Sungai Pelek may seem small compared to other towns in Malaysia, but it sure is packed with surprises! The town is sandwiched next to Tanjung Sepat and Sepang, both of which already see their fair share of travellers.
The quiet charm of Sungai Pelek is perfect for a relaxing road trip, with plenty of restaurants you probably won’t easily find online. You’ll want to save this list for your foodie exploration!
1. Restoran K Muniandy
Ask any local in Sungai Pelek and they would know about Restoran K Muniandy. They would point out the Mee Rojak (RM5), made with traditional handmade noodles, kuih rojak, tofu, cucumber, egg and a generous serving of sauce. The outcome? A symphony of textures with a nice savoury crunch from the kuih rojak. Their kuih rojak is a special pastry made from flour, bean sprouts, onions and curry leaves.
Another delicious dish on the menu is Mee Goreng (RM5), stir-fried over a roaring flame and loaded with kuih rojak and vegetables. It has an extra kick from the chilli, with a hearty and rich aroma.
The restaurant also serves plenty of different Rotis, all prepared fresh and on the spot. Locals often come here for their morning dose of Indian cuisine. Order Teh Halia, Coffee or a local drink to complete your meal.
Restoran K Muniandy
Address: 80, Jalan Besar, Pekan Sungai Pelek, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Opening Times: 5:00AM – 8:00PM daily
2. Ter Huat Lai Coffee Shop
There is more than meets the eye at this humble stall in Ter Huat Lai Coffee Shop, which has certainly earned a delectable reputation despite being open for only two years. Nasi lemak is the main dish served here, plated with cucumbers, anchovies, egg, peanuts and a sweet sambal sauce.
What impressed us was the Indonesia-style rendang. Tender and soft, the chicken meat complements the spiciness of the fragrant sauce. We could have easily ordered another plate.
Ter Huat Lai Coffee Shop
Address: PT1302A Jalan Pasar Pekan, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Opening Times: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM, daily
3. Ye Ye Xiang Café House
Nothing beats a good Hainanese breakfast. In Sungai Pelek, you can find them along Jalan Pasar, in a kopitiam called Ye Ye Xiang Café House. Order their toasted bread slathered with kaya and butter, paired with half-boiled eggs. Don’t forget to wash these down with a cup of traditionally brewed Hainanese coffee!
Feeling a little hungrier? You can get your hearty breakfast or lunch from the rice and noodle stalls at the kopitiam.
Ye Ye Xiang Café House
Address: Jalan Pasar, Kampung Baharu Sungai Pelek, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Opening Times: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM daily
4. Kedai Kopi Kok Xing
Kedai Kopi Kok Xing has been around for around 23 years, known among locals for their delicious and affordable Chicken Rice. Many people would order their signature dish as a takeaway, and for a good reason – it’s only RM3.50!
If you do have the chance to sit in, be sure to add on roasted meat as a side dish, generously drenched in their flavourful homemade sauces.
Kedai Kopi Kok Xing
Address: Pekan Sungai Pelek, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor (Further down from Ye Ye Xiang)
Opening Times: 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Closed one weekday per week
5. Restoran Fun Ling
Restoran Fun Ling is a kopitiam in Sungai Pelek, popular as a breakfast stop among locals. There is a mixed rice area filled with plenty of meat and vegetable dishes. We got the fried noodles to go with our choice of sides.
Restoran Fun Ling
Address: 533, Lorong Lapis 2, Pekan Sungai Pelek, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Opening Times: 6:00 AM – 2:00 AM, daily
6. Ah Ba Zha You Tiao
In front of Restoran Fun Ling, there is a you tiao stall that has been around for two generations. The first thing you’ll definitely notice is how large they are, with each yummy piece costing RM1.
The you tiao is prepared fresh each day, but be sure to get there in the morning as they shut by 12pm!
Ah Ba Zha You Tiao阿爸炸油条
Address: In front of Restoran Fun Ling (533, Lorong Lapis 2, Pekan Sungai Pelek)
Opening Times: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM daily
7. Lukut Siew Yoke Stall
If you’re a fan of siew yoke, then this is up your alley. The small stall is set right opposite the bustling morning market at Sungai Pelek, next to several fruit stalls.
While there isn’t technically a signature Lukut-style recipe, the name comes from the fact that the owner moved to Sungai Pelek from Lukut. The roast pork belly features crackling, crispy skin and juicy meat – great to tapau (take away) for lunch.
Lukut Siew Yoke Stall
Address: Opposite Sungai Pelek Market
Opening Times: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
8. Kedai Miskon
Blink and you might miss it! Although the shopfront says “Haslimah”, this little restaurant in Pantai Sepang Putra is called Kedai Miskon. The nasi kandar here is served with a plethora of traditional Malay dishes, such as ikan berlada, asam pedas and masak lemak cili api.
Kedai Miskon (Shopfront says Haslimah)
GPS: 2.622427, 101.707448
Address: Pantai Sepang Putra, 43950 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor
Opening Times: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM, daily
9. 42 House
42 House is an artisan café located in Sungai Pelek, Selangor. Tucked within a refurbished heritage building, it is inspired by Taiwanese cafes and designed with an industrial feel, complete with chic décor and murals. The café serves coffee, chilled beverages, cakes and light bites.
If you must try one thing on the menu, go for the wholemeal criossant series, which can be served plain, with ham fillings, or with salad. The highlight is the pastry with its buttery, flaky and truly divine texture!
We recommend the Iced Latte – you can even adjust your level of sweetness so that it is just right for you! If you like something citrus and refreshing, try the sparkling juices like Double Sour which is made from plum, lime and lemon. Pair it with homemade cakes like Tiramisu or Lemon Cheese Cake to complete your café outing.
Address: 42, Jalan Besar Sungai Pelek, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Opening Times: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, closed on Tues
10. Medan Selera Huang Yan
There are plenty of different food stalls at Medan Selera Huang Yan, but we came here to try the Mee Kepah. The freshness and velvety smooth texture of the clams were the main pull, balanced by the lightness of the broth. A dash of Chinese wine and soy sauce keeps it appetising and warms the belly.
Medan Selera Huang Yan
Address: 76, Jalan 5, Pekan Sungai Pelek, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Opening Times: 6:30 AM – 2.30 PM daily
11. Kedai Mee Kicap Ah Cheng
Kedai Mee Kicap Ah Cheng needs no introduction in Sungai Pelek. The little restaurant has been around for almost 30 years old. Their Rojak Mee and Laksa comes with a slightly sweeter profile, and all their noodle dishes uses the town’s very own traditional mee, doused with specially crafted sauces.
亞清面檔 Kedai Mee Kicap Ah Cheng
Address: 251, Kampung Baru, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Opening Times: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, daily
12. Ah Heng Bak Kut Teh
You wouldn’t have guessed that Sungai Pelek could have a bak kut teh that could possibly rival Klang, yet here we are. Bak Kut Teh lovers would want to pay Ah Heng Bak Kut Teh a visit. The chef and owner inherited the recipe from a local sifu of 30 years.
What’s interesting about the bak kut teh in this establishment is that it is cooked using Hong Kong style and techniques. Strong and hearty, they come in both wet and dry version. The bak kut teh is really tasty!
Ah Heng Bak Kut Teh
Address: PT266A, Tingkat Bawah, Kampung Baru, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Sepang, Selangor
Opening Times: 12:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Closed on Mon
13. Mimi Dragonfruits
As you drive in Sepang district, where towns like Sungai Pelek and Tanjung Sepat are located, you’ll notice that you are surrounded by orchards. These are home to Selangor’s major agricultural heritage and prized rubies – dragon fruits. You can stop by any of these farms to buy some dragon fruits as souvenirs.
We ventured into the meticulously neat plantation of Mimi Dragonfruits for a guided tour. The orchard owner explained how the fruit is grown and harvested, as well as the differences between the species.
Here’s something that surprised us – there are 5 types of dragon fruits sold here! Two of the popular and unique species in the farm are the Dual-Coloured Dragon Fruits, and the highly-nutritious Ecuador Yellow Dragon Fruits. Sweet, succulent and best served chilled, they make lovely souvenirs and a delicious reminder of your trip to Sungai Pelek.
Address: Lot 13, Pekan Sepang, 43950 Sepang, Selangor
Opening Times: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Phone: 017-365 3523
14. Ri Ri Xiang Fuzhou Guang Bing
Guang Bing, or Kompia, is a traditional biscuit made by sticking the dough to the side of the stove. These were once a staple during times of war, as they were easy to make, used few ingredients, and tends to be harder in order to last longer.
Few masters have continued to bake it using the traditional method due to how tedious it is, but it is a tradition that still lives on at Sungai Pelek. The sifu prepares hundreds each day, skillfully sticking them to the side of several gigantic ovens, set over a roaring wood-fed fire.
Unlike in the past when Guang Bing is only served plain, Ri Ri Xiang Fuzhou Guang Bing caters to a modern-day palates by adding different flavours such as red bean paste, vegetables, peanuts and meat.
Ri Ri Xiang Fuzhou Guang Bing
Address: 157-163, Jalan Pasar, Kampung Baharu Sungai Pelek, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Opening Times: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, daily
15. Wei Fa Noodles
From rojak mee to soup noodles, chances are you would get to enjoy this hometown heritage at some point. Wei Fa Noodles has been around for three generations. The handmade yellow mee is made fresh every day without preservatives, which is why most restaurants in town swear by them.
16. Restoran Senandung Malam
End your day on a high note along the tranquil Bagan Lalang beachfront. Restoran Senandung Malam welcomes you with whiffs of charcoal-grilled seafood and the sizzle of the hot pan. The second-generation seafood restaurant is popular for their ikan bakar, or grilled fish.
You can select your choice of fresh seafood such as snapper, sting ray, otak-otak, clams and more. Grilled on a banana leaf and drenched with their special sauce gives the dishes a burst of aromas, and a satisfying taste.
Having dinner here amidst the sunset is a wonderful way to end your journey to Sungai Pelek.
Restoran Senandung Malam
Address: Bagan Lalang, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Opening Times: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM, daily
Phone: 017-343 2908