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!

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8 Unique Dishes to Try in Selangor, Malaysia

8 Unique Dishes to Try in Selangor, Malaysia

1. Durian Volcanic Pizza

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 for only RM19.90.

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

FruitsFarm in the City
Durian pizza (RM19.90) available at FruitsFarm in the City
FruitsFarm in the City
A different kind of pizza.

2. Harimau Menangis

Prepared by grilling the bottom sirloin steak to perfection, this Thai dish (RM27) 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

3. 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
Address: 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
Tempurung Kitchen shah alam
You must also try the Nasi Kerabu Bedo'oh Lamb at Tempurung Kitchen
tempurung kitchen shah alam
Also not forgetting the Pulut Mangga at Tempurung Kitchen

4. 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.

Address: 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.

5. 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!

6. 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!

7. 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.

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

8. 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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