Cheap and delicious food in a clean dining environment. That’s exactly what a diner can expect from Makan Place food court in Mid Valley.
While food and beverages in shopping malls can’t be expected to be hawker prices, the Makan Place proves it’s unique and offers exactly that.
Both Malay and Chinese proprietors man the 20-30 stalls here. The dining area is right in the middle of the square with table and chairs pleasantly distanced for comfort and the cleaning workers are efficient in clearing the tables once it’s empty.
As the food court is managed by the mall management, there are rules and regulations in place to ensure that the area is well maintained.
A team on site is in charge of the common dining area while every stall owner is responsible for their rented space.
All in all the result is an orderly and clean dining area.
Some of the stalls may be repetitive; especially the Malay economy rice stalls but every stall has a crowd, just in varying degrees.
The peak hours are conventionally during breakfast, lunch and dinner. But this place still pulls in the crowd at every hour of day as most stalls operate from morning until closing.
Monday to Fridays is the busiest periods for Makan Place since it is a favourite among the majority of the working class in Mid Valley Mall.
For breakfast the nasi lemak and roti canai is a firm favourite.
I would recommend this stall. Although the signboard says something else, you can’t miss Husin in action flipping and stretching the canai dough from morning til close of business.
Husin’s 2 decades of experience was apparent in his superb roti canai and chappati.
Served with hot dhall the roti canai was wonderfully flaky and non- greasy. I gushed to Husin about the dhall which although wasn’t as thick as the ones I usually prefer, it was loaded generously with lentils and carrots. Husin said that the dhall is so good because they have their own unique recipe.
Both chappati and roti is GOOD! 🙂
An uncommon item here is the Roti Bawang Chilli which is chopped onions and spicy chillis cooked within the folds of the roti canai.
I asked how many roti canais are sold here in a day and he said about 600 pieces; and that’s roti canai alone, not including the chappatis.
A roti canai cost RM1.00, roti telur and chappati RM1.50 and the roti bawang chilli RM1.80.
You won’t get such good roti canai at such prices in mamak outlets, much less in a major shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur!
A snaking queue in front of this Nasi Goreng Ganja Meletup certainly piqued my curiosity.
I joined the wait and found out that their specialties are the Maggie and Nasi Goreng Ganja, with ‘ganja’ in reference to drugs as to explain how good and addictive it is.
Others queued for the aromatic soups and tom yam, which is usually served with a plate of white rice.
Prices for an individual serving start from RM4.50 to RM6.50.
A friend of mine recommended this mee rebus (RM4.50) from Along stall. The unique factor of this mee rebus is the addition of peanut sauce into the gravy.
Vegans are not forgotten with this Restaurant Blessing Tree Vegetarian stall. A plate of 3 dishes with white rice is only RM3.50.
There are over 20 dishes to choose from and the servings given are generous considering the price!
Prices of food from the rice stalls are almost similar. Fish and chicken are about RM3.00 – RM4.50 per piece while rice is RM1.00 per portion and vegetables at RM1.00 – RM1.50.
As with all food courts, the ubiquitous chicken rice is not forgotten. This stall offers roast chicken, honey chicken and deep fried chicken.
For RM5.90 I got a whole BBQ honey chicken thigh with fragrant oil rice and a side of soup.
These are all just some of the stalls that are featured. There are a lot more so multiple visits to Makan Place is definitely possible. Besides food, there are stall selling newspapers, snacks, fruits and beverages.
This place isn’t glamorous, but it feeds the tummy and it feeds it well. 🙂
Makan Place Food Court, Mid Valley MegaMall
Location: Mid Valley Megamall (LG-Floor), 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 22845220
Opening Hours: 7:00am – 10:00pm (Monday – Sunday).
Muslim Owned: N (Directly managed by Mid Valley Megamall management team)
Halal Certified: N
100% Halal Ingredients: Y
Cleanliness Grade – B
Serves Alcohol: N
Years of operation: >20 years