Chic-A-Boom @ Seri Kembangan
There’s seem to be an unexplained relationship between Malaysian and Nasi Lamak.
Observe this; take Nasi Lemak out of a Malaysian’s diet for a wekk, he or she will start craving for it fanatically. Times Magazine famously categorized Nasi Lemak as a yummy healthy breakfast but we, Malaysian (& Singaporean perhaps) knew we can have it for breakfast, lunch dinner and supper 🙂
So when my foodie friend Jenn & Leo suggested for a Nasi Lemak lunch at Seri Kembangan, this brilliant idea got an instant approval from hubby and I. Seri Kembangan is quite far from where I stay, let’s see if the food worth the journey.
Chic-A-Boom is one of the stalls in Hero Kopitiam (英雄美食中心) nestled at Seri Kembangan. We arrived there slightly over 1.30pm on Sunday and I saw the stall was surrounded by a few customers placing their order. Their menu is clearly shown right in front of the stall, choose your favourite parts and flavors and the food will be served to you.
Garlic Fillet (RM5.50- 3 pieces)
Coated with their secret marinade, the crumbled boneless chicken fillets were delightfully crunchy with a faint garlicky flavor. I adore the tender texture of the meat and I saw Sam chomped down 2 pieces of this.
Spicy Fillet (RM5.50 – 3 pieces)
Also available is this spicy fillet with the same crunchy coating but with very mild spicy end note. Equally toothsome nonetheless. I think these chicken fillets great as beer snack, agree?
Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken Thigh (RM6.80)
A very decent plate of Nasi Lemak with usual condiments of sliced cucumber, halved hard boiled egg, sambal, fried anchovies and peanuts. The coconut rice always a testament to the quality of a Nasi Lemak, Chic-A-Boom version is just passable in my book. The rice was fluffy enough but lack of coconut flavor and aroma.The sambal is good too with a comforting level of spiciness with hint of sweetness.
The fried chicken was perfectly fried, utterly crispy outer with succulent and juicy inner. I’m glad that the fried chicken is not oily at all! One can opt for Fried Chicken Whole Leg (RM7.00) for a bigger satisfaction.
Don’t miss out this creamy and robust curry sauce to go with your Nasi Lemak!
Nasi Lemak with Chicken Rempah Whole Leg (RM10)
Chicken Rempah Whole Leg (ala-carte RM7.50)
Marinated with assorted of spices, kaffir leaves and soy sauce, the fried chicken appeared in beautiful dark mahogany hue however the flavors lie below expectation. It did not leave me with strong impression as the flavors wasn’t as pronounced.
Verdict: Hits and misses, I like their original fried chicken and the chicken fillets (both garlic and spicy). The Chicken Rempah definitely need tweaking to pick up the flavors. Do drop by if you happen to be around that area to try out both of my recommendations.
Cafe Hero (英雄美食中心)
No.16 , Jalan PDR 4, Kawasan perniagaan Desa Ria at Jalan Balakong ,
43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor D.E.
Tel: +6012-983 0285
Business Hour: Tuesday to Saturday ~ 10am to 9.00pm,
Sunday ~ 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Close on Monday)