Port Klang is technically not part of Kuala Lumpur, but functions as its main sea-port. Located about 50km or about 40 minutes’ drive away, Port Klang is also where I found perhaps the best Hainanese chicken chop I’d come across in my travels through Malaysia trying out the old Hainanese coffeeshops.
Done the “traditional” way, i.e. served with potato wedges, peas and onions, it’s smothered with a light brown soysauce-based gravy.
Also offers the Hainanese-style fried noodles, with chicken & shrimp. Also blander and plainer-looking compared to Cantonese or Hokkien renditions. But its trademark flavours and textures are unmissable.
Sin Kok Thye also offers what the Hainanese are known for best in Malaysia and Singapore - even Thailand: their thick robust coffee, and the famous kaya toasts with lots of cold butter:
Very retro Malayan atmosphere in the eatery:
Sin Kok Thye Kopitiam
23, Taman Jalan Kem, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang (Port Klang), Selangor, Malaysia
Operating hours: 8am-5pm (Mon-Fri)