Claypot Chicken Rice


To begin with, food was never  100% perfect. After a a lot of buzz about this Heun Kee Claypot Chicken Rice at Pudu, KL from a lot of FB pages few years back that they are using Charcoal. They have been gaining its momentum. It is also a place that had been selling for the past 40 years and finally I make my way there after also they won an award of Michelin Bib Gourmand for its food consistency.

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I was told that this place do serve nostalgic taste to many people and also to many of them do not like it. As always, I went over with an open mind. To me, any stalls that use Charcoal fire certainly a win for me. However it gets tricky if the person knows how to maintain and control the fire.

chicken rice in klclaypot chicken rice I find that their cooking method is quite unique or I have never seen before. A charcoal Claypot chicken rice goes into double cooking method. Burnt from bottom then finish off with charchaol heat on the top. Then only I realise no wonder the waiting time is there. Easily a pot will take 10-15 minutes to cook base on this.
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To me, a Claypot Chicken rice must have Salted fish, without it, its kinda lack a big flavour profile for me. I spread my salted fish into crumbs and mix it evenly in the pot.. After eating the first bite only understand why its nostalgic to a few people. Now I am being added into the nostalgic taste.DSC02151 Soy sauce is a perfect kind for me that gives a nice sweet salty finish that have similar taste those in Penang, hint of salted fish in each bite, is just perfect Chicken is cooked to perfection, soft tender and juicy, with lap cheong is just nice.

Their signature Pig Pepper soup and Sunday Lotus soup is not to be miss. Spot on satisfying soup

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I went back again second time to give it a try within 2 weeks. Indeed taste is still good! Certainly one of a claypot chicken rice place for me as it hits all my personal notes. this is the founder of the shop that ensure its consistency and her story of hardship is certainly inspiring.

Do share if you have your personal favourite or best Claypot Chicken Rice in KL spot too or any even classic like charcoal claypot chicken rice.

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-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, love its classic taste and consistency.!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-


Heun Kee Claypot Chicken Rice

59, Jln Yew, Pudu, 55100

Operating Hours: 11 am–9 pm (closed Thurs)

Take away order only: 03-92001603 

Ah Hee Claypot Chicken Rice is another piece of hidden gem at Jalan Alor. My ex colleague introduce this place to me as this is one of their favourite stall. Was told that ah Hee is an old player in this area as he had been preparing Claypot Chicken rice for over 30 years and there are no successor after him. Currently only he and his wife is operating this little stall and do have patient if on that day is too pack with hungry diners.

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Love their salted veggie soup as it gives you a very homecook taste. Sourish enough, yet clear to give you hint of sourish, sweetness of chicken meat that makes it a good pairing with their clay-pot chicken rice.

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It is a simple street dish that takes about 15 minutes to cook to perfection where Ah Hee topped it with generous of larp cheong (Chinese Sausage), chicken meat which is tender and juicy, with a little hint of fragrant burn soy smell when it served. Loving it as, this gives you a very simple street dish that is not overpowering. Price range RM 8 – RM 16

If you love something classic, this is one of the place to hunt for.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, a simple street food~ -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Ah Hee Claypot Chicken Rice
29, Jalan Alor,
Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, 50200
(3 shops away further down from Sangkaya)

Operating Hours: 6pm – finish (usually around 12am)

Another Puchong discovery as I felt that there are alot of food outlet in this area. One of the latest discovery is this shop LSY-Pot which their signature is on claypot. One of famous chinese eatery by using claypot to cook the rice and with some add on ingredient as I love my version with alot of chinese sausage and one chunk of salted fish.

Oriental Claypot Chicken Rice @ RM6.90 small, RM13.50 large

This is how I like my claypot chicken rice to be, aromatic of a bit chinese wine, chinese sausage and the most important is they use a very good quality of salted fish.

If you prefer your Claypot chicken rice to be seperated out, they can do it ‘Chicken served on a plate on top of white rice’. To me, this taste better than the mixture of everything inside the claypot, as it manage to seperate the taste out of it and the watery gravy on top of it perfect to go along with rice!

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