This post is all about food near Batu Caves.
Guarded by a monumental statue of Hindu deity Lord Murugan, the Batu Caves are a Malaysian national treasure and an unmissable day trip from Kuala Lumpur. Hiking up 272 Stairs to the Temple Cave, these limestone caves harbour Hindu temples where dioramas of mythic scenes glow beneath stalactites, bats flutter in the shadows, and monkeys prey on tourist. And recently, turning the stairs into an ombre of rainbow gliding down, the beauty of this sacred sanctuary is beyond magnificent.
What To Eat Near Batu Caves
Now, from all that walking, one does get hungry! So here we are, folks, bringing the best of the best with these lists that have laid out various options from XXL Curry Mee to Vegetarian options and OG Ramli Burger, you might wanna burn off some calories before stopping by!
#1 XXL Curry Mee @ Coca Seafood Restaurant
Curry Mee is one thing! XXL Curry Mee is a whole other situation! Huge with generous amount of yellow noodles and mee hoon bathed in thick flavourful curry broth, filled to the brim with toppings like – fried wonton, char siew, roast pork, long beans, tofu pork, bean sprouts, cockles, curry chicken, bean curd sheet, fish cake, fish balls, pork paste and pork balls, this RM12 comforting bowl is perfect for one hungry appetite with the other mouth looking into taking a little bit here and there!
If that’s too much for you, you can actually opt for a standard portion, which comes with a reasonable amount of long beans, tau pok, bean sprouts, si ham, a piece of chicken, and fu chuk. The queue starts at 5.30am. Gotta do whatcha gotta do!
#2 Sang Har Hor Fun @ Restoran Pan Heong
If there’s a crowd, it’s gonna be a hell of a ride yet assuring the food is hella good for that hour wait. This restaurant is a legendary eating establishment in Batu Caves, known for one thing and one thing only; Sang Har wat dan hor fun.
Imagine luscious freshwater prawn drizzled with lemon juice and Kuey Teow (flat rice noodles) drowned in a thick gravy in bright orange hue (from the prawn roe). Oh, the pictures do them justice. When someone says after all these years, it still tastes the same, YOU GOTTA DO IT!
#3 Durian Cendol @ Mel’s Corner Batu Caves
Best visited during durian season for sure, Mel’s Corner wins the hearts of durian lovers with their ice-cold cendol topped with creamy durian flesh priced at RM20 for a big bowl! Comprised of two pulps of local durian tembaga and ice cream with the familiar sweet sensation of Gula Melaka syrup, coconut milk, red beans and of course… the soft and chewy texture of green cendol strands. Although made for sharing, you might be tempted to attempt to have the durian-topped treat all to yourself!
#4 Chinese Cuisine @ Canton Kitchen
Serving fresh organic vegetables sourced from Bukit Tinggi and brought over daily, Canton Kitchen has the best reputation to leave customers satisfied and smiling wider as each dishes arrives at the table with the space taking you back to 1960s when art back then is antique displays now!
Serving authentic Chinese cuisine with locals favourites, as a tourist, you’d wanna be here! For the adventurous eaters, we’d opt for their Guangxi style braised pork (with yam) and Steamed Kampung Chicken with the White Chinese Wine for everybody who loves great flavours!
#5 Vegetarian @ Sangeeta VEG Restaurant
Although it’s a 15 mins drive from Batu Caves to Sangeeta’s, it’ll be a trip worthy of a happy belly at the end of the day. Sangeetha serves both Southern and Northern Indian cuisine under one roof and the crowd roars in love for their spicy kick. Try the thali set, thosai with coconut chutney or the vegetarian biryani. The sweets section is one you shouldn’t miss out on either – think kulfi and gulab jamun.
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#6 Seafood @ Hang Wan Restaurant
Everybody’s got that one Chinese Seafood Restaurant to go to during a family dinner. if you happen to be around Batu Caves that time of the evening with your family looking for a hearty homecooked meal Chinese style, then this is the place to visit! Serving a variety of seafood, meat, and vegetables, there are many dishes to choose from!
Do come here for the ‘flying fish’ where it is first sliced and deboned, then steamed with sauces like Nyonya sauce, Teo Chew style sauce or bean sauce style, the chef here uses black tilapia fish as it tastes better in texture.
Address: 18, 15, Lorong Batu Caves 1, Medan Batu Caves, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Hours: 6 PM to 11 PM. Opens daily.
Phone: +60 17-626 9931
#7 Noodles @ Kim Kee Noodles
Located by the side of the road with tables and chairs to be occupied, their menu is comprised of more than 10 type of noodles ranging from pan Mee to Curry mee, Yee Mee and more. All you gotta do is make your orders and expect to be served in less than 10 minutes. While the ambiance ain’t entirely fancy nor supports the idea of air conditioning, one true way to enjoy this delicacy is while you sweat your life out while slurping on al-dente noodles!
#8 Ikan Bakar @ Wira Seafood Ikan Bakar Sedap
Been in the business since 1980, Wira lures new customers in and keeps the regulars in check with their daily source of fresh seafood from the market nearby! Ikan Bakar, nasi lemak, and kerabu are some of their signature dishes tagged at an affordable price.
Ikan Bakar, however, their show stopper is known for the chili paste topped on the fish comprising a red hot spicy kick with a pungent smoky flavour that sets it apart from the rest. With the fish grilled on top of a banana leaf to prevent burning and for absorption of flavor from the leaf itself, the end result of this is a perfectly moist and delicate fish which melts right away in the mouth!
Address: Jalan SG 1/0, Batu Caves, 68100, Gombak, Selangor, 68100 Gombak, Malaysia
Hours: 4 PM to 3 AM.Opens daily
Phone: +60 12-411 1304
#9 Daily Burger @ Taman Sri Gombak
If it was a choice, I would be hogging on Ramli burger once a day. They probably thought about it hence, Daily Burger! Located right in front of 7-Eleven, the crowd welcomes you before the cart. From Deer to Rabbit they’ve got the unique options for the unique taste buds and there the OG Burgers serving you the messiest and gooiest burgers that hit them all right spots plus taking it up a notch by adding a pineapple slice to the burger creating a burt of flavors that makes you wonder ‘is there anything more fulfilling than this palm-sized creation?”
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Address: 3, Jalan SG 1/11, Taman Sri Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Hours: 3 PM to 3 AM. Closed on Monday
phone: 016-710 4334