Hello, foodies! If you are planning to up your fibre intake or eat something healthy and have yet to try Lei Cha, this guide is here to help you get started! Lei Cha aka Thunder Tea Rice is basically a bowl of green goodness with different types of vegetables served together with rice and a bowl of tea soup. The tea soup certainly has a bold flavour that is savoury with a hint of bitterness at the same time. Love it or hate it, try it out yourself!
10 Places In KL & PJ To Get You To Fall In Love With Lei Cha
1. Ah Mei Ho Po Lei Cha @ Taman Paramount
A good bowl of Lei Cha soup is the soul of the whole dish and this aunty, Ah Mei, takes pride in using freshly cooked ingredients to serve her customers. One of her specialities is the Choy Ban Cheong Fan, which is basically Lei Cha ingredients wrapped in Cheong Fan (steamed rice noodle rolls) which you will not easily find at other places.
Address: 1, Jalan 20/16, Paramount Garden, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: 8am – 2pm (Daily)
Phone: 016-565 5403
2. Hor Poh Lei Cha @ Taman Segambut
This restaurant serves more than just Lei Cha. They also serve some authentic Hakka dishes as well. There’s two types of Lei Cha here – vegetarian and non-vegetarian (with added onions). Be sure to ask for your free soup refill if you love the Lei Cha soup!
Address: 36, Jalan 6/38d, Taman Sri Sinar, 52100 Segambut, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9pm, (Wednesday to Monday); Closed on Tuesday
Phone: 03-6277 8903
3. Hoi Sum Restaurant @ Taman OUG
This Lei Cha stall opens as early as 7am in the morning until they are sold out. Make sure you come early if you want to try it!
Address: 13, Jalan Hujan Rahmat, Taman Overseas Union, 58200 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 7am – 1:30pm (Monday to Sunday); Closed on Tuesday (bi-weekly)
Phone: 016-335 6639
4. Restaurant Sen Kee @ Pandan Jaya
If you think Lei Cha is bland, think again! This stall serves a spicy version with chopped chillies that are added to the preserved radish, which definitely gives it a kick of spiciness. However, it is addictively good that you will be wanting more!
Address: 48G, Jalan Pandan 3/2, Pandan Jaya, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating hours: 7am – 2pm (Daily)
5. Restoran Sayur-Sayuran Fatt Kong Chai @ Taman Maluri, Cheras
This vegetarian restaurant serves quite a few different types of single-portion meals, and Lei Cha is one of them. Do check out other dishes such as vegetarian Bak Kut Teh, curry mee, and more!
Address: 8, 8-1, Jalan Jejaka 7, Maluri, 55100 Cheras, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Daily)
Phone: 03-9201 2626
6. Redhouse2cafe @ Taman Sri Bahtera, Cheras
Redhouse2cafe is a wholesome restaurant that serves quality Asian and Western vegetarian meals. For those wanting to try their Lei Cha, do note that it is a Thursday special so do come on Thursdays only to enjoy it and avoid disappointment.
Address: 2, Jalan Lanchang, Taman Sri Bahtera, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 11am – 8pm (Tuesday to Sunday); Closed on Monday
Phone: 017-339 0191
7. A’Tan Coffee Shop @ Taman Connaught, Cheras
This place in Cheras is where you can find some tasty Hakka and home-cooked dishes like abacus, fried pork, and more. On top of that, Lei Cha is one of their signatures! With a grainy texture and a salty tea soup, it definitely pairs well with the mixed vegetables and rice.
Address: 125, Jalan Sarjana, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Thursday to Tuesday); Closed on Wednesday
Phone: 016-225 0225
8. Ku Cha Be @ Taman Desa
Another gem of a vegetarian cafe serving healthy yet tasty meals, Ku Cha Be has dishes ranging from Lei Cha and porridge to laksa and lontong. This is a great place for finding healthier versions of all your favourite local comfort food.
Address: 7-0-4 Jalan 3/109F Danau Business Centre, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily)
Phone: 03-7971 3193
9. Big Big Bowl Hakka Kitchen @ Desa Aman Puri, Kepong
This place serves its Lei Cha not only with rice but also with Pan Mee! So if you prefer eating noodles, this might be something for you. Other than Lei Cha, they also serve several Chinese dishes such as rice wine chicken, claypot vinegar trotters, and Hakka Yam abacus.
Address: 5, Jalan Desa 2/7, Desa Aman Puri, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Operating hours: 8:30am – 8:30pm (Daily)
Phone: 012-211 5564
10. Restoran Xang Kee @ Taman Maluri
Although Restoran Xang Kee only opens until 2pm daily, regulars would know that this stall is usually sold out by 12pm! That being said, it’s true that “the early bird catches the worm”. Also, if you are a vegetarian, make sure to place your order without the mini dried shrimps!
Address: Ground Floor, 51 & 53, Jalan Jejaka 9, Maluri, 55100 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 7am – 2pm (Daily)
Check out these places to fix your Lei Cha cravings!
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