Doesn’t this claypot chicken rice just look gorgeous? Best of all, it was cooked on charcoal.
If you are enticed to try it, you can get it at a unnamed claypot chicken rice stall at Jalan Ipoh. This little food haven is a ‘wai sek kai’ of sorts filled with various food stalls selling different kind of food throughout the day. And that’s not counting a couple of other coffee shops nearby that offer the usual hawker fares.
Salted fish is not given by default so you need to request for it while ordering. A single portion with added egg is RM8 and the serving size is actually large enough to share between two if you are not too hungry. I would say the rice is perfectly cooked. You can see how light and fluffy the grains are without being lumpy and sticking to each other.
The texture is nice too especially especially when you bite into those bits of slighty charred and crispy grains. Some would say eating those are the best part in claypot chicken rice. While you are here, try the ‘lo hon gor’ drink. It’s only RM1.50 a cup and comes with some longan and winter melon cubes.
For those who plan to do a food hunt in this area, some of the more notable food you can find here include Pong Kee’s awesome Teochew seafood noodle and Soon Lee’s prawn mee.
The plan (start from 12pm) goes like this: Teochew seafood noodle -> claypot chicken rice -> prawn mee. Yes, in that particular order because of their operating hours.
Claypot Chicken Rice (near KK Mart)
Jalan Batu Ambar, Taman Kok Lian, 51200 KL
Business hours: 10am – 6pm, closed on Wednesdays
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Food Blog by: VKeong