Today, a new generation of street food lovers is lining up at food trucks like never before. On top of conventional brick-and-mortar restaurants or street stalls which already made Malaysia a food heaven, Malaysians now have another lip-smacking choice! Just like restaurants, they produce high quality and delicious food but with their on-the-wheel advantage, it also means that these mouthwatering food trucks can be at any time near you! Or even in the compound of your house if you want them to! But one thing for sure, the aroma of food truck cuisine will soon waft through downtown streets of Malaysia, especially in the Klang Valley. Let’s check out the Top 10 Trending Food Trucks that you should flock to!
1. La Famiglia Food Truck
We bet you have never tried Pastas cooked by the Italian Mafias. To be precise, top-notch-yummylicious pastas. Introducing you the one-and-only unique La Famiglia. An Italian mafia themed food truck, La Famiglia is the pasta specialist you should be glad if they are parked around your neighborhood. And don’t worry, if they are mafias, they would be the friendliest ones you will find. In fact, the founders of La Famiglia came from vastly different backgrounds such as banking, construction and animation.
Often spotted at Dungun in the daytime & heads to Subang (SS15) at night, La Famiglia gains traction and reputation in recent years making them the crème de la crème of food trucks. This success is largely built from their passion and dedication of serving perfecto pastas. Oh and their inexpensive price of food makes a difference too!
2. Flaming Wheels
The Flaming Wheels is a purpose-built-kitchen-on-wheels offering healthy quality local and international cuisines at affordable prices. From the sexy outlook of the truck to the best quality of food, Flaming Wheels is a one-of-its-kind food truck you will just sit there and admire. Focusing its location on participating universities in the Klang Valley, Flaming Wheels is not just about on-the-go food experience, but their thoughts towards a noble cause wins the hearts of many. Did you know that Flaming Wheels was established with an ambition to provide support and raise funds for Make-A-Wish ® Malaysia?
Remember to order chili beef nachos and Moroccan lamb stew from the Flaming Wheels next time they park around your vicinity. Not sure when they will be around? Why not install their App “Flaming Wheels” from the AppStore & Play Store for easy viewing of their locations, menu and weekly discounts!
3. Burger Giler Power
While most of us are familiar with burger stalls set up around the streets of Malaysia, we hardly come across one that moves around on-the-wheels. Burger Giler Power is one such on-the-go burger truck that you will often see at Taman Melawati, in front of Espresso Lab from 5 to 10pm. Barely into its first year of business, Burger Giler Power has quickly gained their fan base especially those around Taman Melawati with its signature mouthwatering gourmet burgers.
Can’t picture the goodness? Imagine charcoal buns, homemade patties, and fresh ingredients combine with juicy sauces. That's right! It is their signature gourmet burgers we are talking about and just to name a few, do try out their Classic Cheese Burger, Cajun Chicken Burger and The Chief Burger. At the sideline, crispy mushroom and chicken broccoli salad are worth trying too!
4. The Laughing Monkey Cafe
Hate it when you have to look for car park just to have a cup of coffee? Feel annoyed when you have to walk some distance during lunch time just to buy a coffee? Look out for The Laughing Monkey Café! A truck which is dedicated to providing you with affordable, rich, freshly brewed coffee and delicious sandwiches at your doorstep. And trust us, it is easy to spot the Orangey cute little truck of The Laughing Monkey.
Warn you! You would be wrong to think that coffee served from a truck will not be any good. The Laughing Monkey's coffee (and hot chocolate) would top the coffees of many brick-and-mortar cafes out there. And why not when they will come to your doorstep? The Laughing Monkey Café was founded when two colleagues, Kelvin & Justine were caught in the rain while they were walking some distance from their office just to get a coffee.
5. Curbside Cantina
Serving up tacos and other Mexican treats, Curbside Cantina is a Mexican influenced food truck that you’ll find it quite interesting, well at least not just another food truck serving you the conventional western cuisine. While this colorful truck does not really have a fixed spot (perhaps Bangsar would be the best catch), their creative menu of good food is their best selling point. Look, Chilli Con Carne with Papadums, Cemita Burger, Chicken Quesa Tacos, Steak Tacos, Beef Cubano Sandwich and Churros are not the ordinary words you will see else-trucks.
Also be rest assured of the standard of Curbside Cantina as Curbside Cantina is an extension of a catering company called Cantina Moderna. The founders & team have been in the catering scene since 2006 and even ran a restaurant, Pink Sage, from 2008 to 2011. Now, go catch this Cantina On-The-Go.
6. Cowboys Food Truck
Launched on 7 Dec 2014, Cowboys Food Truck is one of the newcomers with their Texas-inspired western barbeque dishes. Founded by 2 “cowboys” - Ku Azharul Nizar bin Ku Abdul Rahman and Christopher Tang, and a “cowgirl” Chong Rhu Jan, who are all pretty much in love with barbeque food. Cowboys' menu illustrates the influence of Nizar's years in Dallas, Texas. Combined with Christopher’s F&B experiences gained in Australia as well as Ru Jan’s assistance in marketing and promotion, the idea of Cowboys Food Truck was conceived to serve the most authentic American-style barbeque food around the neighbourhood.
If you’re a fan of barbeque food, don’t forget to try out their speciality - Flame-grilled Chicken Wings which comes with choices of Garlic Parmesan or Spicy BBQ. Also look out for the Chuck Norris platter which consists of sliced smoked beef brisket, crispy buttermilk fried chicken chop and Chuck Norris certified delish wings. Better still – try both! You’ll also never get bored of their menu because they are creative enough to rotate their menu items every single day! Do catch them around Subang Jaya or follow their Facebook and Instagram for location updates.
7. Little Fat Duck
They’re called “Little Fat Duck” but don’t let that confuse you as they don’t actually serve any duck. They are one of the pioneers of a new dining craze that is sweeping through the city of Kuala Lumpur. They offer affordably priced yet hearty French and Italian Cuisine for on-the-go diners and urban hipsters. Surfaces on most nights at Subang SS15, you’ll see crowd building up from 8:00pm onwards. Nevertheless, there is a makeshift dining space by the street provided for their customers because the waiting time can go beyond 15 minutes at peak hours.
The aglio olio is a must-try! Pasta served with a choice of chicken or beef, and a generous seasoning of chilli flakes and Italian herbs gives a perfect spicy rendition of the classic Italian fare. For mains, you wouldn’t want to miss their tender chicken confit and grilled fish. The former consists of a whole chicken leg served atop mashed potatoes while the dory fillet is grilled to perfection with a generous serving of Hollandaise sauce and mashed potatoes. And yes! They serve desserts too! The simple yet delicious homemade milk puddings will definitely remain unforgettable to you. Overall, the affordable yet delicious Italian and French fare from a food truck has proven to be a big hit amongst college students and professionals within the city.
8. The Boys Food
The boys are taking over the kitchen to bring you pastas, sandwiches, burgers, and hotdogs hot off their mobile kitchen. They will impress you with their new crispy chicken burger, sloppy fries, and the most-awesome double cheese burger – Jimmynator! How could you resist The Boys’ temptation when you see so many scrumptious meals sitting on the plate before you?
Believe it or not, their foods are selling at RM5.00 on average. We know, right? Unbelievably cheap! They usually found camping out in Dataran Wangsa, so hop on over for late night gourmet snacking by the street and we ensure you will not regret staying up late or putting on extra calories over these yummiest-food-ever!
9. QGastro Truck
Serving one of the best pastas and tortilla on wheels, QGastro Truck will make sure you taste the freshest, delicious and reasonably priced Western food in town. If you’re planning to chase the QGastro Truck food truck down, let us just tell you that it’s going to be easy peasy to do so. The shiny black truck is always located behind BHP Taman Melawati (open car park) from 8pm onwards daily except Mondays. Remember to try out some of the creative menus such as Sambal Prawn Pasta, Aglio Olio Special, and Chicken/ Beef Wrap if you are near the neighbourhood.
10. Babarittos Food Truck
Babarittos Food Truck was founded by a young entrepreneur, Hafiey Mughnie Amran, who loves street food since his time in college. With the idea of simple, fast and affordable, Hafiey set up his business right after he completed his studies in the field of aircraft engineering.
Based mainly outside the PV16 Condominium in Danau Kota, Setapak, Barbarittos are known for their burrito wraps and nachos among their selection of mixed western dishes. What you want to go for here are their gourmet burgers and juicy burritos, all hot off the stove! Other than operating daily in Setapak, they also offer catering services at other locations on weekends. With their healthy and high quality meals, they have gained a following, regularly going to events where they sell up to 500 burittos a day! Definitely well deserved to be one of the top 10 trending food trucks in Malaysia!
The compilation of this list was made from the accumulation of public votes. To view the result of the Top 15, download Pollbook on App Store/Google Play. Thank you for reading.