An Instagram Food Tour of Malaysia

by Rosemarie John on August 13, 2014


This trip back home to Malaysia has been about food and only food. I have been on a mission to eat as many dishes as I can and document it. Malaysia, my home country is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds making it an amazing destination to satisfy a curious palate. Cuisines vary from Chinese to Indian, Malay to Nyonya, Eurasian to East Malaysian, the list goes on. I can’t try them all so here are a few that I have tried and can vouch for. You will find the addresses below each photo.

Along the way of documenting all the glorious food I have tasted, my friends on Facebook (Barry, Alex, Teik Hong and Nishal) decided to suggest places for me to try, vouching for their wholesome goodness. I have yet to get to them, but I figured its best I list them and share these delicious stalls/restaurants with you too!

Dish: Wantan Mee – Egg noodles tossed in a sauce, topped with Char Siu (BBQ pork) or shredded chicken, wontons (in soup), choy sum and served with pickled green chillies on the side.The chillies aren’t very spicy so give them a try!

Where: Lim’s Chicken Rice Shop on 88 Jalan ss14/1 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Barry’s and Nishal’s Suggestion: Hai Keng Restaurant, 24, Jalan 14/20, Seksyen 14 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Dish: Masala Thosai – Thosai is a fermented crepe or pancake made from rice batter and black lentils that is cooked on a flate round pan called a tawa. When it is stuffed with spiced potato it’s called Masala Thosai. It’s best eaten on a banana leaf. Don’t foget the Ginger Tea to wash it down!

Where: Lotus Family Restaurant on 15 Jalan Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Barry’s and Alex’s Suggestion: (1) PJ Hills Restaurant on Jalan 11/4, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (2) Nirwana Maju Restaurant on 43 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Dish: Bak Kut Teh – A slow cooked Chinese herbed soup made with pork. The meat is cooked for more than 6 hours and it is eaten either with rice or fried dough strips called You Tiou.

Where: Pao Xian Bah Kut Teh at No.15, Jalan Anggerik Vanila P31/P, Kota Kemuning Seksyen 31, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor

Alex’s Suggestion: Ah Sang Restaurant on 531 Jalan SS 9A/12, Ss 9A, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Dish: Curry Mee – Thin yellow noodles in a spicy curry made with coconut milk and topped with tofu and chicken. Different stalls or restaurants serve curry mee with different condiments like cockles, prawns and beans sprout. For added heat, a small serving of sambal (ground chilli and spices) is served on the side.

Where: Lim’s Chicken Rice Shop on 88 Jalan ss14/1 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Dish: Steamed Sea Bass in Lemon Sauce – Served piping hot with fire lit from burning camphor balls, this steam fish is the best way to sample Thai cuisine. The sauce isn’t too sour and provides a lovely balance to the freshness of the fish.

Where: Khuntai Restaurant at Jalan 5/44, Bukit Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Dish: Roti Bom – This flaky flat bread made from fine wheat flour is layered with sugar and planta on the inside. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, try their plain version called Roti Kosong, it is served with dhal. sambal and fish curry on the side.

Where: Sri Melur Restaurant at Jalan USJ 17/2, Usj 17, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Dish: Chicken Hor Fun – This is a simple yet flavourful chicken soup with flat white noodles. The soup is clear and often garnished with chives and prawns.

Where: Old Town White Coffee at 1 Jalan USJ 10/1E, Usj 10, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor

No. 1, Jalan USJ 10/1E, UEP Subang Jaya, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor. – See more at:
No. 1, Jalan USJ 10/1E, UEP Subang Jaya, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor. – See more at:

Teik Hong’s and Alex’s Suggestion: (1) A Hor Fun Stall within Restaurant Meisek on Jln USJ 14/1K, USJ 14, Subang Jaya, Selangor (2) Satellite Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice at 103 Jalan Gasing 10/1, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Dish: Chicken Rice – Steamed flavoured rice cooked in chicken broth is served with roasted chicken, cucumbers and a tangy chilli paste on the side. You can also opt for steamed chicken instead.

Where: Lim’s Chicken Rice Shop on 88 Jalan ss14/1 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Barry’s Suggestion: Satellite Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice at 103 Jalan Gasing 10/1, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Dish: Fried Oyster Egg Omelette – Another typical hawker stall dish made with potato starch & chilli. In Hokkien it is called Oh Chien. This dish is also served with a tangy chilli paste on the side.

Where: A stall within Nanking Restaurant at 36, Jalan USJ10/1 Taipan, 47500, Subang Jaya, 47620 Selangor

Alex’s Suggestion: Asia Cafe at 2, Jalan SS 15/8 (SS15/8A), 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Dish: Satay – A dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with a spicy peanut sauce. You can try either chicken, beef or mutton. My favourite is mutton as I find the meat much softer.

Where: Jin Zhou Restaurant at 31, Jalan USJ 16/2G, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Alex’s Suggestion: Syed Restaurant at 53 Jalan SS 19/6, Ss 19, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

On Popular request: Nishal’s must try recommendation is the Chilli Pan Mee at Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee Restaurant. Click here for their locations. They even have one near my parent’s home! This might just be my next food adventure! It is located at 47-1, Jalan USJ 9/5S, Taipan, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

I will be adding to this list as the days go by, so stay tuned! All dishes on this list except the steamed fish will cost no more than USD5.00. The cost of fish is seasonal and also based on weight.

Thank you Barry, Alex, Teik Hong and Nishal for your wonderful suggestions!

Read my “Eating Out in Singapore” feature article I wrote  for HotelClub if you plan to hop over to Singapore after a whirlwind food rendezvous in Malaysia!

Have a recommendation you will like to add? List them in the comments below and I will try to seek them out if time permits!

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Lizzy (Good Things) August 15, 2014 at 7:51 am

Yummy! My mouth is watering.
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Muza-chan August 18, 2014 at 7:14 am

Looks delicious…
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