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Since WCE (West Coast Expressway) is now partially opened, the travel time from where I stay in Shah Alam to Kuala Selangor was cut off by quite a bit to only around 45 minutes instead of the usual hour plus, a seafood meal at this part of Selangor is now possible without being a laborious journey.

Makanan Laut Jeti, Kuala Selangor
Makanan Laut Jeti, Kuala Selangor

My last seafood trip to Kuala Selangor was at Restoran Kuang Wah, so I’ve decided to give another outlet a try this time around, and we settled on Jetty Seafood Restaurant, also located at the same general area by the mount of Selangor River.

crabs and snails
crabs and snails

Ordering here is quite a simple affair, they have a straight forward menu with some photos, but most importantly, they prices of those “market price” seafood are clearly written on the white board by the wall.

For two pax, we ordered a couple steamed local crabs, spiky shellfish, a plate of 4 kingdom vege (long bean, okra, petai, brinjal), deep fried seafood tofu, and salt and pepper mantis prawns.

4 kingdom vege, seafood tofu, mantis prawns
4 kingdom vege, seafood tofu, mantis prawns

While the crabs were small-ish in size, they were fresh, having them steamed also kept the natural sweetness intact, the only way to have good quality crab in my opinion.

Those spiky snails were a bit too small, quite a bit of work to eat, would probably skip that next time.

Vege was nice with a strong belacan taste while being only slightly spicy. The seafood tofu was really good, you can taste the bits of seafood within the tofu, I enjoyed it a lot.

I was hoping the mantis prawns came intact instead of shelled, but the dish turned out pretty decent, no complaints there.

Jetty Seafood Restaurant Menu
Jetty Seafood Restaurant Menu & price

Dinner came out to be RM 124.30, with what we ordered, I thought it was a pretty sweet deal. Planning another trip soon!

map to jetty seafood kuala selangor

Address:
Jetty Seafood Restaurant
26 Jalan Pasir Penembang
Kuala Selangor
45000 Selangor
GPS: 3.348020, 101.251619
Tel: 017-349 7713

I’m always in the look out for new bak kut teh places to try out, so when I saw this new stall opening up near Peng Heong Paikut at Klang, I thought I should check it out, hence, Yi Pin Seafood Bak Kut Teh.

Yi Pin Seafood Bak Kut Teh, Klang
Yi Pin Seafood Bak Kut Teh, Klang

Yi Pin took over the space that was previously occupied by another bkt place by the name of 石头肉骨茶 (rock bkt?). A corner shop a stone’s throw away from Masjid Bandar Diraja Klang.

I ordered a single portion of bkt with seafood, prawns in this case. I’d have liked to have it with lala, but was unavailable when I was there.

That order didn’t turn out bad at all. The prawns were top notch, fresh, flavorful, and together with the spicy herbal soup, makes for a good, sumptuous meal. The fatty 3-layer pork held their own too. I thought it was perhaps a little better than the version at Hon Kee I had prior, but my favorite is the lala bak kut the at Yun Heng.

a claypot full of fresh prawns and bak kut teh
a claypot full of fresh prawns and bak kut teh

At 28 ringgit for enough pork, 5 pieces of decent size prawns, I thought it was of good value as well.

They are open for lunch as well as dinner, and offer other dishes ala “tai chao” style in addition to bak kut teh.

yi pin seafood bak kut teh map

Address:
Yi Pin Bak Kut Teh
21, Lorong Gudang Nanas 2,
Kawasan 18, 41400 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.049213, 101.444402

Can’t believe I didn’t know about this Chong Kok Kopitiam after having stayed closed to Klang for some four years, more spectacularly, it’s located just a stone’s throw away from Seraph Awaken, one of my favorite hand crafted coffee places in all of KL.

Chong Kok Kopitiam, Klang
Chong Kok Kopitiam, Klang

For those who were like me, Chong Kok Kopitiam is one of the rare type of eatery that truly represents the best of Malaysia – the restaurant is always crowded with Chinese, Malay, and Indians alike pretty much daily, a scene that reminds me of Hai Peng kopitiam at Kemaman, Pahang.

The restaurant serves your typical selection of local coffee menu, with toasts, steam bread, and half boiled eggs. They also have a few stalls, including a very popular nasi lemak, satay, Nyonya kuih, and more.

breakfast set with perfect sous vide half boiled eggs
breakfast set with perfect sous vide half boiled eggs

The toast and eggs here were perfect, with the half boiled eggs especially on point having prepared using sous vide method. The coffee too is thick and flavorful.

nasi lemak, nyonya kuih, and more are also available
nasi lemak, nyonya kuih, and more are also available

However, the best thing about this otherwise unassuming coffee shop is its atmosphere. You don’t often see this mixture of Malaysians from all walks of life congregating in the same eatery, often even sharing tables.

We need more places like Chong Kok kopitiam.

map to Chong Kok Kopitiam at Klang

Address:
Chong Kok Kopitiam
5, Jalan Stesen, Kawasan 1,
41000 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.042631, 101.449515
Tel: 03-3371 0996

A couple weeks ago, I had the slight unfortunate fortune of being involved in a minor accident. The Malaysian system is such that you can’t go to just any police station to make reports, but certain specific traffic police station to do the deeds (eh, upgrade already please), which explained how I got to this part of town in Klang – Sungai Kapar.

Restoran Ji Yang, Sungai Kapar
Restoran Ji Yang, Sungai Kapar

After having sorted out the reports with authority, it was quite a bit past my initial dinner time, so naturally I wandered around to the closest restaurant, in this case – Ji Yang Restaurant, an unassuming “tai chao” place this part of town.

Having no idea what is good, I seek recommendation from the server, and that’s how I ended up having one of the best curry pork rice I’ve ever tried.

curry pork rice, single serving
curry pork rice, single serving

For RM 7, there were plenty of pork slices perfectly prepared and drenched with spicy curry paste, and made perfect with just the right amount of red chili, onion, and curry leaves. It was as tasty as it was fragrant, perfect.

If I ended up at this part of town again, I’d not hesitate to try their second best dish, perhaps.

map to ji yang restaurant, sungai kapar

Address:
Restoran Ji Yang
12, Jalan Sungai Kapar Indah 3c,
Sungai Kapar Indah,
42200 Kapar, Selangor
GPS: 3.096571, 101.385858

Last week mom was here for a bit, so naturally it was my duty as a son to bring her form some breakfast worthy of trying. And since we’ve had bak kut teh, and red wine mee suah the day prior, I thought it was appropriate that we try one of the other less “normal” breakfast choices – chicken rice.

chicken rice with mom
chicken rice with mom

Yeap, chicken rice is as popular as the first meal of the day in Klang as it is for lunch or dinner.

We headed to Jalan Gelugor for one of my favorite chicken rice fix in the area – Top 1 Chicken Rice. The stall is located at the same food court with the Jalan Batai Char Kuih Teow – with zinc roof, plastic furniture, and generally acceptable hygiene  standard.

Top 1 chicken rice offers only steamed chicken, of normal and “walk on the ground” chicken, which I assumed to be kampung, or organic variety.

perfectly cooked steamed chicken with Bentong ginger
perfectly cooked steamed chicken with Bentong ginger

What sets this place apart though is their use of Bentong ginger as condiment in addition to their home made chili sauce. As you maybe aware of, Bentong is often touted as the place that produces the best ginger in the country, with its slightly more spicy and stronger taste profile. I love it, so did mom.

The chicken too is steamed perfectly, on that fine line between being under cooked and overly hard/tough when you boiled chicken seemingly only half a minute too long.

dark soya sauce on rice is the Klang way
dark soya sauce on rice is the Klang way

Overall, this is as proper as chicken rice goes, I’ve heard that you can request for rice balls as well, maybe I’d have to try that next time.

jalan-gelugor-klang-map

Address:
Food Court
Jalan Gelugor
Meru, Klang
GPS3.050413, 101.451221