Located in the northwestern part of Selangor, Kuala Selangor is a district that is tucked away from the bustling Klang Valley. Well off the beaten tourist path, it maintains the charm of traditional kampung villages. Surrounded with paddy fields and fishing villages, Kuala Selangor is a favourite spot for weekend getaways amongst locals and tourists alike.
For nature lovers, this rustic district is home to plenty of magnificent natural wonders. It boasts mangrove swamps, magical firefly colonies, and a breezy seaside. Not only that, but Kuala Selangor also features scrumptious local delicacies–enough to make it your next foodie destination!
Check out Kuala Selangor’s very own flavourful dishes that you must try.
While you are on a food-hunt in Kuala Selangor, you certainly can’t miss this popular dish. A signature Javanese dish, Nasi Ambeng used to be served as a platter that was meant to be shared among four to five people during festive and special occasions.
It’s mainly comprised of fragrant white rice and flavourful side dishes and condiments such as chicken curry, beef rendang, fried tempeh, begedil or potato patty, and fried noodles.
Warung Ibu Nasi Ambeng
Address: Lot 216, Batu 6, 45500 Tanjong Karang, Selangor
Contact: +6012- 689 2805
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm
Kuala Selangor is renowned for its freshest seafood. One of the must-have seafood dishes here is, of course, ikan bakar! It is basically grilled fish that is cooked on a charcoal fire.
Prepared with the freshest catch of the day, you can choose which fish you want, depending on its type and size. Ikan bakar is commonly paired with a special spicy sauce, air asam, to complement the smoky flavour of the dish.
Restoran Aroma Ikan Bakar
Address: Jalan Jati, 45800 Jeram, Selangor
Contact: +6017-316 3117
Tuesday – Friday: 3.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Closed on Mondays
Another all-time favourite seafood dish in Kuala Selangor is kerang bakar. It is basically a dish of grilled cockles that are cooked over a charcoal fire. You can have it either on its own or with a plate of hot white rice. The chewy texture of cockles and their smoky flavour is complimented well with spicy soy sauce to give it a kick. The best part is you can enjoy it by the seaside.
Kerang Bakar Pantai Remis
Address: Pantai Remis, Kampung Dungun, 45600 Jeram, Selangor
Contact: +6017-667 8389
Opening Hours: Daily, 4.00 pm – 12.00 am
While you are in Kuala Selangor, you might as well do the most and try all the signature seafood dishes – including this one! Cooked with the freshest crabs in town, spicy crab is the perfect combination of spice and seafood. The sweetness of meaty, juicy crab stands out in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury chili-and-spices-based sauce.
River View Seafood Restaurant
Address: Pasir Penambang, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Contact: +603-3289 2238
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm (Closed on Mondays)
Even though Kuala Selangor is not commonly associated with satay, but this place has its very own tasty satay that is worth a try. Unlike any other typical satay, this one comes in big chunks of meat. Well-season and perfectly grilled over burning hot charcoal, these tender and juicy satays are rich in flavours. It is served with semi-sweet peanut sauce for dipping.
Address: Jalan Besar, Taman Mahsuri Indah, 45500 Tanjong Karang, Selangor
Contact: +6017-393 0169
Opening Hours: Daily, 3.00 pm – 1.00 am
While you are exploring Kuala Selangor, why not have a quick stop and quench your thirst with icy cold Cendol Bakar? Despite its name, nothing was burnt (terbakar, get it?) except the gula Melaka. Also known as palm sugar, roasted gula Melaka was used in preparing the cendol – hence the name. It gives a more exquisite taste to the cendol. This would be the perfect dessert during a hot, sunny day!
Cendol Bakar Kuala Selangor
Address: 1196, Batu 1, Kampung Assam Jawa, 45800 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Contact: +603-3281 1520
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Instead of generalizing Kuala Selangor as a town famous only for the seafood, it is worth it to explore its endless choices of delicacies. Tucked hidden away is the most sought-after fluffy buns or pau. Freshly steamed buns are filled with a variety of sweet and savoury fillings, including kaya, red bean, chicken, and peanut. These steaming hot pau would be the best snack on your way back home.
Kedai Kopi Shin Lok
Address: No 6, Taman Kenari, Jalan Kenari 1, 45800 Jeram, Selangor
Contact: +603-3264 7591
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 7.00 am – 5.00 pm (Closed on Monday)
These 7 scrumptious local delicacies are certainly worth it to make your next foodie trip to Kuala Selangor. While you are here, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the mesmerizing beauty of Sky Mirror Sasaran Beach and its mirror-like reflection. To get the best experience, you can take a fully-guided tour to the Sky Mirror. Book your tour here.
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*Featured image from River View Seafood Restaurant on Facebook