9 Places To Find Crispy, Fluffy Appam In Klang Valley

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1. Love Mom Restaurant @ Klang

Love Mom Restaurant serves homecooked Sri Lankan cuisine, and is particularly known for their crispy appam with a soft and fluffy centre.

The restaurant is run by a single mother named Paramaswari Nadasan, also known as Auntie Paramas or Mummy by her customers, who started the restaurant about 30 years ago as a way to support her family after her husband passed away.

The restaurant is named after her nickname, "Love Mom," which reflects the warmth and hospitality she brings to her cooking.

12, Lorong Menalu,
Taman Chi Liung,
41200 Klang, Selangor

Opening hours
7am - 3pm (Daily)
Closed on Monday.

2. Amachi's Palagaram @ SS17, Subang Jaya

Amachi's Palagaram is a family-run business based in Subang Jaya that specialises in palagaram (traditional Indian sweets and snacks).

Founded in the 1970s by their late grandmother, who they affectionately call Amachi, the business started as a way to support the family. Amachi's passion for making palagaram soon became a tradition passed down to future generations.

While not technically a palagaram, the restaurant is known for their delicious appams that are subtly sweet, crispy, and made with a lotta love.

35, Jalan SS 17/1, SS 17,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours
8.30am - 6.30pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Closed on weekdays.

3. The Lankan Cafe @ Jalan Sultan KL / Section 17 / Jalan Gasing PJ

The Lankan Cafe, like its name suggests, also specialises in Sri Lankan cuisine, and is particularly known for its delicious appam.

Several diners describe the appam as some of the 'best they've ever had,' noting its fresh, crispy exterior and soft, fluffy centre. They offer sweet and savoury options, depending on what you're in the mood for. 

Jalan Sultan KL
57, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours
11am - 11pm (Daily)

Section 17
10, Jalan 17/54, Section 17,
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours
9am - 10pm (Daily)

Jalan Gasing PJ
Petaling Gardens, Jalan 5/59,
Bukit Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours
9am - 10pm (Daily)

4. Aliyaa Restaurant & Bar @ Damansara Heights

Aliyaa, a Sri Lankan restaurant featured in the Michelin Guide, prides itself on serving soulful recipes passed down through generations.

Their menu includes several savoury appam options, as well as sweet appam with gula Melaka and coconut sprinkles. Additionally, they offer a unique flambéed appam with a hint of brandy, providing a delightful twist to the traditional dish.

48 G&M, Jalan Medan Setia 2,
Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm (Daily)

5. Mohan's Appam @ Bangsar

Mohan's Appam, previously known as Poomys Kitchen, is a popular spot in Bangsar offering a wide selection of both sweet and savoury appam.

The classic version is perfect for dipping in curries or enjoying with fresh coconut milk, while their sweet appam includes ingredients like coconut milk and brown sugar, with various fillings such as banana or chocolate.

They also have options that include egg appam, appam with chutney, or appam with other savoury toppings. Paired with your cup of teh tarik, it makes the perfect meal at any time of the day.

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45-1 Lorong ara Kiri1, Bangsar, 59100
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
8.30am - 9.30pm (Daily)

6. Bala's Banana Leaf @ Lucky Gardens, Bangsar

While Bala's Banana Leaf is most popular for its banana leaf rice and beetroot thosai, don't overlook its appam, which is soft in the middle and crispy on the sides. It comes plain or with toppings such as brown sugar and coconut shavings.

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25, Lorong Ara Kiri 1, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
7am - 10pm (Daily)

7. Chanai & Chaya @ TTDI

Located on the first floor of the TTDI Market is a small stall specialising in Malaysian breakfast staples, particularly roti canai and appam.

It's a casual, self-service eatery within the market food court, serving appam with egg, curry, or coconut milk.

33B, Jalan Wan Kadir 2,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Opening hours
5.30am - 1.30pm (Daily)
Closed on Monday.

8. Chelo's Sweet Appam @ Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Another popular spot in Bangsar known for its affordable appam, Chelo's Sweet Appam has been praised by customers for its delightful combination of crispy edges, a soft and fluffy centre, and the fact that it's "not too sweet".

They also offer options with toppings like banana, chocolate, or a combination of both.

8, Lorong Ara Kiri 3, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
12pm - 9.30pm (Monday - Friday)
11am - 9.30pm (Saturday)
Closed on Sunday.

9. Alora Spices @ TTDI

It's appam heaven at Alora Spices, a restaurant in TTDI that offers a mix of North and South Indian, as well as Sri Lankan, cuisine.

They serve classic pal appam, egg appam, sweet appam, and mutton kheema appam, which is packed with mutton.

20, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
7am - 10pm (Daily)

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