Our list of 12 Malaysian foodie Instagrammers include bloggers, food photographers and community-curated accounts to bring inspiration on where to eat.
We covered Singaporean foodie Instagrammers to follow, now we’re looking north to our neighbours across the causeway. With Malaysia’s food scene being much bigger than Singapore’s, why not add a few of these top Instagrammers to your list?
The Makers and Creators
1. Nadiah Kimie (@nadiahkimie)
A little #throwback to last-last weekend, checking out the food at Isetan the Japan Store. Trying out the bara chirashi don which was tasty but had too many cucumbers for my liking 😅. Not as good as Ichiro, but better than a lot of other places... in Malaysia that is. . . . . . #instaMalaysia #igersmalaysia #igmalaysia #gf_malaysia #food #foodgasm #foodiekl #foodporn #instafood #foodie #japanesefood #ricebowl #salmon
Nadiah Kimie, part of the duo that makes up All The Ns, creates and sells jewellery, stationery and bowls. Her fascination for all things creative translates into her pictures of her food. Whether flatlay or otherwise, her captures of her recent meals whet the appetite. With 1.6k followers, we anticipate seeing more crafts from her and All The Ns as well as more food photos that make us want to travel to Malaysia for our next meal.
2. Samantha Lee (@leesamantha)
What is better than a cute self-made meal for kids? Literally nothing else, we think. Samantha Lee’s food designs feature monkeys, dinosaurs and pop culture characters. If your kids are not eating their vegetables, take a leaf out of Samantha’s book and design something quirky and funny to get your kids eating and bring out that inner child. 717k followers strong, we will be tuned in to see what else she will bring to the table and you should too.
3. Dududedoodle (@dududedoodle)
Want to know what café is worth visiting in Malaysia and beyond? Dududedoodle brings more than just that, he also showcases his various doodles at cafes that he visits. If you catch him in the act, he might even give you the completed piece. What’s so fun about his Instagram is that the things he doodles are so adorable, from beloved cartoon characters like Totoro and Spongebob Squarepants, to movie characters like Motoko Kusanagi from the upcoming movie Ghost in The Shell featuring Scarlett Johansson. 26.3k people are looking forward to seeing what he doodles next, and you should too.
4. Trisha Toh (@trishates)
Clean, pristine with a natural colour palate. This is what to expect going through Trisha Toh’s Instagram feed. As a food stylist, and then some based in Kuala Lumpur, her photos exude that simplistic, yet elegant feel everyone loves. Her photos are the true definition of #goals. 110k people already agree, follow her to get inspired.
5. Chee Ching (@cheechingy)
The art director who does it all, design, photography and illustration documents her travel and food journey in picture. Her food pictures embody a touch of comfort while still being something that inspires. 2.6k followers marvel over her pictures, and so should you.
6. Ken (@kenhuntsfood)
The name "Moody Cow Cafe" is widely known amongst dessert lovers in Penang, for serving some of the best yet innovative Cheese Cakes in town (Salted Egg Cheese Cake/ Cempedak Cheese Cake are some of its signature products); the brand is also notoriously known to serve some of the most expensive Cheese Cakes in Penang. But the Cheese Cake specialist has recently ventured out of its norm... opening a new cafe- "Sweet Monster Cafe" at 4th Street Club of Tye Sin Street. From the most expensive Cheese Cake in town to.... potentially the most expensive Pie in town (from Rm 30 per piece); from "Cow" to... "Monster"; the only thing unchanged is their willingness to innovate and to come with new flavors and combination. The cafe offers a small Pasta menu with an array of home-made Pies and Cookies... with most of them come with hefty price tags. The exterior of Sweet Monster Cafe does not give a single hint on what the place would serve, once you are inside, you will find the classical visual arts and decorative of ancient European... with soft background music that we would not know how to appreciate. Nevermind on the ambiance, their Pies truly standout on their own... That's Matcha Haven (Rm 32 nett). #penang #penangcafe
Penang-born and raised, Ken brings us around all the best places in Penang to indulge in local Malaysian cuisine. From cafes to restaurants, he reviews the food, giving honest rundowns of what is offered and tells you how much damage the meal is going to cost your wallet. 9.5k of his followers are on the prowl for the next new café or restaurant in Penang to eat at, and if you’re in the mood to get some food in Penang, Ken’s Instagram is the place to go for suggestions.
7. The Food Journalist (@foodjournalist)
Love the ambience as there's lots of natural lighthing as if one is eating in a greenhouse surrounded by plants. Their Churros Donut stack is a must try for dessert lovers but we advice for sharing with your friends/partner. Do expect larger crowds on weekends so you might wanna consider reaching earlier. Ps: do like our newly created Facebook page 🙂 link is on our bio. Thanks!
True to the name, the foodjournalist is an Instagram account that explores Malaysia and beyond for the best eatery in town, it’s written right there in their bio. They try it so we know whether it’s worth it or not to drop by that particular place. With 14.2k people scrolling the foodjournalist’s feed to get the lowdown on eating places in Malaysia and even Europe, join in too.
8. Eat Drink Kuala Lumpur (@eatdrinkkualalumpur)
Define:food translates into a meaningful interpretation of fun, casual dining. There are five plated desserts on Define:food’s menu, all tempting enough in their own right, like this Bombe Alaska - Beneath the soft browned spiky meringue lies the Malaysian flavours of pandan coconut ice cream and kaya jam. 29-1,Level 1, Signature Offices, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur. #malaysia #eatdrinkmy #eatdrink #kl #kualalumpur #klfood #foodkl #foodporn #food #instafood #foodgasm #foodie #yum #foodphotography #foodstagram #yummy #makan #bombealaska #desserts #sweethtooth
EatDrinkKualaLumpur is an Instagram account that is dedicated to trying out every single food establishment they can to dish out insightful restaurant reviews. They make it clear where to get the goods and what to expect when you are there. They basically figured out your meal there for you and their 17.9k followers thank them for that. Get your lunch plans sorted out today.
9. Foodie Vs The World (@foodievstheworld)
Want to know how legit foodievstheworld is? Netflix Asia officially recognises foodievstheworld as an official foodie. That’s just how legit they are. The team of three goes around Malaysia, Singapore and the rest of the world scouring high and low for the best places to chow down on the local cuisine. With 20.5k followers who are subscribed to the honest reviews that they are dishing out, you should follow along.
10. Rebecca Saw (@wackybecky)
We love her crazy hair and interesting taste, especially the salted egg yolk kaya she loves so much. She bounces around Singapore, Malaysia and everywhere else in between and she brings us along for the ride. The only thing we wish for is that we can go with her. Her 9k followers are already wanting more photos, join them.
11. My Cafe Food (@mycafefood)
Tag 2 friends who love chocolate! 🍫🍩 . 🇲🇾Follow @mycafefood and tag #mycafefood for a chance to get feature! · For advertorial, please email us @ 📩firstname.lastname@example.org · 📷 credits: @siti.intanfairuz__ . #cafehopping #cafehop #cafehopmy #cafehopkl #cafehoppingmy #cafehopmalaysia #cafehoppingmalaysia #cafelife #cafetime #igersmalaysia #igerscoffee #eatnowkl #onestopkl #klcafe #klcoffeespots #foodporn #foodphotography #foodie #foodstyling #foodstylist #foodvsco #flatlay #feedfeed #malaysianfood #malaysianig #onthetable #burpplekl #hungrygowhere
Who better to get cafe recommendations from than the people themselves? The community would know where the best cafes are, and with the community, you will not be restricted by location. Anyone in Malaysia is welcome to submit their top choices of cafes all around the country to this Instagram account. Go ahead and join the 35.8k followers who already are using the account to satisfy their café food cravings.
12. Eat Now KL (@eatnowkl)
EatNowKL calls themselves a comprehensive directory of good food in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and we have to agree with them. Every photo is a stunning testament of the good food in KL. Using the hashtag #eatnowkl, you can also see the community’s newest food haunts in KL and get inspiration for your next meal from there. 15k followers strong, you can be a part of this community.