A little further up north of Kuala Lumpur lies Kepong, an old neighbourhood with plenty of hidden gems to discover. Though it has not been given much attention, there are plenty of good food places to eat in Kepong worth visiting. In this article, we have gathered the 10 best places to eat in Kepong. Let’s check them out!
1. Restaurant Pak Thong
Located near the Kepong Baru’s wet market, you can expect total freshness from Pak Thong as they source their ingredients from the market. The price range is slightly expensive but rest assured as they are worth every penny. They are famous for their braised pork knuckles, crab and superior clam soup, a must-try whenever you’re in Kepong.
Location: No. 25, Jalan Ambong 3, Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
2. Ah Yee Curry Mee
If you mention curry mee to any Kepong folks, they will bring you straight to Ah Yee Curry Mee. Started as a small stall, they have been serving their loyal customers since the ’80s. Each bowl of curry mee denotes perfection and connotes a tradition of over 20 years. The fragrant curry, a hint of coconut aroma and a generous portion, what’s not to like?
Location: Jalan Kepong Baru, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
3. Taman Bukit Maluri Roadside ABC
It is hard to crown the best ABC in Malaysia when there are so many claiming to be the best. Fortunately, in our list, there is one in Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong. The ABC comes with a generous amount of toppings and is wholly drenched with gula Melaka! The dry season is coming, so come to Kepong, bring along your friends, unwind and cool off with a bowl of ABC.
Location: Jalan Burung Bebarau, Taman Bukit Maluri, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
4. Sheng Huat Bak Kut Teh
Sheng Huat Bak Kut Teh is a good reason for you to ‘jio’ your friends for a hearty bak kut teh. Serving Hokkien style bak kut teh, Sheng Huat is a local favourite in Kepong. Their bestselling dish is pork knuckles, juicy and tender meat braised with Chinese herbs. The restaurant is always packed, so be patient and don’t forget to bring along your big appetite!
Location: 922, Jalan Jinjang Utama, Jinjang Utara, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
5. Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodle
This one on our list is dedicated to those who love fish head noodles, which we’re very excited about. The fish broth is silky, creamy and full of flavour. As the name suggests, they use salmon as one of the ingredients, which further enhances the overall flavour of the noodle dish. If you’re not a fan of salmon, worry not, as they also serve prawn noodles, an alternative but still, delicious!
Location: G4, Jalan Jambu, Jinjang Selatan, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
6. The Champ Kitchen
Do you love everything with pork? If you do, this is the place to be. The Champ Kitchen is a pork speciality shop that serves pork-related dishes. Their signature dish, pork knuckle rice and soups is the local’s favourite and a must-try for new customers. Comfort food, comfortable space, what’s not to love?
Location: No. 19, Jalan KIP 1, Taman Perindustrian Kip, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
7. Gao Lao Mamak
Gao Lao Mamak is one of many Mamak that serves roti, naan, nasi, Maggie Goreng and dim dum. Yes, that’s right, dim sum, which is why they belong on our list. They serve not only the typical Mamak dishes but also Chinese and Western food. While you’re there, try their Yong Tau Foo and Char Siew Pao. You’ll be surprised!
Location: Persiaran Mergastua, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
8. Nasi Lemak Jalan Antoi
Our list will not be complete without this place to eat in Kepong. Famously known as Wai Sek Kai Nasi Lemak, this place is a crowd magnet with a crazy long queue that starts as early as 5 p.m. With prices as low as RM3, you will get a generous portion of fragrant nasi, drenched with their homemade aromatic sambal. This nasi lemak stall is a place you need to visit at least once and while you’re there, don’t forget to ask for extra sambal!
Location: 48, Jalan Antoi 1, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
9. Yellow Thai Food Truck
If you’re into food truck foods, specifically Thai street food, this is the truck-to-be. Located around Mutiara Condominium, it is hard not to notice their bright yellow and humble setting. Operated by a Thai Couple, their menu ranges from tom yam noodles, Pad Thai and mouth-watering desserts such as mango sticky rice. Despite being a small food truck, they are a crowd magnet. Don’t forget to check them out whenever you’re in Kepong.
10. Take Eat Easy Modern Bakery and Café
Aside from the local cuisines, Kepong is also gaining popularity in the bakery cum café scene. Take Eat Easy Modern is a classy, modern and lush bakery café with a menu ranging from all-day breakfast, pizza, salad, sandwich, and a variety of bread and cakes. They also offer freshly-squeezed juices, served in light bulbs. Yes, light bulbs, which is why they are worth visiting at least once.
Location: Wisma Fiamma, Bandar Menjalara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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