Kepong Food

Kepong is another foodie district in the Klang Valley that offers delicious meals without breaking your budget.

Authentic Japanese cuisine, hawker-style food and invigorating desserts that keep you cool are only a short drive from one another too.

Just take a look at this list of the 15 best foods in Kepong! It’s possible to hop from one venue to the next!

Nice Food In Kepong

1. Luckypot Kepong 甲洞 幸湘菜馆

A specialist in authentic Chinese Hunan dishes, Luckypot Kepong is the perfect place to satiate your cravings for Chinese mala cuisine.

Some of their star attractions include the cumin mutton, Guilin yam fish, and dry pot tofu. If you order a significant amount of dishes, you can walk away with a plate of free pork or lamb skewers!

Meat Dishes At Luckypot Kepong
Meat Dishes At Luckypot Kepong – Photo credits to augustdiners (Instagram)

Portions are huge and service is prompt. So come here if you’re pining for sumptuous dishes that remind you of the taste of China!

2. Bamboo Garden Steamboat Restaurant

Next to The Challenger’s Sports Centre, Bamboo Garden Steamboat Restaurant adds variety to the many steamboat diners in Kepong.

There are 2 soup bases to choose from: the signature ‘bone soup’ that’s robustly flavored with light, peppery heat. Or the staple tom yam base with the right consistency. However, some lament that it is too thin for their liking.

Steamboat Spread At Bamboo Garden Steamboat Restaurant
Steamboat Spread At Bamboo Garden Steamboat Restaurant – Photo credits to rideandchew (Instagram)

Moreover, fresh seafood is in abundance alongside and available in different combinations together with other meat like pork belly slices, dumplings, and handmade meatballs.

Items on the menu are pretty standard – a meal typically costs RM17.80 per pax. However, Bamboo Garden Steamboat Restaurant is a notch up the other diners for their high ingredient quality.

3. Yoshi Yoshi Robata Kepong

There’s still a section for privacy in the open dining concept of Yoisi Toshi Robata Kepong, a popular Sushi conveyor belt restaurant close to an apartment in Kepong.

Highly revered for serving delish ramen, many tend to order their chicken teriyaki ramen.

Japanese Cuisine At Yoshi Yoshi Robata Kepong
Japanese Cuisine At Yoshi Yoshi Robata Kepong – Photo credits to quejemange (Instagram)

Besides that, discover more winners among other classic Japanese dishes in their menu like their juicy kimchi gyōza, silky Chawanmushi with prawn, and fragrant naruto mushroom – priced competitively too.

Because of their high standards and a varied menu, expect to see the crowd peak over lunchtime.

4. YOKOTAYA Japanese Dining, Kepong KL

Another Japanese restaurant that deserves attention in Kepong is YOKOTAYA Japanese Dining.

Private Dining Room At YOKOTAYA Japanese, Kepong
Private Dining Room At YOKOTAYA Japanese, Kepong – Photo credits to holovesfood (Instagram)

Unlike the razor-thin sashimi common in regular restaurants, they serve delightful fresh sashimi of plump proportions that are remarkably juicy.

Their grilled fish is another decadent dish that you have to try for its unrivaled freshness and grilling technique.

Various Menu Items At YOKOTAYA Japanese Dining, Kepong
Various Menu Items At YOKOTAYA Japanese Dining, Kepong – Photo credits to holovesfood (Instagram)

Put up with the slow but hospitable service, and you’ll be rewarded with food on par with Rakuten at decent prices too!

5. Yummei Restaurant

Shopfront of Yummei Restaurant In Kepong
Shopfront of Yummei Restaurant In Kepong – Photo credits to leoyap725 (Instagram)

Set Yunmei Restaurant on your radar if you’re pining for a fragrant bowl of lei cha (Hakka dish comprising of several side dishes and rice served in tea soup)!

The neighboring community throngs the place for the lei cha with its wonderful ratio of vegetables to rice and generously thick, green tea soup.

Lei Cha and Nasi Lemak At Yummei Restaurant, Kepong
Lei Cha and Nasi Lemak At Yummei Restaurant, Kepong – Photo credits to leoyap725 (Instagram)

Furthermore, Yunmei Restaurant is a hidden gem that boasts a sparkling clean premise and friendly service too.

And this famous Kepong mixed rice shop plays host to a variety of hawker-style favorites such as Hakka pork belly, curry mee, fried porridge, snacks, breakfast toasts, and Chinese-style nasi lemak too.

Their buffet spread offers a plethora of mixed dishes. The price includes complimentary water or Chinese tea.

6. Restoran Happy Salts Steam Chicken

Save the hassle of driving to Ipoh because this famous Kepong salted chicken restaurant rivals the connoisseurs up north!

Restaurant Happy Salts Steam Chicken’s signature dish is non-other than their salted steam chicken. Infused with aromatic herbs and accentuated with sea salt, the chicken is well-marinaded and toothsome to the last bite.

Curry Fish and Salted Chicken At Restoran Happy Salts Steam Chicken
Curry Fish and Salted Chicken At Restoran Happy Salts Steam Chicken – Photo credits to jossiengps (Instagram)

You’ll also find conventional seafood fanfare with must-try dishes like the ginger fried fish, black vinegar pork, and curry fish.

Pricing is relatively cheap and a meal for 4 pax comprising of up to 4 dishes will cost less than RM100!

The only downside to this conventional open-air coffee shop is the limited parking space as it’s tucked within a housing estate.

7. Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman Fat Boon (ABC Ais Kacang)

There’s no better place to quench your thirst and quell the sweltering heat with a refreshing bowl of ABC ais kacang here!

The Stall For Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman Fat Boon
The Stall For Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman Fat Boon – Photo credits to callmeahoon (Instagram)

Fat Boon is not only famous for their ABC ais kacang though, as they have a sterling lineup of shaved ice desserts to boot too!

The yam taro shaved ice is the perfect cheat-day treat brimming with soft yam chunks, cendol, ample boba – topped with creamy coconut milk.

Local Desserts Like Yam Taro Shaved Ice and Mango Shaved Ice At Fat Boon
Local Desserts Like Yam Taro Shaved Ice and Mango Shaved Ice At Fat Boon – Photo credits to callmeahoon (Instagram)

The mixed fruit shaved ice is another crowd puller featuring generous fresh fruit cubes over compressed shaved ice for an invigorating fruity dessert.

That’s not all! Enjoy hearty meals before binging on their desserts. Their prawn butter curry infused with aromatic curry leaves sets the stage for a night of sinful gluttony!

8. Big Tree Head Mamak

Under the canopy of looming, lush trees are rows of red plastic tables and chairs that make up this unique open air dining experience (at least for us city dwellers).

Big Tree Head Mamak is a famous Kepong food court and while flanked by several hawker stores, they have a strong following of their own.

The star attraction here is none other than the nasi lemak, which draws close comparison to Village Park’s Nasi Lemak at Damansara Uptown.

Different Dishes At Big Tree Head Mamak
Different Dishes At Big Tree Head Mamak – Photo credits to lijhuin (Instagram)

The verdict is split between both and the deciding factor boils down to the rice and sambal as the main sambal leans towards the sweeter continuum save for the dollop of spicier sambal at the sides.

For those who yearn for creamier santan-filled rice, the rendition here is pared down. Nevertheless, that leaves you some room to try the Maggie Mee Goreng and roti cheese – these two make amazing suppertime treats!

The fried chicken here is also delicious, served hot and crispy!

Fresh Batch Of Fried Chicken At Big Tree Head Mamak, Kepong
Fresh Batch Of Fried Chicken At Big Tree Head Mamak, Kepong – Photo credits to jemthenerd (Instagram)

9. Restoran Penang Corner

If you’re not ready to jostle with other food hunters in Penang, then head over to Restoran Penang Corner for a calmer and shorter wait for mouthwatering food!

Restoran Penang Corner has plenty of stalls selling all kinds of Penang famous food like Penang white curry mee, char kuey teow, asam laksa, rojak, and chee cheong fan.

The Penang white curry mee is spot-on legitimate as it even has cubes of pork blood, cockles, and cuttlefish in a rich broth that delights the senses.

Char Kuey Teow and Chee Cheong Fan At Restoran Penang Corner
Char Kuey Teow and Chee Cheong Fan At Restoran Penang Corner – Photo credits to tsyen10 (Instagram)

Meanwhile, the char kuey teow here has plenty of wok hei (smoky flavor) and fresh cockles, prawns, and a generous serving of taugeh and heat.

The lor bak is another culinary stunner brimming with a nice balance of five-spice powder and a combination of lean and fatty meat.

Wash it all down with an refreshing bowl of ice kacang or meet your daily quota for greens with a healthy plate of fruit rojak served with crunchy keropok (deep fried fritters).

10. Kepong Baru Rojak

Speaking of rojak:

Rojak fans in the Klang Valley know this stall like the back of their hands for Kepong Baru Rojak is one of the best in town!

Many throng this open-air shack for the spicy and sweet peanut sauce that complements the airy fritters perfectly.

Kepong Baru Rojak Stall
Kepong Baru Rojak Stall – Photo credits to leoyap725 (Instagram)

A plate is reasonably priced at RM6 for a regular rojak and RM8 for rojak with squid.

And so, the dish makes for an affordable but wholesome and hearty meal, especially when if you have ice kacang afterwards.

Because one serving of ice kacang is sufficient for two people to share.

Note: During durian season, feast on the king of thorns from an adjacent stall serving the best of local flavors!

11. Hing Kee Bakuteh

With only have 7 tables available, the tussle for a good dining spot and parking bay can get intense at Hing Kee Bakuteh!

Exterior of Hing Kee Bakuteh In Kepong
Exterior of Hing Kee Bakuteh In Kepong – Photo credits to dixon_leecc (Instagram)

Tip: To tackle the scarcity of parking bays, it’s best to park at the adjacent Aeon shopping mall and walk over.

Food-wise, unlike the renditions in Klang that are served in a thicker broth, Hing Kee Bakuteh showcases a lighter broth steeped with robust spices and a generous serving of fresh cilantro.

Dry And Soup Version Of Bakuteh At Hing Kee Bakuteh, Kepong
Dry And Soup Version Of Bakuteh At Hing Kee Bakuteh, Kepong – Photo credits to janicekoh_ (Instagram)

The pork chunks are tender and juicy, with equal portions of lean and fattier cuts.

On the other hand, the dry bak kut teh is worth getting too.Withside dishes like their glass lettuce and crispy crullers.

And nothing beats their daily homemade signature monk fruit herbal tea which is a fitting end to the meal and relief from the afternoon heat!

12. Restaurant San Hong Hong Chicken Rice Shop

Restaurant San Hong Hong Chicken Rice Shop is another Kepong famous food store that serves Ipoh-inspired chicken rice.

Their flavorsome Hainanese-styled chicken has glistening skin with a side dish of crunchy bean sprouts.  To complement the steamed chicken is an irresistible ginger sauce bursting with zesty, thick ginger slices, alongside minced chili and thick brown sauce.

Chicken Rice Meal At Restaurant San Hong Hong Chicken Rice Shop
Chicken Rice Meal At Restaurant San Hong Hong Chicken Rice Shop – Photo credits to restaurant_san.honghong (Instagram)

It’s almost like dining in Ipoh. The accompanying bowl of soup has chewy pork meatballs and Bentong tofu too.

So be ready for a decadent meal if you plan to visit this restaurant!

13. Tan Heng Restaurant

Tan Heng Restaurant is an unmistakable Chinese noodle restaurant renowned for serving top-notch Hokkien mee.

Their Hokkien Mee packs smoky undertones and robust wok hei. Topped with generous portions of pork lard and prawns, the dish is in high demand and most the restaurant’s customers will order it.

Hokkien Mee And Ginger Steam Fish Head At Tan Heng Restaurant, Kepong
Hokkien Mee And Ginger Steam Fish Head At Tan Heng Restaurant, Kepong – Photo credits to pearly_lim (Instagram)

However, there’s no mistaking that the bak kut teh is another crowd favorite not to be missed. Together with other esteemed recommendations like their ginger steam fish head and fried chicken wings.

But due to the reasonable pricing and swift service, the dinner crowd can be a mood dampener so come early to savor some of Kepong’s finest hawker food here.

14. Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles

 Situated just behind Brem Mall and behind NSK, this is the venue to devour some of the best fish head noodles in town.

Dining Environment At Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles
Dining Environment At Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles – Photo credits to theeatingtour (Instagram)

The Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles is available in 3 variants – namely original, curry, or hot and sour. The latter is similar to tom yam.

Curry Salmon Fish Head Noodles At Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles
Curry Salmon Fish Head Noodles At Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles – Photo credits to w.yan_706 (Instagram)

Regardless of the version you opt for, the salmon fish fillets are fresh and tasty.

15. BBQK Korean Cuisine – Kepong

Helmed by a native Korean with taste palettes tweaked to suit the Malaysian flavors, BBQK Korean Cuisine offers divine Korean BBQ with many side dishes.

Their kimchi and kimchi soup are both comforting and delicious, but it’s the unlimited Banchan refill that makes this culinary trip so inviting.

Korean BBQ Meal At BBQK Korean Cuisine In Kepong
Korean BBQ Meal At BBQK Korean Cuisine In Kepong – Photo credits to famcool520 (Instagram)

In fact, you can stretch your Ringgit further when you order a BBQ set that comes with a bottle of Makgeolli and complimentary ice cream too!

Dining here guarantees an excellent deal plus rewardingly good food with courteous service too. Plus, the restaurant is within a minimalist yet comfortable premise with good ventilation.

Conclusion

Take a break from the usual café scene and indulge in some of Kepong’s good food that delivers steep value for money.

If you need more scrumptious food ideas, check out these cozy Kepong cafes!

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