Kheng’s Kopitiam is one of the newly opened cafes located in the new commercial area called Banting Business Centre. Getting there couldn’t be simpler. If you’re travelling from Klang, go over the huge Banting bridge and take a left turn at the traffic lights right after the bridge. Then, take the first left-turn into Banting Business Centre. You’ll see a big McDonald’s outlet on your right. Kheng’s Kopitiam is at the corner lot at the end of the road. Parking is still free in the area.
Apart from the very familiar stools, this is perhaps one of the first Old Town-wannabes that has successfully differentiated itself, and has quality food to match.
Since the cafe is located at a corner lot, they’re able to utilise the space for tables, and they did a good job with the ambience, especially at night.
The ambience is enhanced by the scenery. Day or night, each visit provides a different experience.
Out of more than 10 places that sell fantastic Nasi Lemak in Banting, this is officially my favourite! This is the Nasi Lemak with Rendang Chicken, one of the signature dishes. Don’t be fooled by the photo, the chicken drumstick is really huge, and the meat is tender. For me, if the sambal is not spicy enough, it’s not sambal! Kheng’s did not disappoint as the sambal is really spicy, and they added some onions that adds to the aroma and spice. If you’re into chilli, this is for you! Needless to say the rice is great and they even added a piece of papadom. For my preference, it’s way better than what is offered by Old Town Kopitiam and Alicafe.
This is the curry mee/bihun (people call it Curry Laksa here in Banting). The curry is neither too oily nor too thick so it won’t make you feel bloated afterwards, but it’s not too diluted as well. Hence it should suit most people, and I love it! The only issue is with the tofu, which is rather porous and does not retain the curry well, compared to those found in Alicafe’s Curry Mee.
The Loh Mee is quite good, judging from the steam emitting from the noodles that I can’t seem to edit off!
PROs: Great ambience, cool breeze since not surrounded by buildings, great scenery, right behind Foong’s Inn, quality food, very clean washrooms.
CONs: Waiters don’t have proper uniforms, service can sometimes be inconsistent, no wireless Internet connection.
- Nasi Lemak with Rendang Chicken (RM6.90)
- Curry Laksa (RM5.90)
- Loh Mee (RM5.50)
- (Iced) Kheng’s Kopi (RM2.20)
- (Iced) Kheng’s Cham (RM2.20)
- (Iced) Mocha/Cappucino (RM3.50)