Where to Find Your Fave Hometown Food in KL and PJ

Feeling the need to satisfy those nostalgic cravings?

After living in the city for too long, you’re not only going to miss home, but also the delicious delicacies your home state has to offer. So the next time you’re stuck with one of those cravings, be sure to check out these places that serve equally — if not — authentic versions of your beloved Malaysian dish. It’s going to cost way less than having to travel back home.


1. Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee

We absolutely enjoyed gulping down this beautiful bowl of soup till its last drop! Its rich prawn flavour can easily make our mouths water just by looking at it. For those who can stand spicyness, be sure to add more chilli paste!

Psst… If you’re planning to head over for dinner, be sure to go early. Alternatively, this would make for a nice breakfast on the way to work!

Where: Restaurant Lim Mee Yoke

Address: Jalan SS2/10, 47300 Petaling Jaya


2. Johor Bahru Mee Rebus Tulang

his is close as you can get to the ones down south in Muar! One of Johor’s famous local delicacies, it consists of a plate of noodles in thick aromatic broth with chunky meat bones on top of it (hence the name).

Known to be one of the special dishes served at Aji-Don, the correct way to chow down this delicious plate is by eating all the meat around the bone first, then sucking the juice out of the bones.

Where: Aji-Don Alley

Address: e-0-16, Block E, Plaza Damas (Jalan Sri Hartamas 17), 50480 Kuala Lumpur


3. Ipoh Sar Hor Fun

hese soft and silky hor fun noodles have become our absolute weakness. While they are usually served with prawns, you can request to swap it to shredded chicken pieces and chives only for a healthier choice. But overall, we love how clear the soup tastes and how the prawn oil enhances its taste.

Where: Restaurant Pau Kee

Address: 10, Jalan Utara, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur


4. Malacca Nyonya Food

From their delicious crispy Pai Tee as the appetizer and Sago Gula Melaka for dessert, it is no wonder why we keep heading back to this cosy shop for more!

Psst… Aunty Nat serves one of the best fried rice we’ve ever tasted! So be sure to head over if you’re craving for some affordable nyonya food.

Where: Aunty Nat’s

Address: 5G, Signature Office, The Boulevard Mid Valley Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur or 7, Jalan Sri Hartamas 7, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur


5. Sabah Tuaran Mee

Originated from a small town named Tuaran, not too far up north from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, this yellow egg noodles are made fresh daily with an egg yolk and flour batter; it is usually fried in oil and served with vegetables and beef, BBQ pork or pork egg rolls. It might look a little bit like Sarawak’s Kolo Mee or the usual Wantan Mee, but we assure you, the taste is not the same!

Where: Restaurant Ah Soon Kor

Address: 42, Jalan SS3/31, Taman Universiti, 47300 Petaling Jaya

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