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These 10 Amazing Halal Eateries Outside Of KL Are Definitely Worth A Drive To


F2P2 •  Jul 14, 2017


[Updated 3 September 2020] Are you into road trips and a huge food lover at the same time? Well, you'd definitely want to read what we have in store for you because we would like to show you some of the most amazing restaurants in Malaysia that will give you the perfect opportunity to do some road tripping with your family and friends ? Not only will this satisfy your hunger--it'll also allow you to explore some parts of Malaysia that you've probably never visited before ?  Here's 11 cafes and restaurants out of KL that's worth a drive to!
1. Itik Salai Masthar
There’s a very solid reason behind the long line at Itik Salai Masthar. Situated inside Medan Selera, they’re known to serve one of the best itik salai masak lemak cili api. If you prefer something else, you can swap it out with chicken, beef or grilled catfish. Served with a side of steamed rice, ulam and sambal, some diners even ordered an extra bowl of lemak cili api because it really is tasty. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM Address: Kampung Sungai Ramal Dalam, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Contact: +6019-255 3645 Reservations: +6018-211 1964 / +6010- 899 1035
2. Kak Su Nasi Kerabu Narak
Savour some of the best Kelantanese delights at Kak Su Nasi Kerabu Narak to satisfy your East Coast food cravings! You must try the ultimate Kelantanese dish - nasi kerabu (rice with shredded herbs) that is served with gravy, sambal and budu (fish sauce) ? Enjoy it together with their tender and tasty ayam percik. There are plenty of other local Malaysian lauk as well too, such as ikan bakarulam and a variety of curries. Overall, this is the place in Kajang to be for a good breakfast if you want something more than the usual nasi lemak or roti canai ? Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Sat-Thu; 6.30AM-4PM, Fri; 6.30AM-12PM Address: 40, Jalan Cheras, Kampung Sungai Sekamat, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Contact: +6011-275 2070 Facebook | Instagram
3. Restoran Roti Puri
Are you super early riser? Then why not hit up Restoran Roti Puri, a popular breakfast joint in Bangi. Start your day with a satisfying meal of crispy, golden deep-fried bread. While puri bread is typically served for breakfast, there’s nothing to stop you from having it for lunch, dinner and any time in-between ? Best paired with a hot cup of teh tarik, the crispy puri bread comes in a set of five. There's plenty of other local dishes too such as nasi lemak, lontong, roti canai, mee goreng and many others to fill up a hungry tummy! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 7.30AM-10PM, Sat-Sun; 7.30AM-12PM (closed on Fri) Address: No 14A Jalan 3/70 Seksyen 3, Bandar Baru Bangi, Bangi, Selangor Contact: +6012-628 1520 Facebook
4. Big Bowl Ice
If you're feeling a little more adventurous and up for a short day trip, then prepare to satisfy your sweet tooth at Big Bowl Ice! They've got two outlets located Melaka and Johor Bahru. Since we're not venturing that far out, hit up the Melaka spot ? One of their amazing delicacies is called Milk Snow Ice with Mango and Ice Cream - a combination that sounds nothing short of amazing ? The menu also offers some other delicacies like Chocolate Snow Ice With Peanuts and Crispy Grains, Milk Snow Ice With Passion Fruits, Fruits and Ice Cream and Grass Jelly with Toppings. Perfect for beating the notorious Malaysian heat! Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 1PM-10PM Address: 11, Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/2, Taman Kota Laksamana 75200 Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia Contact: +606-281 6796 Facebook | InstagramP.S. These 12 unique desserts in KL will definitely make you drool!
5. Yik Mun
Looking for a Halal Chinese restaurant? Yik Mun Tanjung Malim is your answer. Located in Tanjung Malim, Perak is very famous for its delicious Chinese delicacy. Some of the most important dishes of this restaurant is definitely its heavenly Pau. There are four different flavors ranging from Chicken Pau, Beef Pau, Beans Pau and Kaya Pau. Moist and juicy, the tenderness of the buns will definitely melt your heart. Pau is the only appetizer here, so of course we'd definitely recommend to explore more of the restaurant's tantalizing delicacies ☺️ Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-8PM Address: 6043, Persiaran Slim Permai 8, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Negeri Perak Contact: +6010-788 6380 Facebook
6. Greentown Dimsum Cafe, Ipoh, Perak
Dim sum is always appetizing and with so much variety, they'll never get boring!  Greentown Dimsum Cafe is a must-visit restaurant when you come to Ipoh. With favourites on the menu like siew mai, prawn dumpling and bbq chicken pau, you can't go wrong! They also serve meals like fried rice and wantan noodles or other Chinese favourites like Lor Mai Gai (Chicken Glutinous Rice) and Lor Bak Gou (Fried Radish Cake) on the menu. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Mon & Wed-Fri, 8.30AM-7.30PM; Sat-Sun, 8AM-8.30PM (closed on Tue) Address: 10, Persiaran Greentown 4, Pusat Perdagangan Greentown, 30450 Perak, Malaysia. Contact: +6012-398 2010 Facebook
8. Ee Ji Ban Chicken Rice Ball
Chicken rice may sound way too ordinary, but there is something special about it when it is rolled into delicious little balls ? Served with crispy and juicy roast chicken, Ee Ji Ban takes chicken rice to a new level for any foodie to enjoy! It's also one of the few places you can get halal-certified chicken rice balls in Melaka! Besides chicken rice, they are also known for Nyonya delicacies such as such as cili garam, sambal petai, cincalok omelette and asam pedas. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-9.30PM Address: 275, Jalan Melaka Raya 3, Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka Facebook | Instagram
9. Ikan Bakar Parameswara
The coastal village of Umbai is particularly a hotspot for fresh seafood restaurants, but among many, Medan Ikan Bakar Parameswara has earned rave reviews for its overwhelmingly huge and sumptuous menu. One may find it tough to decide on what to order, but Parameswara’s staff are happy enough to suggest delicious dishes for you to try. Choose your own seafood to ensure that you get the freshest catch ? #HHWTTip: Make sure you try their grilled fish such as stingrays and siakap (seabass), as well as fresh squids or prawns fried in batter. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 5PM-12AM (Closed on Mon) Address: Medan Ikan Bakar Parameswara, Pengkalan, Kampung Umbai, 75460 Ayer Molek, Melaka
10. Laksa Telur Goreng Bersarang
If you love laksa, you need to try the laksa telur goreng bersarang served at Cafe Setinggan. The traditionally cooked laksa noodles and spicy fish gravy is topped off with a unique style of fried egg that makes it look like a bird’s nest, hence the name ‘telur goreng bersarang’. With just the right amount of flaked fish and traditional garnishing of cucumber, red onion and pineapple, the strange-looking but melt-in-your-mouth fried egg topping is the perfect complement to the sour and spicy dish. The homey kampung-style restaurant also has stalls right next to it serving special drinks and a variety of pau that you can have in the cafe premises as well! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Sat-Thu, 12PM-7PM (closed on Fri) Address:Jalan Margosa D/8, 31350 Ipoh, Perak Contact: +6018-577 2955 Facebook Well, there you have it! Some of the most amazing restaurants outside Kuala Lumpur that you can bring your family and friends to ?  Ready to hit the road now? If we've missed out on any eateries, let us know in the comments!