Did you know that the name Puchong is derived from a type of heron called Burung Puchong? Being a significant town as well as a parliamentary constituency in the Petaling district, Puchong is one of the most happening cities in Selangor. Formerly a humble village where mining and rubber tapping was the primary source of earning for the locals, Puchong has since come a long way—beginning its development in 1985 after the mining licenses expired. Now, when we mention the name Puchong, you would probably associate it with IOI Mall and, of course, its dreadful traffic. With that said, that is not all that Puchong has to offer. Its food culture is another one aspect of Puchong that should not be ignored. Offering various types of foods ranging from Chinese food, hawker food, to even international cuisines such as Vietnamese food, you will never run out of food options in Puchong!
Read on, and we will introduce you to some of the must-try foods in Puchong, which will make you want to give Puchong a visit despite its “amazing” traffic.
1. Yong Tau Fu @ Puchong Yong Tau Fu
It has become almost common knowledge for Malaysians that if you’re looking for the best Yong Tau Fu, Ampang would be the place to go. Even so, this Yong Tau Fu place in Puchong—Puchong Yong Tau Fu, may serve as a good contender. Located opposite a Chinese school called SJK Han Ming, you can easily spot this Yong Tau Fu place as it is always bustling with customers. Offering a variety of dumplings, tofu pok, and vegetables to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice. A distinctive characteristic of this eatery is that the Yong Tau Fu is only cooked upon your order, so your food is guaranteed to be hot and fresh. Though some Yong Tau Fu places only offer their Yong Tau Fu deep-fried, in Puchong Yong Tau Fu, you can have them both deep-fried or boiled in soup. Besides, the price of the Yong Tau Fu here is reasonably priced as well, with each piece of Yong Tau Fu costing RM1.20.
You can find this eatery at 105, Jalan Kampung Baru, Taman Sri Puchong Batu 14, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, and take note that they are closed on Mondays.
2. Bak Kut Teh @ Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh
Again, Puchong may not be the first place that comes to mind when we mention Bak Kut Teh—Klang having the crown for having the best Bak Kut Teh. With that said, Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh at Puchong may pose as a strong contender, offering Bak Kut Teh that is sure to impress your taste buds. Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh is no newbie to the art of cooking Bak Kut Teh as they have been operating for an impressive 14 years. Being a family-run store, Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh is currently operated by the third generation of their family who had taken it upon themselves to improve the flavour of the recipe. The best-selling dish in this eatery would be their dry Bak Kut Teh, which comes with a generous serving of pork belly, trotters, and Chinese herbs that are caramelised in thick, dark soy sauce. Pair this dish up with rice, and you’re in for a feast!
You can locate this restaurant at 53, Jalan Bpu 2, Bandar Puchong Utama, 47100 Puchong, Selangor. Do note that they are closed on Monday and Tuesday of the first week of the month.
3. Vietnam food @ Bahn Mi Café
If you are a fan of Vietnamese food, this Vietnamese restaurant in Puchong is one that you don’t want to miss. Located near a housing area at Bandar Puteri, Bahn Mi Café is a Vietnamese restaurant that serves a wide array of Vietnamese cuisines which are perfect for lunch or a midday break. Though their Vietnam coffee and Pho are a delight, the signature menu of this restaurant is—as its name suggests—Bahn Mi! The secret to what makes the Bahn Mi here so exceptional is in its baguette which is baked fresh every day. Crispy on the outside, yet fluffy on the inside, the baguette itself is already a treat on its own. With that said, of course, Bahn Mi café won’t serve you empty baguettes. Stuffed with juicy pork morsels, Vietnamese sauce, vegetables, and chilli, their Bahn Mi is sure to please your palate with every bite, sure to make you an instant fan of this restaurant.
You can find this restaurant at 1, Jalan Puteri 7/10, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, where it operates daily from 10.30 am to 10.00 pm, so be sure to give them a visit.
4. Dim Sum @ Yuan Le Dim Sum
Characterised by its various juicy dumplings and delicious snacks, it may not be an understatement to say that Dim Sum is one of every Malaysian’s favourite food. If you are on a hunt for an extraordinary Dim Sum experience, the Yuan Le Dim Sum restaurant at Puchong should be your next stop. Having been around for a solid ten years, Yuan Le Dim Sum boasts an array of delectable Dim Sums that are made of recipes passed down from their former master. A unique dish that they serve here would be their Si Chuan dumplings that are accompanied by their homemade sauce, which you can only find in this particular Dim Sum shop. Other than that, another customer-favourite would be their Prawn Spring Roll Chee Cheong Fun. The combination of the juiciness of the prawn and the smooth Chee Cheong Fun is sure to make your mouth water.
You can visit Yuan Le Dim Sum at 2-G, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor. Do take note that their operating hours differ on weekends, where it is only open until 4 pm on the weekends, being one hour short from their working hours on the weekdays.
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