Top 1 Chicken Rice 陈记海南鸡饭 @ Klang
How you spent your recent long weekend? I stayed at KL because I just came back from Penang the week before. Nothing much I did throughout the holiday except a lunch gathering with friends and the usual loitering at shopping mall. But I’ve discovered a hidden gem which I can’t wait to share with you guys on my impromptu half day “makan-makan” trip to Klang.
Top 1 Chicken Rice 陈记海南鸡饭 situated at a food court at Jalan Gelugor, Klang was mentioned by hubby when I suggested this trip. Not sure how he get to know this place but there’s not many online reviews. Didn’t know what to expect so I just follow. ^__^
With assist of navigation apps, we were brought to a food court which houses a few eateries and Top 1 Chicken Rice is one of them. The friendly boss approached to us once we were seated and asked for food portion we wanted to order. No complicated menu here because there are only two options; poached chicken and roasted chicken (limited 2 birds per day).
Seriously, this is one of the best rice I’ve eaten thus far! It looked unpretentiously like normal white rice but when the first spoonful was sent to my mouth, I was taken. The rice was cooked to a textbook perfect texture and flavor, glutinous and awesomely flavorful and fragrant. I can have this alone without chicken or any sauces.
We had portion for two for the chicken and we were told that the chicken is 大山脚鸡 (literally translated as Bukit Mertajam Chicken) which is provided fresh daily. Sitting on pool of soy sauce and sliced cucumber, the poultry was not as meat as the farm chicken but I’m not complaining as the meat was succulent and tender. The chicken also also served topped with minced Bentong ginger and you can request for more if you’re fan of it (refill of ginger is FOC) If you are not fond of the spiciness of the ginger, inform the boss upfront.
There are chili sauce, dark soy sauce and wine infused soy sauce on each table which is highly recommended by the boss to eat with the chicken.
Total: RM16.00 includes chicken for 2 person, 2 rice & 2 herbal tea, very wallet-friendly and I don’t think we can get this price at KL.
The one who standing in the photo is the affable boss, Mr. Tan who’s proud of the authentic Hainanese Chicken Rice he offered and chat happily with his customers when he’s free.
Verdict: The chicken rice was surprisingly beat my expectation and certainly well worth checking out if you’re at this area. Nothing too fancy at this place but some straight forward food (chicken rice to be precise :P) and hearty comfort food.
Top 1 Chicken Rice 陈记海南鸡饭
Jalan Gelugor, 41050 Klang, Selangor.
Tel: +6016-284 6962 (Mr. Kelvin Tan)