Seremban Food

The best of Seremban food includes vegetarian options, but also Malay or Arabic cuisine, Chinese-style seafood restaurants, traditional pastries, laksa and more!

There are more than 10 options to check out in this post. A good deal of these eateries are family friendly too.

And we bet you have heard of a couple of them!

13 Best Food In Seremban

1. Hayyan Huda Opah’s Kitchen

A spacious and air-conditioned dining environment is one of the main highlights of dining at Hayyan Huda Opah’s Kitchen. You can actually book them for an event too.

Interior of Hayyan Huda Opah_s Kitchen
Interior of Hayyan Huda Opah_s Kitchen – Photo credits to fzsyuhada (Instagram)

But aside from this, you can look forward to Malay cuisine (specifically traditional kampung dishes) like masak lemak, rendang ayam kampung, udang petai, siakap cili padi, as well as some desserts like apple crumble pie.

Malay Dishes At Hayyan Huda Opah's Kitchen
Malay Dishes At Hayyan Huda Opah’s Kitchen – Photo credits to ezarism.eats (Instagram)

Expect to pay between RM20 to RM60 per person. Service is slow (the online ordering system is fiddly) and you’ll need extra patience to find parking around here as their compound fills up quickly.

There is usually an extensive queue by 12pm. So it’s better to come here on weekdays.

Note: There is a surau on site and you have to remove your shoes to dine in at this restaurant

2. Kamm Kee Vegetarian Restaurant

Vegetarians and vegans don’t have to miss out on good food in Seremban.

Kamm Kee Vegetarian Restaurant has a satisfying variety of tasty Chinese vegetarian dishes – many feature mock meat. Many choose to takeaway, but you can dine in as well because service is fast.

Curry And Thai Fried Rice At Kamm Kee Vegetarian Restaurant
Curry And Thai Fried Rice At Kamm Kee Vegetarian Restaurant – Photo credits to belllyfulll (Instagram)

Plus, the environment is clean and comfortable (their bathroom is clean too). Although it can be a little chilly with marble seats and the air conditioning on.

Pricing goes up to RM20 per person depending on the portion size and they accept both cash and e-payment methods but not credit card payments.

If you don’t mind some walking, parking is not difficult to find.

PS: Their zhong zi is delicious!

3. Muguntha Kitchen

Muguntha Kitchen opens early at 7:30am for breakfast until 3pm, and this venue for Seremban food is also vegetarian-friendly with great service besides.

In fact, they serve vegetarian Indian dishes here. Must-try dishes are the roti canai, appam, and vadai. You choose your portions and pay accordingly to the prices they quote.

Vegetarian Indian Food At Muguntha Kitchen
Vegetarian Indian Food At Muguntha Kitchen – Photo credits to kanhuiqi (Instagram)

The variety is limited (~10 dishes) but the dine in environment is comfortable (with air-conditioning) after their recent renovations.

For beverages, do try their teh susu lembu or Madras coffee.

Note: Prices have expectedly increased quite a bit after renovations

4. Nasi Arab Damsyik

For Arabic food in Seremban, seek out Nasi Arab Damsyik where you can enjoy your meal in the comfort of a spacious and tastefully decorated contemporary interior.

Wheel-chair bound guests are made welcome with a dedicated parking space and a wheel-chair accessible entrance. It’s easy to reach the wash basin too.

Arabic Rice Variations At Nasi Arab Damsyik, Seremban
Arabic Rice Variations At Nasi Arab Damsyik, Seremban – Photo credits to muisaaa (Instagram)

Staff is friendly and portions are generous even if prices are on the steep side.

You should note that their food is not authentically Middle-Eastern and dishes generally cater towards the local palate. Think of it as Malay-Arab fusion food.

Go-to dishes include nasi arab ayam or kambing and chicken shawarma.

5. Asia Laksa Restaurant

Since they open relatively early at 8:30am, Asia Laksa Restaurant is a neat spot for breakfast if you’re looking for Seremban food.

Asia Laksa Stall At Asia Laksa Restaurant
Asia Laksa Stall At Asia Laksa Restaurant – Photo credits to petefoowy (Instagram)

It costs ~RM8 for a bowl of curry noodles (the broth is thick and creamy with santan). There is the option of loh shi fun too. Toppings (pork ball, yong tau foo, beansprouts, etc) are generous.

Rich Laksa At Asia Laksa Restaurant, Seremban
Rich Laksa At Asia Laksa Restaurant, Seremban – Photo credits to bearcar (Instagram)

Apart from curry noodles, the mixed rice options here (especially the braised pork belly) are worth trying as well.

And despite the rundown appearance and remote location, Asia Laksa Restaurant is reasonably clean and tidy.

Note: For drinks, there is barley and iced coffee

If you don’t manage to beat the lunch crowd the waiting time can be 15 to 40 minutes even with the efficient operation of the staff.

Other option: Kau Kee Laksa

6. Kong Ming Restaurant (Main)

Despite being around for years, Kong Ming Restaurant is no less popular. Booking is highly advisable for dining in on weekends as the restaurant is a go-to dinner venue for many locals and their families.

Typical Chinese Restaurant Interior Of Kong Ming Restaurant In Seremban
Typical Chinese Restaurant Interior Of Kong Ming Restaurant In Seremban – Photo credits to khngky (Instagram)

Moreover, it’s not uncommon to start looking for parking opportunities across the road.

Assorted Dishes At Kong Ming Restaurant, Seremban
Assorted Dishes At Kong Ming Restaurant, Seremban – Photo credits to s.zehui (Instagram)

It is a typical old-school Chinese restaurant where you can try traditional Cantonese homecooked dishes like salted fish with minced pork, steamed catfish, marmite chicken, clams, etc.

Note: Taste of dishes run salty – you can ask for them to use less salt.

7. Seremban Seafood Yesoon Restaurant

This is the place to go for salted egg crabs, spinach tofu, Nyonya-style steamed fish, sizzling tofu, or clay pot kangkong.

Assorted Dishes At Seremban Seafood Yesoon Restaurant
Assorted Dishes At Seremban Seafood Yesoon Restaurant – Photo credits to jinny5_7 (Instagram)

Aside from salted egg crab, there are other variations to try like the chili crab or marmite crab (albeit  a tad too salty).

Dishes do come out fast but the freshness of seafood, is not always consistent.

Note: Even if you’re not familiar with the names of the dishes, there are helpful photos in the menu.

However, this spot for food in Seremban has other merits such as easy parking and a pleasant dining environment. Especially if you go before 6pm to avoid the dinner crowds.

Other restaurant for chili crab: The Street Crab & Lala Restaurant

8. The Gift Tilapia Restaurant

It might take you a while to find this inconspicuous restaurant but it’s worth it if you want good food in Seremban! The service is good and so is the environment even if it’s not aesthetically-pleasing.

Many come to The Gift Tilapia Restaurant for awesome fresh steamed fish (mainly tilapia) with soy sauce or with Nyonya assam sauce. They have a few ways of grilling fish too (e.g. Portuguese Grill).

Nyonya Steam Tilapia Fish At The Gift Tilapia Restaurant, Seremban
Nyonya Steam Tilapia Fish At The Gift Tilapia Restaurant, Seremban – Photo credits to jessyin (Instagram)

Their occasional promotions for the fish are great value for money so look out for these when you dine here. Either way, prices are very reasonable.

Of course, there’s other seafood to try here like their egg fried sotong (squid) or prawns.

Note: You need to call ahead if you want to try their char siew (and you should!)

9. Restoran Seremban Chicken Porridge

Another of Seremban’s best food spots that is now run by the 3rd generation:

Restoran Seremban Chicken Porridge is well known for their porridge with pork innards. Although their steamed chicken (pak cham chicken) and chicken rice are nice too.

Porridge With Side Dishes At Restoran Seremban Chicken Porridge
Porridge With Side Dishes At Restoran Seremban Chicken Porridge – Photo credits to janicetan244 (Instagram)

Don’t forget to try their inhouse chili sauce!

The dining space is clean but finding parking is definitely a problem when it comes to peak times. Despite the increase in prices, business remains as brisk as usual.

If business is exceptionally good, they have been known to close an hour before their stated closing time!

10. Haji Shariff Cendol

In this list of Seremban good food, we have to mention Haji Shariff Cendol! 3 generations of the same family have run this place.

The cendol is made with palm sugar and santan (coconut milk) with a hint of salt. Admittedly, it tastes like most cendol around Malaysia.

Rojak Mee and Cendol At Haji Shariff Cendol
Rojak Mee and Cendol At Haji Shariff Cendol – Photo credits to superhungrygirl (Instagram)

But while the taste of the cendol is nothing remarkable (not worth the parking difficulty to some):

It’s reasonably priced (mixed cendol costs RM3/ bowl) and they have space for dining in (70 to 80 pax maximum). Some opt to takeaway the cendol instead. Regardless, their service is speedy.

Note: You can also order mamak-style rojak mee from another stall here for ~RM6 (used to be RM4.50).

11. Asia Catering & Confectionery (Siew Pow Master)

Self-titled siew pow master, Asia Catering & Confectionery’s assortment of fresh pastries are the reason behind the long queues and infamous 30-minute waits.

Queue In Front Of Asia Catering And Confectionery (Siew Pow Master)
Queue In Front Of Asia Catering And Confectionery (Siew Pow Master) – Photo credits to trexieho (Instagram)

Must grabs include the namesake siew pau, egg tarts, curry puffs, pineapple tart balls, coconut/santan tarts, tan sarn, peanut sesame balls, bahulu as well as the kaya puffs!

Freshly Baked Traditional Pastries At Asia Catering And Confectionery (Siew Pow Master)
Freshly Baked Traditional Pastries At Asia Catering And Confectionery (Siew Pow Master) – Photo credits to kevinsawlipsin (Instagram)

These days, the queue mostly consists of tourists. And while the siew pau tastes fine, the crust has become thick and the filling is less.

Siew Pau, Kaya Puff And Other Pastries By Siew Pow Master
Siew Pau, Kaya Puff And Other Pastries By Siew Pow Master – Photo credits to fpyap (Instagram)

12. Beef Noodles @ Pasar Besar Seremban

For famous food in Seremban, the beef noodles stall (Number 748) on the first floor of the local 2-storey Seremban market still attracts crowds with their family recipe (for over 60 years).

Seremban Beef Noodles Stall At Pasar Besar Seremban
Seremban Beef Noodles Stall At Pasar Besar Seremban – Photo credits to alanpoon_official (Instagram)

The neighboring stall also serves a decent bowl of beef noodles if you can’t stand the queuing and ordering system of the original stall.

However, the bright and airy food court has other commendable food stalls to try – for instance, Hakka mee, cuttlefish beehoon, or rojak. Milk coffee here is good too.

Beef Noodles And Mee Hoon Sotong At Seremban Wet Market
Beef Noodles And Mee Hoon Sotong At Seremban Wet Market – Photo credits to adriantyd913 (Instagram)

Attempt your visit at 9am to avoid the mad morning rush for breakfast. Many dishes sell out by 12pm.

Note: To park here requires coupons charged at 60sen/hour

Other options:

13. Restoran Melido

Restoran Melido is an old-school kopitiam with a notable homemade yong tau fu stall. Portions are large for the price, and there’s a wide selection to choose from as well.

Queue In Front Of Restoran Melido At Seremban
Queue In Front Of Restoran Melido At Seremban – Photo credits to kennlaick (Instagram)

Note: Lai fun is an option here besides rice noodles

Additionally, the wan tan mee and roasted pork/ duck are worth ordering too. Drinks also measure up to the food and both tea and coffee are flavorful.

Fishcakes And Noodles At Restoran Melido, Seremban
Fishcakes And Noodles At Restoran Melido, Seremban – Photo credits to kennlaick (Instagram)

Unsurprisingly, this is a busy place in the morning. And thus, it can be difficult to get a seat here.

Conclusion

Seremban food doesn’t lack in variety as this list goes to show. You can find credible places for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

And some of these eateries have been around for decades too!

In case you’re wondering, there are some good Seremban cafes too.

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