A Taste of Hainan @ Sun Sun Nam Cheong Restaurant, Kuala Kubu Bharu

Hey guys! To my fellow Malaysians, I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend! It feels great not to wake up early and get caught in Monday morning traffic 🙂

The fam and I were quite bored in the house, so we went for a food trip to Kuala Kubu Bharu, a small town on the outskirts of Selangor, about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. There are loads to do for adventurous day trippers: KKB is a famous spot for cycling, visiting the hot springs and the Chilling waterfall (although this needs a trek through a river, which my elderly parents were not up to).

The town itself has a quaint charm typical of small Malaysian towns: Chinese, Indian and Malay communities living side by side in harmony. There’s a Hindu temple, several Chinese temples (one which its entrance goes through a JKR housing scheme), a church and a mosque within close proximity, as well as lots of government buildings.

Hungry from the long drive, we made a beeline for one of the most popular eateries here: Sun Sun Nam Cheong restaurant, which serves Hainanese food. While it doesn’t have halal status, the dishes are pork-free.

Speaking of certs, there are many hanging on the walls – some bearing Chinese calligraphy, while others are awards for best eatery, clealiness and such.Everything looks very old school – the high ceiling (which makes the outlet cool, you don’t even need air conditioning!), the carefully wrapped tables and plastic/wooden chairs. It is a family run business, so aside from a few Orang Asli helpers, the owners themselves take and make your orders. 

I had the Hainanese Chicken Chop (Rm12.50), which came in a sizable serving accompanied by crispy thick fries and a beautiful sunny side up egg on a slice of toast. Have read some not-so-good reviews online, but I guess it’s down to personal preference.The pan-fried chop was tender on the inside with a nice coating, and the pea/onion sauce had a hint of sweetness that complemented the overall dish.

Washed it down with a glass of hot Teh O. 

Moo and Pi had the Mee Hailam. Flavours were there but it was quite tasteless.

Toasted bread with a generous dollop of butter and kaya (coconut jam).

Sugar kept in a honey glass bottle lol.


8, Jalan Mat Kilau,
Kuala Kubu Bharu,
44000 Selangor
03-6064 1168
Open: 7am – 3pm (closed Sunday)

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