The city of Puchong is widely known for its fun and colourful attractions such as The Beagle Mania, Grand Shanghai Food Theme Park and other food courts. However, what most people don’t know is the amazing dishes it has that you can’t simply find anywhere else in the country.
In this blog, we’re going to go over some of the best dishes that this city has to offer and the best place to try them. Whether you’re looking for some quick bites, full meals or desserts, you’re bound to find something to your liking below!
Hailing straight from Indonesia is a beloved Puchong staple called nasi campur. Just like nasi lemak, it centres around a fragrant cup of rice that’s surrounded by different kinds of dishes such as peanuts, eggs, vegetables and various types of meat.
The result is a platter that perfectly blends different flavours and textures. Moreover, this makes it a great dish to eat all day long, as it features a complete set that won’t only satisfy your tastebuds but your hunger as well.
Where to try it: Bumbu Bali
We’ve chosen to highlight Bumbu Bali for two key reasons: affordability and quantity.It doesn’t shy away from stacking your plate with a plethora of dishes found in their nasi campur while maintaining an affordable price.
As for the quality of the dish itself, it’s top-notch—thanks to its use of different grilled meat such as chicken and squid!
Cheese Pork Rib and Kimchi Soup
Want to get a taste of South Korean cuisine? Then you should definitely try the cheese pork rib and kimchi soup combo at least once during your visit to Puchong.
This dish offers one of the best flavour combinations. The signature tangy flavour of the kimchi soup is a perfect match for the tender and cheesy pork ribs, creating an explosion of flavours in your mouth!
Where to try it: Ticket to Korea
Ticket to Korea in SetiaWal serves a myriad of authentic Korean dishes that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Seoul.
The main highlight of their menu, however, is the pork rib and kimchi soup combo. Oozing with mozzarella cheese, the ribs of this dish are guaranteed to make your mouth water as they arrive on your table.
It would be a shame to visit Puchong and not try one of its delicious curry mee. This South East Asian dish is extremely famous in the country and you won’t have trouble finding an establishment that serves it.
A few things can be attributed to why this dish is beloved in the city. For starters, it features a unique spicy soup that’s guaranteed to make you break a sweat as you’re slurping on the noodles.
Spicy isn’t the only flavour of this broth, however, as it has a hint of creaminess as well thanks to its use of coconut milk. Overall, this soup makes for a great base for its soft noodles and tender chicken meat.
Where to try it: Hai Siang Koptiam
Their variation of this all-time classic dish is noticeably spicier, which isn’t a problem with us at all! However, the creaminess of the coconut milk is still there, perfectly balancing out the flavour of the broth.
Lok lok is one of the most famous street foods in Malaysia, which is why you’ll find it in stalls on Bukit Bintang and Petaling Street. If you’re not in the capital, however, the next best place to get them is Puchong.
This street food is basically skewered ingredients such as vegetables, meat and seafood. These skewers are then grilled, boiled or deep-fried, and it’s up to you to dip them in one of the sauces provided by the hawker stall.
Where to try it: Puchong Lok Lok Street
This is where you’ll find the cheapest and arguably most authentic lok loks in the city. What we love about their lok lok is the variety.
Not only will you find different skewered meat, seafood and vegetables, but you’ll also get to choose between a myriad of sauces ranging from sweet, spicy and anything in between.
Furthermore, eating here is an experience in itself, and it’s a great way to immerse yourselves in the culture of Malaysians. This is because sampling street food is one of the things that locals do for fun.
A classic nasi kandar should be on your list of dishes to try when you head to Malaysia. This all-time favourite dish is a full meal in itself, featuring protein such as mutton and fried chicken as well as a full cup of rice.
Aside from that, alongside this dish is a versatile set of curries and sauces you can use to make the dish extra flavourful. These curries provide a distinct taste to the already delicious fried chicken, mutton and seafood, and dial the flavour to a hundred.
Where to try it: Nasi Kandar Pelita
This restaurant offers various local Malaysian dishes, and one that they’ve nailed to a tee is their nasi kandar. There’s not much to say about their version aside from its top-notch quality.
For instance, their fried chicken is extra crunchy on the outside but tender and juicy on the inside. Furthermore, the fix-ins they serve alongside the dish are impressive.
Aside from the rice and choice of protein themselves, you’ll be getting a myriad of sauces and fried dough.
Sometimes, a classic dish like dim sum is all you need to satisfy your cravings as well as your hunger. These freshly steamed pockets of meat are a joy to eat, especially with the right sauces and fix-ins.
Whether you prefer meat, seafood, vegetables or even dessert, you’re bound to find a dim sum variation that suits your taste. Plus, the best part about this dish is its small size, making it easy to eat one after the other without feeling bloated.
Where to try it: Foo Hing Dim Sum
If you want to feast on dim sums that feature the perfect texture and most flavourful taste, we recommend checking out Foo Hing Dim Sum. This place serves the perfect bite-sized dim sums that feature different kinds of meat, seafood and vegetables.
The serving is also quite generous, which is more impressive considering how affordable they are. Their version just never gets old, and there’s a reason why they’re almost always crowded during brunch, lunch and dinner time.
One of the best dishes that Puchong has to offer is char siu. This dish is an all-time favourite among us locals and tourists, and it’s not hard to see why.
You can’t go wrong with barbequed pork, and this dish further elevates its flavour by featuring a special marinade. This marinade provides a mildly sweet taste, courtesy of its use of honey, soy sauce and other ingredients.
This sauce perfectly blends with the charred flavour of the meat, creating a perfect lip-smacking match. Trust us, all you need is one bite to lure you into this meaty goodness.
Where to try it: Restoran Char Siew Yoong
The char siu they offer here is something straight out of a cookbook. It doesn’t do anything spectacular but it nailed down the recipe perfectly, from the sauce down to the texture of the meat itself.
Furthermore, we were impressed at how juicy their pork was, which was something that we always wanted with our char siu. This meat was accompanied by other sauces as well such as a mildly spicy concoction, which further elevated the dish.
Sang Nyuk Mee
When it’s cold and rainy outside, nothing beats having a nice hearty bowl of sang nyuk mee to warm your soul. Also known as Sabah pork noodles, this dish is the perfect companion if you’re looking to slurp on some delicious noodles while enjoying a flavourful pork broth.
The main highlight of this dish, however, is the ultra-tender pork slices that pack all the flavour from the slowly-cooked broth. These meat chunks are so soft that you can easily break them apart using your chopsticks!
Furthermore, you can customise your noodles by adding optional toppings such as roasted garlic flakes and green onions.
Where to try it: JS Tasty Restaurant
Their sang nyuk mee features a perfectly-seasoned broth that hits differently, especially on a rainy day. Furthermore, the tender pork slices included in the bowl serve as the perfect vessel for all the ingredients used in creating the broth.
If sang nyak mee’s not up your alley, this restaurant also offers other must-try dishes such as cheese curry mee and dark bean curry mee.
Clay Pot Chicken Rice
Chicken and rice is a match made in heaven, and there’s no better dish to prove this claim of ours than clay pot chicken rice. This comfort food is widely popular in Puchong, and we recommend you try it at least once during your visit here.
Consisting of a messy stack of rice, juicy chicken meat and brown sauce, this dish explodes with flavours. Plus, we think that the presentation is quite unique, as it’s served in a clay pot where all the flavours from the ingredients used are retained.
Where to try it: SYT Clay Pot Chicken Rice
One of the things we love about this restaurant is its generous serving sizes. One order of their signature dish won’t cost you a fortune, but you’ll be presented with a clay pot that’s filled to the brim with chicken and rice.