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10 Mouthwatering Eateries You Must Try In Ampang (2020 Guide)

When one thinks of Ampang, the words ‘far’ and ‘traffic’ immediately springs to mind. However, Ampang is home to many legendary eateries serving various food from delicious satay, to yong tau foo and tandoori chicken! So if you are looking for a good meal outside your comfort zone, make a trip to Ampang and check out what this humble town has to offer.

Top 10 Food Places In Ampang

1. Soo Kee Restaurant – Char Siew (BBQ Pork)

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Consider yourself a part of Ampang history when dining here, because Soo Kee Restaurant has been serving customers for over 30 years. Helmed by an elderly couple, this restaurant is famous for its melt-in-the-mouth honey glazed char siew (BBQ Pork).

Recommend: Char Siew (BBQ Pork) with Rice

Address: 4th Mile, 50450, 373, Jalan Ampang, Au 1, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday except Mondays (11am – 9pm)
Status: Non-Halal

2. Loke Yun Chicken Rice

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Loke Yun Chicken Rice has been around since the 1980s, and it is hailed by locals and outsiders as Ampang’s best Chicken Rice Stall. The flavor and texture of the poached chicken served here is unlike any other – the chicken is smooth and tender; the sauce just the right amount of salty and sweet; with fragrant shallot oil doused over the chicken. A good side dish to have with your meal is the crunchy chicken intestines

Recommend: Steamed Chicken, Chicken Intestines and Gizzards.

Address: 158, Jalan Besar Ampang, Pekan Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Operating Hours: Everyday (10:30am – 3:00pm, 5:30pm – 8pm)
Status: Non-Halal

3. Zaini Satay

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Ampang locals should consider themselves lucky, because this stall is legendary among satay lovers. Mr. Zaini of Zaini Satay is the grandson of the founder of Majid Satay, also dubbed as the “King of Satay”. These well marinated meat sticks are so skillfully grilled, that people from all over KL come to Ampang just for this.

Recommend: Chicken & Beef Satay

Address: Stall No. 5, (Opposite 7, 11, Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama, Ampang Jaya, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Operating Hours: Everyday (6pm – 11:30pm)
Status: Halal

4. Uncle Aru’s Tandoori Hut – Tandoori Chicken

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Running for about 40 – 50 years till today, Uncle Aru’s Tandoori Hut serves one of the juiciest chicken tandoori. What makes this place so good is the experience and skill that the cooks have honed throughout the years. Charred, spicy and flavourful – eating this tandoori chicken is worth the trip to Ampang.

Recommend: Tandoori Chicken Drumstick, Garlic Butter Naan

Address: Jalan Ampang Batu 4 1/2, Bandar Baru Ampang 68000
Operating Hours: Everyday (7pm – 11pm)
Status: Halal

5. Foong Foong Yong Tau Foo

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What separates Foong Foong from the rest is not only the quality of the food, but the high-energy and bustling ambience of the entire place. Eating in this shop makes you feel like you are fully immersed in not only the history, but also in the collective enjoyment of all its customers.

Recommend: Fried Wantons, Red Chili with Fish Paste, Eggplant with Fish Paste

Address: 621, Jalan Merdeka, Kampung Baru Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Operating Hours: Everyday except Tuesday (9:15am – 4:15pm)
Status: Non Halal

6. Mak Jah Corner – Kuih

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From a small roadside stall selling Kuih, to now having its own corner lot – Mak Jah has grown to be Ampang local’s favourite breakfast and tea time spots. This stall is well known for its wide selections of kuih-muih such as: Seri Muka, Tepung Pelita, Onde-Onde and much more. They also serve Malaysian breakfast favourites like: Roti Canai, Nasi Lemak and Mee Goreng.

Recommend: Seri Muka, Onde-Onde, Kuih Lapis

Address: No. 26, Jalan Kolam Air Lama, Ukay Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Operating Hours: 7am – 6pm (Everyday)
Status: Halal

7. Curry Laksa – Restoran Hari Hari Datang

Located at the back of Hari Hari Datang foodcourt, this Curry Mee comes with tender poached chicken, taufu pok, long beans and most importantly, plump and fresh cockles! The broth here tastes light, yet intensely flavourful. If you don’t want chicken, you can replace it with fishcakes or fuchuk instead.

Recommend: Curry Mee with Cockles

Address: 10, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 7am – 9pm (Everyday)
Status: Non-Halal

8. Royal Hadramawt

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If you love fluffy basmati rice and slow cooked fall-off-the-bone meats, Royal Hadramawt is the place to visit! Located in Flamingo Hotel, this Yemeni restaurant serves fine-quality Middle Eastern food that includes huge meat platters with basmati rice, BBQ kebabs and delicious flatbreads.

Recommend: Lamb with Rice, Chicken Mandy with Rice, Grilled Kebab

Address: Lot GB Plaza Flamingo No.2 Tasik Ampang, Jln Hulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11am – 12am (Everyday)
Status: Halal

9. Rojak Din Maju

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Rojak Din Maju is well-known among Ampang locals for serving one of the best mamak-style rojak and cendol within the area. Large crowds gather here to get a taste of the perfectly balanced sweet, nutty and crispy plate of rojak. Wash it down with a bowl of ice-cold cendol and call it the ultimate tea time snack!

Recommend: Rojak, Cendol,

Address: Opposite Tasik Hilir, 55000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor in an open spaced compound
Operating Hours: 10AM – 6PM (Daily except Sunday)
Status: Halal

10. Om Burger

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Om Burger has received a reputation for serving a delicious and sloppy version of the Ramly burger. Their style of frying it in loads of margerine has earned them a spot in the seven best Ramly burgers in the Klang Valley, voted by the Malay Mail. This stall is definitely worth a try if you happen to be around the area.

Recommend: Double chicken/beef Ramly burger special

Address: 7-11, Jalan Ayer Kerja Lama, Ukay Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Operating Hours: 7PM – 5AM (Daily)
Status: Halal

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