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.
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.
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.
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. 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
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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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