Petaling Jaya Old Town is a legendary place with a variety of delicious food from Malaysia, Chinese and Indian cuisines. The only problem you’ll have here is, with so many delicious food how would you ever choose where to eat.
We have list down a variety of popular local street food in PJ Old Town to get your cravings fixed with friends and family. So, here are the 13 Best Street Food Around PJ Old Town Every Foodie Must Try for all you hungry peeps!
1. Nasi Lemak Goreng Chef Fauzey
Starting the list of PJ’s Nasi Lemak household names, it is Nasi Lemak Goreng Chef Fauzey. Instead of the usual santan rice, they serve fried santan rice that has been fried together with their homemade sambal over the wok. Definitely a unique modification that we feel every foodie should try at least once!
Address: Jalan Sentosa 3/57, Petaling Jaya Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 6PM – 11PM, closed Sundays
2. PJ Old Town Char Kuey Teow
PJ Old Town Char Kuey Teow is one of the oldest stalls in the city. The friendly husband and wife due have been selling CKT here for over 40 years. A plate of Char Kuey Teow here comes with plump, crispy prawns, a good handful of cockles, chives and bean sprouts. It is fried with plenty of “wok hei” and lard, giving it a little extra oomph and boost in flavour.
Address: Restoran Soon Lee, Jalan 1/10, Petaling Jaya Old Town (opposite Heng Kee BKT)
Operation Hours: 7PM – 11PM, Daily
3. Nasi Kandar Zainul
This stall is one of the few reputable Nasi Kandar places in the Klang Valley. Just like the latter, they’ve been selling Nasi Kandar for 4 decades now. Nasi Kandar Zainul is said to have the oomph curry flavors that can only be found in Penang nasi kandar stalls. The curries pack a punch as it was spicy, thick and wonderful. They are also known for crispy fried chicken which is said to be super juicy and delicious.
Address: Medan Selera Kompleks C, Lorong Sultan, Seksyen 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya
Operating Hours: 7AM – 5PM, Daily
4. Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh
Heng Kee Bah Kut Teh is known for their distinctive flavour of Bah Kut Teh. The broth here is said to be much clearer and lighter without compromising the herbal flavour that we expect from a good BKT. They also try to keep their broth as authentic as possible by giving you another bowl to mix your mushroom and tofu puffs with. You will get to taste the BKT in the most purest form.
Address: 16, Jalan 1/10, Seksyen 1, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 5.30PM – 12AM, closed on Mondays
5. Sri Ganapathy Mess Banana Leaf Rice
When people talk about Banana Leaf Rice in PJ Old Town, they’re often referring to this hidden gem. Sri Ganapathy Mess is hidden in the mist of residence houses and can be easily missed. They don’t have any signage but you can find them by seeing their catering van which is often parked outside the shop.
The best part about this restaurant is their incredibly thick and flavorful curries, it’s one of the best we’ve ever tasted. You can top your rice with one of their 4 gravies. Best of all, it is all refillable. You can also pair your rice with their chicken varuval or fried calamari as an extra treat to the whole experience.
Sure, the price is on the higher side (for a humble restaurant) but we say for food this good, its absolutely worth it.
Address: 47, Jalan 1/10, Seksyen 1, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11AM – 4PM, Daily
6. Khun Thai Thai Restaurant
You can find Khun Thai in Bukit Gasing just around Devis corner. It is usually busy with families and friends gathering here for a good time. You can opt to sit indoors or outdoors. They serve a variety of Thai dishes that is guaranteed to hit all those spots. One thing you must try is their Thai Crisp Baby Sotong. For an classic thai dish, try their Thai Green Curry. It is thick and flavorful with good chunks of chicken in it.
Address: 6, Jalan 5/44 & Off Jalan Gasing, Petaling Garden, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 10AM – 12AM, daily
7. Acha Curry House
Another banana leaf rice entry because we can’t get enough of it. Acha Curry House is one of the famous places for Banana Lead Rice and it is only served during lunch time so be sure to get there in time. You can refill your vegetables and curries as many times as you wish to. Make sure you don’t leave without trying their Ikan Bilis Sambal, Onion Curry, and Fried Ikan Tenggiri.
Address: 271, Jalan 5/51, Bukit Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 10.30AM – 4.30PM, Daily
8. Cendol at Gerai Minum Weng Kee, PJ
Gerai Minum Weng Kee is one of the known places for ABC and cendol. This stall has been operating for more than 50 years. ABC and cendol are cool shaved ice desserts topped with red beans, green jelly, palm sugar and gula melaka. One of the best things here is that you can adjust the sweetness level here by letting the boss know your preference.
Address: Stall 46, Jalan Othman, Pj Old Town, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 8AM – 10PM, closed on Tuesday
9. Thoo Yuen Pork Satay
If you are In PJ and craving pork satays, then you’re in luck. Head on over to PJ Old Town Food Court and look for Thoo Yuen Pork Satay. This stall is operated by an elderly couple who have been doing this for more than 30 years now. Apart from pork satays, you can get mutton and chicken too. Make sure you try their peanut sauce which is their own recipe.
Address: Stall 36, Jalan Othman, Pj Old Town, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 7AM – 11PM, Daily
10. Veng Soon Claypot Chicken Rice
Claypot chicken rice is well marinated soy sauce chicken cooked with freshly cut spring onions and fluffy rice. Sometimes some places add in salted fish for that extra favour. Veng Soon serves theirs with a side of shredded ginger. Most people order a side of steamed or stir fried vegetables for that extra crunch with their chicken rice. Remember to try their herbal chicken soup in coconut. It is fragrant without being too overwhelming, going so well with the chicken rice.
Address: F19, Jalan Pasar 1/21, Pj Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya
Operation Hours: Mon-Sat: 11AM – 2PM, 5PM – 9.30PM | Sun: 5.30AM – 10PM, closed on Tuesdays
11. Ah Mang Mee – Halal Hokkien Mee
Hokkien Mee is usually non-halal as the noodles are usually cooked with pork lard and then, topped again with fried pork lard. However, this stall serves Halal hokkien mee much to the advantage of our non-pork eating friends. Jamal is a third generation Hokkien Mee seller. He replaced the fried pork lard with fried chicken skin to make his Hokkien Mee halal when he became a Muslim. Apart from that, you can also order the Koay Teow Bulan which is also another one of his signatures.
Address: 40, Jalan Othman, Pj Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 5PM – 10PM, closed on Monday and Tuesday
12. Kie Kee Chicken Rice
Chicken rice is a perfect meal for any time of the day. This stall has been in operation for many years. They are known for their generous portions of chicken at an affordable price and spicy sambal that pairs so well with the chicken. Make sure to try the pork curry too when you eat here!
Address: Stall 41, Jalan Othman, Pjs 4, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
13. Nasi Lemak Medan Selera 223 @ Seksyen 51a, PJ
There are two famous Nasi Lemak Panas stalls at Medan Selera 223: Red and Blue. However, if you are a frequent goer you will come to know that the queue for the Red stall is crazy (in a good way). Serving only their signature nasi lemak ayam goreng, be sure to be dazzled away with their sweet and spicy level of the sambal as well as the fresh and crunchiness of the chicken.
Address: Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya
Operation Hours: 6pm – 2am