Not in the mood for bak kut teh? Here are 10 Klang eateries with delicious alternatives

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Say the word bak kut teh to any Malaysian and they’ll tell you ‘Klang’ in return. Just like how Ipoh is synonymous with chicken rice and Penang is with nasi kandar. But having explored the delicious ins and outs of the oldest town in Malaysia, I discovered there’s more to Klang than endless bak kut teh restaurants. 

Did you know that one of the restaurants in Klang holds the elusive title ‘King of Spare Ribs’? From spare ribs to handmade pau, I scoured the area to find you the 10 best eateries in Klang that you have to try (that doesn’t revolve around bak kut teh, of course). 

1. Klang Food Centre

Klang Food Centre - Restaurant
Klang Food Centre - Restaurant

When you’re in Klang, you must stop by Klang Food Centre for their handmade pau. Thousands of pau are made here on a daily basis. There are 14 varieties: Otak-Otak Pau, Yam & Pork Pau, Custard Corn Pau, Peanut Pau, Lotus Seed Paste Pau, and Sang Yoke Pau.

Klang Food Centre - pau
Klang Food Centre - pau

The pau sold here are not your generic ones sold in shops with perfect looking skin. The skin here is much softer and it does not stick to your teeth. Instead it’s airy and light. I personally recommend the Sang Yoke Pau (RM2.80) which contains slices of tender pork and carrot marinated in a ginger sauce. 

10, Jalan Batai Laut 5, Taman Intan, 41300 Klang, Selangor
+603 3342 8122
Mon to Sat: 7am – 6pm
Sun: 7am – 4pm
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2. Peng Heong Hakka Paikut

Peng Heong Hakka Paikut - restaurant
Peng Heong Hakka Paikut - restaurant

Located in Lorong Gudang Nanas, Peng Heong Hakka Paikut is practically an institution in Klang. Having operated for decades, it’s known for its authentic Hakka cuisine, affordable prices and spare ribs. The restaurant even holds the delicious coveted title of ‘King of Spare Ribs’. 

Peng Heong Hakka Paikut - ribs
Peng Heong Hakka Paikut - ribs

Their Spare Ribs (RM24 for two pieces) are nothing like you’ve ever tasted. The tender meat is served with a rather sweet sauce, perfect to go on a bowl of steaming white rice. Another one of their specialties is the pork meatballs— crunchy and fried to crispy perfection.

2, Lorong Gudang Nanas, Kawasan 18, 41300 Klang, Selangor
+601 9260 0855
Daily: 7am – 5pm

3. Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House

Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih - pan mee
Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih - pan mee

Craving for a steaming bowl of noodles during the rainy season? Head over to Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House for a bowl of their famous hand-torn Mee Hoon Kueh (RM8.50). Just a warning – be prepared to queue up to 45 minutes for a bowl! 

fatty mee hoon kuih - pan mee
fatty mee hoon kuih - pan mee

What is it that makes this mee hoon kueh so loved? It’s the hand-torn noodles. It has a velvety smooth texture, and soaks up the broth beautifully. Paired with the freshly fried anchovies, it makes the perfect meal during a cold day. 

Leboh Bangau, Taman Berkeley, 41150 Klang, Selangor
+6017 336 6183
Daily: 8am – 4pm
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4. Restaurant All Family

Restaurant All Family - menu
Restaurant All Family - menu

On a tight budget? At Restaurant All Family, you can have your pick of roast duck rice, roast chicken rice, salted chicken rice, barbecued pork rice, siew yoke rice, or wan tan noodles— each for the wallet-friendly price of RM4.50

Restaurant All Family - roast duck rice
Restaurant All Family - roast duck rice

The amount of rice the dishes come with is super generous and the roast duck is my personal favourite. On the fatty and juicy side, it complements the rice perfectly. And frankly, where would you get such huge portions at such affordable prices in Selangor these days? Tell me, and I’m there!

Taman Selatan, 41200 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
+6016 758 4325
Daily: 9am – 5pm

5. Klang Jaya Fried Chicken

Klang Jaya Fried Chicken - restaurant

If you think Klang is famous just for its bak kut teh, think again. This town has created a name for itself for its local fried chicken joints. One that is raved by many is no other than Klang Jaya Fried Chicken

Klang Jaya Fried Chicken - fried chicken

The fried chicken here is served piping hot, with crispy skin and the white meat oozing with juice. The sizes of the fried chicken are also larger than those you get at other eateries so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. Prices start from RM2.50 depending on which chicken part you order. 

Jalan Selampit 21, 41200, Taman Klang Jaya, 41200 Selangor
+6012-250 0766
Mon to Sat: 5pm – 10pm
Closed on Sun

6. Hainan Curry Rice

Hainan Curry Rice - restaurant

Having been around for 45 years, Hainan Curry Rice is the restaurant in Malaysia that sells this unique dish. Basically, you get a choice of braised ingredients: bean curd, pork slices, egg, intestine, tofu pok or pork offal soup to go with rice that’s covered by a layer of thick gooey curry. A meal here will cost you between RM6 to RM10

Hainan Curry Rice - dishes

The consistency will take some getting used to for those who are not familiar with having curry cooked this way. However, food sells out pretty fast during lunch so you might want to go down early! 

18, Jalan Nanas, Kawasan 18, 41400 Klang, Selangor
+6016 298 1890
Sat to Wed: 6am – 12pm
Closed on Thu and Fri
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7. Love Mom Restaurant

Love Mom - restaurant

At Love Mom Restaurant, you’ll find a good assortment of Sri Lankan delights and Indian dishes here. Their crowd-puller however is their appam (RM2) which is known for being thin, crisp and crunchy on the outside and thick, warm and gooey on the inside.

Love Mom - appam

There are several types of appam you can order, including a regular one with milk, one with brown sugar, and one with egg. The milk and brown sugar is slightly on the sweet side, while the egg version is good for anyone who prefers a savoury option.

12, Lorong Menalu, Taman Chi Liung, 41200 Klang, Selangor
+603 3381 2053
Tue to Sun: 7am – 3pm
Closed on Mon
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8. Restaurant I.V.

restaurant iv - exterior

Operating three conjoined shoplots in Pandamaran, Restoran I.V. is the mamak to visit when in Klang. It is possibly one of the most famous restaurants and known especially for its Roti Canai.

restaurant iv - roti canai

In the restaurant, you can find three roti canai-making stations with five guys concentrating on nothing but the preparation and cooking of this dish. The roti canai here is crisp on the outside with a fluffy centre and a texture that pulls apart easily. Yum! 

12, Lorong Menalu, Taman Chi Liung, 41200 Klang, Selangor
+6012 267 5534
Daily: 6am – 5pm

9. Kedai Makanan & Minuman Yao Yao Ping

ya yao ping - restaurant

Can you imagine biting into a freshly-fried chicken and sipping on a cold slushie? It makes me salivate just thinking about it. Located in Pandamaran, Kedai Makanan & Minuman Yao Yao Ping is famed for its… yes, slushies (RM3) and fried chicken (RM3.20)!

Ya Yao Ping - fried chicken

Fun fact, yao yao ping is a kind of slushie drink but created with local flavours in mind such as bubur cha-cha, red bean, sweet corn, calamansi and watermelon. Together with the fried chicken, it’s simply a delicious combination! 

1503, Jalan Young, Pandamaran, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor
+6012 299 9029
Tue to Sun: 11am – 5.30pm
Closed on Mon

10. Regent Pandan Layer Cake Shop

Regent Pandan Layer Cake Shop - bakery

It’s only right to end your visit to Klang on a sweet note and the best place would be Klang’s famous Regent Pandan Layer Cake Shop. Established in 1977, visitors travel miles just for a taste of their layer cake. 

regent pandan layer cake - cake

The layer cakes come in a few variations— the classic is Pandan (RM14), but you can also have Corn, Yam, Pandan with Corn, and Pandan with Yam and Durian (available during the durian season). Here’s a tip— pop the cake into the fridge overnight for a slice of a cold, smooth breakfast delight in the morning!

70, Jalan Raya Timur, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor
+6011 1001 7059
Daily: 9.30am – 5pm

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