Subject: Famous local cuisine [Print] Author: chirng Time: 2007-9-7 12:11 Subject: Famous local cuisine
Klang is well known for its "Bak Kut Teh" (Chinese: 肉骨茶, Pinyin: Ròu Gŭ Chá), a herbal soup that uses pork ribs and tenderloins. A kind of virus struck pigs in the late the 90's that affected pig farmers nationwide led to the creation of Chick Kut Teh, that uses chicken instead and similar herbal constituents as Bak Kut Teh.
Klang is also famous for its banana leaf rice. It is also well-known for its seafood at Teluk Gong.
Besides that, Klang is also famous for its "Rojak Klang". The most popular Rojak Klang stall in Klang is Rojak Klang Gani located at the Emporium Makan. This stall has been in operations for more than 30 years and still running.
Another famous delicacy is the "Cendol". Presently, the owner, Munusamy, of "Cendol Klang" store, located at the heart of Klang town centre, has come a long way to where it is today. Before the store came about, the sole-proprietor sold cendols along Jalan Nanas on his mobile-store attached to his motorcycle and had been so since 1972. Cendol was gaining popularity over time in the 90's and it was not until circa 2000 that the sole-proprietor moved into a store at the very same place where he had been selling. Rumors had it that he had gathered enough finances to support two of his children to study law in England, which would be seen as an enormous achievement for a person like Munusamy who started with nothing much 30 over years ago.
Other famous local delicacies are "Lontong Klang", "Mee Bandung" and "Mee Jawa", which is similar to Mee Rebus in Johor. There are a number of restaurants/stalls selling Mee Jawa. One of the famous (and delicious) Mee Jawa is also located at food court at Emporium Makan (next to Rojak Klang Gani). It also sells Rojak Klang as an alternative to Rojak Gani.