Food delivery in KL

Now that we’re in the middle of the government-imposed Movement Control Order, most Malaysians are left idling at home while we do our part to curb the COVID-19 spread. Luckily for us, we still have food delivery services to rely on so that we don’t go hungry. 

Besides popular delivery services like Grab and Foodpanda, there are actually a ton more that may have slipped out of our radar. A lot of them also have new policies in place in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, so they’ve taken precautionary measures like sanitising, only accepting cashless payments, and practicing social distancing. 

1. Dahmakan – 25% off first order

When we’re left alone at home, most Malaysians would just reach out for the packet of instant noodles instead of whipping up an actual meal in the kitchen. On days when Maggi just doesn’t cut it, opt for Dahmakan.

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Those on a health kick will be especially pleased to know that Dahmakan offers balanced meals that are all prepared by its in-house chefs. 

Its healthy meals aren’t just restricted to just salads either. It takes local eats that are adored by all and whips up a healthier rendition of it like the Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Berempah (RM14.99), Nasi Kunyit with Ayam Rempah (RM14.99), and Healthy Beef Rendang (RM24.99)

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The selection differs day by day, so there’ll always be something new to look forward to. You can also check the menu schedule in advance by clicking on the dropdown menu on their website. This way, you can plan your meals ahead of time. 

If it’s your first time ordering with Dahmakan, you’re entitled to a 25% discount on your first meal if you use the coupon “NEW25” upon checkout. 


2. Kurin – affordable bulk orders on poke bowls

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Besides practising good hygiene, we can try to be more vigilant when dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak by also watching what we eat. Poke bowls like the ones from Kurin are loaded with vitamins that can give us an added immunity boost to help us shield ourselves from harmful diseases.

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Some of the bowls you can look forward to are Ponzu Fresh Salmon (RM24) and Teriyaki Torched Tofu (RM12), as well as appetising salads like Oven Baked Chicken Salad with Spicy Mayo Sauce (RM13)

Kurin would be a great choice for those staying with their families as you can then opt for the Catering Menu where you can order up to 10 servings of your selected menu. It’s also more value for money as you get to enjoy the free delivery service for orders above RM100. 

Plus, the meals per serving are actually cheaper when bought in bulk than individually. For instance, a regular order of a Kimchi Chicken bowl would cost RM19 but only RM14 in a bulk order of 10. 


3. Delivereat – free delivery with Touch N’ Go

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If you’re living around Seksyen 17, PJ, you’ll be able to order yourself a serving of the popular Japanese omurice
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Delivereat is a Penang-based start-up that has been operating its food delivery business since 2012 and has since extended its services to KL. 

As you browse through its website, it becomes apparent that most of its vendors serve local street food like Kin Kin Pan Mee, Apam Balik Sedaapp, and Ayam Penyet Best. But of course, your available food choices will vary by location. 

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However, you won’t have to worry about a lack of choices if you stay in the outskirts of the city centre as there’ll be at least 10-20 vendors in each area. Those living in Cheras, Subang Jaya, and Puchong will still be able to order from Delivereat. 

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In light of the restricted movement order issued by the prime minister, Delivereat will be implementing contactless deliveries where riders will place your orders on top of a delivery box or hang them on the fence or gate. As such, cash payments are also unavailable during this period of time. 

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You can still get your boba fix by having it delivered to you
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Before ordering your meal from Delivereat, you’ll want to first top-up your Touch N’ Go e-wallet as you’ll be able to enjoy free delivery when you make payment through that channel. This saves you an extra RM5 that can be used on your next meal instead. 


4. Epic Food Hall – buy-2-free-3 burgers

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Epic Food Hall might be best known for serving Pak Adam’s Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah, a traditional take on the classic dish that’s ever ubiquitous in Malaysian culture. However, Pak Adam is not the only vendor on Epic Food Hall as they have others that range from Mexican cuisine to healthy eats.

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If you’re ordering for more than 1, consider getting their combo sets for more value for money. With the Sama Sama Combo, you can get 2 servings of Epic Fit Meals Co’s chicken meals for only RM20.

In light of the extended Movement Control Order, Epic Food Hall has a Duduk Rumah Combo  where you will be able to enjoy a buy-2-free-1 (RM29.60) combo for Homie’s Burgers or a buy-1-free-3 for Bachelor’s Pizza (RM28.80)


5. Dietmonsta – from 5% discounts on meals

At a time like this when gyms everywhere are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, health nuts can instead rely on effective home workouts and eating clean meals. If you’re not much of a chef, you can count on Dietmonsta to get the job done.

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In light of the current situation, Dietmonsta has even offered a 5%-10% discount on their meals for the next 2 weeks until the Movement Control Order ends. 

Health nuts who need to adhere to a strict diet can opt for the Weight Loss menus that consist of meals like Oat Chicken Vege Brown Rice (RM16) and Black Pepper Beef Cauli Rice (RM20). For the rest of us, we can go for the Eat Well Menu where the options are still healthy but come in more variety like the Salmon Fried Rice (RM19) and Green Curry Chicken Brown Rice (RM16)


6. Hometaste – RM4 off first order

Those of us who are living on our own would know that home-cooked meals are a rare treat that needs to be enjoyed as much as we can before we’re back to our usual diets of hawker and mamak eats. During this period when nothing matters quite as much as our health, it’s even more important for us to keep a balanced diet. 

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Enter Hometaste, a food delivery service that curates its list of vendors to only serve home-cooked meals. This means that the vendors you see on their website are all home-chefs who’ll whip up your meals fresh in their kitchens. 

Not only will these meals give you a much-welcomed taste of home, but they’re often a much healthier alternative to the outside food we usually get. And it also ensures that we’re eating enough of healthy greens and proteins. 

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Some of the more popular picks are Nana’s Thai Kitchen for authentic Thai delights like Minced Pork Basil Fried Rice (RM9.90) and Green Curry Pork (RM13.50) as well as Uncle Way, where you can get Chinese comfort food like Sweet and Sour Meat Rice (RM10).

If it’s your first time ordering, remember to type in the code “goodfood” for a RM4 discount off your total bill. 


7. The Naked Lunchbox – RM5 off first order

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The Naked Lunch Box has a delightful selection of healthy bites that even non-veggie fans will be able to enjoy. 

While some may find steamed chicken breast delicious, it’s safe to say that most of us would like our chicken with a little more flavour. When browsing through their website, you’ll be tempted by their menu of Peri-Peri Roast Chicken (RM19.90), Teriyaki Chicken & Omu Rice (RM19.90), and Matcha Pistachio Crusted Fish (RM21.90). The bold flavours just prove that healthy doesn’t always mean bland. 

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For first time orders, customers get to enjoy a RM5 discount on their total bill as well as a complimentary drink. Just key in the coupon code “IMNEW” upon check-out. 


8. La Brasilia Superfoods – order in bulk and store in freezer

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La Brasilia Superfoods is an IG-based shop that delivers refreshing acai bowls (from RM25). There are plenty of toppings that you can pick from when building your own bowl like blackberries, dragon fruit, mango, kiwi, apricot, and coconut flakes. With over 20 fruits and seeds to choose from, you can have fun coming up with your own creative flavour combinations.

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These acai bowls can also be stored up to 7 days in the freezer. This means that you can get the 1-litre or 5-litre tub and keep the leftovers for the next day. 

These healthy meals can also help you get your fill of healthy fruits and grains instead of relying on dry groceries like chips and instant noodles.


9. RunningMan – low delivery fees from RM1

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No, it’s not the popular Korean variety show that you’re thinking about, but we can certainly order our meals from the local RunningMan to feast on as we binge-watch episodes of everything under the sun. 

RunningMan is also one of the few delivery services in the country that doesn’t require a minimum order, a big plus for those of us living alone. Additionally, you can find vendors that have delivery fees as low as RM1 so that you won’t have to spend more on your meals than you need to. 

If you’re staying in the city centre, keep your eyes peeled for these shops that have affordable RM1 delivery fees: Kedai Kopi Pudu 168, Sambal Penyet Perkasa, Sarawak Noodles House, and Chang Kee Chicken Rice


Food delivery services in Klang Valley

Being stuck at home for such an extended period of time can be rough, especially if you’re not much of a cook. Instead of resorting to packets of instant noodles for meals, you can still get your favourite food by simply ordering them through any one of these food delivery services

With an abundance of options available, there’s no really no reason for us to head out during this time. All you have to do is just pick a good movie to watch and enjoy your delicious meal in the comforts of your home. 

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