15 Must Try Dishes In Selangor In 2020
‘Have you eaten?’, or ‘Sudah makan?’ in Malay, is a common greeting demonstrates by Malaysian to show the depth of how food plays a role in the Malaysian culture. Food is considered an essential and a necessity for all living beings. So here we give you 15 dishes that you must try in Selangor in 2020.
Lontong Klang Restaurant, Seksyen 7 Shah Alam
Lontong Klang Restaurant located in Seksyen 7, Shah Alam is famous for their signature dish which is the Lontong Special, priced at RM7.50. Apart from that, they have other options on their menu to choose from such as Nasi Lemak, Lontong Ayam and many more. They are open daily at 7.30am to 3.00pm and closes early for Friday prayers at 12.30pm.
Warung Ibu Nasi Ambeng, Kuala Selangor
This warung specialises in the Javanese dish Nasi Ambeng, which consists of fried chicken, ayam masak kicap (soy sauce chicken), fried noodles and serunding kelapa. If you come with your friends, go for the nasi ambeng kahwin (RM20) which serves for two. The shop opens daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm and is located in Tanjung Karang, Kuala Selangor.
Satay Kajang Haji Samuri Restaurant, Kajang
You can find satay Kajang Haji Samuri just about anywhere in Selangor, but the main headquarters is located in Medan Sate, Kajang. The complex opens daily from Monday – Thursday at 10.30am to 12.30am, Saturday – Sunday at 10.30am to 1.00am and Friday at 4.00pm to 1.00am. They have over 16 branches in Selangor and serves a variety of satay that you can choose from, such as exotic meat like rabbits and venison. The starting price is from rm0.98 per stick.
Warung Soto Pasir Penambang, Kuala Selangor
Warung Soto Pasir Penambang located in Kuala Selangor opens daily on Monday – Saturday at 10.00am to 10.00pm and Sunday from 10.00am to 7.00pm. However, they do close on Sunday of every first week of the month. They also have another branch which is located in Shah Alam. The famous Soto that they serve is Soto Special (RM6) which comes with extra portions of begedil (potato balls filled with minced meat), chicken and noodles. you also can try other variety food such as Ayam Penyet, Pecah Ayam Begedil and many more.
Durian SS2, Petaling jaya
Durian SS2 is located in a commercialised area in Petaling Jaya which is probably the most happening place you can think of to feast on the King of Fruits. It opens daily from 12.00pm to 12.00am. You can find various types of high-quality durians grown in Pahang such as Hor Lor, Jantung, Raja Kunyit, Udang Merah, and Emas. Besides that, you can also try their very famous Durian Gelato. This premium durian gelato is made from pure D24 flesh with no preservatives. Durian Buffet SS2 serves in buffet style only during the season of durian. On regular days they will serve and sell according to the weight of the durian.
Banana Leaf Rice @ Yap Kee Coffee Shop, Klang
The concept of the banana leaf is having your rice topped with curry with sides of at least three different types of vegetables, papadom and your choice of meat. Yap Kee Coffee Shop located in Klang (near the Klang Railway Station) open daily from 11.00am to 4.00pm and the price for each serving I very affordable. Yap Kee Coffee Shop will not disappoint you.
Cake & Dessert @ Jalan Tiung, Shah Alam
Cake Jalan Tiung is located in Shah Alam and opens daily from 10.00am to 7.00pm. There serve a wide range of flavours of cakes and you must try their zesty lemon cheesecake with poppy seed crust, pandan cake with coconut whipped cream frosting, light and nutty apple cake and the chocolate cake dressed in a layer of chocolate and Oreos frosting. They also have chocolate chip cookies, coffee and many more. Good news for those with sweet tooth as they are now having a petition of extending their operating hours till late night. So be sure to include your signature so you can have a bomb dessert session with friends after dinner. Cake Jalan Tiung’s is known to offer its uncompromised taste of fusion desserts.
Hipster Cafe @ Garage 51, Petaling Jaya
Garage 51 located at Petaling Jaya opens daily from 11.00am to 11.00pm. You can easily spot this hipster cafe because there is an eye-catching mural painting on the walls of the building. Garage 51 have their own signature drink which is the “Garage Messed Up Family” and other series of drinks called The Father, The Mother, The Daughter and The Son. Each drink is priced differently. They also serve their brunch menu until 6.00pm.
Bubble Tea @ SS15, Petaling Jaya
If you are an avid fan of the trendy bubble tea, then SS15 is your haven. Usually all the bubble tea shops open daily at 11.00am to 1.00am. The top selling bubble teas in the area are Xing Fu Tang, The Alley, Daboba, Black Whale, Chatto and the 2D Bubble Tea. However, the list of bubble teas goes on. The must try flavour for every bubble tea is the signature brown sugar bubble milk tea that contains 4 main ingredients, namely brown sugar, tapioca pearls, milk and tea. As for the tea, it varies between each outlet on their options of black, white, green tea and more.
Bak Kut Teh, Klang
There are a few restaurants in Klang that sells famous Bak Kut Teh which is a famous Chinese food made of pork ribs cooked in herbs and spices broth. There are ones that are served with additional ingredients that may include offal, varieties of mushroom, choy sum, and pieces of dried tofu or fried tofu puffs. The dish can be garnished with chopped coriander or green onions and a sprinkling of fried shallots. Bak kut teh is typically eaten for breakfast, but may also be served for lunch.
Nasi Lemak Bumbung @ Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Nasi Lemak Bumbung @ Seapark is located in Petaling Jaya and opens daily from Monday – Saturday at 5.30pm to 4.00am and Sunday from 5.30pm to 12.00am. The name “Bumbung” or roof is derived from the venue itself which is set at a back lane of a row of shops which does not have a roof over it. Nasi Lemak is a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf served with crispy anchovies, sunny side up egg, peanuts, sambal and crispy fried chicken(optional) which cost RM6.
Cendol & Rojak @ Cendol Bakar, Cendol Borhan & SS15
Cendol & Rojak and Cendol Borhan @ Cendol Bakar both located in SS15 Subang Jaya are popular among the other Cendol stalls in Selangor. Cendol & Rojak SS15 has their own signature Cendol which is called Cendol Pulut and has the best Rojak in town. Meanwhile, Cendol Borhan has their special Cendol Durian and Cendol Bakar that is popular with having the burnt palm sugar inside every Cendol. Cendol Bakar also have their own drive-thru, where you can just drive-thru to your Cendol.
Traditional Kuih @ Kueh Cafe, Shah Alam
Kueh Cafe located in Seksyen 13, Shah Alam opens daily from 9.00am to 8.00pm. The interior is modern like cafe with some graffiti of Kueh in 4 different writing to symbolize Malaysia. They sell plenty of traditional Kuih that you will fall in love with such as the Kuih Keria, Kuih Lapis, Kuih Talam, Kuih Apam, Kuih Akok and many more. They also do have other dishes such as Roti Jala & Kari Ayam, Laksam, Ayam Masak Merah and many more. So be sure to head to Kueh Cafe in Shah Alam for your traditional Malay style food and dessert.
Bamboo Briyani Taste & See, Klang
Bamboo Briyani Taste & See located in Klang opens daily from Monday – Thursday at 11.30am to 9.00pm and Friday – Sunday at 11.30am to 9.30pm. Their recipes are authentic and time-tested. Bamboo biryani is basically semi cooked rice and meat mixed in spices stuffed inside a bamboo tube that is placed inside a huge steaming pot to be steamed until it’s perfectly cooked. They also have the best Bamboo Nasi Lemak, which is freshly prepared and steamed through similar process of the bamboo briyani and served with their homemade sambal that you cannot get elsewhere.
Fine Dining @ Stratosphere, Petaling Jaya
Stratosphere is Asia’s first and only luxury bar seated atop an infinity grassed helipad, providing an unprecedented 360-degree panoramic view of the city that is located at The Roof, Petaling Jaya. Stratosphere opens daily from Monday – Sunday at 6.00pm to 2.00am. The trendsetters and cosmopolites may bask in the open breeze and indulge in tantalizing cocktails under the glimmering night stars.
In the state of Selangor you will never get hungry. From traditional local delicacies, the kuih to the Taiwanese famous Bubble tea, from Chinese traditional Bak Kut Teh to Indian famous Banana Leaf Rice, you will always find something to satisfy your tastebuds.
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