Even though it is a part of Kuala Lumpur, Kepong is not much heard of when it comes to delicious food. An old neighbourhood bursting with hidden gems, we will be listing a few mouth-watering food places for you to try in Kepong. So the next time you’re there, be sure not to miss out on them!
1. The Champ Kitchen
Using a family recipe that has been passed down for generations, The Champ Kitchen specializes in Chinese-style braised pork knuckles. Their pork knuckles are braised with herbal soup in a large pot for 72 hours until they are soft, tender and flavourful. A must-try dish is their signature Pork Rice, which is served with two thick slices of boneless pork knuckle meat, vegetables and soft-boiled egg. Other than that, they serve also pork hind noodles, dang gui salted chicken, pork lard rice and many more!
Address: No., 19, Jalan KIP 1, Taman Perindustrian Kip, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 9:30pm ; Sunday: 10am – 9:30pm
2. Ah Yee Curry Mee
If you’re not sure which food places to try in Kepong, we highly recommend trying Ah Yee Curry Mee. Popular among the locals, Ah Yee Curry Mee has been serving curry mee since the 80s. Using a secret recipe for over 20 years, the curry mee holds up its essence, creamy and fragrant with a hint of coconut aroma. If you’re not a fan of curry mee, try their chee cheong fun, which is custom-made rice noodles with braised mushroom and pork as the default topping, another hit in the eatery.
Address: Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6:30am – 2pm (Closed on Monday)
3. Restoran Keng Nam Hai
Keng Nam Hai is a seafood noodle stall that serves various kinds of seafood noodles dishes and is most well-known for their Hennessy XO Seafood Noodles. The bowl of noodles comes with fresh prawns, clams, squid, scallops, and a tad bit of Hennessy cognac, causing it to taste fresh with a hint of sweetness. Other than that, some of their best sellers include Hua Diao Lala Noodles and Curry Laksa. Be sure to be there early if you don’t want to miss out on these seafood dishes.
Address: No 1-G, Pusat Niaga Metro Prima, Jalan Prima 1, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6am – 2:15pm (Daily)
4. Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles
Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles is not your regular fish head noodles as instead of preparing it using the usual fishes, they use salmon fish. You can choose salmon head or fillet to be included into the silky and smooth broth that is packed with flavours. If you’re not a fan of fish, you can order their prawns noodles with big fresh prawns. Other than the original flavoured soup, you can try other flavours like the hot & sour, curry, or bitter gourd.
Address: G4, Jalan Jambu, Jinjang Selatan, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 8am – 3:30pm (Daily)
5. Mama Mee
Another great food spot to try in Kepong is Mama Mee. With a clever mimic from Thailand, Mama Mee has become one of the most famous eateries that serve tom yum noodles in KL. They serve classic Thai mama noodle which comes with prawns, squid, meatballs, and egg yolk, topped with coriander and lime slices. What’s worth mentioning is their homemade juicy meatballs which are done to perfection, with a hint of white pepper taste which goes well with the tom yum soup. Other than mama mee, they have also a mix of street Italian and Thai dishes.
Address: Jalan Kepong Baru, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6:30am – 12am (Daily)
6. HK Boy Cart Noodle
HK Boy Cart Noodle is famous for its Hong Kong Cart Noodles, springing noodles with a soup base made from a combination of pork bones and chicken, and comes with a variety of toppings and sauces which are likely to suit everyone’s liking. Other than that, some popular dishes are Chicken Chop Rice and Pork Noodles. They serve also snacks like curry fish balls, Gai Dan Zai, and beverages like Hong Kong milk tea!
Address: 79, Jalan Kepong, Laman Rimbunan, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12pm – 3:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm (Daily)
7. Restoran Pak Thong
Located in the Kepong Baru’s wet market, the freshness of ingredients is guaranteed at Pak Thong. This restaurant serves fresh seafood and cooks delicious food that suits the appetite of most Malaysians. Some of their signature dishes include signature stewed pork, steamed lala in superior soup, braised pork belly with bee hoon and many more. Moreover, you can choose choices of crabs which are imported from seaside Sabah, with incredibly fresh and meaty flesh.
Address: No. 25, Jalan Ambong 3, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 9:30pm；Sunday: 12pm – 9pm（Closed on Monday）
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