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.

Now they have a new reservation system : Download  the APP : FUNNow

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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 

Fresh Dim Sum at Yong Pin Restaurant at Kimberly Street, Penang is one of a signature dim sum around the area. They have been operating more than 40 years and this current one is their latest upgraded outlet. They used to be operating a street away.

with the new modern classic vibe, certainly do attract alot of tourist too. Offerings here are pretty fresh and more choices than Tai Tong where is also one of my parents favourite which is just next street.

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Enjoy fresh dim sum in Penang that you can find. Price wise is affordable and filled with variety choices. 


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, love the ambiance and variety fresh dim sum !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-location:
59A, Lebuh Kimberley,

Operating hours: 7am – 2.30pm
(walk in only/ no reservation)

Meet the Penang legendary street burger at Hillside Uncle’s Burger located at Tanjung Tokong, Penang. This is one of a burger stall I have been eating since high school till now. One of a rare gem in Penang street food that you will find the only Chinese burger Stall in the island (correct me if I am wrong). Or Ramlee burger, Chinese version.

Hillside Uncle's Burger

The old couple have been running the stall easily more than 20 years.  Of course due to inflation price certainly increase and during this after pandemic period, the business is still brisk like the usual. Been ages since last had and I think easily the last I had was 15 years ago. Now, training his son up to take up spot. Certainly there is taste diff but practice makes perfect.

Be prepare to queue for 45 mins to 90 mins for a pippin hot burger. Usually I will buy to eat at the food court or eat at the playground. Then walk over to the Chinese shop next to 7-11 to grab a can of beer. Certainly Satisfying.

Hillside Uncle's Burger menu

Of course I will be ordering, Beef, Cheese and Egg @ RM 9

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As the couple age, now they are pasing the baton to their son. Early session will be son training in progress to take over. When it hit easily after 4.30pm – 5pm the uncle will be in action. Do prepare to see his fast action as orders are pilling up.

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Their signature of course the treasure stash infront of it.

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Love they way how they cook the egg. still wobby juicy not fully cooked. The best way to pair with burger.

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Here is my juicy beef burger. Miss the flavors although there is the diff from his dad and son. Each bite is with satisfaction. Mix sourish, mild red onion spicy with their own special sauce , with hint of some sweetness, certainly hit the mark.

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Oh well, must go makan while they are still there. Le’commended? of course! Even not the same still Le’commend cuz one of its kind.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, one of its kind and nostalgic so le’commended-Stamped-

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

Junction of a food court
Jalan Sungai Kelian,
Tanjung Tokong,
11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang

Temporary Operating Hours:
Saturday & Sunday : 4pm – 7pm

Tel: +60164217552

Covid-19 indieed is a worldwide pandemic. It had make alot of business closed down. However, it is also a test for many business owners out there. I called it a force transition of business strategy. In Malaysian landscape also facing its own challenges. Especially retail and F&B. The peeps from Urban Daybreak could not operate on their usual cafe hence during this MCO they have created a new brand known as Jeremy’s Chicks in their current URban Daybreak outlet selling Chicken Rice.

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Yup, a temporary solution to sail through this storm by just earning enough to covers their rental and pay to their staff. Chicken Rice is their new creation. For menu and price check out their Instagram/

One day pre-order via link below cutt.ly/jeremyschick

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Supporting some local F&B in their new creation, so i purchase a set of half chicken @ RM 35. Comes with :

  1. 4 x rice
  2. 4 x soup
  3. half chicken
  4. add on Bok Choy and 2 drinks

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Rice is pretty good. trust me. If you buy their chicken rice, do get additional rice one or 2 more. Pretty fragrant !

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the chicken is smooth and soft.

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another bomb is their chii. Indeed quite similar to the one in Penang. Punch with flavour, mild spicy and sourish. Goes well with the chicken.

Currently do contact them via instagram: www.instagram.com/jeremys.chicks/ (1day pre order in advance)

One day pre-order via link below cutt.ly/jeremyschick

Jeremy’s Chicks (Urban Daybreak Cafe)
11, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

 One of the famous street food drink or common street dessert that we constantly enjoy is Cendol. As over the years some maintain on a classic note of the dessert yet some decided to evolve it yet Lipao Cendol at Jalan Hang Kasturi evolve the packaging for the convinience of drinkers. 

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The serve their Signature Cendol with their home secret recipe of guala melaka that makes then unique in its kind. Operate by friendly couple that is passionate in explaning every of their drinks to most of the customers

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You will get to spot them if you are walking from Central Market to one of our favourite Lai Foong Kopitiam.

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this drink will suits well in our hot weather. Fresh Mix Fruits @ RM 12.50

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Next I find it pretty interesting and a nice balance of flavour is this Dragon Fruits + Mango @ RM 12.50. A drink that is pack with fresh fruits and blended nicely.

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this is their signature series serve in their modern cup instead of bowl.

  1. Lipao Signature Cendol with red bean and fresh coconut milk @ RM 12.50
  2. Mango Cendol with fresh coconut Milk @ RM 14.50
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Last is thier in demand  request of Papaya Milk by the customer @ RM 10.50

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If you are here, do try on thier signature Cendol series as I find the gula melaka that they use have its own unique taste itself. Not too sweet, yet can drink on the go. Smart to serve it in a cup. not your usual cendol in KL.

50, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre,
50050 Kuala Lumpur,
(stone throw away from Central Market)

Operating Hours:
Daily 11am – 7pm


It was on weekdays and just right after Happy Hour with friends and they insisted me to have supper with them that I must try out this burger stall operate by this young chap. I would regard the Burg in Uptown Damansara is one of the best street gourmet burger that I come across. Operating in a yard of close kopitiam during night, brighten up with fairies light, and if you drive slightly fast, I am pretty sure you going to miss out this stall.

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a style by its own and it is darn good after trying it out. Half the price of gourmet burger chain and taste quite good. Currently only 4 types of burger are available.

  1. Salted Egg
  2. Roasted Sesame
  3. Japanese curry
  4. Buttermilk

the owner only use fresh chicken meat at the moment.

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After I see the menu, I directly hit on the Salted Egg Burger @ RM 9. Slap with a slab of fresh fried chicken thigh. Fried to perfection that the chicken is crispy, juicy and moist. Salted Egg sauce that top on top is spot on. Just the right amount, did not over power the rest of the burger taste. Sauce is creamy, well balance of light salted taste and salted egg is not too strong yet a nice aroma in da mouth.

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My the other new friend, he ordered his favourite Buttermilk. If you like something cremier then this one is good. slightly creamy with hint of nice sweet taste.

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Then my friend requested some sauce for me to try. The tomyum sauce, is gooooood! will try out his Tomyum base next round.

The Burg (7)

the burg

For gourmet street burger, currently this sits top spot. Nice pricing and good. Definately a recommended burger place also one of the best burger in PJ. Not your typical Ramlee Burger place.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9.5/10, recommended!!!~-Stamped-

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

The Burg
26, Jalan SS 21/39,
Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(same row as Starbucks)

Operating hours: 6pm – 1am (close Monday)

Tel: 018-3813101

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