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22 Kopitiams & Dai Chows In Shah Alam So You Don't Have To Drive Far Far To Tapau

Shah Alam also got good food ok.

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1. Thong Kee Café @ Glenmarie

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Thong Kee is a very well-known kopitiam in PJ, which has since branched out to multiple areas, including Glenmarie.

They serve fresh croissants and buns, and they're known for their delectable range of coffee drinks. Lots of regulars also frequent this stall at the kopitiam that sells nasi lemak too!

Address:
13, Jalan Juruaudit U1/37,
Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
7am - 4.30pm (Daily) 

2. Restoran Fullhouse Seafood @ Kampung Subang

Fullhouse is a dai chow restaurant located in Kampung Subang, and like its name, the restaurant is almost always crowded. So, make a reservation if you'd like a table during peak hours. 

The lady boss even sells frozen food like siew mai, pau, braised pork belly, and more which she prepares from scratch.

Address:
65-A-B, Lot 4030, Jalan 10,
Jalan Kampung Baru Subang,
Seksyen U6, 40160 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
10am - 3pm, 5pm - 10.30pm (Daily) 

3. Sen Kee White Coffee @ Taman Sri Muda

Sen Kee White Coffee has a variety of stalls including an extremely popular char kuey teow stall that was previously located in Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights.

Other than that, the kopitiam is known for its rich, foamy iced white coffee, usually served in a glass mug with a saucer.

Address:
33, Jalan Mewah 25/63,
Taman Sri Muda,
40400 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
7.30am - 11pm (Daily) 

4. Chicken Cuisine @ Glenmarie

Operated by a couple, Chicken Cuisine offers a wide range of Chinese food. However, what sets them apart from the rest is that they serve really good curry noodles, Hakka mee, and nasi lemak.

Although many have shared that the food is a little pricey, they're still pleased with the quality and portions served.

Address:
4a, Jalan Pekedai U1/36,
Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
6am - 4pm (Daily)

5. Teck Kee Bak Kut Teh @ Kampung Subang

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Unlike other bak kut teh that give off strong, herbal tastes, Teck Kee's is light and just nice. Those who frequent their restaurant always ask for refills.

You should also try their dry bak kut teh as well, where they cook their pork meat with salted fish, dry chillies, and dark soy sauce. Instead of your usual white rice, opt for their onion rice instead, which goes so well with all their dishes.

Address:
Ground Floor, 25, Jalan Alfa D U6/D,
Pusat Perdagangan Subang Permai,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
10am - 8pm (Daily) 

6. Restoran Happy Family @ Setia Alam

Happy Family is known for their affordable prices and prepares their dishes fast. So, if you're craving crabs, prawns, or sotong, give this place a try!

Address:
12-1, Jalan Setia Prima K U13/K,
40170 Setia Alam, Selangor

Operating hours:
11.30am - 10.30am (Daily)

7. Meng Kee Char Siew @ Glenmarie

Meng Kee Char Siew serve their char siew and roast pork in thick slices, with an equal amount of fat and meat, hence their high price tag. Despite bad rumours circulating the kopitiam in recent years, Meng Kee Char Siew continues to bring in crowds and get lots of love and support from office folks as well as regulars.

It's worth a try if you love your char siew charred and thicc. :p

Address:
30, Jalan Pekedai U1/36,
Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
6am - 3pm (Mondays to Fridays) 
6am - 4:30pm (Saturdays) 
Closed on Sundays. 

8. Kheng's Kopitiam @ Kota Kemuning

A go-to breakfast spot, Kheng's Kopitiam has a wide range of food, including kaya toast, half-boiled eggs, nasi lemak, sandwiches, fried rice, and more. The star of the show is their fried bee hoon topped with omelette along with a bowl of chicken curry. Regulars love their Hainanese coffee too.

Address:
24, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla M 31/M,
Kota Kemuning,
40460 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
7.30am - 4.30pm (Fridays to Wednesdays) 
Closed on Thursdays. 

9. Ah Or Chu Yuk Fun @ Setia Alam

If you're looking for a bowl of flavourful soup in Shah Alam, check out Ah Or Chu Yuk Fun, known for their delectable pork noodles soup.

Their pork noodles are said to be heavenly, and come with a generous amount of pork slices and innards. In fact, they recently opened a branch in SS2 as well.

Address:
4-1-2, Jalan Setia Prima U13/L,
Seksyen U13 Setia Alam,
Shah Alam 40170 Malaysia

Opening hours: 
9am - 3.30pm (Mondays to Fridays)
9am - 4pm (Saturdays)
10am - 4pm (Sundays) 

10. Restoran Spring Golden @ Taman Sri Muda

Spring Golden is another popular spot in Taman Sri Muda. They are famous for their char siew coated with caramelised sauce. Their char siew is also known as 'glass' char siew, which comprises of fatty lean meat, hence, the translucent appearance. 

Address:
25, Jalan Sepadu C 25/C,
Taman Sri Muda,
40400 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
9am - 2pm (Daily)

11. Restoran Lan Je @ Setia Alam & Kota Kemuning

Restoran Lan Je is a pretty popular dai chow restaurant and is especially known for their steamed fish. And they have numerous branches across the state, including two branches in Shah Alam. Not only are their dishes affordable, but yummy too!

Address:
Setia Alam: 25-1, Jalan U13/S, Setai Avenue, Selangor, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
Kota Kemuning: 1, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla BF 31/BF, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor

Opening hours:
Setia Alam: 11am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10pm (Wednesdays to Mondays) 
Kota Kemuning: 11.30am - 3pm, 5pm - 9.30pm (Wednesdays to Mondays) 

12. Restoran Golden 32 @ Kampung Subang

Golden 32 is a hawker restaurant that operates during the day and night. Most go for their char kuey teow or asam laksa during the day. At night, they are popular for dai chow, Thai food, satay, and roti canai.

Address:
32, Jalan Dinar E U3/E,
Taman Subang Perdana,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
6.30am - 12:30am (Daily)

13. Kedai Makanan Sri Kota @ Taman Perindustrian Axis

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Kedai Makanan Sri Kota has a plethora of hawker stalls available. Plus, they operate until late at night, with different food choices available throughout the day. Regulars recommend their wan tan mee and fish head noodles.

Address:
1, Ground Floor, Jalan Sepadu C 25/C,
Taman Perindustrian Axis,
40400 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
8am - 11.30pm (Daily)

14. Uncle Vincent's @ Bukit Rimau

Uncle Vincent's serves a variety of noodle dishes, including their most loved dish – prawn mee. Other than the rich flavours of prawns, the broth is also packed with porky flavours, to give an overall full-bodied bowl of har mee.

Besides that, Uncle Vincent's pork noodles and char kuey teow are all the rave too.

Address:
21-G, Jln Sungai Burung Z 32/Z,
Bukit Rimau,
40460 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours:
8.30am - 3pm (Tuesdays to Sundays) 
Closed on Mondays. 

15. Lim Fried Chicken @ Glenmarie

Lim Fried Chicken first started off in Subang Jaya before expanding to other areas like Shah Alam.

They're known for their fried chicken, which are juicy, succulent, as well as well-spiced and they go really well with their curry and sambal. They also serve good mutton curry and stir-fry cabbages.

Address:
26, Jalan Jurureka U1/40,
Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Opening hours: 
10am - 7.30pm (Mondays to Saturdays) 
Closed on Sundays. 

16. Ka Ho Restaurant @ Setia Alam

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Setia Alam folks love Ka Ho Restaurant for its chap fan (economy rice) stall. Not only does the stall serve a wide range of delectable dishes to mix with your rice, but it's easy on the wallet too. Additionally, Ka Ho also has other stalls that sell prawn mee, chicken rice, nasi lemak, and more.

Address:
2-G, Jalan Setia Indah Y U/13/Y,
Setia Alam,
40170 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
8am - 11pm (Sundays to Wednesdays and Fridays)
5.30am - 12am (Saturdays)
Closed on Thursdays. 

17. Kedai Makanan Teow Feng @ Taman Perindustrian Axis

Teow Feng serves yummy bak kut teh, whether soup or dry. A great spot in Kota Kemuning if you're looking for some good, herbal soup to warm your soul. Additionally, they have a variety of other claypot dishes too. 

Address:
26, Jalan Sepadu B 25/B,
Taman Perindustrian Axis,
40400 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
7am - 2.30pm (Mondays to Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays. 

18. Fo Guang Sri Muda Vegetarian Restaurant @ Taman Sri Muda

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Fo Guang Sri Muda serves crazy cheap and yummy vegetarian economy rice. If you're on a budget and looking for a meat-free meal, check out this Buddhist restaurant that advocates living on a vegetarian diet.

Address:
34-54, Jalan Sepadu B 25/B,
Taman Perindustrian Axis,
40400 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours:
7.30am - 7pm (Mondays to Saturdays)
7.30am - 3pm (Sundays)

19. Restoran Kar Heong @ Setia Alam

Restoran Kar Heong is pretty popular for their Ipoh hor fun and chicken rice. In fact, most folks in PJ would be familiar with this restaurant as they have numerous branches across Klang Valley. If you're craving some Ipoh hor fun and looking for one that's right at your doorstep, give this spot a try!

Address:
4, Jalan Setia Prima E U13/E,
Setia Alam,
40170 Shah Alam

Operating hours: 
8am - 9pm (Daily) 

20. Only U @ Glenmarie

Only U is known for their curry noodles and prawn mee. What sets them apart from the rest is that instead of serving their curry mee with chicken slices or char siew, you get delicious roast pork!

When you visit, make sure to try their pork innards soup too, boiled with lots of pepper, so you'll get that punch at the back of your throat.

Address:
16-G, Jalan Jurureka U1/40,
Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
7am - 3pm (Mondays to Fridays)
7am - 2.30pm (Saturdays) 
Closed on Sundays. 

21. Restoran KK Ocean Point @ Kota Kemuning

Although on the pricier side, KK Ocean Point remains popular for their wide array of dai chow dishes. They also specialise in preparing claypot dishes for servings like porridge, kangkung, pork, and more. 

Address: 
48, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla 31M,
Kota Kemuning,
Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
11am - 3pm, 5.30pm - 10pm (Thursdays to Tuesdays) 
Closed on Wednesdays. 

22. Restoran Taima Hokkien Mee @ Bukit Rimau

As its name suggests, the star of the show is their Hokkien mee, an absolute must try. Of course, Taima Hokkien Mee also whips a variety of other decent dishes as well, including their fried chicken wings, and yee mee dishes. 

Address:
24-G, Jalan Sungai Burung AA32/AA,
Bukit Rimau,
40460 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: 
12pm - 12am (Daily) 

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