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Best Places To Eat In Sri Petaling
Burpple Guides, Hidden Gem, Local Delights Best Places To Eat In Sri Petaling Not too long ago, Sri Petaling was an undeveloped land resigned to become a rubbish dump. Today, it has evolved into a bustling residential and an easily accessible food hub, well-known for its time-honoured hawker fare, reliable morning chee cheong fun and super fresh steamed fish. Set off to Sri Petaling with this list in hand!
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For Lush Sashimi Bowls

For a breezy rice bowl brunch with a friend, the new Lushbowl decked out in rattan chairs and clean concrete will be excellent. From their selection of salad, sushi rice and cauliflower rice, jump at the chance for the latter. Steeped in a flavoursome stock before stir-frying, it is not often that it is executed so delicately. Salmon is the star here, sliced fresh and tossed in dressing upon order. You will not regret ordering the Simon Says (RM27) with salmon doused in their truffled ponzu dressing, rich and refreshing at the same time. Also good is the Janey Mama (RM25) that comes dressed in creamy togarashi — it surprises with a spike of heat from Sriracha. All bowls come with this foolproof trio of toppings: edamame, seasoned seaweed and ebiko. Lastly, decide if you want a lusher bowl — the options for crispy Baked Salmon Skin (RM5) and Six Minute Egg (RM5) with soft, golden yolk are worth every penny. This was initially meant to be a smoothie bowl bar, so you can count on the sweet treats to be just as good. The Beso (RM23) sees a tropical twist with pineapple mango in fresh coconut water and baobab (a type of organic superfruit).
Avg price per person: RM25
Photo by Burppler Trisha Toh

Weekend Breakfast

Nasi Lemak Bungkus , Roti Bakar and Roti Goyang. Was here for the Roti Goyang but it seems like the egg was overly shaken. Food is reasonably priced. Taste wise okay but service was a bit slow.

Fresh Sandwich

Fresh and premium sandwiches, too bad space is abit small. Limited tables available.

Janey Mama RM25

Relaxed and friendly, Lushbowl will have you feeling right at home in no time. Featuring a smattering of Japanese flavours, get your sushi rice (or cauliflower rice soaked in 8 hour broth for a healthier twist) with a combo of ingredients like salmon sashimi, seared salmon or baked chicken breast, with a side of ebiko, edamame, chukka wakame; choosing what to order ain't gonna be easy feat.
Pictured here is the Janey Mama as recommended by a friendly girl named Sim — salmon sashimi with creamy togarashi and a kick of sriracha, served with an additional 4 veggies of my choice. Couldn’t resist topping up a six minute egg (RM5). If you’re looking for something on the sweeter side, they’ve got smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juices and a killer raw cacao treat. Defo one to add to your hit list!
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For Great Cantonese Tai Chow

Tucked away along an industrial belt in Puchong, New Woo Ng is born out of the 70-year-old Woo Ng Restaurant that sees its roots in Kepong. Although this new offshoot is relatively unknown, it strives to serve stalwart Cantonese dishes in this part of town. Regulars often return citing their affordable prices, so bring a group for this treat — the colleagues for weekday lunches or the whole family for a weekend get-together. The Mellow Steamed Fish Head (RM28) is true to its name, and a dish to order here. The fleshy fish head boasts tip-top fresh flavours in a soothing concoction of herbs, rice wine and white fungus. Mellow indeed, but also delicious! For a good kick, get the popular Claypot Kangkung (RM18), crunchy water spinach tossed in the tastiest prawn paste gravy that bubbles as it arrives at your table. We also like that the menu sports a flurry of dishes we've never heard of, like the quirkily named Destructive Friends (RM28) that features pork knuckles cooked with a secret herb-heavy recipe, as well as the tasty Fried Meat (RM18) — sliced pork belly deep-fried to crispy, bacon-like curls.
Avg price per person: RM15

For Hole-In-The-Wall Banana Leaf

It takes intentional effort to find this hidden gem of a banana leaf house, but trust us, the meal will prove worthwhile. A spinoff from Chakra Catering, the mess hall takes up a small second-floor space that fits 20 people at most. Come with a friend for company, and be prepared to share the long table with (usually) friendly strangers. Once seated, a Banana Leaf Set (RM6) is swiftly served alongside your choice of white rice or Indian parboiled rice — we suggest the latter for a healthier alternative that's still very fulfilling. The set comes with four vegetables of the day, all on rotation except the mango patchadi (chutney) that's a permanent favourite. Pray that the curry of the day is crab, for its fresh, spicy flavours are stunning. For sides, be sure to get the Mutton Varuval (RM5) if it's available. The mutton chunks are tender, flavoursome and tell-tale of the aromatic spices they've been cooked in. Pro tip: Visit on Fridays, when the set comes with two additional vegetable dishes as well as vadai and payasam (vermicelli with sweet sago) for just an extra RM1.
Avg price per person: RM15
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For Tranquil Breakfasts By The Hill

Here's an unassuming nook for foolproof breakfasts in Puchong! Kopitiam Kaki Bukit was first opened to cater to nearby hikers but has now become a regular spot for breakfast buffs from all walks. Located by the hill, the cafe-like space is blessed with breeze and zen vibes that are perfect for quiet mornings with a loved one. The must-order here is a Roti Goyang (RM4) that sees two wobbly soft-boiled eggs atop a thick, crisp toast slathered in margerine. For an even heartier Malaysian breakfast, grab a packet of Nasi Lemak Bungkus (RM2). The warm mound of fragrant rice meets spicy sambal and half a hard boiled egg — simple yet oh so satisfying. Also slurp on a cup of hot Kopi O (RM2.50) to jumpstart the day. The locally roasted beans lend its robust tastes to awaken senses. If not, a Kopi Peng (RM3) that melds sweet condensed milk, coffee and ice cubes will do the trick. In the afternoon, daily set lunches like pasta and rice meals (from RM8.50) are available.
Avg price per person: RM5
Photo by Burppler Trisha Toh

Banana Leaf Rice

Puchong Banana Leaf Rice hidden in Puchong located behind Columbia Hospital No. 11, 7/9 Bandar Puteri Puchong. The curry is memorizing "Salted Fish Head Curry" the Mutton Veruval is also another dish to recommend.

Claypot Kangkung (RM18)

Favourite dish here at this tai chow specialist: the simple Claypot Kangkung. The crunchy greens arrive bubbling in a gravy pungent of prawn paste, and its overwhelming flavours go great with rice!

Banana Leaf (RM6)

Small but sufficient, heartbreaker of a banana leaf resto Puchong Mess serves four vegetables (plus two more for Friday specials) with crab curry and rasam. Worth tracking the hidden location down for is their Mutton Varuval (RM6), a tender mutton dish perfected with the use of India-imported masala spice. Absolutely loved their sweet, refreshing watermelon raita. Come with a friend (just one) because space is extremely limited.

For Hokkien Eats In A Hidden Nook

To call Pu Yuan a hidden gem would be an understatement. This covert location, tucked in an inconspicuous alley off Old Klang Road, gets its reputation from serving traditional true-blue Hokkien dishes. Spot a white door along the alley facing SJK (C) Choong Wen to find your way here. Take the family out for an excursion and try the Chao Shu Fen (fried tapioca noodles, from RM7). Sliced into neat rectangles, the noodles have a soft, slightly chewy texture that hits it off with wok hei, pungent dried shrimp and pork lard. The Fried Tang Hoon (from RM7) comes a close second, but also merits an order for its abundant trimmings, including prawns, Chinese cabbage and mushrooms. To truly experience Pu Yuan, also order several tai chow dishes to share with the fam. The lady boss will gladly recommend a Signature Fried Homemade Beancurd (RM12) that's deep-fried to a golden crisp whilst retaining its velvety texture within. Those who prefer meat would relish in the Oatmeal Popcorn Chicken (RM18). The order of chicken popcorns coated in crunchy oatmeal flakes is foolproof. Avg price per person: RM15
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