This neighbourhood is full of surprises; and porky restaurants.
If you’re a foodie, driving into Aman Suria is like a kid walking into a candy store. There are eateries of various types and sizes to choose from at any time of the day, ranging from fancy sit-downs to roadside food courts. The food haven welcomes all, offering a wide range delectable dishes both local and international. UPPRE paid a visit to Aman Suria recently to discover for ourselves the selection of restaurants there that, let’s say, fell more on the porky side of things.
Betty’s Midwest Kitchen
Betty’s Midwest Kitchen, as the name reveals, is dedicated to offering food as traditionally prepared and eaten by people of the heartland of America. Through the years of their association with the region and its people, the owners—who resided in America as a family before returning home—came to appreciate it’s homey food which are simple and hearty, yet tasty and nourishing. At Betty’s, expect to find a range of the best of the Midwest cuisine, from light foods and soups to hearty meals.
The non-halal joint emphasises on its various pork offerings, rightfully so as a Midwestern restaurant. The menu encompasses the best of American cuisine, highlighting various types deep fried meat served with creamiest gravies. Of course, in this context “best” is arguable. Patrons, however, seem to agree; the place is almost always full during dinner time, requiring you stand in line for 15 to 20 minutes before getting a place to eat. Go for the pork ribs but don’t stay too long, or you’ll be asked to leave.
Restoran Famous Seremban Favourites
Well the name says it all. If you’re ever in the mood for some Negeri Sembilan char siew but can’t drive down there (I know some of y’all are willing to do that), head to this food court in Aman Suria. Served with a delicious bowl of Hakka mee, this dish is sworn to taste the same as its counterpart in Seremban, mainly due to its Seremban-born owner Bill Khoon, who has been operating the stall for the past 10 years.
Together with the Hakka mee stall are other Seremban favourites, such as wantan mee, kway teow soup, chicken rice and yau yi mai fun. The kopitiam hosts all these delicacies under one roof for any Seremban-loving patron.
Restoran Bak Kut Teh Soon Hing
A proud Malaysian invention, the bak kut teh at Soon Hing is aromatic and fragrant from various herbs and spices. There is also a dry variation of the bak kut teh to be found here, which is spicy and flavourful from the dried squid that is added. Best eaten with a bowl of fragrant-oil-laced rice!
I guess there’s just something about this area that attracts American-style pork dishes. Kalamazoo American Restaurant & Café is another eatery in Aman Suria that serves authentic American goodness on plate. Named after a city in the American state of Michigan, the restaurant serves bbq ribs, pork burgers and milkshakes—some of the best creations to come out of the US.
Head here for their oversized burgers; a must-try is the KZOO Ultimatum Burger, a monstrosity of a slider that comes with four patties: chicken, beef, pork, and lamb. Warning, not for the faint-hearted.