Where and What to Eat in Klang, Selangor: From Nasi Kandar to Candol

What and Where to Eat in Klang, Selangor

Embark on a food hunt in these cafes and restaurants in Klang, a wonderful food paradise with a mind-boggling array of food, from traditional toast and cendol to Mexican cuisine.

Klang is a foodie’s heaven where visitors can drop by a variety of eateries from food courts, hawker stalls, restaurants and seaside establishments for an even wider variety of food. Here are some of the places to eat in Klang in between your bout of sightseeing in the royal town.

1. Crispy fried chicken and mixed rice at Restoran Nasi Kandar AZ

Your first stop for a delicious meal is Restoran Nasi Kandar AZ. Fill up your plate with white rice and fried chicken, and then pick from the side dishes for your daily intake of greens. After that, drizzle the food in fish or mutton curry – yum! The dishes are served in trays and you can help yourself to what suits your fancy. The price depends on the dishes you choose. Aside from Nasi Kandar, you can have rojak, nasi briyani, murtabak as well as roti canai. This restaurant is a short drive from the Klang KTM Station and the bus station.

Address: 2, Lorong Batu Nilam 3c, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 1
Opening Hours: 24 hours, Monday to Sunday

2. Homemade toast and traditional coffee at Chong Kok Kopitiam

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Next up is another well-known eatery in Klang. Kopitiams are part of the Malaysian culture and they are commonly found in small towns and cities. Chong Kok Kopitiam is one such place where locals would hang out over drinks and local food. You won’t go wrong here if you stick to the basics of toast, half-boiled eggs and coffee, all of which taste as good as it gets. Aside from that, you’ll find nasi lemak, fried prawn cake and some kuih (bite-sized snacks) here.

Address: 5, Jalan Stesen, Kawasan 1
Opening Hours: 6.30am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday

3. Chicken curry puffs at Warung Pak Din Palm Grove

Step back in time and recall the olden days when there are many stalls selling kuih and other local snacks. They are usually called warung, and there is still one existing in the form of a roadside stall in Klang. Most locals recommend the chicken curry puffs which are crispy on the outside and deliciously savoury on the inside. Other foods you can try here are the nasi ayam berempah, nasi lemak daun pisang, kway teow kerang, and laksa utara.

Address: 40, Jalan Ladang, Taman Palm Grove
Opening Hours: 12pm to 6pm, Saturday to Thursday; Closed on Friday

4. Salmon baked rice at EAT Café & Bakery

If you’re a fan of modern and fancy cafes, this would be right up your alley. EAT Café & Bakery is a quiet place for drinks, be it coffee or beer. The salmon baked rice is highly recommended, but you can also have burgers, steaks and spaghetti or more local dishes such as fried rice, noodles and porridge. The food selection is extensive so you’ll definitely find something that sounds appetising.

Address: 74&76 41100, Exit Persiaran Raja Muda Musa
Opening Hours: 8am to 12am, Monday to Sunday

5. Cendol at Cendol Klang

Nothing beats slurping down a bowl of cold dessert on a hot and sunny day. Cendol Klang is a popular family-run restaurant that has earned a strong reputation for a good bowl of cendol, a dessert with shaved ice, sugar syrup, fresh coconut milk and baked red beans. Topping it off with a scoop of ice cream is optional. Even if there is a long queue outside the stall, you should still join it – it’ll be worth the wait.

Address: 41, Jalan Nanas, Kawasan 18
Opening Hours: 10am to 7.30pm, Monday to Sunday

6. Herbal soup at Ah Poh Bak Kut Teh

Bak kut teh, which literally translates to pork-rib tea, is a Chinese herbal soup that is served all day, even for breakfast or supper. Usually, the pork meat is soaked in a nutritious broth in a claypot bowl but there’s also a dry soupless version. It can be eaten with or without rice. While there are many places offering bak kut teh in Klang, the most popular one is Ah Poh Bak Kut Teh.

Address: 44, Leboh Setaka, Taman Chi Liung
Opening Hours: 7am to 3am, Wednesday to Monday; Closed on Tuesday

7. Thai food at Khunthai Village Restaurant

Since Klang is located close to the sea, seafood is aplenty. Khunthai Village Restaurant is a great place for Thai-style fresh seafood. Their signature dishes are the claypot glass noodles with crab/prawns, as well as the stir-fried crab with curry powder. Other dishes on the menu include the iconic tom yum as well as pandan chicken. The prices here are reasonable and the portions are good.

Address: 6, Jalan Kg Air Hitam, Taman Pendamar Indah 1
Opening Hours: 11am to 12am, Monday to Sunday

8. North and South Indian food at Swaadh

where to eat in klang selangor

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Since there is a large community of Indians in Klang, it’s not hard to find Indian restaurants around. Swaadh is the place to go for authentic Indian food. If you don’t know what to pick, go for the fish pollichathu, chettinad chicken or the rice platter. Something more familiar would be briyani, which come in a few different types and are different than those found in nasi kandar restaurants. Wash it down with the restaurant’s signature lime cooler.

Address: 40, Lorong Sanggul 1b, Bandar Puteri, 41200 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm, Tuesday to Sunday; Closed on Monday

9. Macaroni salad at Coffee Ink

Coffee Ink is the place to enjoy good food alongside creatively brewed coffee, chai latte or Belgian hot chocolate. One of the best dishes to order here is the macaroni salad, a vegetarian meal accompanied by slices of garlic bread. For dessert, try the mille crepe cakes which are oh-so-delicious! This cafe is usually quiet and is a space where you can read a book or seek some much-needed inspiration.   

Address:  1st floor, 19, Jalan Remia 3
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm, Tuesday to Sunday, Closed on Monday

10. Mexican food at the Shepherdoo Restaurant & Lounge

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Mexican food is rare in this part of town but you can still find it if you know where to look. In the homely Shepherdoo Restaurant & Lounge, you can find not only Mexican food but also cuisine from Latin America too. For starters, try the nachos or wings, and then move onto all sorts of tasty pastas, burgers and pizzas. The pasta ala polo, which is grilled chicken on spinach pasta, as well as the cocktails are recommended. This restaurant is located in Centro Mall.

Address: Entrance-Forecourt, Centro Mall, No, Jalan Batu Tiga Lama
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 1am, Monday to Sunday

Enjoy your trip to Klang – your tummy will surely enjoy it too!

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Adrian was born and raised in a small town called Muar, Johor in Malaysia. He likes reading, watching TV, surfing the internet and travelling (if he has time and budget). His favourite destinations are Perth, Siem Reap, Cebu and Singapore. In regards to writing, he loves travel writing too as it helps to broaden his horizon on the different countries, culture, food etc. around the world.


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