10 Great Foods Outside KL That Are Worth A Road Trip

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From Kuala Selangor to Kampung Koh, these little foodie spots call for a road trip up north from KL!


What’s the best thing about being Malaysian? We’re pretty sure we can all agree that it’s F-O-O-D! From nasi lemak to curry laksa to roti canai, there’s probably no Malaysian food you haven’t tried. Well, hold that thought! Penang char kuey teow, Ipoh chicken rice and Melaka satay celup are some must-eats, but the food trail doesn’t (and wonderfully so) stop at these frequented spots. We’ve rounded up some places up north of Kuala Lumpur where you can find delicious delicacies in smaller towns that may be off the beaten track.

Note: The duration mentioned below are approximately calculated based on KLCC as the starting point. 


It may still be under the state of Selangor, but it’s not exactly anywhere near the city center. Yet, the journey will be worth it for one sole purpose: affordable fresh seafood. Well, you can also see fireflies there if you want!

Aroma Ikan Bakar

Jalan Jati, Jeram, 45800 Kuala Selangor, Selangor

Whichever type of seafood you enjoy and however you like them cooked, this place will fulfil your cravings.Situated along the Jeram beach, the extra joy of eating here comes from the view; you can watch the sunset as you indulge in your meal. There are also special pondoks for you to sit in at an additional charge (RM10 – RM20) if you prefer a more private environment and a better view of the beach.

Cendol Bakar Kuala Selangor

Laluan 54, 45700 Bukit Rotan, Selangor

It’s a drive-thru! How unique is that? Besides cendol (the durian flavour is pretty popular), they also servebakso, coconut shakes, lempeng pisang bakar and more.

*Opens from 10AM till 7PM (weekends), and 11AM till 6PM (weekdays).

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