As dreadful as layovers are, they don’t have to ruin your vacation experience. In fact, any adventurous traveller will tell you that one of the greatest ways to cope with a long layover is to make it into a mini-trip! (Like that time we discovered Venice in five hours).
Even if your layover is short, you can still experience local culture. after all, eating your way around the world is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to learn about other cultures and heritages.
That being said, if you have a layover at KLIA and need to pass some time or survive an overnight stop, why not make a trip to Sepang, Selangor to enjoy some of their wonderful food selections? Or if you’re extra early for a flight or just have some time to kill after landing and want to eat nearby, then this list is for you!
1. Breakfast at Restaurant Taman Klasik Rumbia
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at Taman Klasik Rumbia. Customers have the option of selecting what they want to eat. Breakfast options include fried rice, nasi lemak, side dishes, and vermicelli soup. Roti canai is another option, while pancakes are only available on Fridays. Talk about getting a breakfast of champs!
Address: 286, Jalan Haji Jumani, 43900 Sepang, Selangor
2. Lunch at PappaGrill Sepang
One of Kota Warisan Sepang’s most popular steakhouses, PappaGrill serves up a wide range of Western and local dishes (steak, nachos, nasi lemak, fish and chips, and more). And accompanying these main dishes are side dishes like fries, potato wedges, mushroom soup, coleslaw, garlic bread, and then some! Needless to say, you’ll be spoilt for choice here.
Address: No.76, Jalan Warisan Sentral 2 KIP Sentral, Kota Warisan, 43900 Sepang, Selangor
3. Teatime at Karyabhara – The Hipster Cafe
Karyabhara is a Putrajaya-based shop. At this self-declared hipster cafe, you may get breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. The menu includes local cuisine, western cuisine, coffee, iced drinks, and desserts — you know you won’t leave wanting. They cater to a wide range of events too, including birthday parties, business events, and live performances. Karyabhara’s also a great locale for work and study should you be one of those digital nomads.
Address: LG-05, Menara Shaftsbury Putrajaya, Jalan Alamanda, Presint 1, Putrajaya, Sepang, Selangor
4. Dinner at Utan Cafe
In addition to being situated between three golf courses, Utan Cafe enjoys the benefits of being surrounded by trees and fresh air. Not only is the setting for dinner fairly tranquil, but there are over 50 choices of kampung (village) cuisine on their menu to tempt anyone’s taste buds!
Choose from the popular hot chilli fatty acid and spicy acid meals, as well as chicken, smoked meat and duck, minced meat, and giant lobster. Other delicious options include the mutton ‘gearbox’ soup, fish head curry, soy sauce-cooked betel nut, tom yum soup, tempoyak-cooked patin, steam-cooked sea bass, and Chaing Rai-style grilled squid. Yum!
Address: Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, 43900 Sepang, Selangor
5. Supper at HM Sri Bagan Sepang Satu
End your day with a late-night meal at a waterfront restaurant and take in the calming sea wind. The cool breeze and the sound of the waves will instantly lift your mood. Being right by the sea, of course, we recommend indulging on the seafood. Some of their must-try dishes are the grilled talapia fish, steamed sea bass, and the super popular shrimp in sambal petai (stink bean).
Address: Bagan Lalang, 43950 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor