With travel being off-limits during MCO, you may be experiencing some major wanderlust. Whilst you can’t hop on a plane right now, here are the best restaurants in PJ that allow you to taste your way around the world without leaving the house!
1. Foremula Cafe
Founded by the team behind Forefront, a Malaysian creative agency, Foremula Cafe has made a name for itself through its creative dishes and bold flavours!
This PJ cafe offers local favourites with a western twist. Their innovative dishes are matched with whimsical names like ‘Lala Land’ and ‘Sambal-dy Thinks You’re Hot’.
Start off your meal with the TGI-Fryday, a huge portion of sweet potato fries sprinkled with curry-flavoured parmesan cheese. It’s served with a side of tangy chilli lime mayonnaise.
Just My Laksa is one of Foremula Cafe’s signature dishes. This dish takes a unique twist on Penang Assam Laksa by replacing the rice noodles with capelline pasta and infusing the broth with tuna flakes instead of mackerel.
This much raved about dish sells out pretty quick, so be sure to order early to ensure you don’t miss out!
View the Foremula Cafe menu and order now: foremulamalaysia.beepit.com
2. Vary Pasta
Located in the heart of Damansara Jaya, Vary Pasta lets you enjoy the taste of Italy in the comfort of your own home!
Vary Pasta is a hidden gem that offers delicious pasta and meat chops that are served in huge portions and affordable prices.
You have to try their Pork Bacon Carbonara, Spaghetti Meatballs, Grilled Pork Chop and Grilled Chicken Chop.
If you’re looking to really dig in, we highly recommend their:
- Roasted Pork Knuckle
- Mix Sausage Platter
- Mix Grilled Platter
View the Vary Pasta menu and order now: varypastadj.beepit.com
Next up, Mexico! Orale is your go-to spot for Mexican-inspired food!
It truly lives up to its name by serving up huge portions of burritos, tacos, quesadillas and nachos! All of which are familiar crowd-favourites.
Their El Pollo (Chicken) Quesadilla is a must-have! Chargrilled chicken that’s well-infused with spices and seasoning, wrapped in a crispy tortilla filled with a generous amount of cheese – how could you not want more?
Don’t forget to dip it in the Bum Burner, Orale’s house special hot sauce, for an extra kick!
What’s even better is Orale’s Barbacoa De Carne (Beef) Tostadas and Chili Cal Pescado (Fish) Tacos.
Guess what? Orale is now also selling home kits which allows you to create these signature menu items at home!
If you’re looking for a fun cooking activity, this is a great opportunity to unleash your creativity by making your own customisable Mexican-inspired meals!
View the Orale menu and order now: orale.beepit.com
4. Restaurant Paramount Seng Fatt
Needing a Chinese food fix?
Restaurant Paramount Seng Fett is an excellent choice for Malaysian Chinese food!
Their Claypot Fish comes highly recommended. It comes in many different variations but their specialties are the Curry Grouper Fish and Ginger Soup Grouper Fish.
Another must-try is the Buttermilk Chicken.
After all, who can resist crispy fried chicken that’s served with a thick and creamy buttermilk sauce? It goes so well with a bowl of steaming hot white rice, making it the perfect comfort food!
Here are some other dishes to try:
- Deep-Fried Pork Belly
- Fried Mee Sua
- Eggplant With Salted Fish
View the Restaurant Paramount Seng Fatt menu and order now: sengfatt.beepit.com
5. December Eighteen
Named after a freshly married couple’s anniversary date, December Eighteen is the epitome of food prepared with love.
This vintage Chinese Nyonya cafe brings back old-school style food with a touch of western influence.
Fill up on their heartwarming rice bowls and noodles, especially the best-selling Orange Chicken Rice Bowl and Curry Chicken Noodle.
Don’t forget to order their Banana Spring Roll for dessert!
Served with chocolate syrup and creamy vanilla ice cream, this sweet delight is hand-rolled with love!
View the December Eighteen menu and order now: decembereighteen.beepit.com
6. Mum’s Place
Calling all spicy food lovers!
Mum’s Place has the best spicy dishes out of all the restaurants in PJ that’ll leave you sweating buckets but still coming back for more.
Well-known for their Asian Fusion mix, Mum’s Place serves dishes that feature a perfect blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Portuguese and Nyonya cuisine.
If you fancy yourself some spicy curry, the Portugese Devil Curry is the perfect explosion of heat and flavour! The soft tender chicken that’s cooked in a heavenly blend of spices will surely wake up all your senses!
Some other must-tries are:
- Assam Pedas Parit Jawa Jenahak Fish
- Prawns With Sambal Petai
- Otak Otak Cubes With Thai Sauce
- Soft Shell Crabs With Butter Cheese Sauce
View the Mum’s Place menu and order now: mumsplace.beepit.com
7. Restaurant Chuan Xiang Lou
Continuing on our spice journey, Restaurant Chuan Xiang Lou serves the most authentic Sichuan dishes.
Sichuan cuisine is known for its tongue-numbing but insanely addictive flavours of dried chillies and peppercorn.
Their famous Sichuan Style Grilled Fish and Fried Chicken With Dried Chilli is super mouthwatering and appetising with it’s bold and spicy flavours.
Another highly recommended dish is the Ma Po Tofu. The smooth soft tofu cubes are cooked in a blend of Sichuan spices and black bean sauce. Having it with a bowl of rice is the most soul-satisfying feeling ever!
View the Restaurant Chuan Xiang Lou menu and order now: restaurantchuanxianglou.beepit.com
8. Elsie’s Kitchen By WanEli
Out of all the restaurants in PJ, Elsie’s Kitchen By WanEli has the best Siew Yuk in town!
The succulent roasted pork belly is simply divine. It has a nice balance of fat and lean meat with an extremely crispy skin!
You can enjoy the Siew Yuk on its own, or in any of their creative fusion dishes such as Assam Siew Yuk Pasta, Siew Yuk Aglio Olio, Mee Siam With Assam Siew Yuk or Siew Yuk Fried Rice.
Alternatively, if you want a slightly lighter option, you can opt for their Siew Yuk Salad.
View the Elsie’s Kitchen by WanEli menu and order now: elsieskitchenbywaneli.beepit.com
9. Makhan By Kitchen Mafia
The team behind Section 17’s famous restaurant, Hello, has opened another delicious venture! This time serving Northern Indian and British comfort food with a contemporary twist.
Makhan By Kitchen Mafia’s Northern Indian offerings will definitely not disappoint your taste buds!
Their Butter Smoked Duck is deliciously creamy and gives you that much-needed savoury punch. Pair it with a Rosemary or Garlic & Herb Naan to soak up all the delicious curry sauce!
You can also get all your classic Indian favourites such as Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer and Mutton Curry.
The British section of the menu features beloved British classics, such as Fish & Chips, Chicken & Chips and Bangers & Mash.
View the Makhan By Kitchen Mafia menu and order now: makhan.beepit.com
10. Unique Seafood PJ23
Seafood lovers, you’re in for a real treat because Unique Seafood PJ23 offers an extensive selection of fresh seafood dishes!
You can even find exotic seafood such as Alaskan Spider Crab, Australian Snow Crab, Abalone and Lobsters.
Unique Seafood takes pride in their crab dishes, especially the Fried Indonesian Meat Crab With Chilli Sauce and Meat Crab With Salted Egg Yolk.
You also can’t go wrong with their signature Braised Lobster Noodles or Steamed Abalone With Minced Garlic.
Here are some other crowd-favourites that you have to try:
- Stir-Fried Bostom Lobster With Cheese
- Salt & Pepper Tiger Prawns
- Cheese Baked Canadian Oysters
- Deep Fried Squid With Salted Egg Yolk
View the Unique Seafood PJ23 menu and order now: uniqueseafoodpj23.beepit.com
11. Out Of Africa
Located in the heart of Petaling Jaya, Out Of Africa is the perfect escape from the concrete jungle.
Experience authentic South African cuisine with their extensive meat selection.
Don’t miss out on the Venison Pie, Sunday Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding, Lamb Shank or African Oxtail Stew!
Their Shaka’s Chicken Peri Peri, Singita’s Chicken Kebab, Karoo Grilled Lamb Cutlets and Grilled Ribeye also comes highly recommended!
Finish off this memorable meal with their delectable Lemon Meringue Pie as the perfect end-of-meal treat!
View the Out Of Africa menu and order now: outofafrica.beepit.com
12. Annie 1 Kopitiam
Annie 1 is known for its signature Menglembu Wantan Mee.
With its perfectly al-dente egg noodles and caramalised char siew, this flavourful comfort dish will keep you coming back for more!
It also serves a wide variety of famous Ipoh hawker food which includes Dry/Soup Curry Noodle, Hakka Mee, and Chee Cheong Fun.
Wash it all down with a cup of their famous Ipoh White Coffee for a truly satisfying meal!
View the Annie1 menu and order now: annie1.beepit.com
Get ready to travel the world through these restaurants in PJ
It’s time for you to eat your way around the world by ordering from these restaurants in PJ!