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After posting about the clay pot chicken rice at Damansara Jaya, a few of you have suggested me to give Veng Soon at PJ old town a try. Since I have been going to PJ old town quite often lately, I figured why not?

Veng Soon Clay Pot Chicken Rice at Petaling Jaya Old Town
restaurant Veng Soon, leng lui spotted

Veng Soon has a typical kopitiam set up with a pretty clean environment. On their menu is the chicken rice, over half dozen types of steamed soup, and a few types of oily vegetable, pretty much what you would expect from such a place.

For the three of us, we ordered 3 portions of chicken rice, water cress soup (西洋菜), pork tripe soup, and Chinese Broccoli (kailan) oily vegetable (油菜).

Veng Soon Clay Pot Chicken Rice at Petaling Jaya Old Town
note the raw ginger garnish on top of the rice

The two bowls of soup came first, and they were very good, especially the pork tripe, not overpowered by the strong pepper taste. As for the clay pot chicken rice, it was every bit just as good as the offering from Damansara Jaya. Plenty of chicken, lapcheong, and salted fish while having the rice not too dry nor wet. The biggest difference between the two places is generous portion of raw ginger strips as garnish at Veng Soon. I find the extra garnish goes rather well with the dish, adding a slightly different dimension of taste to it. As for the oily vegetable, it was just average.

Veng Soon Clay Pot Chicken Rice, Petaling Jaya Old Town map
just a short walk from the bus terminal

The dinner costs us about RM 10 per person, a fair price. The chicken rice were cooked with gas stove instead of charcoal fire, however, I do not find any difference in the taste that might contribute from the method of cooking at all.

Address:
No. F19, Jalan 1/21,
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.086276, 101.646205

Discuss : KY eats – Veng Soon Clay Pot Chicken Rice at PJ Old Town

  1. eh, the rice looked like not enough gravy like that…looked so dry..

  2. wo….got leng lui…then must go lo…haha

  3. Leng lui’s blouse looks crumpled.

  4. OMG i used to go to this place in Old Town!!! I was like 5-6 then.. The soups are to die for esp.the one with the coconut!!

  5. foodcrazee

    this is delish…btw, the chicken rice stall in oldtown still there ar?

  6. Hmm, i was one of the commentors who suggested the Claypot rice in oldtown, but i didnt mean this one. Maybe the others did, but the one I meant is beside an optical shop. Its a kopitiam kinda joint inside, but the claypot guy cooks outside. Its directly opposite the market. check it out when u have time mmkay? :)

  7. Got leng lui must definitely try

  8. That gurl looks like Margeret!

  9. lolz

  10. Hi Ky,
    i think they recommended the Claypot rice stall that is situated in front of the old town wet market, which is nearby there. Not this one..That one is more yummmy!

  11. Sasha,

    ah.. will have to try that one of these days then.

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