As with most townships in the Klang Valley, this major part of Kepong has grown to be an industrial and commercial hub as well as a residential area. It is booming with myriad F&B establishments. However, only the fittest and most popular ones would survive the increasingly intense competition.
Here are 10 restaurants in the area that you should never miss! They have withstood the test of time and won over the hearts of millions near and afar! (The restaurants are listed in no particular order. Some of the establishments below are not halal.)
1. De' Champion Duck
This place dishes up some of the most amazing roast ducks you will ever have: caramelized and shatteringly crisp skin on the outside, tender and flavorful flesh within. The accompanying gravy is pure gold, made with duck drippings and not so much of starchy filler. Savor these with the proprietor's fluffy and rich rice, which is cooked with flavorful duck stock. If you want side dishes, they have sour-spicy stewed mustard, cha siu
, and more to choose from.
2. E Soo Yong Tou Foo
A hot yong tau foo
spot among the locals. The meat-stuffed veggies here are fresh, big and fat. Additionally, it offers savory preparations like steamed fish heads, pork rib curry, braised duck with ginger, and pig's trotters braised in a sweet-sour vinegar base. Its popularity comes as no surprise with the varied menu, generous portions, reasonable pricing, super-fast service, and friendly staff. Having said that, expect the place to be crowded at dinnertime!
3. Ful Lai
Here, dim sum is an all-day affair. The menu covers an array of steamed and fried delicacies, such as the mandatory shumai, shrimp dumpling ("har kow
"), fish ball, baos
, chee cheong fun
, loh mai gai
, egg tarts, and mayo-drizzled crispy shrimp rolls. It also offers a few innovative fusion culinary creations, like cheesy baked escargot and bacon-wrapped fish cake. You will be spoilt for choice!
4. Heng Kee Delights Bak Kut Teh
Don't confuse this particular restaurant with another namesake outlet in P.J. Old Town. Here, the bak kut teh
bears a light hue. But it is packed with just the right punch of herbal goodness and tastes little of MSG. Plus, it has no foo-chook
or tofu puffs — just spices, herbs, and pork. The meat, meanwhile, is simmered until tender and flavorful. Another nice thing is the foods are reasonably priced, making it a wonderful place for BKT!
5. Hinz Café
A café in the midst of Kepong?! That is right. In the simple, yet cozy and homey setting of this new hangout, you can relax and indulge in dainty cakes, including matcha-chocolate cake, black forest cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate blast cake, and its signature brandy, banana, and chocolate cake — a sphere of chocolate mousse and banana enrobed in a lacquered layer of dark chocolate ganache. On top of those, there are other sweets like cream puffs, coffees, and even brunch items!
6. Sai Gong
This restaurant has a fairly long presence in the area. It is a family-friendly eatery that you can always count on for unpretentious home-style cooking, especially when you are not sure about what to eat. Among the must-tries are the savory three-cups frogs, sweet-sour and peppery “Mongolian” Lean Pork Ribs Meat, “sweetish” Coral Tofu, and rich Coconut-Butter Crabs.
7. Silver Spoon Trattoria
A casual diner serving up hearty Italian foods in this neck of the woods? Now, this is a gem. It is perfect for almost all occasions, like romantic dinners for two, birthday celebrations, and family reunions. The menu runs the gamut, from steaks and seafood to pasta, pizza, and dessert. Some of the must-tries include Spicy Twin Duck Spaghetti, Creamy Mustard Grain Fettucine, Lamb Stew, Mushroom Pizza with Truffle Oil & Feta, and creamy Tiramisu. There is even a wine cellar, too, which features all sorts of reds and whites.
8. Sin Choi Wah
This gigantic, majestic, three-storey restaurant is best known for its multicourse Chinese dinners and banquets. It has witnessed many a wedding reception and birthday celebration, to name a few. Your palate will be blown away by its culinary creations, like the Four-Seasons Platter, Braised Sea Cucumbers and Mushrooms, and Stir-fried Yardlong Beans with Cuttlefish. On top of those, they also have everyday, homey Chinese dishes, such as stir-fried yau mak, steamed cod, honey chicken, home-style tofu, and "butter" shrimp.
9. Tai Tao Steamboat
Hot pot restaurants abound in Kepong, but this one stands out. It is often packed, especially on weekends. The secret lies in its seafood’s freshness. Alongside are hot pot staples, such as tofu, dried bean curd skin, mushrooms, vegetables, meatballs, and noodles. As for the flavorful broths to dip your food in to cook, you may opt for its clear soup and congee or tom yum and herbal soups. If your tummy still has room for more food toward the end of the feast, try order from its a la carte menu, like gong bao
frog and drunken shrimp (must try!).
10. Wei Sun
Just a stone's throw from the local Tesco, this place is notorious for its drunken lor mee. The egg-swirled gravy is initially cooked with a touch of wine, and then served with some more wine. This helps to accentuate the inherent sweetness of the stock and ingredients like abalone, ham, crabmeat, and shrimp. Of course, black vinegar is available for those who want it. One caveat, though, is the restaurant's menu is limited, with only few other dishes such as Deep-fried Lotus Root Slices with Salted Egg, Fried Fish Head with Bitter Gourd in Clay Pot, and Home-Style Tofu, since it has chosen to focus on its specialties instead.
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