Tuesday, July 03, 2007

NAMELESS CLAYPOT CHICKEN RICE @ PJ Old Town

PJ Old Town, a place I frequently go for dinner but only for Bak Kut Teh. We decided to have something different for a change and so Hubby suggested the forever-packed Veng Soon (same row as Public Bank) which offers Claypot Chicken Rice and double-boiled soup. Sadly, it was closed on that day. Hubby suddenly recalled that there is also another place selling claypot chicken rice which is located right across the main road from the PJ Old Town wet market. As you walk towards the shop, you will see an uncle busy manning the stove full of claypots. At the other corner, there is a lady manning the veggie and soup section. I was busy looking high and low for the name of this shop. I asked the uncle for the name of his stall he said none. I thought he could not understand my question and thus reconfirmed with his wife. She told me that people only call them as PJ Old Town Claypot Chicken Rice, ohh, she also stressed the key word 'opposite wet market'.

We ordered one double-boiled coconut with chicken to share. Quite a huge coconut and it came with lots of wolfberries floating on top. First spoonful was tasteless...but wait! You need to put your spoon in and give it a good stir.

A very generous portion of various Chinese herbs with only a slight hint of tongkwai (angelica roots). Soup was really clear and sweet. We both enjoyed it so much until we drank till the last drop. Mmmm......I don't mind coming here just for the soup. Hubby suspected it would be laden with MSG but I thought that's a silly thing to do as it defeat the purpose of putting in so much ingredients as well as hours to double boiled it. True enough, we didn't feel thirsty after the meal.

The Claypot Chicken rice came in a generous portion too. The pieces of chicken drumsticks was well-marinated and it was so smooth and tasty. Together with the salted fish and chinese sausages, this pot of rice tasted wonderful! Personally I felt the rice here is much nicer than Koon Kee and Busy Corner. I will definately be back.

Even the plate of Choy Sum tasted good. Drizzled with oyster sauce and garlic oil, it was slightly oily but I didn't mind at all cos the veggies was fresh and crunchy.

Total damage only RM19....so cheap isn't it? I will definately come back soon!

27 comments:

jason said...

The soup looks fantastic leh... Erm... it's been sometime since I last had soup.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Everything looks really delicious. I would love to try that soup some day. Maybe we arrange to go for dinner there? :-)

xiu long bao said...

Ohh...Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!

MeiyeN said...

i tried this before! right opposite da big market right? ahhh.... this place is good... used to come here quite often years ago and i absolutely loved their double-boiled soup!

wmw said...

Sistas, bila???

Live2Talk said...

I love to taste the soup ... wish my mom can be more creative when come to boiling soup :P

Precious Pea said...

Jason: Miss home oledi huh? I nowadays also miss homecooked soup. I got no time to boil ler.

luscious and wmw: Ok, tell me, bila bila, still got a bitching session which we have not fulfilled.

xlb: A place to go when salary almost utilised.

meiyen: Yes, very direct opposite. Any other soup nice ar?

Precious Pea said...

live2talk: You too much la, complain your mum's soup no good but yet drink those MSG soup until last drop. Tsk tsk tsk!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hahah i think this 1 definitely cheaper then ur max baa baa black sheep lar..

looks pretty good..infact my mom just cooked that kinda style of chicken yest nite minus the rice..i dont take rice on wkday nites

The Cooking Ninja said...

wow, the claypot rice looks so good!

Jian said...

wooo double boiled coconut chicken....saw that when I had "yeh mei" at a stall under a tree near berjaya times square. many ppl ordered that instead of their "yeh mei"

ur last statement of the price below a vege pic reminds me 1 plate of vege a lady ordered at Chinatown which cost RM24! : P eversince that everywhere we went for meal (in KL) we will ask the person how much is one plate of vege : P

Precious Pea said...

NJoe: Normal days must eat cheap cheap, if not cannot afford fine food all the time.

cooking ninja: Tastes as good as it look too. Actually am craving for the soup, i must go visit them this week again.

jian: RM24???? What kind of veggie is that?

Tummythoz said...

PJ clan making dinner plans. Again. *sigh*

Precious Pea said...

tummythoz: Aiyoo...we sure include you ok?

jason said...

Joe.. Tankaisu... where are you guys? We gotta plan as well! Heh..

Yeah lor, kinda miss home already. I wanna go back on 6th night.

MeltingWok said...

Look at those wolf berries frolicking on the soup !! After that, my vision better be 100% clear hehe..wahh, look at that old man, so passionate by his fire pit, glasses also remove, thankfully the food turns out to be a knock out hehe :)

tigerfish said...

Seems that can add wolfberries in anything hor? ;p

Precious Pea said...

Jason: Hahaha...Cheras Floggers Meets?

meltingwok: The soup so tasty, I think i will go again tonite...been craving for that soup for a week.

tigerfish: Nowadays very popular...even spinach in soup also they put wolfberries. For colour i guess.

Jackson said...

president, this gonna be the next stop!!

Precious Pea said...

Jackson, ok, i shall propose first stop claypot chicken rice, 2nd stop PJ State duck rice. How?

Rasa Malaysia said...

Oooh, the coconut chicken soup looks so yummy...haven't had this in like over 10 years... :(

Jian said...

yeah and because everyone puts wolfberry even in fried vege, the price is jacked up! >.< ( lukily mom bought 1 kg ady)

haha i also dunno wat vege. but it seems like a simple stir fried vege dish. Golden crab ady, now golden vege. Luckily din order! Neh the stall sell portuegis ikan bakar facing one of the entrance to chinatown.

Anonymous said...

The Veng Soon is much, much better, believe me. This stall is where Veng Soon used to be.

Julian Si said...

I am gonna HUNT down this place tonite :-) Thanks Precious_Pea :-)

Precious Pea said...

Happy Hunting Julian...am going to that area for Bak Kut Teh tonite too!

Julian Si said...

Me will be in the vicinity at 7pm, hope to stumble onto you!! Maybe BKT for me, hmmm... :-) But I'd have to be in disguise, I RARELY eat bkt outside of Klang being a Loyalist!!

Julian Si said...

Turned out to be good, but I prefer Berkeley Garden / Klang's NUMBER ONE CLAYPOT CHICKEN RICE :-) Yes, they "dare" call themselves that!

My review of Jalan Othman "pasar" claypot chicken rice..

http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2009/03/claypot-chicken-rice-jalan-othman.html

Hope you enjoyed ya BKT!

 

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