Come the weekend, foodies are often excited to go food hunting. Many foodies venture far and wide in search of delicious dishes. Residents of KL and Selangor are known to make day trips to places such as Melaka, Ipoh, and Penang for a taste of the yummy local cuisine. However, Selangorites don’t have to go too far for great food!
There are local gems worth exploring in each of the 9 districts of Selangor. We’ve prepared a list of must-try dishes from each district, so you can go jalan jalan cari makan without hefty petrol and toll expenses. Our list is guaranteed to satisfy your inner foodie!
Craving for something cold and sweet to beat the heat? Try this one of a kind cendol that’s perfect for durian lovers. Order a bowl of cendol topped with ice cream and durian pulp at Mel’s Corner to make all your durian dreams come true.
Address: Kampung Gombak Indah, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 11 PM daily
This stall serves delicious burgers that give fast food joints a run for their money! In addition to the usual burgers (chicken, beef, and lamb), there are other not-so-common options such as rabbit and deer for more adventurous foodies. Patrons enjoy the unique taste of ‘burger special’ which includes a surprise slice of pineapple!
Address: 3, Jalan SG 1/11, Taman Sri Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
Operating Hours: 3 PM – 2 AM daily
Little White Café
This charming Western café serves an assortment of yummy cakes made in-house. Order a slice (or maybe two) to satisfy your dessert cravings. Choose between various classics such as red velvet, chocolate, carrot cake, cheesecake, and others. The wonderful ambience at Little White Café makes it perfect for a romantic dinner with your significant other.
Address: 13-G-1, Jalan Medan Pusat Bandar 4A, Seksyen 9, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM (opens at 3 PM on Fridays and closed on Mondays)
Restoran Sate Kajang Hj Samuri
When foodies think of Kajang, the first thing that comes to mind is satay! Head over to this local gem to enjoy various types of satay including chicken, beef, lamb, and fish, all grilled to perfection. These tender and juicy satays are served with delicious peanut sauce for dipping.
Address: Jalan Kelab, Bandar Kajang, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 9.30 PM daily
Asam Pedas Dataran Kuala Kubu Bharu
This restaurant serves mouthwatering asam pedas, a sour and spicy stew made with a combination of tamarind juice and chilli paste. Have your pick of fish, beef, or freshwater prawns, and enjoy this flavourful dish with rice.
Address: Dataran Kuala Kubu Bharu, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 12 AM (closed on Mondays)
Ken Kee Restaurant
Yam & Pork Ribs Noodles
This clay pot dish, a must-try for noodle lovers, comes with thick, luscious noodles in a dark, flavourful broth. This signature dish at Ken Kee is a gastronomic delight!
Salted Egg Yolk Fried Chicken
This is not your ordinary fried chicken. It’s a classic we all know and love, but with a twist! The fried chicken at Ken Kee is crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and packed with the salty-sweet goodness of salted egg yolk!
Address: 1, Jalan Jati Utama 3, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor
Operating Hours: 9 AM – 4 PM (closed on Sundays)
Bamboo Biryani Taste & See
Enjoy scrumptious biryani cooked in cylindrical bamboo containers. Choose between various types of biryani such as chicken, mutton, crab, prawn, and vegetarian. Place your order and watch as the biryani is tipped right from the bamboo container onto your banana leaf. The generous portions provided here will leave you feeling completely satisfied.
Address: 16, Jalan Sri Damak 18, Taman Sri Andalas, 41200 Klang, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 6 PM (closed on Mondays)
Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh
Claypot Bak Kut Teh
Having bak kut teh is a must when you’re in Klang! Dig into this flavourful, herbal bak kut teh soup with tender meat served in a clay pot. Enjoy this dish along with rice, cakoi, and vegetables on the side. You can also opt for dry bak kut teh, if you prefer.
Address: 32, Jalan Batai Laut 5, Taman Intan, 41300 Klang, Selangor
Operating Hours: 7 AM – 3.30 PM daily
This retro café serves a variety of pasta dishes including their signature basilico pesto pasta. There are also dishes inspired by wonderful Asian flavours such as green curry spaghetti and tom yam spaghetti. For delicious pasta and unique Asian fusion, head on over to Mansion 1969.
If you love coffee, this is the place for you. Sit back and relax with a cuppa of your choice –espresso, americano, latte, cappuccino, or mocha. Admire some beautiful coffee art and take a picture of two at this Instagramable café.
Address: 389, Jalan Klang Banting, Kampung Sungai Rambai, 42600 Jenjarom, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 9 PM (closed on Tuesdays)
Asam Batu Laut Restaurant
Asam Steamed Snapper Fish
Asam fish is a signature dish at this restaurant near the sea. This dish made with fresh fish and an array of aromatics is sweet, sour, and spicy. Basically, it creates a flavour explosion for your taste buds! Come in the evening and enjoy a beautiful sunset along with some delicious asam fish.
Address: Kampung Batu Lapan, Tanjong Sepat, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM daily
Restoran Tian Wai Tian
Kuala Selangor is renowned for seafood and this restaurant is popular for its delicious seafood dishes. Enjoy a variety of seafood including fish, crab, prawns, oysters, and squid in your preferred preparation. This is a must-try for seafood lovers!
Address: 143, Taman Pinggiran, Pasir Penambang, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11.30 AM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 11 PM daily
New Beggar’s Delicious Restaurant
As the name of this restaurant suggests, beggar’s chicken is a specialty here. Cooked in a foil casing with various herbs, the chicken is so tender that it falls off the bone and the flavourful broth inside is an absolute treat. Advance booking is highly recommended (contact no: 019-317 3687).
Address: Lot 894, 2, Jln Harmoni 1, Simpang Tiga Ijok, 45000 Bestari Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 1 PM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 7PM (open on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays)
The Malaysian Banana Leaf Restaurant
Banana Leaf Meal
Enjoy a yummy Indian meal served on banana leaf at this restaurant located in Subang Jaya. This is a complete meal that comes with rice, dhal, curry, various vegetables, and crunchy papadams. Feel free to order delicious add-ons such as fried fish, chicken peratal, and mutton varuval.
Address: 24, Jalan USJ 10/1B, USJ 10, Taipan Business Centre, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: N/A
Half Moon Restaurant
Located in Seri Kembangan, this Yemeni restaurant serves delicious lamb kabsa. If you enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine, this hearty rice dish with tender lamb and fragrant spices is a must-try.
Enjoy juicy roasted chicken served with rice and hummus. This dish is a crowd favourite.
Address: 15 – 1, Jalan SP 2/8, Taman Serdang Perdana, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 12 AM (closed on Fridays)
Warung Itik Salai Azizah
Itik Salai Masak Lemak
This dish of smoked duck in a delicious, rich gravy is served with rice. Stop by this local warung for lunch and enjoy this one of a kind masak lemak dish.
Address: Lot 984, Jalan Sekendi, Kg Batu 39, 45400, Sabak, Selangor
Operating Hours: N/A
Dapur Kak Mala
The chicken chop at Dapur Kak Mala is a crowd favourite for its delicious taste and affordable price. Believe it or not, you can enjoy this classic Western dish with fries and coleslaw on the side for as low as RM 5!
Address: No 11, Jalan Pasar, Pekan Sabak Bernam, 45200 Sabak, Selangor
Operating Hours: 3 PM – 10 PM (closed on Fridays)
Rumah Makan Cibiuk Kota Warisan
Nasi Liwet Ayam Kampung Bakar
This signature dish comes with nasi liwet, grilled chicken, fried tofu, tempeh, and sambal. Nasi liwet is a traditional Indonesian rice dish cooked with coconut milk, chicken broth, and various spices. Satisfy your wanderlust with a taste of authentic Indonesian cuisine right in the heart of Sepang.
Address: 45, Jln Warisan Sentral 1, Kota Warisan, 43900 Sepang, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM (closed on Mondays)
Jaipur Mahal Cyberjaya
This popular North Indian delicacy of tender chicken pieces in a thick, rich gravy is a must-try when you visit Jaipur Mahal. Enjoy this tasty dish with a basket of naan.
Address: No 7, Block H, Jalan GC9 Glomac Cyberjaya, Cyber 4, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 10.30 AM – 3PM, 6 PM – 10.30 PM daily
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