The dish that most of us grew up eating regularly, but never gets old enough for us to forgo it, is the flavoured oil rice with chicken. Also, you can find chicken rice almost everywhere, from hawker centres to restaurants, serving this dish as they are very sought after. Here, we have listed you the best 7 chicken rice KL shops have that stand out in this urban city which you have to try!
1. Nasi Ayam Chee Meng (Halal)
If you are planning to bring your Muslim friends for some authentic Chinese chicken rice, this is the right place for you! This place has been around for more than 50 years, Nasi Ayam Chee Meng does earn its title as one of the best halal chicken rice in KL. Also, you can choose whichever chicken you want, roasted or steamed, as they are tender and succulent. For an extra kick, you can dip the chicken meat in their ginger or chilli sauce.
Address: 1, Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11 am – 9 pm (Closed on Monday)
2. Gerai Ah Kow (Halal)
If you are seeking for something out of the ordinary, try the Horlick Sesame Fried Chicken from Gerai Ah Kow. Mr Kow created the secret recipe of the chicken coated with flour mixed with sesame and Horlicks back in 1971. Now, his son, Eric carry forward the secret formula. However, if you want to have a taste of this dish, make sure you visit on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week as they only serve this dish on those days.
Address: Medan Selera, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 am – 3 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 8:30 am – 3 pm; Closed on Sunday
3. Restoran Wong Mei Kee (Non-halal)
This restaurant might be the most famous roast pork and chicken rice stall in the whole of Pudu, as you will see big crowds gathering by the stall, queueing up to get a piece of their famous and crispy roast pork that goes very well with the chicken rice. Here, customers die for their roast chicken, with crispy skin and tender meat. Be sure to reach there early if you don’t want to miss out!
Address: 30, Jalan Nyonya, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: 12:30 pm – 3 pm (Daily)
4. Nam Heong Chicken Rice
This place has been operating for over 80 years, and it serves traditional Hainanese chicken rice that it would surely be on your top list. A plate of flavoured oily rice served with lean chicken slices drizzled with sesame and soy sauce, and thick chilli garlic dip to hold everything together. Also, check out their asam fish in chilli and tamarind juice, siu yok and yam pork. They are a few side dishes that their regular customers crave for!
Address: 56, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11 am – 3 pm (Daily)
5. Weng Onn Chicken Rice Shop
Looking for reasonably priced chicken rice when you’re on a rather tight budget? Weng Onn is the right place for you. They serve traditional chicken rice with chicken, and sides like char siew and siew yok. Their speciality is the asam fish, sweet, sour with a hint of spiciness, absolutely satisfying!
Address: Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Lorong Durian, Taman Cheras, 56100
Operating Hours: 10 am – 9.30 pm (Closed on Thursday)
6. Ji Wang Fried Chicken Rice
If you love fried chicken served with chicken rice, this is the place for you! Gombak Fried Chicken has been in operation for more than 20 years, run by a dedicated family of fried chicken lovers! The owners prepare everything by themselves, using their secret recipe – the chicken batter of these crispy golden chicken. If you want to give their fried chicken a try, be sure to be there early before they run out of chicken!
Address: 289, Jalan Gombak, Kampung Kuantan, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 8 am – 4 pm (Closed on Thursdays)
7. Segambut Fried Chicken Rice
Another fried chicken shop that you have to try is the Segambut Fried Chicken Rice. Here, they serve only the fried chicken rice, without any side dishes, but you can choose the chicken’s body part that you prefer. They are very crowded during lunch hours, so be sure to swing by earlier if you don’t want to miss out on the delicious fried chicken.
Address: 10, Persiaran Segambut Tengah, Taman Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11 am – 3 pm (Closed on Sunday)
Now you know where to go, to satisfy your chicken rice cravings! If you’re craving for some outstanding ones, make sure to keep the chicken rice KL in your list. Also, if you do not want to leave the comfort of your home, you can always use the foodpanda app and have delicious food delivered to you right at your doorstep!