Top Malaysian Street Foods You Need to Eat in Petaling Jaya
Nasi Lemak (Rice Cooked in Coconut Milk)
Village Park serves the best Fried Chicken Nasi Lemak in town, even our Prime Minister dine here. Price is affordable, but do allow a min waiting time of 30-40mins as it’s crowded.
Location: Village Park Nasi Lemak, 5, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday 7 AM — 8 PM | Sunday 7 AM — 6 PM
If it’s late night, Selera Jaya 223 serves the best packet Nasi Lemak, the sambal (hot sauce or paste) is amazing!
Location: Nasi Lemak Panas Suri in Selera Jaya 223 (Blue Stall/Logo) (Suri Seri Besrseri Enterprise), 34, Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Closed on Monday. Opens on Tue – Saturday, 12pm till 5am. Sunday, 12pm till 12am.
Alternatively, try the Nasi Lemak Bumbung
Location: Jalan 21/11B. Seapark, 46300, Petaling Jaya (it’s located back alley, just follow the crowd & lights)
Operating Hours: Opens daily from 5.30pm till late.
Prawn Noodles, Curry Mee, Asam Laksa and Chee Cheong Fun
Can’t decide what to eat? Then this place is your “I want it ALL”. They are individual stalls in this restaurant, a few outstanding stalls are; Prawn Mee (also fondly known as Har Mee), Chee Cheong Fun (Rice-Noodle Rolls), Curry Mee (Curry Noodles) and Asam Laksa (rice vermicelli served in sour spicy soup).
Location: O & S Restaurant, 39, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount (20/16a), 46300, Petaling Jaya
Chilli Pan Mee
Craving for something spicy? Can you handle the hotness? Add on chili as much as you wish onto your Pan Mee (Hakka-style noodle, originating from Malaysia. Its Chinese name literally translates to “flat flour noodle)
Location: Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee, 42, Jalan SS2/10, 47000, Petaling Jaya
Char Kuey Teow (Stir-Fried Noodles)
Hokkien Mee (Dark sauced thick noodles)
- Restoran AHWA Hokkien Mee, No. 66, Jalan 14/48, Seksyen 14, 46100, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
- Damansara Uptown Shang Hokkien Mee, 121, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Roast Chicken Rice
A local favourite, especially for Chinese. It’s also an alternative when we couldn’t figure out what to eat in Malaysia. One of the best in PJ is Choon Yien Restaurant, go early at 11am to avoid any disappointment of out of stock. They are also popular for their Roast pork.
Location: CG – 1, Jalan 17/13, Happy Mansion, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Closed on Sundays. Opens on Mon – Sat from 8am till 2.30pm (peak periods starts from 12 – 2pm)
Banana Leaf Rice
Banana leaf rice is a traditional method of serving rice dishes, it comes with 3 vegetarian side dishes, choice of curry and white rice (optional biryani rice). You can add on side dishes such as fried chicken, mutton, fried sotong etc. You can even order their homemade yogurt that goes well with curry & rice! The best sellers are fried chicken & fried sotong.
Location: Kanna Curry House Seksyen 17, 29, Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Opens daily from 7am – 10pm
Alternatively, Sri Ganapathi Mess is good too:
Location: Sri Ganapathi Mess, 47, Jalan 1/10, Seksyen 1, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Opens daily from 11.30am – 4pm.
Rojak (Fruit and Vegetable Salad) and Chendul/Cendol (Cold Dessert Soup)
Usually it’s a foodtruck by the road side. A popular place to get this is Hasan’s Rojak & Cendol
Location: Hasan’s Rojak & Cendol, Jalan 21/17, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Opens from 10am till 12am. Closed on Friday.
Roti Canai (Flatbread) / Roti Telur (with egg) / Chapatti
We can eat them all day long (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea time or supper), it’s an all-time Malaysian favourite no matter which race you are. It’s our hangout place during the football season or just catching up with our buddies. It’s also one of the most affordable meals, it cost less than RM3 per Roti (depending on the flavour you order). It is available at any Mamak stalls; you’ll be able to spot them at any corner of major locations.
Bak-kut-teh is a pork rib dish cooked in broth. It’s a local favourite among the Chinese. If you love soup, this is a must try.
Location: Heng Kee Bak Kut, The, Jalan 1/10, Seksyen 10, 46000, Petaling Jaya
Operating Hours: Closed on Mondays. Opens from 5.30pm till 12am.
Ice Kacang (Corn-Bean Frozen Dessert)
Perfect on a hot sunny day to cool yourself down. A mountain of ice, topped with coconut milk and piled with gula Melaka. It’s served with roasted peanuts, cincau, ruby-colored jelly, azuki beans, creamed corn, and attap chee. You can also, talk to the ais kacang master for a customized ice treat!
Location: Weng Kee Ais Kacang @ Medan Selera P.J. Old Town, Jalan Othman, Pj Old Town, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Operating Hours: Closed on Tuesday. Opens from 11am – 8pm
Famous Charcol burger with witty names. They serve quality and finger licking good burgers!
Location: MyBurgerLab, 14, Jalan 21/22,46300, Petaling Jaya
Operating Hours: Open daily. Weekdays from 5pm – 10pm, Weekends from 11am – 10pm
The king of fruits they say, a must try for the brave heart.
Location: 193, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Opens daily, 12pm – 12am.
Other local food you must try are:
- Wonton (Wan Tan) Mee (Noodle Soup with Dumplings), you can get it from most hawker stalls.
- Café Drinks: Nescafé, The Tarik and Milo (Coffee, Pulled Tea and Chocolate Malted Beverage)
Or both Neslo (Nescafe & Milo)
- Lok Lok (Hot Pot) – usually available at night, they are a foodtruck.
- Saty (Grilled Meat on Skewers)
Note: Some items above are non-halal, please do a little research before visiting J
You could also use the map with our recommended food places and accommodation. For transportation, Grab/Uber is recommended. You get find more information about transportation here.