The avocardo juice at Selatpanjang is famous and is a must try as it is different and more tasty than other places e.g. Singapore. Also, the coconut drink here is very refreshing especially on a hot and humid day.
One of the dishes you must try at Selatpanjang is the mud lobster, which is very difficult to find in other places even around the region. The mud lobster is usually steamed, and it tastes somewhere between a crab and lobster. These mud lobsters can actually be found in the surrounding mangrove swamps where they stay hidden in the mud and digging underground tunnels. Although it is tasty, some people can develop rashes after eating the mud lobster.