Clay Pot chicken rice can be found in many places all around the Klang Valley, a not terribly complicated dish of rice, chicken, salted fish (optional) and lap cheong (chinese sausage) cooked in a clay pot over charcoal with some brown sauce. Spring onion is usually added as garnish. After sampling numerous stalls, my suggestion of a good clay pot chicken rice goes to the one at Damansara Jaya at restaurant Khoon Kee, initially recommended by my buddy Kenneth.
note: The Clay Pot chicken rice is not located at Koon Kee anymore, it has moved to a new location the same row of shop houses near Domino’s Pizza
authentic clay pot chicken rice cooked with charcoal fire
The clay pot chicken rice is prepared the proper traditional way and offered in two sizes, single and double serving. Of course, you can always order more than one if you arrive with a crowd. The stall serves several types of steamed soup (暾汤）as well as “oily” vegetable (油菜).
I usually order the claypot chicken rice with lap cheong as well as salted fish to give it an added dimension of taste (I’ve learn all these BS descriptions from watching too much Iron Chef). A bowl of soup goes well to wash off the naturally greasy nature of the main meal so to reset your taste buds anew for the next serving of that excellent chicken rice.
how’s your appetite?
The price is pretty reasonable, a big clay pot chicken rice for two with everything and a soup totalled less than RM 20. However, expect to wait a little longer during busy weekends. The stall only serves for dinner.
location map of restaurant Khoon Kee at Damansara Jaya, PJ
Jalan SS 22/25
GPS: 3.125625,101.616561 (GPS is updated to the current location)