5 must-eats at TAPAK Urban Street Dining

Bored with mamak food? ‘Lepak’ at TAPAK instead.

Located in Jalan Ampang – just a short distance from KLCC – TAPAK Urban Street Dining (or TAPAK for short) is fast becoming a dining haven for those who want to hang out with friends after work.

The brainchild of four buddies, TAPAK is essentially a dedicated area where food trucks sell anything from boxing chicken to roti john cheese and mee kolok to coconut or mango shakes.

If you plan to drive there, you’ll be pleased to know TAPAK has ample parking bays. Alternatively, you can stop at the KLCC LRT station and take a leisurely walk over.

Operating daily from 6pm to midnight, the food at TAPAK is a gastronomic delight. Easily accommodating 200 patrons at any one time, it is a fabulous place to chill with family and friends.

Overwhelmed by the choices available? Here are five scrumptious treats you can try first.

1. Mac & Cheese Burger @ 8th Street Cafe

Sink your teeth into a succulent, flavourful patty packed into a reasonably-sized bun. Generous helpings of macaroni and cheese on the side make this a hearty and memorable meal. For RM14, this burger is definitely worth a try.

2. Dendeng Tacos @ The Sailor Burger & Co


Dendeng is an Indonesian delicacy of thinly-sliced grilled meat marinated with sugar and spices. It is like bak kwa to the Chinese or jerky to the Americans, except that the meat used is either chicken or beef. On the other hand, taco is a traditional Mexican tortilla stuffed with a variety of fillings. Together, dendeng and taco make a great East-West fusion. And it’s only RM5.90.

3. Nasi Lemak Kukus with Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken @ Borak Time

If you’re looking for something a little more substantial than snacks, you should try Borak Time for some awesome hot-off-the-grill food. For only RM10, you can have a hearty meal of steamed Nasi Lemak with an accompaniment of chicken grilled with garlic and herbs.

4. Churros @ @ Churroza

Calling all churros addicts! Churroza’s version is really hard to resist. Priced at RM10 for a bag of seven sticks, and you can either eat them coated with cinnamon sugar, or with a caramel or chocolate sauce dip. Their churros are pretty amazing, with a thin crispy crust and fluffy dough inside. Don’t be surprised if one bag is not enough.

5. Milky Mango @ FirstOrder

As the name suggests, Milky Mango is a thick, creamy milkshake made with fresh mango juice. Each tall cup has chopped mango chunks floating on top and a spoon to scoop up the goodness inside. Definitely worth the seven bucks you pay!

So, what are you waiting for? Round up your friends and head to TAPAK for a one-of-a-kind feast tonight.

This article first appeared in uppre.com