Cheras – best known for its famous gangster schools, Cantonese-speaking people and the Connaught bazaar…
But, little do people know, Cheras is home to treasures of great eats! Here is a compilation of hidden and old gems in Cheras that you will only know, if you have a friend from Cheras. Try these treasures for that perfect weekend food hunt:
1. Hakka Marble Restaurant
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In case if you’re wondering what’s “Hakka Marble”, it is a Hakka delicacy also known as “Abacus Noodles”. Think of it as a Chinese version of the Italian gnocchi. Served with a thick sauce, generous amount of mushrooms and black fungus – try it, for a explosive experience of flavours!
Address: No. 10, Jalan 34/154, Taman Bukit Anggerik, 56000, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Closed on Tuesdays | 11:30AM – 3:00PM , 5:30PM – 11:00PM (Monday-Sunday)
2. Weng Onn Chicken Rice Shop
Ask any Cheras-ian and you’ll know that this Chicken Rice stall is the real deal! One of the cheapest chicken rice around town, with an old-school kopitiam setting. A plate of mixed-chicken rice would only cost you RM 6!
Address: Lorong Durian, Taman Cheras, 56100, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Closed on Thursdays | 10:00AM – 9:30PM (Monday-Sunday)
3. Fish Head Noodles – Restoran Ngen Ngen
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you the best fish head noodles you can ever find. This fish head stall is located at a corner hawker stall called Restoran Ngen Ngen. The milk-based soup is also incorporated with wine, garnished with tomatoes and ginger – truly the finest fish head soup one can ever find! Choices of fish is also available if you would prefer either fish paste or fish head.
One even travels all the way to Cheras just to “ta-pao” this delicacy…
Address: Cheras 13-B, Jalan 33/154, Taman Dahlia, Kuala Lumpur, 56000
Operating Hours: 6:00AM – 10:00PM (Monday-Sunday)
4. Big Tree Lin Kee
A stall located under a big tree with 10 years of history. The only reasons visitors would drop by Big Tree Lin Kee is to have a taste of their signature steamed fish. Big Tree Lin Kee also has another branch that is more spacious located at Taman Orkid Desa.
Aside from their steamed fish, their yam ring and tofu are also a must-try!
Address: 87, Jalan Waras 3, Taman Connaught, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 10:30AM – 3:00PM (Tuesday-Sunday)
5. Restoran Ah Min
Now, only a true Cheras-ian would know Restoran Ah Min or better yet known for its Chinese name: “亚民小食管”. This is the best place to head over for a family dinner. Best known for its “Dai Chao” (meaning variety of meals in Cantonese) including their signature Braised Fish Head, Kangkung Belacan (Chilli-fried Kangkung) and Steamed Egg.
If you’re looking for good soup, the soup selection at Restoran Ah Min would not disappoint as well!
Address: No. 105, Jalan 2, Taman Len Sen, 56000, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12:00PM – 10:00PM (Monday-Sunday)
5. Clay Pot Chicken Rice – Restoran Ga Fan
Another great place to find one of the best clay pot chicken rice: Restoran Ga Fan! Their variety of clay pot meals isn’t just limited to chicken, but also to other 10 styles which includes mutton and fish clay pot rice. Definitely worth the visit!
Address: 40, Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, Cheras, 56000, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Closed on Wednesdays | 11:00AM – 3:00PM, 5:30PM – 9:30PM (Monday-Sunday)
6. Yulek Wan Tan Mee
One of the popular Wan Tan Mee places in Cheras. If you’re a first-timer, remember to order “Pun Fei Sau” for your char siew which means you’ll get their leaner meat (and totally more delicious!).
Address: 19, Lorong Durian, Taman Cheras, 56100, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Closed on Tuesday | 7:30AM – 4:00PM (Monday-Sunday)