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Klang will always be associated with bak kut teh for most people, and while that is certainly true since the region has something like 300-500 bak kut teh restaurants, there’s another hidden gem that most may not know about – them fried chicken!

Klang Jaya fried chicken
Klang Jaya fried chicken

After I posted about Yummy fried chicken located at Bandar Puteri Klang on social media, I was made aware of this Klang Jaya Fried Chicken by quite a few people who are from Klang and are familiar with this whole fried chicken scene, without hesitation, I knew we were going to have to check it out.

As it turned out, Klang Jaya fried chicken used to be a stall by the roadside, but has since moved to occupy a shop lot by itself several months back. Google map may still have the old address in the database but the one below on Jalan Selampit 21 would be the right one.

While most yoyo ice and fried chicken places like Nijia opens operates mainly on day time, Klang Jaya fried chicken caters for dinner and supper crowds. We got there by 6:30 or so and started picking our poisons right after checking in our location thanks to Covid measures.

fried meehun, fried chicken, nasi lemak, and fishball on skewer
fried meehun, fried chicken, nasi lemak, and fishball on skewer

Fried chicken is priced at RM 3.60 per piece, additionally, they also offer fried meehun and nasi lemak (RM 1.60), as well as fried fish ball, red bean soup, and a limited choice of drinks (see menu below).

hunger satisfied!
piping hot fried chicken!

I had thigh and drumsticks here, and these fried chicken were served piping hot, with crispy skin and rather juicy meat. They were super delicious, and though I thought the extra cut on the chicken thigh sorta made the meat slightly less juicy, it wasn’t a deal breaker at all. Meehun goreng here was pretty good especially with the curry sauce, with nasi lemak presented as a decent alternative too.

As for those fried fish ball and other items on skewers.. I’ll give them a miss next time.

Overall, it was a very satisfying meal indeed, and definitely somewhere I’d be looking forward to returning.

map to Klang Jaya fried chicken

klang jaya fried chicken menu

Address:
Klang Jaya Fried Chicken
Jalan Selampit 21, 41200
Taman Klang Jaya, 41200 Selangor
GPS: 3.007844, 101.444584
Tel:+6012 250 0766
Hours: 6-11pm

When it comes to food, the action in Ipoh pretty much centers around the new town area regardless of time of day it is, and if you’ve already gotten enough of the various rendition of chicken rice and are longing for some good old fashion fried noodle, then Tuck Kee is certainly a place to check out.

Ipoh Tuck Kee, Ipoh New Town
Ipoh Tuck Kee, Ipoh New Town

Located at Ipoh New Town along Jalan Yau Tet Shin, the middle lot occupied by Tuck Kee sprawls over the parking area outside the old shop houses at night. If the weather cooperates, alfresco is a great choice, otherwise the place may get a little bit packed and you may even have to queue up for  a table during busy weekends.

Menu is a simple two page affair – one with the various types of noodle, the other with a selection of 5 different side dishes (menu photos below).

braised yee mee, wat tan hor, hokkien mee, yu kong hor
braised yee mee, wat tan hor, hokkien mee, yu kong hor

For the five of us, we ordered just about a little bit of everything from the menu.

Of the four types of noodle we ordered, the moonlight hor (yut kong hor) was the best, followed by a pretty good braised yee mee and wat tan hor. The Hokkien mee though, was a bit of a let down with the texture of noodle being too easily torn. If you only have to order one dish here, get the moonlight hor.

The accompanying sambal is on self-served, take all you can basis, which was awesome cos the sambal was legit.

baby octopus, chicken feet, bean sprout
baby octopus, chicken feet, bean sprout

The three side dishes we ordered were all quite spot on. You can always count on bean sprouts in Ipoh and this one did not disappoint. The baby octopus reminds me of the version they served at Teow Chew Meng, which was good, and those chicken feet is almost as satisfying as the version in Kimberley Street in Penang.

Best of all, at Tuck Kee, service is super fast, and prices are super reasonable. A portion of noodle in the photo above was at RM 7 or RM 8, with the only dish over RM 10 being the octopus, no wonder the locals flocks to this place.

map to Ipoh Tuck Kee noodle house

ipoh tuck kee menu (1) ipoh tuck kee menu (2)

Address:
Restoran Ipoh Tuck Kee
61, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee,
30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
GPS: 4.593996, 101.084530
Tel: +6016 220 9361

When it comes to Ipoh, none is more famous than their chicken rice and those sweet, crunchy bean sprouts. While many places offers the same dish all over town, tourists and locals alike will often congregate around middle of new town for this dish over lunch.

ipoh pak kong chicken rice
ipoh pak kong chicken rice

One of such place that is favored by the locals is none other than Restoran Nasi Ayam Pak Kong, a stone’s throw away from the more famous Ong Kee (often packed with tourists).

The shop offers quite a good selection of dishes you’d often associate with chicken rice – roast chicken, steamed chicken, roast pork, bbq pork, bean sprouts, and some of the other dishes you don’t usually find at these sort of establishments, such as sambal petai, acar, spicy sour vege, and more.

chicken, pork, and most importantly, petai side dish
chicken, pork, and most importantly, petai side dish

Prices at Pak Kong is more “local friendly” compared to the more touristy shops at the intersections, dishes here are very good as well, I particularly love their chicken (either version), and really lovely charsiu (bbq pork), the wild card here is their sambal petai, if you like them pungent and full of aroma, this is is not one  you’d want to miss.

Roast pork and spicy sour vege would be something I skip the next time around and perhaps order a big plate of bean sprout instead. (and more of those petai!)

map to Pak Kong chicken rice, Ipoh

pak kong chicken rice menu (1) pak kong chicken rice menu (2) pak kong chicken rice menu (3)

pak kong chicken rice menu (4) pak kong chicken rice menu (5) pak kong chicken rice menu (6)

pak kong chicken rice menu (7)

Address:
Restoran Nasi Ayam Pak Kong
27, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee,
31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
GPS: 4.594754, 101.083627
Tel: +6012 588 6618

This website was created, first and foremost, to be a database of places I’d love to visit again, and of course, to share it with everyone so that these restaurants/eateries continue to offer up their goods. Sometimes, it is a long winded entry with dozen of photo collages, and other times, like today, it’d be super simple and brief, but it is as important to me as the other.

With that, here’s Yummy Fried Chicken at Bandar Puteri Klang, also known as “Fried Chicken and Meehoon Goreng Restaurant @ Bandar Puteri” on google map.

yummy fried chicken
Yummy Fried Chicken, no fuss

This is simply one of the best no-fancy fried chicken I’ve ever had, was introduced by my cousin staying nearby. The stall is almost always with a queue, and chicken are always piping hot, crispy, juicy, and absolutely delicious. Go for thigh/drumstick if you like em fatty like me, RM 3.50 per piece regardless of cut.

They also offer meehun goreng (lousy), and some “tong sui” (Chinese soupy dessert), which are pretty decent. Go for the fried chicken, forget the rest.

map to Yummy Fried chicken, Bandar Puteri Klang

Address:
Yummy Fried Chicken
25, Lorong Pending 4b,
Bandar Puteri, 41200 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 2.993305, 101.467729

Ever since the relaxation of movement controlled thanks to Covid-19, I’ve been slowly getting back to doing a bit of hiking over the weekends. A couple weeks ago that brought us to one of the destinations that is new to me – Gunung Datuk in Rembau. It was a 5.25 km round trip hike with 630+ meter total elevation that took some 3 hours, a nice, satisfying medium effort hike.

And what do you do after a good hike? Brunch of course!

seremban beef noodle at pasar besar Seremban
beef noodle at pasar besar Seremban – stall #241A 新儒记

Since we were in Negeri Sembilan, it was natural to get something that is uncommon in Klang Valley – a proper bowl of Seremban’s famous beef noodle.

For this, we headed to Pasar Besar Seremban, the biggest wet market in the state.

The hawker center at the market is situated on the first floor, and you’d be greeted by a plethora of choices – but if you want the most “famous” of them all, head to stall number 241A (新儒记) for their famous beef noodle.

There are several choices on the “menu” to choose from, we settled on standard mixed beef noodle for the most part, but you can also order with just beef without the “mixed” bits, which are those delicious offal. Expect a 15-30 minutes wait on weekends.

starchy, sticky, and absolutely delightful
starchy, sticky, and absolutely delightful

The Seremban beef noodle is quite a unique dish in itself, with very little in common from the type that you often get in Klang Valley, such as those from the likes of Lai Foong or Yung Kee. or Shin Kee. While the others are soupy and serves with yellow/wantan noodle, or even meehun, Seremban’s version comes with “lai fun”, which is also referred to as their version of loushe fun.

The starchy sauce is rather flavorful, with beef & innards cooked to a soft and tender texture, a hallmark of any decent beef dish, there’s also a side of soup to wash it all down. I also like the chili sauce that it came with, not overly spicy and carries some acidity from vinegar to provide a good contrast.

Jodie, Desmond, and Jean, good meal is a must after hiking
Jodie, Desmond, and Jean, good meal is a must after hiking

At RM 8 to 9 per bowl, this was a very satisfying brunch, will perhaps try other offerings in Seremban next, though I wouldn’t mind repeating this very same stall at all.

map to Seremban Pasar Besar

Address:
Stall #241A 新儒记
Pasar Besar Seremban
Jalan Tuanku Munawir,
Bandar Seremban,
70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
GPS: 2.730767, 101.936588
Hours: breakfast and lunch