Puchong Food Guide

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Puchong, a town situated in the state of Selangor, Malaysia, used to be famous for tin-mining and rubber estate back in the 60′s. Its location in between KL and Putrajaya, as well as its close proximity to Petaling Jaya (PJ) has made it an ideal residential suburb in the recent past. If you happen to be staying in hotels in Kuala Lumpur, you could always make a day trip to Puchong and make it a foodie one! Together with the rapid increase in property and development, is the mushrooming of food outlets to satisfy the picky taste buds of Puchong residents. Picky, because residents here always go for value-for-money meals – nothing overly fancy or pretentious, but just good and delicious food. I have been a proud resident of Puchong for the past 1.5 years and I must say that the food scene in Puchong changes faster than one can blink! Some of the restaurants that I used to go have gone under within a year, while some have survived and prospered.

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Here is a list of restaurants that I have visited so far, arranged according to category for your browsing convenience. The list is not conclusive, nor is it final, because I will keep on adding new places to it regularly. Food hunt in Puchong shall be made easy with this list! :)

Chinese Food

1. Taste Good Restaurant at Bandar Puteri Puchong -Their butter and pumpkin crabs are a must-try! A fuss-free and casual Chinese ‘dai chow’ restaurant with seafood and more. Price: About RM20/pax depending on seafood ordered.

2. Chi Ka Yin Hakka Food at Bandar Puteri Puchong – For a healthy and home-cooked meal of traditional Hakka dishes, this may be the place for you. Fried Spring Roll is a hit! Price: Around RM20/pax average.

3. Ah Kad Kar Halal Dim Sum and Soups at Bandar Puteri Puchong – Finally, Halal dim sum and soups to satisfy the larger crowd. Price: Dim sum starts from RM3/plate.

4. Jin Xuan Hong Kong Dim Sum at Bandar Puchong Jaya – Good quality dim sum at an above-average price. Steamed dim sum is fresh, and Golden Bun is a must-try. Price: ~RM20/pax.

5. East Wang Zhao Kopitiam at Bandar Puchong Jaya -A neighbourhood cafe with hearty porridge and flavourful ‘siew chao’. Our default cafe when we are at lost of what to eat. Price: From RM5 per pax.

6. 1 Puchong Cafe at Pusat Bandar Puchong (opposite IOI Mall) – An alternative for cheap hawker-style food. Recommended stall would be Lanna Thai, serving Thai food. Price: Starting from RM6/dish.

7. Mo Sang Kor Bak Kut Teh at Bandar Puteri Puchong – An expensive version of BKT served in porcelain bowls instead of claypot. Go to this place if you have a small appetite or be prepared to splurge. Price: RM10/bowl.

8. Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh at Bandar Puchong Utama – Delicious Bak Kut Teh served in claypot. Also famous for Dry BKT. Bigger portion and cheaper than Mo Sang Kor. Price: RM9/claypot.

9. Puchong Yong Tau Foo at Kampung Baru Puchong – One of the best Yong Tau Foo places I’ve been. This place is so good that it’s almost the signature restaurant to represent Puchong. Must try! Price: RM1.50 and above per piece.

10. Mama Kitchen at Bandar Puteri Puchong – Recommended for their signature claypot Lou She Fun and Roasted Pork noodles.

11. Cheong Wah Seafood Restaurant at Bandar Puchong Jaya – Comfortable dining environment with reasonably priced dishes. Recommended dishes are Nestum prawns and Beancurd with Minced Meat. Price: ~RM20/pax.

12. Restoran Kong Sai Village Chicken Rice at Bandar Puteri Puchong – Old-fashioned village chicken with smooth and tender meat. Don’t forget the Braised pork with yam and chicken feet salad! Price: ~RM10/pax.

13. Hon Kee Porridge at Bandar Puteri Puchong – My default place for a good bowl of smooth and heartwarming porridge with raw slices of fish fillet. Price: RM5.50 onwards per bowl.

14. Restoran Taiping Lang at Bandar Puchong Jaya – The place to go for a taste of home-cooked food just like that of grandma’s. Healthy food with daily soup served. Price: ~RM15/pax.

Japanese Food

1. Kikyo Japanese Restaurant at Bandar Puteri Puchong – One of the cheapest Japanese buffet around Klang Valley. Reasonably good quality with food prepared upon order. Price: RM36.90/pax for buffet.

2. Kissaten Restaurant at IOI Boulevard – Has a wide range of menu available, including bento, ramen, udon as well as pasta. A recommended dish to try is the Pork Burger. Go during lunch for cheaper sets. Price: RM20-30/pax.

Balinese Food

1. Bumbu Bali Restaurant at Bandar Puteri Puchong – One of the famous Balinese restaurants in Puchong, serving huge portion and delicious Balinese food that is sure to satisfy even a big-eater.

Malay Food

1. Restoran Ikan Bakar Sekinchan at Bandar Puteri Puchong – Newly opened grilled fish place in town. Fish served tasted more like steamed rather than grilled fish, but the assam gravy was quite nice to go with rice. Price: ~RM10/fish.

Noodles

1. Super Kitchen Chilly Pan Mee at Bandar Puteri Puchong – Explosively hot and spicy chilli pan mee that is sure to make you sweat. Price: RM5.50/bowl

2. Bao Bao Pan Mee at Bandar Puchong Jaya – A fuss-free Pan mee chain restaurant that serves a hearty bowl of soup with flour noodles. Not exactly the best but at least a place to satisfy that undying pan mee cravings? Price: Less than RM10/pax

3. Hahasiu Pan Mee at Bandar Puchong Jaya – Not only delicious pan mee but generous portion of dessert too! My personal favourites are Chili Pan Mee and Herbal Chicken Pan Mee. Price: ~RM6/bowl.

4. Kafe Mee Jawa at Jalan Puchong – One of the better Mee Jawa around with a comfortable dining environment and a nostalgic feeling. Price: From RM8/bowl.

Steamboat / BBQ

1. I Love U Shabu-Shabu next to IOI Mall – A comfortable and hygienic steamboat place with individual hot pot and plenty of variety. All types of fish and meat balls available as well as unlimited cuts of pork, beef or chicken slices. Price: RM26.80-28.80 per person

2. Bar-B-Q Plaza at IOI Mall – Grill your own meat here, served in sets. Not exactly the best BBQ place but at least it has a comfortable environment and a delicious BBQ dip! Price: ~RM20++/set.

Western Food

1. Stadt German Restaurant at Bandar Puteri Puchong – For a place priding itself for steak, I enjoyed the pork ribs here more. Relatively cheaper German food but with a slightly smaller portion. Price: About RM20-30 per main course.

2. Steak Out at Bandar Puteri Puchong – Generous portion of pork ribs and steak served with a casual dining ambiance. Price: RM30-40 for steak.

3. The Pork Place at IOI Boulevard (opposite IOI Mall) – The only place in Puchong that serves only pork. Recommended order is Pork Burger with juicy and tender patty. Price: RM19/burger.

4. Vintage Restaurant at IOI Boulevard (opposite IOI Mall) – A restaurant with average food served in a nice and quiet ambience. Price: From RM20 per dish.

Indian / Mamak

1. Nasi Kandar Pelita next to IOI Mall – The place for a plate of wet and spicy Nasi Kandar, or if you love bread, Roti Naan here is good too! Price: RM2 for Naan, RM6++ for Nasi Kandar (depending on dishes).

2. Kanna Curry House at Bandar Puchong Jaya – A good place for cheap banana leaf rice with unlimited rice, side dishes and gravy.

Coffee/ Tea / Snacks

1. Pacific Coffee Company at IOI Boulevard (opposite IOI Mall) – Very comfortable place for coffee, magazines and wi-fi without the usual crowd. Price: ~RM12 per cuppa.

2. Pappa Rich at IOI Boulevard (opposite IOI Mall) – My default choice for steamed bread with kaya and butter, as well as a good glass of ‘teh tarik’. Price: Less than RM10 for bread and coffee/tea.

3. Teh Tarik Place at IOI Mall – For a good cup of teh tarik just before movie at the cinemas next door.

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Comments

  1. KC Wong says

    Wanna try the Mee Jawa and Taste Good soon…

    Steak Out was value for money while Pork Place was yummy…

    Thanx for the guide…

  2. says

    wow, this is a very good guide, summarizes all the places that you’ve been.. i once wanted to go Puchong to try the Chi Ka Yin, but ended up having dinner at the hawker center, bcos of the jam and cannot find the place, hahaha~~ :D

  3. says

    some of my relatives live in puchong, so i sometimes drop by here for family meals. it’s sometimes difficult to make up our mind where to eat, since there seem to be more than 100 options for chinese food alone!!! :D

  4. says

    Puchong YTF FTW!! So is Jin Xuan..

    but some of the above mentioned places i tried is just ok ok only..

    but puchong got SOOOO many steamboat place…care to recommend a few?

  5. Foodie Gal says

    WING HIONG BAK KUT TEH @ BDR PUTERI PUCHNG

    Hd dnnr here last nite… horrible experience!! Our main cmplaints : 1. D bak kut teh wsn’t rlly piping hot, 2. Both d bak kut teh & d tendon we orderd ws rlly little altho we ordered for 2 ppl compared to d pictures in d menu… felt cheated, 3. Ordered spare parts (stomach + intestines) bt ws told it ws sold out aftr hlf an hour of waitng… vry disappntng bcoz its stll early at 7pm, 4. D smllest portion of tau pok is rm4… evntho got 10 hlf pieces only, 5. D taugeh vry expensive at rm8 a portion altho nthng like described by d waiter bcoz hardly any dried prwns visible 6. Service so slow. Many othr better places to enjoy while splurgin. Overall, d food here is very average only… nthng rlly great bt rather expensive altho portion size is vry small. Wll advise foodies to go elswhr & enjoy authentic bak kut teh instd.

    • says

      Hi Foodie Gal,
      Thank you for sharing your experience here! I’m sure many foodies will find your advice useful. :) I personally did not have a good BKT experience in a nearby BKT restaurant too (also in Bandar puteri puchong). My best choice would still be Klang BKT. Else, Yap Chuan BKT in Puchong is not bad too. Do try it out!

  6. Tristan says

    guys, i stay in bandar puteri.
    may i know any coffee shops/mamak nearby that open on sunday morning 6am?
    thanks

  7. Dave says

    Nice to have some specialize blog on food in Puchong.
    One comment though, I’ve gone with some friends to Stadt German for dinner in the past, and they have the WORST ever food in the whole world, not limited to Malaysia or German. The steak were so hard, you couldn’t stick a knife through it. The sauce is tasteless and overall just a lousy experience. All four of us left with a really sour taste in our mouth and swears never to return!!

  8. Anonymous says

    Please remove mama’s kitchen from your list. I just went there today and the food was terrible! The so called famous jalan sultan lou shi fun is no where near edible and have you ever seen hokkien mee that has so much water that it looks like hokkien mee soup???? Please for god’s sake, take mama’s kitchen of your list so that no one else will be fooled to go there.

    • says

      Oh dear, what a terrible experience it must have been! I hope the people from the restaurant will take note and make a difference. Thank you for sharing your valuable input with us!

  9. Old Friends Dim Sum says

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