Food in SS2

The commercial hub in SS2 is a place you should only go to if you have a reason to do so.

During rush hour, the traffic crawls at a snail’s pace. And it feels like you’ve hit the jackpot when you get a parking spot!

But SS2 has plenty to offer. There’s a durian buffet, porridge, delicious ramen, or crispy banana fritters. Enjoy great food from morning to night!

1. Ming Kee Porridge SS2 (銘记粥品)

The line of delivery riders outside Ming Kee Porridge SS2 is a sure sign that their porridge is great.

Duck curry porridge is a novel specialty that will delight spice lovers.

Duck Curry Porridge At Ming Kee Porridge, SS2
Duck Curry Porridge At Ming Kee Porridge, SS2 – Photo credits to blueflipers (left) and devilkyd (right)

This porridge specialist differentiates itself by serving more than congee too.

For instance, roast duck is excellent. The meat is well-roasted and flavorful with a firm but not gamey texture.

Don’t forget to try their bouncy wanton noodles, which taste best with roasted duck thigh!

Wanton Noodles At Ming Kee Porridge, SS2
Wanton Noodles At Ming Kee Porridge, SS2 – Photo credits to steven.lifestyle

Meanwhile, the jiggly fat and crusty skin of the char siu (roasted pork) has a pleasant, charred aftertaste. Bits of meat come off easily.

  • Address: 61, Jalan SS2/64, SS2, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours: 11am – 9pm daily
  • Contact: 03-7865 7768

2. Jojo Little Kitchen SS2

Jojo Little Kitchen SS2 is an established pan mee specialist that is 5 doors down from Ming Kee Porridge SS2.

Here, they offer a wide range of pan mee and other local noodles to delight mee lovers.

Lat Jiu Pan Mee And Hot & Spicy Pan Mee At Jojo Little Kitchen, SS2
Lat Jiu Pan Mee And Hot & Spicy Pan Mee At Jojo Little Kitchen, SS2 – Photo credits to spicyfireeey

Pan mee soup is a real hit with its thick and flavorful broth chockful of anchovies. While the fried pork pan mee is another crowd favorite. As the crispy pork crust adds a nice crunch to the lean, juicy pork.

In addition to the usual soup, dry, and chili pan mee dishes:

There are exciting variations such as curry laksa pan mee. Or herbal chicken pan mee and century egg dumpling pan mee.

PS: The fried dumplings are delicious

  • Address: 47, Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours: 10am – 9.30pm daily
  • Contact: 03-7873 8779

3. Croffle Café SS2

Croffle Café SS2 is a hidden gem behind overhanging trees and signboards. While small, the café exudes a cozy charm. It overlooks a busy street.

Ambiance And Food At Croffle Café SS2
Ambiance And Food At Croffle Café SS2 – Photo credits to ilove_croffle

They serve delicious Korean desserts here. The artisan desserts are better than good and have remarkable plating.

Injeolmi Crofffle made with soybean powder is a must-try here. It has a savory flavor and fluffy custard.

Then there’s the Lotus Biscoff Cream Croffle which has a sweet filling and crispy outer layer. The tasty Peanut Butter Croffle is also a crowd-pleaser you won’t want to miss.

Regardless of which you choose, pair these airy and fluffy treats with an iced coffee or latte. See what our personal favorites are at Croffle Cafe SS2.

Note: Croffle Café happens to share its space with a salon and nail bar.

  • Address: No 6, Jalan ss2/55, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours: 10.30am – 5pm (closed on Monday)
  • Contact: 011-6937 0795

4. Tasty Porridge SS2 (品粥)

The Cantonese porridge specialist is hardly empty from lunchtime onwards. Delivery riders are a common sight here too.

Tasty Porridge continuously innovates to fend off stiff competition:

Their porridge is best when you’re feeling under the weather. Or craving a simple, comforting meal. They blend the congee to a powder-fine consistency so it’s silky smooth to taste.

Variations Of Fish Porridge At Tasty Porridge SS2
Variations Of Fish Porridge At Tasty Porridge SS2 – Photo credits to lh.fan

Serving sizes are huge and enough for 2 people to share as well.

Fish porridge is their best seller as they serve it with 6 fresh and decent slices of fish. Pumpkin porridge is another culinary treat with crunchy anchovies.

The smooth texture of the Kung Po Frog porridge is also delicious. It comes with a thick flavorful brown broth and vegetables. And you can opt for Kung Po Chicken or Pork if frog meat is not to your liking.

Moreover, the herbal nuances of the Herbal Drunken Chicken Porridge are well-balanced. It has a refreshing taste with a hint of alcohol.

  • Address: 51, Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours: 10am – 9.30pm daily
  • Contact: 03-7865 3669

5. Lim Fried Chicken @ SS2 – LFC

Lim Fried Chicken is most famous for their fried chicken nasi lemak.

The crispy skin of the fried chicken is amazing. A thin layer of chicken fat makes it addictive. It tastes even better when served piping hot. 

One downside though is that the fried chicken is a bit greasy.

Plate Of Fried Chicken And Rice With Vegetables And A Sunny Side Up At Lim Fried Chicken
Plate Of Fried Chicken And Rice With Vegetables And A Sunny Side Up At Lim Fried Chicken – Photo credits to cc.foodstep (Instagram)

Besides serving fried chicken with their nasi lemak:

This award-winning restaurant also offers curry chicken, fried calamari, or mutton.

It’s worth noting too that their nasi lemak comes with a fried egg instead of a hard-boiled egg. They do not include anchovies. But you can drench the rice with your favorite curry and a dollop of sweet sambal.

You can also order chee cheong fun with fried chicken. This surprising combination is very promising!

Curry Chee Cheong Fun with Fried Chicken At Lim Fried Chicken
Curry Chee Cheong Fun with Fried Chicken At Lim Fried Chicken – Photo credits to trytrymakan (Instagram)

Service is fast and you can expect to get your food within 10 minutes of ordering.

  • Address: 46, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours:  10.30am – 9pm daily (closed on Monday)
  • Contact: 013-331 7707

6. Uncle Don’s (SS2, Petaling Jaya)

Uncle Don’s is a family-friendly, bar-style restaurant with a wide menu. There is a mix of value-for-money pub grub and everyday dishes.

Burger And Spaghetti At Uncle Don's SS2
Burger And Spaghetti At Uncle Don’s SS2 – Photo credits to yenjainet2 (left) and eatyay2022 (right)

Mutton cheese nachos have a crispy bite despite a generous amount of mozzarella. This dish has well-seasoned mutton bits as well.

The grilled chicken chop is another classic. They top it with a thick, brown mushroom gravy.

Grilled Chicken Chop And Pizza At Uncle Don's SS2
Grilled Chicken Chop And Pizza At Uncle Don’s SS2 – Photo credits to grickyhoong (left) and _th3.lost.wand3r3r_ (right)

Wild boar curry is another mouthwatering dish. They serve this in a clay pot together with potato chunks and a divine blend of spices.

You should definitely avoid the pork knuckles though. The flavor and tough meat are somewhat off-putting.

All in all, don’t expect a Michelin-starred meal here. But you’ll walk away satiated and impressed by their impeccable service.

  • Address: 183, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours: 12pm to 12am (Sunday – Thursday); 12pm to 1am (Friday – Saturday)
  • Contact: 016-945 1074

7. DurianMan SS2 (榴莲鲜生)

DurianMan SS2’s high-quality fruit is a treat for sure. Either enjoy them as a durian buffet with family or friends. Because there’s plenty of seating in the two-story, air-conditioned durian center.

DurianMan At SS2, Petaling Jaya
DurianMan At SS2, Petaling Jaya – Photo credits to ro9er10

Or you can take some durian home. Their vacuum packaging is airtight and doesn’t give off a lingering durian smell.

Note: If you find a worm in your durian, you can get a replacement.

You’ll find seasonal varieties like Musang King X0 and D88. As well as exquisite flavors like Penang Black Thorn.

Prices are not cheap here, but the quality befits the price. The premium fresh durian pulp has a creamy texture and rich aftertaste you can rave about.

After a “heaty” feast, you can cool down with a sweet fresh coconut and other beverages priced at RM5.

  • Address: Lot 7680, Jalan SS2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours: Monday – Thursday 11am – 11pm; Friday – Saturday: 11am – 12am
  • Contact: 012-234 5619

8. Aftermeal Desserts @ SS2

Swing by Aftermeal Desserts at SS2 for a refreshing treat of Japanese shaved ice dessert. At the top of the list is the Iron Lady Milk Tea Kakigori. This superfine milk tea ice shaving is delightful.

Iron Lady Milk Tea Kakigori Bingsu At Aftermeal Desserts
Iron Lady Milk Tea Kakigori Bingsu At Aftermeal Desserts

Green tea and durian kakigori are other popular variations you should definitely try.

If you’re watching your calorie consumption, you can be sure that the kakigori isn’t sweet. Our personal favorites are milk tea and milo flavors.

Wash down the icy treats with a soothing honey milk or tea drink. Or a refreshing glass of calamansi.

Since the ambiance is clean and trendy, you can expect many people. On Fridays and weekends, there is a strict one-hour dining limit per table.

Note: There is another branch in Damansara

  • Address:  33, Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours: 2pm – 11pm everyday except for Friday from 2pm – 11.30pm

9. Shin Zushi SS2

Patience is a virtue at Shin Zushi, because there is a long line here at any time of the day!

This affordable sushi restaurant has an average wait time of 30 to 45 minutes. Yet, that does not deter the crowd from getting in line!

Interior Of Shin Zushi At SS2
Interior Of Shin Zushi At SS2 – Photo credits to mc_loo

Diners rave about the super thick and fresh salmon sashimi that’s good for the price you pay. The fatty and smooth texture makes it divine.

In fact, they do serve generous portions for all their food.

Sushi At Shin Zushi
Sushi At Shin Zushi – Photo credits to pui_san_meowmeow

The staff has a good handle on the crowd too. They will remind guests not to linger too long after their meal. Anyways, this isn’t a place to chat as it can get quite noisy.

You should opt for off-peak times, such as after lunch or around tea time. And even then, expect some queuing!

  • Address: 4, Jalan SS 2/66, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours: 11.30am – 9.30pm

10. Dao Rae

Behind Shin Zushi, Dao Rae is an established Korean BBQ restaurant. They have staff dressed in Korean hanbok to welcome guests.

Dao Rae is famous for its BBQ meat which the staff will grill for you to bring out the best of the meat.

The savory barbecued pork stands out for its freshness. While the Angus beef short ribs boast bold flavors. And you’ll get a hint of smoky undertones with every bite.

Angus Beef Short Ribs At Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant
Angus Beef Short Ribs At Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant – Photo credits to daoraess2

An unlimited refill of side dishes (Banchan) is a plus of dining here. Their attentive staff constantly ask if anything else needs refilling.

Vegetable pancake with chives is another popular order because it has a nice balance of flavors.

Pancake At Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant, SS2
Pancake At Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant, SS2 – Photo credit s to holovesfood

Pair them all with a wide selection of Korean wine. For example, the maekgeolli wine for its fruity and sweet undertones.

  • Address: 66 & 68, 67, Jalan SS2, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours: 11.30am – 11pm daily
  • Contact: 03-7865 4344

11. SS2 Pisang Goreng

The SS2 Pisang Goreng Food Truck is under a huge tree on the side of KyChon SS2. This old-timer sells all kinds of fried snacks:

Such as banana fritters and fried nian gao (glutinous rice cakes). And they have sweet potato balls, fried popiah, and jackfruit as well.

Deep Fried Snacks At SS2 Pisang Goreng
Deep Fried Snacks At SS2 Pisang Goreng – Photo credits to talep86_lifestyles

The sweet fried bananas (pisang emas) are juicy, large, and coated in a crispy, airy batter. They fry them on the spot over high heat in a wok. Where they melt into a heavenly mush in a crispy coating.

Another must-try is the nian gao, which is between a fleshy slice of sweet potato and yam. They dip this combination into their signature batter mixture.

On a similar note, fried jackfruit offers the same heavenly sweetness. The heat from frying caramelizes the fruit’s natural sugars.

Note: SS2 Pisang Goreng has a kiosk at One Utama run by the owner’s daughter. The fruit truck in SS2 is run by the owner and her son.

  • Address: 50, First Floor, Jalan SS 2/61, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Operation Hours: 9.30am – 4pm daily (Closed on Monday)
  • Contact: 010-225 6070

Conclusion

Stop by SS2 and your stomach will thank you later. This is a great area to explore if you’re running out of ideas on where to go for your next gourmet adventure.

As long as you’re willing to park a little farther away and walk, you’ll have an unforgettable food prowl!

And this list of good food in SS2 will help you narrow down the best to savor. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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