ICC Pudu is an indoor wet market, housing rows of stalls selling locally grown and farmed produce. Although it’s official name is Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang (Star Hill’s New Market), it is better known amongst locals as Imbi Market, which was originally a massive street market on Jalan Imbi that attracted locals with its wide range of inexpensive local delicacies.
The market section can be found at the basement level, where a variety of produce such as fruits, vegetables, spices, meat, flowers, and more are sold. Each section is segregated into their individual areas, making for easy and organized shopping. There are also other various stores that sell everyday home appliances as well as clothing, bags, and costume jewelry.
Most of the vendors here are made up of a chinese community who are polite, friendly, and also well-versed with the English language. It is a unique and lively atmosphere, with market vendors chatting up regular customers, finding out the latest about their family members, cracking jokes, and telling stories. The homely experience is coupled with a clean environment, offering a very local and pleasant experience.
Head upstairs to the ground floor, where you’ll find the famous food court of ICC Pudu/Imbi Market. Filled with dozens of stalls selling a wide variety of local food, this food court has gained a reputation among locals as THE place to find food such as popiah (spring rolls), egg tarts, assortments of kuih (Malaysian cakes), wan tan mee, and more.
The most well-known food stalls at ICC Pudu include Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea and Coffee, the original Sister’s Crispy Popiah stall, Ann Nasi Lemak, Ah Fook Yong Tau Fu & Chee Cheong Fun, Kuih Bakul, Mee Halia, and also Bun Choon Egg Tarts, to name a few. These stall operators have been operating for decades at Imbi Market, garnering a cult-like following from locals over the years.
Hainan Coffee, Half Boiled Eggs, and Kaya Butter Toast from Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea & Coffee
Authentic and inexpensive, the food court shows no sign of slowing down and is one of the most visited breakfast places in Pudu. Locals flood the food court in the mornings, grabbing a quick breakfast before going off to work. If you’re looking to experience some authentic Malaysian breakfast, ICC Pudu’s food court is definitely one of the best places to go.
Ah Fook Yong Tau Fu & Chee Cheong Fun
Stalls are usually open by 6.30am and most of them close by 12pm. If you’re coming here for breakfast, we recommend getting here before 9am to avoid the long queues. If you’re interested to fully experience the market at its peak period, we recommend getting here as early as 7am for some authentic, local market vibes.
The Original Sister’s Crispy Popiah
Opening Hours: 6am – 2pm, Closed on Mondays
Address: Jalan Kijang, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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