Petaling Jaya, also known as PJ, is synonymous with its abundance of food spots and SS2 is no exception to this notion. Foodies in Klang Valley and across the nation flock to this inner suburb for its variety of hawker food stalls, insta-worthy cafés and fine dining restaurants. Need a good plate of chicken rice or a glass of Kopi Peng KAW? Here, we have rounded up 10 yummy food in SS2 that foodies must try. Let’s go!
1. Mee Sua Tow @ Restoran Teow Chew Meng
All noodle fans out there, this Teow Chew Meng’s signature dish is one of many reasons people flock SS2. The noodle dish comes with a generous amount of seafood such as prawns, fish maw, imitation crab meat, and bamboo clams. The dish is cooked with homemade thick mee sua (rice vermicelli) soup and topped with mock shark fin.
Location: No. 33, Jalan SS 2/30, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
2. Mee Pok @ Tang Pin Kitchen
This Teochew noodle dish is made using flat and yellow Chinese noodles with different thicknesses and widths. The dish comes with minced pork, and lots of fried lard and is often served with a small bowl of soup with sliced fish cakes. If you’re into spicy noodles, they can satisfy that spicy taste bud of yours too. With a price of RM6 per bowl, you can have it for a quick lunch or dinner with your family and friends.
Location: 24, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
3. Ox Tongue Rice Bowl @ Mei by Fat Spoon
Aside from hawkers and restaurants making our list is Mei by Fat Spoon, a café that serves Japanese fusion fares with a local twist. With a few outlets located in Klang Valley, they are famous for their Ox Tongue Rice Bowl and Matcha Butter. Sounds delicious, isn’t it?
Location: B-G-05 The Hub SS2 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Section 19, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
4. Hakka Noodle @ Toast & Roast
If you’ve never tried or don’t know what Hakka Noodle is, Toast & Roast is the place to be. They offer some of the best Hakka Noodles in town and the place is often packed during peak hours. The dish is made using egg noodles that come with either char siew (caramelised pork) or siew yok (roasted pork) and are topped with spring onions. If you can’t decide what to eat, you can order ‘anything la’ from their menu and prepare yourself for a surprise.
Location: 20, Jalan SS2/72, Seksyen 19, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
5. Sinigang @ Laguna Filipino Bar & Restaurant
What is ‘Sinigang’? Doesn’t it sound foreign and alluring at the same time? Sinigang is a Filipino dish, which is a tamarind-based pork soup. All Filipinos out there, if you ever miss home, Laguna Filipino Bar & Restaurant serves authentic Filipino cuisines that will make you feel right at home. They also provide free karaoke sessions where you can belt out your voice after a full hearty meal of good food in SS2.
Location: No.14, Jalan 19/36, Seksyen 19, SS2, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
6. Dessert @ Kooky Cream
Combining vintage ambience and modern space, this dessert spot in SS2 is gaining popularity among the locals. Kooky Cream offers a wide selection of fresh and innovative cakes with flavours such as taro, lychee and earl grey, perfect for the sweet tooth out there. Don’t forget to balance the sweetness with their home-brewed coffee or selection of teas.
Location: Lot A-G-02 The Hub SS2 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
7. Fresh Frog Porridge @ Geylang Lor 9
Before you go “ewwww”, we all agree that frog is not staple meat that one would eat every day. Although, once they are properly prepared and cooked, they taste just like chicken. Geylang Lor 9 is another branch of Singapore’s famous Geylang Frog Porridge. They only use fresh frog meat, stir-fried to perfection in a clay pot and serve with either rice or porridge.
Location: 10, Jalan SS 2/61, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
8. Uncle Don’s
Uncle Don’s is a well-known restaurant and bar in SS2. Although we do not mention any particular dish, if you’re looking for a spot to chill after work, this is the place to be. With a laid-back atmosphere, they are famous for their happy-hour drinks promotion. Head over and enjoy the extra cold pint of Carlsberg. Also, the food is reasonably priced. Tag your colleagues along for a nice cold pint of beer after a hectic day of work.
Location: 183, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
If you love everything about Italian cuisine, then make your way to GOODDAM. Being one of the new additions to the SS2 foodie scene, they offer fine Italian dining with a modern twist. Though they come in small plates, the presentation is nevertheless big. They also provide a variety of wines to pair with your dish.
Location: Lot B-G-07, The HUB SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
10. Extraction 萃
To end our list, we include this café with a minimalist vibe that guarantees two things: a good sandwich and a perfect brew. Extraction offers a wide selection of café items ranging from sandwiches to pasta, and they insist on making everything from scratch. Bring along your peers and unwind your day with a long conversation over a cup of coffee and a hearty meal.
Location: 11, Jalan ss2/75, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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