I’m generally not a fan of cafés but when it comes to local coffee joints, I’m all game! Laoyang Klang Coffee was an impromptu pitstop after Jien and I finished lunch at our regular bak kut teh spot nearby.
The restaurant is spacious with landscape photos adorning the walls. Pretty minimalist but I like the look at feel of the place. Cosy. We tried their signatures – toasted hazelnut Klang coffee (RM5 – cold, RM4.50 – hot), kaya toast (RM2.50), Hainan mee (RM9.50) and Hainan chicken chop (RM14.50).
Laoyang Klang Coffee grills their toast over charcoal fire and because of that, the toast has a deeper flavour; making it tastier when eaten with butter and kaya. It’s been a while since I’ve had butter kaya toast prepared this way. That said, the kaya was just alright – not as lemak as I’d like it to be.
Jien and I both enjoyed the toasted hazelnut klang coffee. This coffee had a chocolate undertone, which complemented its nutty, roasted aroma nicely. It was adequately thick and not overly sweet; pretty much to our local coffee preference. If you like your coffee more bittersweet, you probably won’t enjoy this as much.
I wasn’t expecting much from the Hainan Mee but it was one of my highlights at Laoyang Klang Coffee. The noodles looked unassuming but packed plenty of flavour and depth from the seasoning and generous amount of pork lard. For RM9.50 per plate, I thought portion was fair. The chili padi and soy sauce dip wasn’t really needed as the noodles were tasty as it was.
Hainan chicken chop is apparently a must-order at Laoyang Klang Coffee. Almost every table ordered this so we followed suit. The chicken chop reminded me of the one I had in Bidor years ago – the sauce is brownish, presumably from tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and onions.
It was savoury sweet, not in an overpowering way so I could still taste the chicken and its batter, which was lightly peppery and wispy. Pretty good stuff I feel. I definitely prefer this Hainan chicken chop to the ones from Johor.
Overall, we like Laoyang Klang Coffee. The ambiance is cosy and coffee is nice. I reckon it’s partly because we visited at a non-peak hour so it’s less chaotic and service was better. I wouldn’t deliberately drive all the way to Klang for this but if I’m in the area (usually for bak kut teh), then this will be a likely pitstop.
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Food: 7/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Old-school kopitiam fare done well. Try the Hainan mee and chicken chop.
Laoyang Klang Coffee
72, Jalan Kapar,
Tel: 016-209 8393
Business hours: 9am – 5pm (Monday till Saturday), 9am – 3pm (Sunday)