written by Natasha Christopher
Let’s be honest here. What’s not to love about chicken rice? The fragrant rice, succulent chicken cuts into bite pieces, the crispness of the siu yuk’s skin, the creamy and tender fat that oozes out from the meat and accompanied by the garlic chilli dip. I know it already made us hungry for more. To help you on your quest to search for some of the best chicken rice like how we described, here are some of our top picks!
1. Garlic Roasted Chicken Rice @ Sunway
Packed with customers mainly students as this gem of a place is located just a stone’s throw away from Sunway University. This place is highly sort after that you won’t be surprised to see people lining up outside of the restaurant during lunch hour to get their garlic roasted chicken rice fix. The reason for the crowd also can be contributed not only for its famous garlic drizzle on top of the chicken but due to its cheap and affordable price. All under RM10. Plus, the portions of the ingredients, especially the star of the dish, the garlic given is super generous.
Address: 39, 29, Jalan PJS 11/9, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: Opens daily 8am- 3 pm
2. San Sin Chicken Rice, Klang
Who says Klang is only famous for bah kut teh? This place gives an in depth appreciation to their chicken rice stall located inside of San Sin restaurant. You can even say the chicken rice is so good that it pretty much unites Klang people from all walks of life. Opens only 6pm onwards and can pack a crowd during dinner time. Some say this is the best spot for supper too. The must try is their roasted chicken rice plus with their fragrant ‘oily’ rice which is the perfect Malaysian staple food. You can even order in something else besides chicken rice as they serve Chinese dishes as well.
Address: 47&49. Persiaran Sultan Ibrahim. 41120 Klang, Selangor
Phone Number: 012-231 6226
Operation Hours: 6 PM till late
3. Hawker Chan Petaling Street
This well-known Singapore’s Michelin-starred chicken rice Hawker Chan has opened in KL Chinatown. This is the second outlet in Malaysia. The first was opened in Jalan Theatre in Chan’s hometown, Ipoh. It was awarded one Michelin star by the Michelin Guide Singapore in 2016, offering you the cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world. Signature Hong Kong Soya Sauce-glazed Chicken is a MUST try here! A recipe that takes 5 hours to prepare, savour into juicy and tender chicken meat that is marinated in soya sauce. You can also get Char Siew, Siew Yoke and Pork Ribs here. Char Siew is indeed charred to perfection and gorgeously glazed with everything that makes the dish palatable while siew yoke has a balance ratio of fat and lean meat with crispy skin – oh! that’s our favourite!! This is probably the only place that offers you world-class food without breaking your bank!
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#joe九天 A taste of the chepeast Michelin 1 ⭐️ in town, tucked in the quiet part of Jalan Petaling. The soy sauce didn’t disappoint, was rich luxurious and immersed into the tender chicken meat. Had a fun time asking the staff to divide each egg to 4 ? they looked at me funny as if this was the first request ever made to them. 3 combos were slightly off for me though. Btw, self-service in this restaurant ? even for the fork and spoon and garlic chili sauce. #9heaventaste #nineheaventaste #Myjiutian #my九天
Address: 135, 5000, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 017 367 3392
Operation Hours: 1030am to 830pm, daily
4. Satellite Restaurant @ Jalan Gasing, PJ
Pretty much one of the few chicken rice places that has earned the people’s trust when it comes to a satisfying experience through the world of chicken rice. Restoran Satellite has been around for ages and was even voted the best chicken rice in the whole of Klang Valley. What’s amazing here is the ample seating and the greenery decor environment. Their steamed chicken is the real winner here with the right amount of texture, soy sauce and the tenderness of the meat is perfection. Make sure to mix it out with their signature bean sprouts for extra crunch.
Address: 103, Jalan Gasing, PJS 10, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone Number: 03-7956 6830
Operating Hours: 9.00am to 10.00pm, daily
5. Kar Heong, Subang Jaya
Ask every Subang-nite and they’ll tell you that Kar Heong serves one of the best chicken rice out there. Packing in a crowd too during lunch or dinner time so you have to be fast enough to book your spots, however service is really fast and professional. When it comes to their food, their roast chicken, char siew and siew yok reigns supreme. Up to its fat that is rendered from the meat to the oiled rice, it will sure guarantee your next visit here again. They even serve dishes like kampung chicken, kuey teow and others. It is also cheap and worth spending.
Address: 60, Jalan SS 14/2, Ss 14, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Phone Number: 012-605 6696
Operating Hours: Daily 9 am – 9 pm
6. Loke Yun Hainanese Chicken Rice @ Ampang
Media, critics, and food bloggers hail this place as the best Hainanese Chicken Rice in the Klang Valley area. It provides a conducive environment for the visitors to have their chicken rice in peace with an air conditioned restaurant. One of the star ingredients for this hainanese chicken rice that is deemed superb is partly contributed to its homemade chilli sauce and the ginger dip mix. It packs a punch when you endeavour it with the succulent flavours of the chicken. The chicken served here is completely deboned and the meat is lean and firm as well.
Address: 158, Jalan Besar Ampang, Pekan Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Phone Number: 03-4291 9884
Operating Hours: Opens daily from 10.30 am – 3 pm ; 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm
7. Gerai Makanan Kie Kee @ PJ Old Town
It’s true that most amazing delicacies are found in food courts. In Kie Kee restaurant, it serves some of the best roasted chicken and siew yok goodness here. Been operating for over 50 years, this place stands to be one of the must visit places in PJ Old Town. Kie Kee also offers stewed chicken with soy sauce accompanied by herbal soup which will soothe your soul too. Lunch starts at 1130am and usually would be sold out before 1pm, so it’s best to be there as early as you can. Plus, they even have this pork curry dish that is oh so beautiful to consume. Since it’s located at a public food court, seek their famous ais kacang cendol stall called Aunty Peggy’s.
Address: 23, Jalan Othman, Pjs 4, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone Number: 010-204 8088
Operating Hours: 11:30 AM till sold out
8. Zheng Kee Chicken Rice @ Segambut
Upon entering this small stall, you sometimes got to wait in line to get your dose of Zheng Kee chicken rice that is famously known in the area. First things first, order their siu yuk, char siew and roast chicken. Their meat here is noticeable larger in size and so tender when you eat them. The pork dish would make you fall in love with food all over again. It comes just the right amount of thick soy sauce for the char siew and gives a generous portion too. Main reason for this tiny stall to be famous is due to its customer favourite of the chicken herbal soup served in a coconut. Parking may be a bit of a stretch to find but it’s worth it when you eat here.
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Siew Yuk o’clock at Zheng Kee in Segambut! Love the roast pork here. Some of the crispiest crackling around! Not overly salty either with tender, melt in the mouth belly meat. Backing vocals by their LUSH crispy lard rice, chicken oil rice & winter melon soup. Tried the Char Siew here for a change too (tad sweet, lean & dry.. nothing to shout about). Will be sticking to the Siew Yuk & chicken options here next time! #GuanEatsKL
Address: Jalan 17/42, Taman Sejahtera, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 012-383 0621
Operating Hours: Opens daily from 10 am – 4 pm
9. Lian Kee Chicken Rice @ Restoran Mei Sek, USJ
Located in Restaurant Mei Sek, Lian Kee chicken rice only opens for dinner. It offers Ipoh styled chicken rice with a few local favourites. The steamed chicken is cooked so perfectly that it’s juicy and meaty parts just fall right out from the bones. If you’re a fan of spicy chilli dip to go with your chicken rice, then be our guest to go all crazy with it. The taste is not too overwhelming to the point where it dampens the other quality dishes. It’s simple and comforting food that reigns supreme at night here is one place you need to visit when you’re in Subang. They do serve meatball soup, braised tofu and other meat ingredients.
Address: 8, Jalan USJ 14/1k, Usj 14, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Opens daily from 5 pm – 11:30 pm
10. Kim Kee Nasi Ayam Hailam @ Ampang
Since it’s a halal chicken rice place, many people from different backgrounds can enjoy this chicken rice and is proven to be a big hit by it’s customers. For those nasi hailam enthusiasts, eating together with their crunchy bean sprouts is a must. It’s moist, tender and fork-tender poached chicken would be the next best thing to come over here. Besides the chicken rice, you have an array of western types of food served here as well such as sirloin steak, hainanese chicken chop, lamb shank and escargots with cheese.
Address: 1, Jalan Kolam Air Lama, Taman Dato Ahmad Razali, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Phone Number: 012-698 1709
Operating Hours: Opens on Mon-Sat 10.30 am to 10 pm
Chicken rice brought our world to a complete whole. We hope this list brings you just that too! Enjoy eating.
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