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Last week mom was here for a bit, so naturally it was my duty as a son to bring her form some breakfast worthy of trying. And since we’ve had bak kut teh, and red wine mee suah the day prior, I thought it was appropriate that we try one of the other less “normal” breakfast choices – chicken rice.

chicken rice with mom
chicken rice with mom

Yeap, chicken rice is as popular as the first meal of the day in Klang as it is for lunch or dinner.

We headed to Jalan Gelugor for one of my favorite chicken rice fix in the area – Top 1 Chicken Rice. The stall is located at the same food court with the Jalan Batai Char Kuih Teow – with zinc roof, plastic furniture, and generally acceptable hygiene  standard.

Top 1 chicken rice offers only steamed chicken, of normal and “walk on the ground” chicken, which I assumed to be kampung, or organic variety.

perfectly cooked steamed chicken with Bentong ginger
perfectly cooked steamed chicken with Bentong ginger

What sets this place apart though is their use of Bentong ginger as condiment in addition to their home made chili sauce. As you maybe aware of, Bentong is often touted as the place that produces the best ginger in the country, with its slightly more spicy and stronger taste profile. I love it, so did mom.

The chicken too is steamed perfectly, on that fine line between being under cooked and overly hard/tough when you boiled chicken seemingly only half a minute too long.

dark soya sauce on rice is the Klang way
dark soya sauce on rice is the Klang way

Overall, this is as proper as chicken rice goes, I’ve heard that you can request for rice balls as well, maybe I’d have to try that next time.


Food Court
Jalan Gelugor
Meru, Klang
GPS3.050413, 101.451221

Discuss : KY eats – Top 1 Chicken Rice, Klang

  1. kekeke rosberg

    got chicken fat infused rice as well please?

  2. kekeke rosberg

    lol… mum teaching son how to take foodpr0n pictures properly #likeboss

  3. Oh, I remember this one coz Choi Yen blogged about it and mentioned that the chickens are specifically from Bukit Mertajam. I would have to agree as these BM chickens are really tasty…Uncle Meng in Taman Shamelin uses chickens from there too (I was once told when I asked them, mistaking their chickens for choi yin kai initially). ^_*

  4. I like their rice, so that my daughter which converted her into chicken rice lover since she tried Top 1.

    • Choi Yen: that sounds like a great vote of confidence!

      • kekeke rosberg

        According to CY’s post, the rice is already chicken infused. But how come so white? Hmm. You heard of beef made from plant proteins, so this must be the new rice (plant) made from chicken proteins #WTF #lol #beyondrice #impossiblerice

  5. why is so much nice food so far away in klang? can’t wait for fast flying taxis to start operating 😀

  6. The Bentong ginger dip will surely bring the taste of the chicken and rice to a whole new level!

  7. Is that your mum also taking photos of her food?

  8. I go there quite often but only on Sunday they have Kampung chicken and “Horse Grass, Machao”. You have order a few days in advance. Should try.

  9. really nice…. looks the chicken juicy….

  10. idk why but every time i see red on the steamed chicken it legit freaks me out lehh. looks like BLOOD.

  11. Try 1956 Choon Guan Coffee Shop chicken rice at Pandamaran… the best… they’ve chicken rice ball

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