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Must-eats in Seremban: Big gastronomical journey in a little town

The capital of Negeri Sembilan is small, quaint and full of history. Take a stroll through the streets and you will immediately feel like you have been transported back in time, largely due to the traditional signboards, lettering and architecture that seems to have made time stand still. One other thing Seremban has successfully retained is the taste of food that originated from the town – to this day, people know Seremban for certain dishes that one can only get there. We have compiled a list of these must-eat food just for you.

Siew pau

They say good things come in small packages, and they aren’t wrong. These small, unassuming pastries will keep you going back for more. The little paus are roasted well, made to look almost like your regular fluffy white paus, except these are brown. Crispy on the outside and filled with savoury, juicy bites of meat (choose from either chicken or pork!) on the inside, we can’t think of a better taste/texture combo. Comprising flavorful ingredients like oyster sauce, dark soya sauce, green peas and Chinese five spice powder, you can be assured that every bite will be bursting with taste. 

 

Where to find:

Empayar Seremban Siew Pau 

Lower Ground, LG1-57, Jalan Besar TBK 4, Pasar Besar, Taman Bukit Kepayang, 70200 Seremban

 

Mee hoon sotong

The dish is as simple as its name – think delicate mee hoon accompanied by braised pork, sliced cuttlefish, and vegetables to balance it all. Before serving, the mee hoon is fried until golden brown and crispy for that smoky flavor we all know and love. Served in thick gravy, the sauce is specially prepared from bone broth and often comes with a side of chili sauce for those who can take the heat. Be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is Malaysia, and this dish acts as the perfect fuel for you to start/end the day!

 

Where to find:

Hiong Kee Mee Hoon Sotong 

Stall 753, Jalan Pasar, Bandar Seremban, 70000 Seremban

 

Beef noodles

Beef lovers, this dish is probably your dream come true. Bursting with an amalgamation of flavors and textures, lai fun noodles are the perfect choice for this dish – the smooth, springy noodles retain the beefy taste without turning soggy while the tender cuts of beef, crunchy peanuts and pickled cabbage provide an exciting contrast. This satisfyingly wholesome meal is something of a balanced diet on its own, with the ratio of meat, greens and carbs to ensure your tummy is as happy as your tastebuds.

 

Where to find:

Yee Kee Beef Noodles 

44, Jalan Dato Lee Fong Yee, Bandar Seremban, 70000 Seremban

 

Hakka mee

This is easy comfort food, not just because it is relatively simple to make, but because it’s also a pretty hearty dish. An easy favourite among pork lovers, this non-halal dish simply consists of flat rice noodles in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic sauce and fish sauce topped with lightly fried minced pork and chopped scallions. Give the noodles a good toss in the sauce and you are ready to eat! 

 

Where to find:

Tow Kee Restaurant 

94, Jalan Kapitan Tam Yeong, Bandar Seremban, 70000 Seremban

 

Seremban laksa

Being Malaysians, we should be familiar with laksa. Creamy, spicy, rich and flavorful, laksa in all its glory is a pretty popular dish. Seremban’s version of laksa is a delightful combination of curry laksa and curry mee, so you get the best of both worlds. Often topped with fishballs, bean sprouts, tau fu pok and cockles, this is one bowl of noodles that delivers satisfaction in every way. 

 

Where to find:

Asia Laksa Restaurant

341, Jalan Berlian, Taman Senawang Jaya, 70450 Seremban

 

Seremban baked crabs

There is one tiny little lie in the name – the crabs aren’t baked, despite being called baked crabs. Those who speak Cantonese may have been misled by the name of the dish, as it translates to Grilled/Barbecued Crab. More accurately, the crustaceans are deep fried to perfection and coated with a special sauce that sticks onto the shell for that extra finger licking goodness. Although serving styles differ by restaurants, some offer a side of spicy sauce to amp things up. Spicy, sweet, and fresh from the sea, sure sounds like something you shouldn’t miss out on!

 

Where to find:

Asia Laksa Restaurant

341, Jalan Berlian, Taman Senawang Jaya, 70450 Seremban

 

 


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