Johor Kaki Travels for Food

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Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya. Best KL Char Siew List ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya. Best KL Char Siew List

Update 2018. Buddy Aaron have been raving about craving Famous Seremban Favourites' char siew since he tried it a couple of years ago. I love it too after tasting it in 2016. So naturally, FSF was the first place we called on for our whole day KL char siew trail.

Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya. Best KL Char Siew List

Famous Seremban Favourites owner Bill Khoon was in the house. Hailing from Seremban, Bill founded FSF about 15 years ago.

Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya. Best KL Char Siew List

Good char siew ๅ‰็ƒง is made for eating, not for Instagram ๐Ÿ˜œ

Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya. Best KL Char Siew List

Aaron and I were looking for that taste and feel which made us fell in love with our first bite of FSF char siew two years ago.

Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya. Best KL Char Siew List

We told the staff we want the "fatty cut" because the flavour and feel are all in the juicy fats. (I know some of you will roll eyes ๐Ÿ™„ when you hear the word fatty but Aaron and I are allergic to lean meat char siew ๐Ÿ˜ )

Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya. Best KL Char Siew List

Truth be told, it was our third order of "fatty cut" today before we finally found that same old loving feeling.

Tender fat and meat that ooze sweet juices when we bite into it. It's there - that natural sweet juices blended with the savoury sweet marinate and slight toastiness outside that made us drive over 300 km (from Singapore) for another taste of it.

Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya. Best KL Char Siew List

Bill Khoon suggested we try his rendition of the Seremban icon, cuttlefish bee hoon ้ญท้ญš็ฑณ็ฒ‰ (also called "friendship bee hoon" ๅ‹่ฐŠ็ฑณ็ฒ‰ as they sound similar in Cantonese which is the lingua franca of Chinese in KL).

Truth be told, I wasn't very keen as we already busted our precious stomach space with this first stop of our KL char siew trail. Furthermore, I have eaten cuttlefish bee hoon a few times in Seremban before and never felt the urge to write about it.

Oh... but after taking an obligatory mouthful, it was cuttlefish bee hoon enlightenment for me - I finally saw the light about Seremban cuttlefish bee hoon.

Bill Khoon who has both MBA and MSC degrees, is also a MFv, master of flavours. This was the best Seremban cuttlefish bee hoon that I have tasted. It was well balanced savoury sweet with pronounced underlying cuttlefish flavour. Do try FSF's cuttlefish bee hoon when you are there for their signature char siew.

Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya. Best KL Char Siew List

Recommended for you ๐Ÿ‘ Famous Seremban Favourites is still a great char siew place in Petaling Jaya / Kuala Lumpur. Next time, I will be sure to order their Seremban style cuttlefish bee hoon.

We paid RM47 for three servings of char siew and one of Seremban cuttlefish bee hoon.


Please recommend me other excellent char siew places in PJ and KL ๐Ÿ˜‹

Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya. Best KL Char Siew List
Guess which is my car ๐Ÿ˜†

Restaurant name: Famous Seremban Favourites ่Š™่“‰้ฉฐๅ็พŽ้ฃŸๅบ— 
Address: 78, Jalan PJU 1/3B, Sunway Mas Commercial Center, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia 
GPS: 3°07'07.1"N 101°35'56.5"E ๐ŸŒ 3.118637, 101.599029 
Tel: +60 17-279 8582 
Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm (Tues off)  

Non Halal




Date visited: 3 Dec 2018







We had our Boxing Day breakfast at Famous Seremban Favourites at Sunway Mas in Petaling Jaya near KL. Yeah... we had FSF's famous char siew for brekky ๐Ÿ˜†

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Well, lots of people have char siew for brekky in KL ๐Ÿ˜‚ Inside, Famous Seremban Favourites, the little eatery is air conditioned, simply furnished, clean and comfortable.

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I said it before, good char siew spotting 101 - the uglier the char siew in the window, the better it is likely to taste ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Of course, we must have Famous Seremban Favourite's legendary char siew. This is the RM18 medium size serving.

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The rope of golden brown char siew had a mix of fat and lean meat ๅŠ่‚ฅ็˜ฆ. The outside had a shiny sheen from sugar glaze with bits of char at the edges.

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The thick slices of char siew were tacky and had a slight crisp outside from caramelised sugar. The thick layer of fat was soft and juicy with porky sweetness. The little token amount of tender lean meat was almost as soft as the fat.

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So far, Famous Seremban Favourites' char siew has my favourite balance of savoury, sweet and porky sweet flavours.

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FSF's Hakka mee served with minced pork is a good noodle dish to go with their char siew. The noodles were done soft al dente. The sauce was well balanced savoury sweet with a bit of porky taste. It reminded me a little bit of Tow Kee, the best Hakka mee that I have ever tasted.

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We then had a plate of wanton mee.

Needless to say, the char siew was marvellous, even though it was the lean cut.

The egg noodles were generic and done slightly on the soft side. The watery sauce had quite interesting savoury and porky layers.

For me, I think the best way to savour FSF's special char siew is with plain white rice, so nothing gets in the way of appreciating the exquisitely balanced flavours ๐Ÿ˜„

Our total bill for all the food and drinks came to RM33.50.

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Owner Bill Khoon from Seremban started Famous Seremban Favourites 12 years ago.

For Singaporeans who are familiar with Roast Paradise at Old Airport Road, Kai and Randall learnt their craft at Famous Seremban Favourite under their sifu Bill Khoon.

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4-Star (out of 5). Famous Seremban Favourites have one of the best char siew that I have ever tasted. Nice contrast of light crisp and juicy soft textures. Delicate, perfect balance of savoury, sweet and natural porky flavours. This is the first time that I've ever used the "P" word to describe food in my blog.

If you like to read more about Roast Paradise (Bill's Singapore disciples)  ๐Ÿ‘ˆ click

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Restaurant name: Famous Seremban Favourites ่Š™่“‰้ฉฐๅ็พŽ้ฃŸๅบ—
Address: 78, Jalan PJU 1/3B, Sunway Mas Commercial Center, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
GPS3°07'07.1"N 101°35'56.5"E | 3.118637, 101.599029
Tel+60 17-279 8582
Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm (Tues off)

Non Halal

Date visited: 26 Dec 2016

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