Hawker dishes are no foreign to us Malaysians as it is blended into our daily lifestyle. We literally can’t live without our char kuey teow and roti canai. Hop by Seremban as we give a galore of best hawker dishes and where you can find them in Seremban.
1. Pasembur : Haji Shariff’s Cendol Shop
Who can resist a bowl of crispy and delicious Indian rojak or locally known as Pasembur. Pasembur is a scrumptious combination of shredded fresh cucumber, turnip, bean sprouts, potatoes, prawn fritters and fried bean curd topped of with a boiled egg and a large ladle of sweet and spice gravy. Its safe to say that Haji Shariff’s Cendol shop has by far the best pasembur in all of Seremban. For on a meager price of RM3.50 you can get yourself a delicious bowl Pasembur.
2. Best Cendol in Town : Haji Shariff’s Cendol Shop
All the locals know Haji Shariff’s Cendol Shop had been around a long time selling
the best cendol in Seremban since 1930. Priced at only RM2 per bowl this cold desert is made up of shaved ice, coconut milk, sweet corn, red beans, green strands of jelly and palm sugar. What is better than that? Haji Shariff’s serves 6 types of cendol which are the normal cendol, glutinous rice cendol, red bean cendol, sweet corn cendol, mixed cendol and cendol bandung.
3. Hakka Mee : Tow Kee Hakka Mee, Pasar Besar Seremban
Due to the large Hakka community in Seremban, many Hakka hawker dishes can be found around in Seremban. One of the most common Hakka dish that can be found is Hakka mee. Homemade springy noodles is very important as that makes the dish so delicious. Tow Kee’s Hakka mee is one of the authentic Hakka mee around where they still make noodles from scratch. Soft homemade noodles topped of with piping hot broth with minced meat and chives becomes a heart-warming dish. To get this dish stall 742 at Pasar Besar Seremban is the place to be. Priced at RM 3.30 (small), RM 3.70 (medium), RM 4 (large).
4. Beef Noodles : Seremban Beef Noodle stall, Pasar Besar Seremban
Another famous hakka dish in Seremban is beef noodles. Seremban Beef noodle stall in Pasar Besar Seremban is the place to be to get this piping hot bowl of noodles. White rice (Lai Fun) noodles covered in thick brown beefy sauce and garnished with homemade beef jerky or Char Sue and chives produces the signature Seremban Beef Noodles. This beef noodle is also available with soup as well. Priced at Rm7, you can grab one of this dish at stall 748 at Pasar Besar Seremban.
5. Grilled Crab : Seremban Seafood Village
Seremban Seafood Noodles made a statement when they came up with this dish. This crab dish lives up to its name being one of the most famous hawker dishes in Seremban. The crab is cooked in 3 different styles which are salted egg, kam heong or sweet and sour. The crab will be cracked for you so you can get on enjoying the dish without fuss. Priced at RM70 per kg so you can obtain 2 crab. Pricey but worth it as the crabs are quite large and tasty as well.
6. Wanton Mee : Keong Kee Recipe
What can get more hawker that Wanton mee. This staple Malaysian dish takes a special place in all our hearts. In Seremban, Keong Kee Recipe makes the best Wanton mee in the town. Soft springy noodles with gravy and pork jerky (Char Sue) is the signature combination at Keong Kee Recipe. Priced at RM4 for a medium portion, and RM4.50 for the large, you won’t be disappointed with Keong Kee Recipe Wanton mee
7. Pork Porridge : Kedai Makanan dan Minuman Kawan
Another famous local delicacy would be pork porridge or chee chap chuk served hot at a stall in Kedai Makanan dan Minuman in Seremban. Daily, locals flood the stall to buy a bowl of this soft and creamy porridge mixed with chicken and pork innards and garnished with chives. Such a simple dish but a favourite among locals. The dish usually gets sold out by 8pm so you have to get it early. You can your own bowl of pork porridge at only RM4.50.
8. Satay : Restoran Sate R&K
Satay is probably one of the most common hawker dish there is in Malaysia. In Seremban you can obtain your share of this delicious dish at Restoran Sate R&K where the locals swear by you can obtain the best satays. For RM0.90 per stick you can your satays accompanied with spicy peanut sauce and ketupat.
9. Mee Hoon Sotong : Stall 753, Pasar Besar
Breakfast in Seremban is not complete without the infamous Mee Hoon Sotong. Mee Hoon Sotong is a wonderful marriage of fresh ingredients which are vermicelli noodles, savoury broth and generous servings of braised pork. This dish is definitely a burst of flavors in your mouth ranging from savoury to tinges of sweetness. The best place to get this simple yet flavourful dish would be at stall 753 of Pasar Besar Seremban for only RM4 per bowl. Come early in the morning to get yours at they sell out pretty quickly.
10. Laksa : Restoran Asia Laksa
Another favourite breakfast dish of the locals would be the Curry Laksa from Restoran Asia Laksa. What makes this laksa any different from what you can get in other states? The components of this dish is vermicelli, spicy and aromatic laksa broth, creamy santan gravy, chunks of curry chicken, pork jerky (Char Siew), tofu and homemade spicy chili paste. The chilli paste is so loved by locals that they sell in separately for locals to buy it and bring home. You can get yourself a generous serving of this dish for on RM 4 per bowl.
11. Yong Tau Foo : Restoran Melido
Searching for Yong Tau Foo? Well we definitely got your back. Restoran Melido is the best place for your to get them. Located near Pasar Besar Seremban , Restoran Melido is infamous for their delicious Yong Tau Foo. Customers flood in to get their share of fried fish paste, stuffed bitter gourd, beef balls, fish cakes and many more assorted varieties of Yong Tau Foo. What makes them so special? Every part of each dish is homemade from fresh ingredients. You can yours too for only RM0.50 per piece.
12. Roti Canai and Chicken Curry : Restoran Sharif Maju
Can anyone resist a good Roti Canai and chicken curry? This Malaysia loved dish can be obtain at every nook and cranny of Malaysia. A crunchy and warm piece of Roti Canai dipped in savoury and delicious chicken curry can make anyone happy. Topped of with teh tarik and your good to go. Get yours at non-other than Restoran Sharif Maju.
13. Teh : Narayana Tea Stall
Speaking of Teh Tarik where to get a really good one? Narayana Tea stall of course! Narayana Tea Stall has been serving authentic South Indian dishes and drinks since 2016. Their “Teh” as the locals call is the best seller and most loved of all. Go get your own cup of this warm, aromatic cup of Teh only at Narayana Tea Stall.
14. Nasi Lemak Balai Polis : Gerai Senyum-Senyum Selalu
Another favourite Malaysian dish would be Nasi Lemak. Deemed our national dish, it is made up of aromatic rice cooked in coconut milk accompanied by spicy savoury sambal, fried anchovies and fried egg. Gerai Senyum-Senyum Selalu gives only the best Nasi Lemak there is in Seremban. They also have a variety of combinations such as the squid, chicken and beef sambal. A bit pricey but definitely worth the taste of the Nasi Lemak.