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10 Must-Try Food In Klang Including A 97-Year-Old Banana Leaf Restaurant (2020 Guide)

A (Food)Trip Down Memory Lane

Greetings, foodies! Whenever Klang is mentioned, bet you only think of how far it is from KL city. But this old town boasts more than just braised meat and herbal soup. Today, we’re uncovering a ton of lip-smacking food you have to try in Klang. Many of which have been serving great eats with nostalgic taste for decades on end! Read on to find out which have you not tried:

10 Must-Visit Eateries In Klang For The Ultimate Nostalgic Taste

1. Regent Pandan Layer Cake

First off the list is none other than this legendary moist pandan layer cake that has everyone going crazy over. Selling for over 42 years in the same spot, Regent Pandan Layer Cake is the place to go for all your layer cake cravings. There’s also other flavours like yam, durian and pandan-mix-yam for you to choose from. Do note that there’ll be a queue during peak hours and flavours will be limited to one for each customer.

Address: 70, Jalan Raya Timur, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor

Operating hours: (MON – FRI) 9:30AM – 8PM ; (SAT & SUN) 9:30AM – 5PM

Status: Muslim-Friendly

2. Warung Pak Din

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Another nostalgic treat amongst the locals is this next stall that sells a plethora of Malay kuihs, over 50 varieties to be exact, ever since 1975. Run by the same humble family for almost half a century, Warung Pak Din is famous for their incredibly affordable and delicious handmade curry puffs, pulut panggang and other main dishes too. Perfect for lunch and tea-time, they even have watermelon ice kacang for you to cool down with.

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Address: 44, Jalan Ladang, Taman Palm Grove, 41200 Klang, Selangor

Operating hours: (SAT – THU) 12PM – 6PM ; CLOSED ON FRI

Status: Halal

3. Yap Kee Banana Leaf

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If you pass by Yap Kee without noticing what they sell, you’d think it’s another Chinese restaurant. Lo’ and behold, you’re in for a surprise. Serving banana leaf rice for the locals since 1923 (that’s almost 100 years!), Yap Kee Banana Leaf is where the many head for brunch. The choices here are straightforward and a little limited, but you can’t miss out on their crowd-favourite juicy fried chicken paired with heaps of curry.

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Address: 26, Jalan Besar, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor

Operating hours: (DAILY) 11AM – 4PM

Status: Pork-Free

4. Chong Kok Kopitiam

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No breakfast is complete without a taste of kopi and roti bakar. If you feel the same, Chong Kok Kopitiam is without a doubt the place for you. Famous for their fresh soft-boiled eggs, kaya toast nasi lemak, you’ll want to try everything in one seating. Pair it all with their super gao (flavourful) kopi and you’re set for the day. Another thing that’s special about Chong Kok is that it’s pork-free too, so you’ll get to see all kinds of races enjoying their breakfast here.

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Address: 5, Jalan Stesen, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor

Operating hours: (DAILY) 6:30AM – 5PM

Status: Pork-Free

5. Fruity Bakery And Cafe

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Next up, this local bakery is renown for their signature mouth-watering Apple Strudel. Bearing similarities to an apple pie, this crisp and light pastry is Klang’s little hidden gem. Fruity Bakery & Cafe has been in operation since 1991 and you can see signs of its history from its retro-ish building. You can get one serving of the apple strudel for RM6.75, or go all out and get a box of five pieces for around RM30.

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Address: 107 Lebuh Turi, Off Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, Taman Chi Liung, Klang

Operating hours: (Daily) 9AM – 9PM

Status: Muslim-Friendly

 

6. Cathay Hailam Kopitiam

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When it come to top chicken chops, Hainanese-style chicken chops are never far from our list. Well, now you can visit one of the oldest Hainanese Kopitiam in Klang – Cathay Hailam Kopitiam to satisfy all your cravings for authentic hainanese food. Thick and juicy fried chicken chop drenched in Hainanese sauce with a side of chunky potatoes and green beans. Do try their mee Hailam and selection of fried noodles if your tummy can fit more.

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Address: 180, Kawasan 13, 42000 Port Klang, Selangor

Operating hours: (MON – SAT) 6:30AM – 5PM ; CLOSED ON SUN

Status: Pork-Free

7. Cendol & Rojak Bandar Bukit Tinggi

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Right here at Bandar Bukit Tinggi, there’s literally a whole street of food trucks selling cendol and other favourite local desserts. But out of them all, Cendol & Rojak Bandar Bukit Tinggi certainly stands out. Not only do they serve up a mean bowl of cendol but they also have rojak drenched in yummy spicy sauce. They recently opened a new store too, so you don’t have to brave the hot sun to enjoy this sweet treat now!

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Address: Jalan Batu Nilam 2, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 1, 41200 Klang, Selangor

Operating hours: (TUE – SUN) 11AM – 5PM ; CLOSED ON MON

Status: Muslim-Friendly

8. Yoyo Ping & Fried Chicken @ Pandamaran

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Besides that, here’s a nostalgic snack for you and your friends to enjoy on hot sunny days. From asam boi to bubur chacha, there’s 6 flavours of yoyo ping (shaved ice drink) to choose from to cool down the heat with. Order up a plate of tender fried chicken that has been deep-fried to golden perfection. A bite of fried chicken and a sip of yoyo ping is just what you need for a perfect afternoon.

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Address: 1503, Jalan Young, Pandamaran, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor

Operating hours: (TUE – SUN) 11AM – 6PM ; CLOSED ON MON

Status: Non-Halal

9. Hing Ket Grill House

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Moving on to heavier meals, here’s a restaurant that serves all things grilled in the best possible way. Hing Ket Grill House is where you can get all your favourite meats and seafood grilled to perfection. The Grilled Lamb is a must-try here as it’s well-season and tender in every bite. Meanwhile, for seafood, definitely try their Grilled Crab where you can instantly taste its freshness.

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Address: Lot 3569, Jalan Kota Raja, Kampung Sungai Kandis, 41000 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: (DAILY) 11:30AM – 2:30PM ;  5:30PM – 10:30PM

Status: Non-Halal

10. Restoran Boston Baru

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Last but certainly not least, is none other than the famous spot for some fresh lala (clams) dinner and supper. Restoran Bostan Baru definitely lives up to its name of the town’s best seafood spot. Don’t miss out on the chance to savour juicy, fresh clams. However, do expect a queue or rather long waiting time during peak hour as there’s constantly a lot of people dining there every night. But all that wait will be worth it in the end!

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Address: Jalan Kapar, Kawasan 18, 41000 Klang, Selangor

Operating hours: (DAILY) 4PM – 11PM

Status: Non-Halal

Which One Will You Be Trying Out Next When You’re In Klang

From breakfast to supper, this list has got you covered! However, this is merely just the surface of what Klang has to offer for all the foodies out there. Go on and bring your family and friends for a day-trip in Klang and savour all the delicious and nostalgic taste of these decade-old eateries. Let us know in the comments which have you tried and which ones are you dying to try next!

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