Food may be essential as fuel for the body but good food is fuel for the soul. And there is no shortage of good food for the soul in Taman Connaught. This residential town in Cheras has a wealth of secret hideaways of good eats to explore.

What’s more? Taman Connaught is easily accessible via KL Middle Ring Road 2, East-West Link Expressway and Cheras Highway. Head for where the locals eat. With this useful guide, you can think like a local and dine like one too. From Asian inspired eateries to Chinese cuisine and dessert cafes to Halal restaurants, there’s something for everyone.

Chapathi Recipes, Taman Connaught

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Curries are the spice of life. And curries come alive at Chapathi Recipes which serve authentic North Indian cuisine in KL. With more than 20 different types of curries for guests to tempt their palates, they have the recipe for great tasting food.

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Moreover, the choice of curries is great to accompany rice and Naan bread. They are good as dipping sauce or drenched over rotis, prathas or thosais. Better yet, the signature Garlic Cheese Naan is one of their best-sellers on the menu.

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Certainly drool-worthy is the Butter Chicken with the famed Garlic Cheese Naan and Palak Paneer (spinach and cottage cheese). Other must-try dishes are Mutton Varuval (spicy dry-fried mutton), Tandoori Chicken and signature Chapathi Recipes’ Chicken Curry.

Don’t sweat it when the spices overwhelm you as guests can order the popular Mango Lassi or iced teas to cool down. For the kids, there are Chocolate Milkshakes and sweet desserts to keep them satisfied.

  • Address: No.5, Jalan Menara Gading 1, Taman Connaught, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
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Wasabi Taman Connaught

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’Irrashaimase’ as Wasabi Taman Connaught welcomes you to enjoy delightful Japanese cuisine. This sushi restaurant prides itself on using the freshest ingredients for its delicious dishes. Yet, menu items remain reasonably priced for the variety featured and the generous portions.

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One of the best-sellers include the crispy soft shell crab with avocado maki topped with cod roe mayonnaise. Equally popular is their Wasabi salmon karage roll that will have you coming back for more.

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Further, Wasabi curries your favour with their Japanese katsu curry. The thick, flavourful curry sauce is served with crispy fried chicken cutlet atop a bed of rice drizzled with cheese.

No meat, no matter! Try the crispy golden fried tofu served in tasty tempura sauce with grated radish, spring onions, kizami nori and itogaki toppings. It’s perfect for vegetarians.

  • Address: 108G, Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, 56000 Batu 9 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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Madam Chiam Curry Noodle House

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Chinese-style curries are just as popular as Asian ones. None are as popular as the curry noodles served at Madam Chiam Curry Noodle House in Taman Connaught. Moreover, the traditional recipe noodles served in a humble restaurant setting make it a memorable experience.

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High on the menu is their signature curry noodles, served with soup or dry with spicy sauce. Feeling the heat? Cool down with home-brew iced drinks such as ‘loh han guo’ or sour plum lime juice.

When curries are not your thing, try the non-spicy pan mee with minced meat, fried anchovies and egg. Add their dry chili flakes for added zest. In addition, the home-made wantons served in soup and meatballs soup are a welcome add-on to your heart-warming meal.

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  • Address: No. 22, Jalan Cerdik, Taman Connaught, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
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Craft Cafe

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A crafty twist to regular coffee cafes is the unique Craft Cafe in Taman Connaught. Coffees, pastries, breakfast platters, waffles, pizzas, pastas and more are available on their menu.

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What sets them apart are the variety of craft workshops held at the cafe for patrons who love crafting. So, the combination of charming food and creativity makes this cafe a must-visit in Taman Connaught.

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To-date, the cafe has held workshops such as coffee art, flower bouquet arrangements, brush-lettering art and more. In fact, patrons regularly return for their fave cuppa and to find out more about the upcoming workshops.

  • Address: 3-1, Jalan Menara Gading 1, Taman Connaught, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
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One of the popular dessert fusion cafes in Taman Connaught is Wichday. This place specializes in gourmet sandwiches, specialty toast, pastas and delectable desserts.

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Love a toastie? Then, try the popular yam lava toast and matcha toast that will thrill your taste buds. Other mouth-watering dishes include their smoked duck spaghetti, chicken chop and burger with fries.

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Signature beverages such as hot chocolate with marshmallows or iced green tea latte are the perfect endings to every meal. Better yet, the cafe is kid-friendly with interesting artwork and interactive deco to entertain them.

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  • Address: 195, Jalan Sarjana, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
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OUG Seafood Pork Noodle

Hearty soups. Springy noodles. Seafood sensations. Here at OUG Seafood Pork Noodle, loyal patrons return for their usual fix thanks to this humble noodle dish served in humble settings.

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So, each bowl is served steaming hot with seafood and vegetables. Noodles are available in soup or served dry with sauce.

  • Address: 201 Jalan Sarjana, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Restaurant Shawarma (Halal)

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Indeed, Taman Connaught has several Halal eateries worth discovering. What makes Restaurant Shawarma stand out? Their Halal Middle Eastern cuisine prepared in the healthiest ways.

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Most dishes are not deep-fried or use any oil except olive oil. Better yet, they serve brown bread and exclude starch-based foods like rice. Further, all meats are grilled for better flavour. Also, meals are served with generous portions of vegetable salads. It’s not unusual to find healthy accompaniments such as figs, dates, pistachios, walnuts, pine nut and raisins in dishes.

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Popular as mains are the signature Hadith Lamb, Mandy Lamb and Roast Chicken. Sides include their vegetable or lamb soup, nasi Arab, hummus and Mulawah Bread. With affordable prices, families enjoy generous food portions in a comfortable setting.

  • Address: No.8, Jalan Menara Gading 1, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
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Restoran Resepi Sangdewi (Halal)

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When you crave simple, traditional Malay cuisine, Restoran Resepi Sangdewi satisfies all cravings. The simple restaurant specializes in local Malay food and Thai-style dishes too.

Signature dishes include their ikan patin masak tempoyak, rendang, sambal hitam and ayam goreng rempah. When nasi goreng is your favourite, there are over 6 choices of fried rice Malay-style on their menu.

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Just as popular is the nasi lemak, laksa and tomyam. In addition, the menu of drinks include popular Malaysian favourites from teh tarik, kopi to fruit juices.

  • Address: 3A, Bangunan CMC, Giant, Taman Connaught, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
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Pasar Malam Taman Connaught

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Heed your obsession for popular street food at the infamous Taman Connaught Night Market. Every Wednesday evening from 5.30pm, Taman Connaught is abuzz with locals and travellers from all over. Why? This market features over 700 stalls selling all kinds of food, beverages, fresh produce, toys, fashionable togs, books and more.

Little wonder that this is one of Malaysia’s biggest night markets. Just walk, shop and eat on the go. So, bring a shopping tote for your buys and an empty tummy to sample all the glorious street food.

  • Address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Eat And Be Savvy At Taman Connaught

Wondering how to get to Taman Connaught to savour all its delights? Travel by MRT from KL Sentral to Taman Connaught station. And to get around town, catch the bus towards Bandar Tasik Selatan or Grab your way over. Keep a lookout for Grab promo code to enjoy more savings with every ride.

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No time to visit Taman Connaught? Simply order the food from your fave restaurants and have it delivered pronto using DeliverEat. Further, take advantage of DeliverEat vouchers for further discounts. Remember to go through ShopBack so you can score up to 3% cashback.

So, there’s no time like the present to enjoy the dining pleasures in Taman Connaught. Share with us your foodie finds as well.

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Note: The information presented in this article is correct at the time of publishing and may be subject to change without prior notice.