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    April, 2024

    Top Food in Setapak You Must Try

    If you look for food experiences in Setapak, you will definitely hear about Tawakkal dai chao or grilled fish at Prima Setapak Food Court – dishes that have become icons of this area. But for the locals, Setapak is also famous for its diversity and abundance of Chinese eateries and restaurants, which serve delicious dishes rich in traditional flavors. Let’s explore with Skyworld the following 10 places not to be missed when wanting to enjoy food at Setapak.

    Sin Onn Restaurant

    If you are a fan of dishes cooked in cast iron pans, you cannot help but visit Sin Onn Restaurant. They serve the extremely famous Hokkien mee dish, irresistibly delicious with high-quality pork and lard, guaranteed to please every diner who comes to experience the food at Setapak.

    Sin Onn Restaurant

    Their fried rice is no less appealing, with rice grains filled with the signature cast iron pan flavor, combining perfectly with char siu, shrimp, and crispy lard. Even Uncle Roger – who is famous for being difficult in evaluating dishes – had to admit its greatness. Don’t miss the opportunity to add some sambal sauce to enhance your culinary experience with a blend of spicy and savory flavors.

    Restaurant Chuan Kee Bak Kut Teh

    Chuan Kee can be considered one of the top restaurants with dishes made from pork ribs in Setapak. Here you will be able to eat a delicious bowl of soup with rich flavors of herbs, along with soft pork ribs, mushrooms, tofu skin, cabbage, and pork intestines as requested by diners. 

    Restaurant Chuan Kee Bak Kut Teh

    If you have the opportunity to enjoy food at Setapak, don’t forget to try the pork leg in vinegar sauce with a mild sour taste from their special black vinegar. However, the restaurant also has many people coming to eat and is quite crowded, but you will not have to wait long because the restaurant has professional service staff!

    Yi Ji Seafood & Steamboat Restaurant

    Yi Ji is located entirely in the Taman Setapak residential area and is a perfect choice for family meals with fresh ingredients and rich broth. Not only that, Yi Ji also offers flexibility with diverse sets, suitable for all numbers of people.

    Yi Ji Seafood & Steamboat Restaurant

    If you are a fan of the flavor, instead of having to choose between spicy tom yum broth or sweet and mild pork broth, why not try both to fully experience the flavors of Setapak’s food?

    Ah Long BBQ Chicken Wing

    The restaurant is a destination not to be missed for those who love grilled chicken wings. This is a roadside food stall in Setapak where you can find a truly special taste of grilled chicken wings in Malaysia.

    For more than 20 years, Ah Long BBQ Chicken Wing is proud to bring diners extremely attractive pieces of marinated chicken. Grilled over charcoal fire, each chicken wing here contains the essence of traditional barbecue flavor

    Ah Long BBQ Chicken Wing

    To save waiting time when coming here, remember to call in advance or text WhatsApp at 017 887 1138 to make a reservation. And if you feel like chicken wings aren’t enough to warm your stomach, don’t forget to try the delicious pan mee or curry mee right next to Ah Long’s stall!

    Aik Yuen Hokkien Noodle

    Aik Yuen, commonly known as “Tawakkal dai chow” due to its prime location right behind Tawakkal Hospital, is a famous destination for those who love Chinese cuisine in Setapak. The most famous specialty here is Hokkien mee, however, the lor mee dish here is no less attractive and deserves recognition.

    Aik Yuen Hokkien Noodle

    The specialness of the lor mee dish at Aik Yuen lies in the smooth, flavorful sauce. When you add a little vinegar along with a spoon or two of sambal chili, you will have a well-rounded meal that is almost irresistible.

    Thai Food Home Recipe

    Thai Food Home Recipe is a favorite restaurant among office workers and students in Malaysia, famous for its rustic atmosphere and always bustling with customers. The restaurant was founded by a Thai-Chinese person, providing diners with traditional Thai culinary experiences at reasonable prices.

    Thai Food Home Recipe

    The restaurant boasts signature dishes such as delicious stir-fried pork curry and bright red or clear tom yum soup, optionally served with noodles or rice. In addition, for those who want to explore new flavors, spaghetti with green curry sauce is an option not to be missed here.

    Prima Setapak Food Court

    When visiting the market with more than 40 food stalls in Setapak, many new customers often wonder what to choose. To make it easier for you, we would like to introduce two stalls not to be missed: the grilled fish stall and Gombak Fried Chicken Rice.

    At the grilled fish stall, you will enjoy fresh pieces of fish, marinated with a variety of spices and seasoning, then grilled until the fish becomes soft and moist, emitting an attractive flavor. Not only fish, you can also order raw vegetables and rice to increase the deliciousness.

    Prima Setapak Food Court

    If you are a fan of fried chicken, you cannot help but stop by Gombak Fried Chicken Rice. This stall serves fried chicken that is crispy on the outside but still retains the softness and sweetness of the meat on the inside. For only RM6.50 per portion, you will have a delicious meal with fried chicken, spiced rice, and a hot bowl of soup.

    Stinky Tofu @ Pasar Malam Sri Rampai

    Stinky tofu, a typical Taiwanese street food, is often known for its distinctive strong smell. At Sri Rampai night market, you can easily recognize the smell of this dish from afar. 

    Stinky Tofu @ Pasar Malam Sri Rampai

    When deep-fried and combined with pickled cabbage and a thick chili sauce, stinky tofu transforms into an unforgettable culinary experience. Each piece of fried stinky tofu feels crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, creating the perfect balance between flavor and taste.

    Hawkers Centre @ Hot Spring

    Nestled in the bustling dining area, Kedai Makanan Mr. Bom (counter no. 9) appears as an ideal destination for those who want to experience authentic Hokkien mee at Setapak.

    Hawkers Centre @ Hot Spring

    Each piece of Hokkien mee here is a perfect combination of pork flavor mixed in each noodle, fried crispy, and served generously. In particular, compared to Sin Onn, Hokkien mee here has a unique quality with the thickness and size of the noodles thanks to the unique handmade noodle-making process.

    Jalan Genting Klang Wet Market

    When you’re wandering around Genting Klang and wondering what to eat, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the food market at Jalan Prima Setapak. Here, you can find delicious noodle curry for only RM6.50 a bowl, filled with fresh ingredients such as char siew, mussels, taufu pok, tofu skin, bean sprouts, and even eggs, all All are soaked in rich curry broth.

    If you are a lover of fried noodles, the char kuay teow here is also not a bad choice. Although many people think that this dish would be more delicious if stir-fried a little longer to reduce the moisture, it cannot be denied that char kuay teow is still very attractive with its rich and seductive wok hei flavor. 

    Jalan Genting Klang Wet Market

    Each of these eateries and restaurants has its own unique signature dishes, from traditional Chinese dishes to crispy fried noodles and meticulously prepared fresh seafood. In addition to enjoying the culture, you can also experience and discover the authentic Setapak food of the people here.

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