Sandwiched between Kajang and Ampang, which are two major townships of the Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur, is a town known as Cheras. It is best known for Taman Connaught Pasar Malam, the longest night market in Malaysia that stretches about 2km.
While many are aware of the famous shopping malls and cafés in Cheras, little is heard about Cheras local food. Hence, in this article, we will be sharing some of the best local delicacies in Cheras. Fellow foodies, it’s time to plan for another food hunting trip to Cheras!
1. Chapathi Recipes
What makes a better supper than the crispy and fragrant Chapathi? Chapathi Recipes is located just a stone’s throw away from USCI University. This restaurant has been the most popular dinner and supper choice among the students and the locals.
If you plan to visit Chapathi Recipes, be sure to order the butter chicken and butter naans. Expect juicy and tender chicken pieces, soaked in creamy butter sauce, and served with crispy and buttery naans.
Address: 5, Jalan Menara Gading 1, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11 am – 11 pm daily
2. Shi Fu Wantan Mee
Shi Fu Wantan Mee is no stranger to the Cheras residents. Contrary to popular beliefs, Wantan Mee is not the signature dish here, but Chilli Pan Mee. Not for the weak-hearted, the restaurant is known to serve the spiciest Chilli Pan Mee in the world.
Therefore, if you enjoy spice and is up for a challenge, do not miss out on Shi Fu Wantan Mee! In addition to Pan Mee, there are also many other delicious noodle dishes, such as Curry Mee and Wantan Mee. Not to mention the free flow pork lards whenever you dine in!
Address: 18, Jalan Manis 4, Taman Segar, 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 9am – 12am daily
3. Crab Generation
A piece of good news for seafood lovers: you can satisfy your seafood cravings in Cheras! Crab Generation is known to serve a variety of creative crab dishes, such as salted egg crabs, brown sugar pearl crabs, and even Oreo cheese crabs! Drop by to try out the crab dishes with flavours like no other.
Besides that, there is also a wide selection of prawns, squids, fish, and vegetable dishes that go well with white rice. Those who dine alone can also opt for noodles and rice dishes for one pax, such as Hokkien Mee, Claypot Yee Mee, and Salted Fish Fried Rice.
Crab Generation’s delivery partner is foodpanda. However, not all dishes are available for delivery. Therefore, if you’re looking for seafood dishes, it is best to dine in.
Address: 60, Jalan 1, Taman Len Seng, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 2.45pm, 5pm – 11pm daily
4. Peel Road Nasi Lemak
This Nasi Lemak stall combines food cultures of Malay and Chinese. While selling a Malay dish, the ordering process mimics the styles of Chinese mixed rice (zhap fan). You will get to choose between white rice and Santan rice, then select the side dishes of your choice.
Some popular side dishes are fried chicken, wild boar curry, squid sambal, and sambal petai. There is also mutton curry, sausages, luncheon meats, and vegetables like ladies’ fingers and cabbages. Located near Sunway Velocity Mall, this stall makes one of the most popular lunch spots in Cheras.
Address: 88, Jalan Peel, Maluri, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: 2.30 pm – 9.30 pm daily except on Thursday
5. Chui Lau Sinn Hokkien Mee
The owner, Chui Lau Sinn, insists on cooking the dishes one by one on her own to ensure the best of tastes. She has more than 40 years of experience cooking Chinese noodle dishes. That being said, the taste and quality of her Hokkien Mee is not a factor to doubt.
If you’re not into Hokkien Mee, there are also many other noodle dishes, such as Yee Mee and Lou Shu Fun. Besides, you can also opt for a variety of fried delicacies, such as fried rice, fried pork, and bacon rolls.
Address: 1, Jalan Jejaka 3, Taman Maluri, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm daily except Mondays
There you have the 5 best local food in Cheras. Be sure to give these places a try during your next food hunting trip!
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