Being Malaysians, food is naturally one of our deepest passions.
Being Malaysians, food is naturally one of our deepest passions.
We live to eat, and we do not eat to live, as many would say; and the wonderful place of Klang Valley simply holds many gastronomical gems yet to be discovered. So if you’re feeling peckish, do check out our favorite picks when it comes to the Chinese cuisine of Klang Valley, and go forth and indulge yourself! (P.S. please do note that many of our picks in this list are considered non-halal)
Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee
Pioneers of the now famous chilli pan mee craze, Kin Kin started off as a simple stall set up under a tree. With an increasing number of customers flocking to their stall in droves, they’ve since spread out to three branches in KL (Dewan Sultan Suleiman, Publika, and Pandan Indah) as well as one in Singapore.
The dish itself is comprised of slippery noodles, served with minced meat, fried anchovies, a runny broiled egg, and the pièce de résistance – the chilli flakes. You can add the chilli flakes to your liking or tolerance level for spice, and it’ll light up your mouth just right with a great combination of savoriness, crunchiness and, of course spiciness.
Address: 40, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: 6:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m., Closed on Mondays
Price: RM6 per bowl
Uncle Soon’s Fried Rice (located at the back of Restoran Foh Foh)
Situated near the likes of Taylors and INTI, Uncle Soon’s fried rice is one of the greatest student magnets situated in SS15. Run by the extremely approachable Uncle, Aunty Soon and their daughter, this humble stall was based in Langkawi for 9 years before moving and settling down in Subang where they have been based for the last 11 years.
With a secret sauce gives the golden-brown rice its savory and slightly sweet flavour, the fried rice is wonderfully delectable – served with a generous helping of eggs (patrons can even opt to add an extra sunny-side-up), vegetables and optional char siew.
Address: 95, Jalan SS 15/4b, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10 a.m. till 8.30 p.m., or whenever the food runs out
Price: RM6-8, depending on size and additions
Koon Kee Wantan Noodles
Hidden inside the bustling rows of hawker shops, is a quiet, homely gem of a restaurant that has stood strong since 1945 – Koon Kee’s Wantan Noodles. According to Peter Lee, the purveyor of the smooth and silky noodles, the stall was opened by his father and used to sell sugar cane before transitioning into the store many now know and love.
The noodles are springy and coated in a delicious sauce that makes it smooth, silky and savory. Noodles are served with char siew and/or shredded chicken, along with a delectable bowl of wantan soup.
Address: No 95, Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur, 50000, Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, 50000, Malaysia
Opening hours: Weekdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Price: RM6-7 per plate
Alor Corner Curry Noodles
This rather missable stall sets up at the side of the road, and only pops up after 2 p.m. The little stall has been around for around 39 years, and was started by the stall owners’ parents, together with the recipe and everything else.
The curry noodle comes with delicious sliced eggplant, chicken meat, cockles, and tou fu pok. The curry itself is wonderfully thick, creamy and flavourful–rich in sinful coconut milk. Every sip of the soup delivers a savory burst, and complements the springy noodles incredibly well.
Address: (The corner of) Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: RM 6 per bowl
Wong Ah Wah Chicken Wings
Sometime since early 1973, this store has become one of the most well-known places for chicken wings and is definitely the most well known in Jalan Alor. You cannot go through Jalan Alor and not go for Wong Ah Wah’s wings.
Deeply coated in honey, Wong Ah Wah’s chicken wings are known for their wonderfully sticky, sweet and crispy texture. As they go incredibly well with rice as well as other dishes, Wong Ah Wah’s chicken wings is something that cannot be missed.
Address: 9, Jalan Alor, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: 5 p.m. till 4 a.m.
Restoran Telok Pulai Bak Kut Teh
A quaint little corner shop on the streets of Klang, Telok Pulai Bak Kut Teh is a homely little restaurant that looks much like a traditional coffee shop.
There, one can choose between the ‘wet’ bak kut teh or the ‘dry’ one. The herbal soup in the wet version is deeply satisfying, while the dry one offers an intense flavor along with the fleshy pieces of meat. You can order oily rice or white rice, and don’t forget to request for the complimentary fried shallots or garlic to sprinkle over your rice.
Derived from a family recipe, the owner says the shop has stood for over 30+ years, and was the first Bak Kut Teh place in the street.
Address: 32, Jalan Batai Laut 5, Taman Intan, 41300 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 7 a.m. till 3.30 p.m.
Price: RM10 (Small), RM12 (Big), RM15 (With extra innards)
One One Mee – Pan Mee
Located on the second floor of a row of shops, this delightful shop offers Pan Mee in all its variations – the traditional Soup, Curry, Fried, or Dry Curry Black Sauce and Chilli.
Its signature dish, however, is the curry pan mee, which is delightfully spicy and the gravy satisfyingly thick. It comes flooded with curry and minced pork, giving it a great, savory flavor that lights up your mouth both with heat and flavor. The fried Pan Mee is also very delicious – its savory and salty noodles also contain minced pork, crunchy anchovies, and a runny egg that makes the noodles very smooth. Lastly, its soup is delightfully savory, leaving your mouth with a refreshing taste that leaves you wanting more.
Address: 26A, Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Lucky Garden, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: everyday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: RM 6 (Small), RM 7 (Big)
Sze Ngan Chye Salted Roast Duck
An extremely small and tiny booth located by the side of Petaling Street, Tze Ngan Chye is one of the many fan-favourite stalls located in the famed tourist trap. The minute you get close to their little stall, you’ll begin to smell the delightful fragrance wafting out from the little stand.
The duck is extremely tasty, each bite filling your taste buds with meaty duck along with the delightfully savory skin that has been marinated and charred to a perfect degree. It also comes with two sauces – a salty one and one that’s slightly sour. Considering the lack of tables and chairs, though, this delectable fowl is strictly ‘dabao’ only.
Address: 85, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Price: RM52 for 1 bird, RM26 for ½ bird.
Garlic roasted chicken rice
This place is usually sold out before 2 p.m. (thanks to the students of Sunway University and Monash), as the garlic roasted chicken rice here is not only cheap but tantalizingly delicious at the same time.
A plate of chicken (or char siew/siew yok) is served with a generous amount of savory sauce, and is topped with fried garlic, and served with soup, rice (oily or non-oily), and chilli sauce. The crispiness of the fried garlic, paired with the salty sauce on the chicken will keep you wanting more.
Address: 29, Jalan PJS 11/9, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Price: RM4-6, depending on what you order