Wong Kee chicken rice is a relatively new shop at PJ Seksyen 17 that is actually not new to the area. In fact, prior to operating at this particular location a stone’s throw away from Seventeen Mall, they were the busiest stall at Hong Seng Kopitiam just around the corner.
Click above to see the post I penned almost a decade ago.
The new outlet certainly makes the experience of getting to the most sought after chicken rice in PJ a lot more pleasant. The seating area is a lot more comfortable, cleaner, and more.. focused.
For the two of us, we ordered roast chicken and chasiu (bbq pork) for 2 pax (RM 29), and the minimum portion for siu yok (roast pork, RM 30). Yeap, that’s the minimum portion as they don’t entertain selling a single portion roast pork rice. I guess with high enough demand you can be a bit more diva-ish.. oh well.
Truth be told, all three versions of roast meat we had were excellent. My favorite has to go to the siu yok, crispy and crackling skin, and the pork belly cut with the ratio of fat and lean meat that is perfect and very well seasoned, heaven. The only other place that can just about top this is perhaps the other Wong Kee at Pudu (Wong as in King vs Wong as in Yellow…)
Roast chicken was top notch as well, and even the chasiu is right up there among the bests. I’d put Spring Golden at Shah Alam above this, but this is perfectly acceptable without having to drive another 15km for most people.
We also added a sour spicy vege soup, if you’re a fan of this dish, skip it here.
Overall, the venerable Seksyen 17 chicken rice lives on, yeap, it’s now a bit more expensive, and perhaps even a luxury for many if you want to have their siu yok, but if you’re familiar with how much a good cut of pork belly cost at the market, this is… acceptable.