WITH the opening of 19 new MRT stations that complete the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line, comes new possibilities for food hunting.
If you’re ever planning to embark on a food trail, here is a list for you to try, from the start to the end of the line within a day.
1. Kampung Selamat
Breakfast at Jeff Lee Kitchen
After a 10-minute ride on the T104 MRT feeder bus to Jalan Parlimen, Jeff Lee Kitchen will be around the corner on Jalan Perkhidmatan. This restaurant is famous for roast chicken and pipa roast duck. Try its signature cold, sweet and sour pucuk paku which is popular with locals who frequent there. For something lighter for breakfast, opt for single servings of loh shi fun or porridge. Jeff Lee Kitchen is closed on Thursdays, and has resting hours daily between 3pm and 6pm.
2. Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Snacks at Family Mart
To cool down from the sweltering heat, try the cheeky green tea ice-cream at Family Mart. Conveniently located within the MRT station, this Japanese convenience store has everything from drinks, candy, chips, and onigiri. Enjoy some Japanese imported goodies before heading off to your next stop.
TTDI Family Mart is located conveniently within the MRT station, offering a variety of local as well as Japanese imported snacks, drinks and ice creams.
3. Muzium Negara
Fried treats at Brickfields Pisang Goreng
Located right outside One Sentral Restaurant, Uncle Chiam has been frying up banana fritters, kuih bakul, sesame balls and curry puffs for more than 30 years. All items are priced at RM1.40 per piece, except for the curry puffs which are RM1.60 per piece. The stall is open seven days a week, between noon and 5pm.
Uncle Chiam has been frying banana fritters, kuih bakul, sesame balls and curry puffs for more than 30 years.
Shaved ice at Ah Keong’s ABC & Ice Cendol Stall
After having some banana fritters, head on over to Ah Keong’s stall just down the road, beside 7-Eleven. Choose between cendol, ABC, an ice cold cincau drink or coconut juice for a mid afternoon boost. The shaved ice is fine and smooth, so drink up quickly before it melts in the heat. Ah Keong’s stall is open daily from 8.30am to 4pm.
4. Pasar Seni
Lunch at Shin Kee Beef Noodles Specialist
Shin Kee has been around for more than 60 years, and is just a five minute walk from the station. Priced at RM8 (small) and RM10 (large), customers can choose between fresh beef, beef balls or beef mix for different types of meats. There is also a variety of noodles to choose from like kuey teow, Hakka noodles, loh shi fun or mee hoon. Operating hours are from 10.30am to 8.30pm, but is closed on Wednesdays.
Shin Kee Beef Noodle Specialist in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock has been in operation for more than 60 years.
Coffee break at Merchant’s Lane
Situated five minutes away from the station on Jalan Petaling, Merchant’s Lane is perfect for a sit to rest from all the walking. Try the iced jasmine black for an exciting spin on your regular black coffee. There’s also cakes, flavoured lattes, and a selection of teas to choose from. Operating hours are from 11.30am to 10pm on weekdays (except Wednesdays), and 9.30am to 10pm on weekends.
Takeaway at Nasi Lemak Peel Road
This Chinese nasi lemak stall has been operating for almost 24 years, serving chap-fan style nasi lemak alongside many other stalls along Jalan Peel. With choices like sotong, luncheon meat, fried chicken and a number of stir fried vegetables, there’s bound to be something for everyone. The stall is open daily from 2.30pm to 8.30pm except for Thursdays.
Nasi Lemak Peel Road, which has been serving Chinese chap-fan style nasi lemak since 1993, is still enjoying booming business.
6. Taman Mutiara
Tea time at Auntie Lora Kopitiam
Nothing beats a good bowl of Penang prawn mee for tea when at Taman Mutiara. Auntie Lora Kopitiam is just a 10 minute walk away from the MRT station, located on Jalan Manis 4. If you’re not a fan of prawn mee, there’s also asam laksa. The prawn mee is flavourful, with a well-seasoned soup and generous topping of chicken slices. Auntie Lora Kopitiam is open daily from 6am to 5pm except on Mondays.
Auntie Lora Kopitiam in Jalan Manis 4, Taman Mutiara, is usually packed to the brim on weekends, with tables set up outdoors for an overflow of prawn mee-loving customers.
7. Taman Connaught
Dinner along Pasar Malam Taman Connaught
If you’re ever travelling the SBK MRT line on Wednesday, it would be a mistake to miss out on the 2km long night market in Jalan Cerdas. Feast on street food such as smelly tofu, scallion pancakes and salted egg fried chicken amongst over 700 stalls. Some may find it far to walk from the station to Jalan Cerdas, but it will be more convenient compared to braving the traffic along the E37 highway. Be ready to spend the whole night here munching on all sorts of food, as the night market is open until 1am.
Pasar Malam Taman Connaught is around 2km long, with over 700 stalls selling street foods such as smelly tofu, scallion pancakes and salted egg fried chicken.
8. Stadium Kajang
Supper at Medan Satay Kajang
The Stadium Kajang MRT station is located right across the road from Medan Satay, home to Kajang’s famous satay. Enjoy a variety of satay meats including rabbit, tripe, fish as well as classic favourites like beef and chicken. Spend the night chatting with friends while eating satay for as long as you like, because Sate Kajang Haji Samuri is open till late. There’s also Restoran Sate Emas Kajang located beside Haji Samuri, or grab a taxi to Willy Satay at Ramal Food Junction.
Medan Satay, home to the famous Sate Kajang Haji Samsuri restaurant as seen from the Stadium Kajang MRT station.