Throughout the holy month of Ramadhan, fasting Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to sunset, until they break fast for their evening meal or ‘iftar’.

Moreh was initially typically a simple light meal after tarawih prayers that were prepared by the mosque, but as per Malaysian norm with our love for food, it is now a full-blown activity on its own. It is also a great way to commune with family and friends and foster community spirit.

Here are our picks of the best Moreh spots for you to hit up in KL and the best part is many of them have extended hours just for Ramadhan:

The Port

The stalls here are uniquely set in containers! Nasi Ayam Penyet Bali, Butter Cream Seafood, Martabak Manis, and Nasi Lemak Sambal are just some of the delightful dishes that you’ll find here. You can also kick back and watch a Premier League match on one of the screens here. There is even a surau for those who want to carry out their prayers.

Opening hours: 6.00 pm to 2.00 am, closed on Wednesdays

Address: Jalan, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Plump Café

If you’ve already had your main meal, and want to satisfy your cravings with some dessert, this hidden café in Bangsar is by dessert specialist Tao Bakes Cakes. This cosy café includes quality artisan cakes like Coca Coca Fruitcake and simple savouries like sourdough toast topped with roasted tomatoes. Especially for the month of Ramadhan, you can try out their Turkish baklava loaded with pistachios and served with salted mascarpone on the side.

Opening hours: 8 am to 11 pm, closed on Tuesdays

Address: First Floor, above Opus Bistro Bukit Bandaraya, 67-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Restoran Al-Safa

This chain hailing from Johor is a bustling and airy spot and is the perfect place to gather with loved ones to replenish your carbs. There’s something for every member of the family here with Western food, nasi kandar, Thai dishes, and typical mamak fare. Dig into the crispy batter of their Ayam Goreng or opt for fragrant biryani rice. Then satiate your thirst by ordering up one of their 3-litre ‘Minuman Tower’ such as Teh O Ais or Sirap Bandung Ais.

Opening hours: 8.00 am to 12.00 am, daily

Address: 933, Jalan 17/38, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Dapur Sarawak

If you’d rather deviate from nasi kandar for the night, why not slurp up some Laksa Sarawak here, a mix between the curry and asam versions that uses both coconut milk and tamarind pastes. It also offers Halal Kolo Mee from the Land of the Hornbills which is hard to come by in KL. Finish up your meal with kek lapis, kek batik, and pinjaram (also known as kuih UFO). There is also a branch in Shah Alam.

Opening hours: 4.00pm to 12.00am

Address: No.19, Jalan Sarikei, Off Jalan Pahang, Pekeliling, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Burger Bakar Abang Burn

After visiting this spot, you’ll probably have to find a way to burn off the calories instead. Instead of ‘tapao-ing’ your burgers, you can have your GCB Sauteed Mushroom, Beef Supremo Cheesy, or their Jumbo Cheezy Bolognese Hotdog at this outdoor food court. For Ramadhan, they are serving up some specials such as Burger Ayam Bakar Perchik and Burger Daging Bakar Rendang XL. When it comes to burgers, there is no such thing as too much cheese which you can add on for RM5.

Opening hours: 12.00pm to 1.00am, daily

Address: Dagang Avenue Food Court, Jalan Dagang B/3a, Taman Dagang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor

BBQ Nights

End your nights with sizzling char-grilled kebabs just 5 minutes away from Petronas Towers. You can watch your food being prepared right before your eyes with the live cooking visible through the glass. Start off with hummus and get a Mixed Grill Platter of mutton, chicken, beef, and fish for sharing. The barbecued items can also be enjoyed with fluffy rice or freshly made naan from the oven.

Opening hours: 12.00 pm to 12.00am

Address: Menara Rohas PureCircle, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur 50450

Tapak Urban Street Dining

This hipster night market can be found at several locations such as Cyberjaya and Seksyen 9 of Shah Alam. Take your time to browse around as you’ll be spoilt for choice with ‘atas’ food trucks and you can dine in with the tables and chairs provided. Their Crispy Chicken Burger and Chicken Wings with Fries at TAPAK KLCC have us drooling.

Opening Hours: 5.00pm to 12.00am (weekdays), 5.00pm to 1.00am (weekends and public holidays)

Address: Tapak Urban Street Dining Persiaran Hampshire off, Jalan Ampang, Hampshire Park, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Warung Cherry

This spot in TTDI is located rather unconventionally under a flyover. It’s all about the ‘banjir’ life here as the spread of ayam goreng berempah, gulai seafood, beef, and vegetable dishes all with a choice of sambal belacan will be sufficient to satiate your appetite. But the crème de la crème of this Malay restaurant is its comforting ‘sup tulang’.

Opening hours: 8.00am to 12.00am, daily

Address: Jalan Sungai Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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