A halal coffee shop that’s almost always full of regulars, Yik Mun has been serving hungry Tanjung Malim folks since 1926. Their spread of Chinese-Muslim food is what people come here for, especially during breakfast and lunch. Located near the Tanjung Malim exit along the North-South Expressway, motorists frequently make detours here to sample their extensive offerings of Hainanese fare. However, the real crowd-puller is their halal baos (RM2.40 each). They’re available in four varieties – kaya, red bean, beef and curry chicken – and if we had to pick just one, we’d go for the curry chicken bao, which has a dry spicy chicken curry filling that’s balanced out by the soft bao bun. Fresh batches of baos are constantly rolling out the kitchen and into the steamers out front, so you never leave empty-handed.
1 Jalan Slim Lama, Tanjung Malim, Perak (05 459 6006). Daily, 9am-9pm.