8 Unique Dishes to Try in Selangor

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8 Unique Dishes to Try in Selangor

Looking to go on an exciting food adventure but can't seem to find the time to travel out of the city? Fret not, because Selangor has so many unique local specialties waiting to be discovered! This simple list will guide you to the state's many hidden gems for a dining experience you can hardly forget!

8 Unique Dishes to Try in Selangor

Durian Volcanic Pizza (RM19.90)

Take your love for durian up a notch with this incredibly (and surprisingly) delicious pizza topped with nothing but fresh fruits picked from local farms: durian, pineapple, mango, bell pepper and other juicy seasonal varieties. With a durian paste base (spicy or non-spicy available) and a generous sprinkle of oozy cheeses on top, this pizza is a definite must-try for those with an adventurous palate.

FruitsFarm in the City
104 Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 9am-11pm

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Durian pizza (RM19.90) available at FruitsFarm in the City

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A different kind of pizza.

Harimau Menangis (RM27)

Prepared by grilling the bottom sirloin steak to perfection, this Thai dish is both tender and succulent. Harimau Menangis translates to "a crying tiger", because it is believed that this specific cut of the beef was so delicious that it made the tiger cry. Before you roll your eyes, drop by USJ and try it for yourself!

Bamboo Garden
LG The Summit Subang USJ, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 11am-10pm

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Hari Menangis at Bamboo Garden Restaurant, Summit USJ

Singgang Budu (RM15.90)

Fish simmered in an aromatic broth of turmeric, ginger, garlic, galangal and a party of spices, this traditional recipe originated from the northern state of Terengganu. While it is consumed extensively there, the dish is only mastered by a few chefs in selected restaurants across Selangor.

Tempurung Kitchen
10-1 Jalan Lengkuas D16/D Ken Rimba, Seksyen 16, 40200 Shah Alam, Selangor
Opening hours: 11.30am-10.30pm

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Singgah Budu (RM15.90) at Tempurung Kitchen, Shah Alam
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You must also try the Nasi Kerabu Bedo'oh Lamb at Tempurung Kitchen
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Also not forgetting the Pulut Mangga at Tempurung Kitchen

Carbonara Chicken Spring Roll (RM20)

Looking for a quick bite without forgoing flavors? These delicious spring rolls of western concoction with an oriental touch will do just the trick! With a crispy pastry coating and a rich, warm filling, these spring rolls taste heavenly when dipped in Thai sweet chili sauce.

Première Hotel
Jalan Langat, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 1, 41200 Klang, Selangor.

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Carbonara Chicken Spring Roll (RM20) at Première Hotel Klang
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Try the hotel's Ikan Bakar Tepian Tebrau (RM32) when you are there!
Whole sea bass marinated in spicy sambal paste and local herbs.

Messed Up Family Milkshakes (RM18.90)

Garage 51 was really serious when it comes to naming their milkshakes. From Mother-In-Law to The Nephew, there is a type of milkshake for everyone. It has created a mess that turned out to be highly Instagrammable - truly the milkshake that will bring all the boys to the yard.

Garage 51
51, Jalan PJS 11/9, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 11am-11pm

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The Son - "Nutella with a hint of hazelnut awesomeness"
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Garage 51 offers many other sweet treats as well, including the Berries Smoothie Bowl, topped with fresh berries, homemade granola and chia seeds!

Curry Leaf Fried Platter (RM28)

This guilt-full platter consists of squids, prawns and chicken 65 fried in oil infused with the aromas from curry leaves and other spices that will leave you begging for more. Offering both northern and southern delights, the Curry Leaf Restaurant makes the ultimate dining spot for everyone who loves Indian cuisine.

Curry Leaf Restaurant
75, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 7am-10.30pm

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Curry Leaf Fried Platter (RM28)
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Palaak Paneer is also available here!

Lemang Periuk Kera

Yes, periuk kera are pitcher plants, and they have been consumed for decades as snacks by the local indigenous people, where glutinous rice is cooked within their pliable yet tough skins. Most Malaysians have never come across this dish before, let alone foreigners, as this dish is so unique and rare. However, the government has advised against the consumption of Lemang Periuk Kera due to the declining population.

Kampung Orang Asli Desa Temuan
Bukit Lanjan, Damansara Damai, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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Lemang Periuk Kera prepared by the Orang Asli at Kampung Temuan, Bukit Lanjan.
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Other special dish: Fried fresh river fish caught in Selayang.
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Cassava, chicken, and fish cooked in hollowed bamboo lined with Semomok leaves for flavoring.

Char Kuey Teow

Boomtown USJ has been claimed by many to have the best Kuey Teow in Subang, and they are particularly generous when it comes to squids and prawns. Be warned that the waiting time can be long but the taste can definitely make up for it!

USJ 11, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Opening hours: 4pm-2am

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Char Kuey Teow at Boomtown USJ
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Kuey Teow Basah at Boomtown USJ

You can have an awesome gastronomy adventure without traveling far. Bon appétit!
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  1. wow. interesting.
    unlucky me :(
    i am in Melaka.
    the singgang budu - in love with it. boleh bertambah nasi!
    and the one cooked in hollowed bamboo. rare!!!

  2. Best nyer 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Even I also haven’t try this dishes before. You make me craving for the durian pizza.

  3. wah, nak kena cuba semua makanan ni. harganya pun macam berpatutan! dah lama jugak tinggal dekat selangor tapi tak pernah ke tempat2 ni. :) terima kasih share ya. teringin nak cuba pizza durian

  4. Singgang budu! I bet the owner of the restaurant is a Kelantanese. Singgang budu is very famous among kelantanese, in fact that is one of a must try dish when you go to Kelantan.

  5. Sedap sedap menu tu.

    Dekat je dengan Ruby di Puchong ni.

    Harimau menangis? Rupanya steak. Hehehe.

    Singgang budu tu nampak sedap. Ruby ni orang pantai timur. Hee

  6. Nasi kerabu berdooh. Hehe. Lama tak dengar ayat berdooh tu

  7. Omgee... All the foods look good. Semua nampak sedap2.. I shud put in d list if I happen to go to Subang

  8. Messed Up Family Milkshakes tu memanggil sungguh la.. da la dekat je dengan rumah..

  9. fuhh, tak pernah try semua ni. Harga boleh tahan, mesti berbaloi ni.

  10. Bestnye tengok makanan nasi kerabu ngn lemang periuk kera tue..susah tau nak dapat lemang periuk kera sebab xramai yg betul2 pandai biat..btw saya rasa nak try smua makanan2 diatas tue..harganya tersangat la berpatutan..thank atas reviewnya..

  11. Fuhh. Duduk selangor tk perasan banyak juga makanan2 unik ni. Curry leaf pernah try, sedap. Yang lain3 ni boleh la cuba next time

  12. mesti nak kena tanda nih semua tempat makan menarik ....rasa bersyukur dududk malaysia sebab banyak pilihan menu yang halal...thanks info

  13. Ayoyo semua sedap sedap ni. Teringin pulak nak mencuba semua tu terutama nasi kerabu bedooh. Unik betul nama dia

  14. wahhh, all the dishes looks tasty. gonna try it during my sendu weekend lah,. hahahah

  15. kebanyakan makanan dalam ni tak pernah cuab lagi..ehehee..boleh try nampak sedap semuanya..mknn dlm bulu tuh yummy

  16. Hi Grace...nice sharing. I know you a good review content writer. not only provide a quality pictures but you also put some word to describe the picture. owh ya, before forget, saya ada inbox Grace kat FB. Harap Grace dah bawa dan i hope you can reply me too :)

  17. Makanan kat sini semua yg mmg kegemaran rakyat malaysia. I plg suka periuk kera sebab rasa dia yg unik dan sedap

  18. wow... everything looks so good and also delicious! really want to try it... is it all halal?

  19. Okay ssemua lapan menu ni I nak try bila pergi Selangor nanti. Memang unik nak try juga makan lemang periuk kera tu.

  20. Thanks for sharing! Didn't know about all the goodness gems despite being a Selangorian. The durian pizza is especially mouth-watering!


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