Ulu Yam

Genting Highlands

Ulu Yam is a small town near Batang Kali in the district of Hulu Selangor. Accessible from Genting Highlands via the Batang Kali trunk route, or from Kuala Lumpur via the Batu Dam route, Ulu Yam has become a popular culinary attraction for its homemade 'Loh Mee' - a local Chinese dish of thick yellow noodles braised in a thick, starchy gravy with vinegar.

This dish is most well known from the old part of town at Ulu Yam Lama, which is occupied mostly by shanty restaurants and shophouses. Besides Loh Mee, visitors can also enjoy traditional fish cake ('Yee Peng'), 'Hokkien Mee' (same noodles but fried in lard), braised pork belly, pastries and other general hawker stall cuisine at Ulu Yam.