You can also find all our travel information for Kuala Lumpur here and for Penang here.