If you are unsure what to do over this long Christmas weekend, why not head over to Puchong? Also known as a food paradise, there is something for everyone to suit your taste buds. Here’s our top ten picks.
Puchong is a vibrant district located just outside Kuala Lumpur and within the growing Southern Corridor of KL. Home to a good selection of local and international cuisines, Puchong has become a magnet among food lovers as there are many option to choose from, ranging from mamak to Korean. With the long weekend ahead, we list down 10 cool eating places you should check out in Puchong.
1, Jalan BP 6/7, Bandar Bukit Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 16-973 6579
Opening hours: 7am to 10pm
We tried the Nasi Mmanggey at Warung Cikgu in Bukit Puchong recently and was blown away by its rice mixed with chicken curry gravy, sambal and fried tumeric chicken cut into small pieces. Whether you are eating in or ordering take-away, the Nasi Mmanggey here comes wrapped in brown food wrapping and is available all day. Be warned though, the sambal is super hot. Another signature menu is their coconut shake. Warung Cikgu is a fuss-free, self service eatery. Each packet of Nasi Mmanggey will cost you RM5 while a glass of coconut shake will cost RM3.50.
Lok Lok Street
18, Jalan Kenari 11, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 6.30pm till late
Literally meaning getting burnt in hot water in Cantonese, Lok Lok derived its name from the assortment cooked and uncooked skewered food items to be dipped in hot water. There is an assortment of meat for you to choose from in the make shift trucks found along the street. If skewered food is not up your alley, you can opt for Asam Laksa, Otak-Otak or Fried Oyster Omelette.
7&6, Jalan Kenari 6, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-5880 7038
Opening hours: 24-hours
Donutes is so popular among Malaysians that you’d find difficulty getting a seat, even during off-peak hours on a weekday. Serving an assortment of coffee, tea, cakes and bakery, this 24-hour joint has serves cakes that are so animately designed that it has become an Instagram-friendly place among millennials and Puchongites. This, combined with the huge outdoor and indoor spaces, has made it a must visit place among Gen Ys. If you are fussy about your bread, fret not. You can expect freshly baked breads hot from the oven between 7.30am to10.30am, 1.00pm to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
Puchong Yong Tau Foo
Jalan Puchong Batu 14 | No. 105, Kampung Baru, Puchong 47100, Malaysia
Tel: +60 19-678 8188
Opening hours: 11am to 9.30pm. Closed on Mondays.
If you are looking for traditional Yong Tau Foo wrapped in silky tofu skin or bitter gourd, look no more than Puchong Yong Tau Foo. Located within Bandar Puchong Utama and just a stone throw’s away from Bukit Puchong, this no frills self-serviced eatery requires you to choose from the many food options spread in bright red plastic baskets. Once you have chosen your food items in your basket, just head to the counter to make payments. Another signature dish is their Chicken Wrap comprising steamed herbal chicken wrapped in a leaf.
Restoran Little Italy
61, Jalan Kenari 23a, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-8075 3081
Opening hours: 11.30am to 3pm and 6pm to 10.30pm
As its name suggests, this restaurant brings the taste of good old Italian cuisines right in the heart of Puchong. This joint is considered one of the oldest Italian restaurant in Puchong, serving traditional favourites like pasta, pizza and risotto. There’s been pretty much mixed reviews about this place. Italians and Malaysians who know their Italian dishes by heart say it could be better while Puchong residents swear the food is delicious, especially the piping hot onion soup. Whatever it is, this place is a must try among Puchongites. Best of all, it is halal. Restoran Little Italy enjoys easy access via the IOI Puchong Jaya LRT station serving the Ampang LRT Extension Line.
Restoran Shabu Shabu
No.55, Jalan Puteri 1/6, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 3-80639696
Opening hours: 5pm to 11.30pm
From the other end of the continent in Europe, we move over to other side of the world in Asia for some delicious Japanese food. Shabu shabu literally means a hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water served with dipping sauces. You can think of it like our steamboat but very much Japanese-style with a twist. For example, the good assortments are served on a conveyor belt much like how most Japanese restaurants would serve sushis where you can pick and choose. Subsequently, you need to boil them into your own hotpot.
DeGut’s Cafe & Restaurant
Blok C SetiaWalk, C-8-G, Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-8605 4085
Opening hours: 12noon to midnight daily
Located just a stone throw’s away from Pusat Bandar Puchong LRT station and served by a covered walkway, DeGut’s Cafe & Restaurant scores big on its strategic location. Many swear by its grilled chicken chop which comes with its own unique sauce that cannot be found elsewhere. This signature dish comes in value-for-money set meal that is served all day at around RM20. Comprising chicken, vegetables, fries and a wide range of drinks to choose from, it’s no wonder it remains popular among Puchong-lang.
Bumbu Bali Puchong
Lot 18 & 18-1, Jalan Persiaran Puteri 1, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-8061 8699
Opening hours: 11am to 11pm
If you love authentic Indonesian food, then this is a must visit place in your foodie haunt list this weekend. Known for its signature Nasi Campur, this dish features a combination of Balinese grilled lemongrass prawn, squid, fish, choice of beef or chicken rendang and sate lilit, served with lawar kacang, rempeyek, sambel terasi and sambel matah. Be prepared though for its hefty price tag at RM31. If that’s too steep for you, there are other perennial favourites you look forward to such as Sayap Panggang, Sate Lilit and Cumi-Cumi Goreng, served with Sambel Matah, Sambel Terasi and Coriander Mayo.
Zok Noodle House
11, Jalan Kenari 4, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
No. 25-G, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +6 017-287-3187 (Bandar Puchong Jaya), +6 016-225-6630 (Bandar Puteri)
Opening hours: 8am to 10pm daily
Zok Noodle House was founded by four chefs in 2011 with a passion for good Hong Kong and Macau food. Coming from a strong hotel culinary background, whats results are endearing comfort food. Thus, it is no wonder this noodle house is well regarded among Puchongites-ites for its Wan Ton and porridges. To better serve residents here, there are now two outlets – one at Bandar Puchong Jaya and another in Bandar Puteri. Their signature dish is the Fresh Prawn Wanton Noodles which the owners claim is “sold more than 100 bowls within a day.”
Low Maji Restaurant
5, Jalan Puteri 1/4, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-8060 1168
Opening hours: 5pm to 3am daily
Since steamboat is a favourite eating past time among Malaysians, why not check out Low Maji Restaurant located in Bandar Puteri? Noted for their signature Winter Melon Steamboat (yes, it is really served in a cut out Winter Melon), this is an acquired taste where you will either love it or hate it. For the adventurous, you first need to dip your selected meats and vegetable into the steamboat. The soup comes across as sweet with a hint of herbs. For those of you who prefer your traditional steamboat, fret not, as this option is also available. There is also a wide range of sauce for you to choose from. The special sauce, comprising spring onion, sesame, sesame seed oil, fried onion and cilantro, is apparently the house special that everyone goes for.