Wednesday, January 02, 2008

CHA-CHAR-CHARCOAL @ Sun Yen, Sec 17

Having no idea what to have for dinner and yet wanted to try something new, Hubby suggested to have claypot chicken rice at Section 17. I was a bit surprised when he told me that the stall is located at Sun Yen Coffeeshop which is wellknown for its Teochew porridge and braised duck available only during lunchtime. Turned out that the coffeeshop is open at night too but with only three stalls are available offering mixed rice, claypot chicken rice and fried noodles.

I was delighted when I learnt that the Claypot Chicken Rice is cooked using charcoal stove. I might be bias but I do find food cooked using charcoal stove are so much more aromatic. Don’t agree? Well, for simple comparison, which you find better? Barbeque-ing chicken wings over charcoal or electric griller?
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The Claypot Chicken Rice stall is manned by a young man and assisted by a lady whom I suspect is his mum. We ordered a single serving to share. I was surprised when the lady asked if I would like some soup as I couldn't find any steamer at all. I was even more surprised when I was told they only serve Old Cucumber soup that day. It turned out that the soup is boiled in just a normal medium-sized pot. The soup was boiled with pork bones. Clear and oil-free with a homemade feel. Tastewise, I can boil better soup than this.
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Next came the rice. Looks good with chunks of chicken, slices of chinese sausage and a very tiny piece of salted fish (you can easily spot the salted fish in my photo, tiny eh?). It smells good but sadly, the rice turned out mushy. Big turned-off for me as I never like my rice soft. The claypot rice and soup costs us RM11 which I find overpriced.
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There is another stall at the side of the shop selling Charcoal Fried Noodles, with Hokkien Mee as their specialty. It seems like the chef was cooking non-stop that night and so we ordered a plate of Hokkien Mee to share.
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Dinner was saved by this plate of good Hokkien Mee. I took a quick snap of this picture as its wonderful aroma was driving me crazy! Thanks to the lard, this plate of noodle was full of flavour and 'wok-hei'. Absolutely delicious!
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For the Hokkien Mee, I would definitely come back again for dinner! Slurps!

Sun Yen Coffeeshop is located at:
947 Jalan 17/38 (Corner Shop, same row as 7-Eleven)
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

26 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

looks like this place specialises in charcoal stove cooking..

and no, you are not bias, charcoal somehow makes food tastier..

kennymah said...

I had some rather decent claypot rice (I chose the black pepper chicken claypot rice) in D'sara Jaya. The Datin brought me there... but I never noticed the name of the place... same row as a cybercafe, if that helps.

Anyway, the Hokkien Mee did save the day, no? :)

celine said...

The Hokkien mee really looks tempting.

Precious Pea said...

Joe: My mother-in-law gave me a portable charcoal stove for the new house (Chinese customs thingy) and I intend to use it to boil soup in the future. Hehehe...maybe I will try doing my own Claypot Chicken Rice too.

kenny: The one you referring to is called Busy Corner. Yes, been there few times. Not bad. Their soup is da best!

celine: It's really nice. Good Hokkien Mee is a rare find nowadays.

Nic (KHKL) said...

the hokkien looks good...but think it's too wet for me...i like my hokkien mee really really really dry..with lots of lard...and sambal belacan...yeah, so hard to find a good one these days..sigh...

yammylicious said...

mmm .. delicious hokkian mee! slurp!

ling239 said...

is this the shop on the same row as Restaurant Jackson ? :p

MeiyeN said...

omg... i love your new template and da banner too!!!! so cute, so lovely, so homey!!!!!! :)) looks like i have to "renovate" a bit on my blog too hehehehe.....

this rest near da market?

Crunchasarus Rex said...

Ahhh..!! Lard..!! give it to me..!!

Christy said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Precious Pea!!:D

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh! must try this hokkien mein! Lard! oh lard!

Precious Pea said...

nic (khkl): If you like dry version with LOTS of lard...i got a place to recommend. Yet to post but will do it soon, i hope. :)

yammylicious: Yeah! Yumz!

ling239: Nope but quite nearby. You know the 7-eleven? Sun Yen is at the same row, corner shop. Haha..speaking of Restoran Jackson, Hubby tarbau their hokkien mee there for me dad once. I didn't try but will ask my dad if it's worth visiting or not. Maybe, bring Jackson along huh? ;)

meiyen: Hehehe...thank you. I like the new layout too...hehehe...so sweet hor? Yes...do a bit of reno with yours. Guarantee more motivation to blog after this. Haha!

crunchasarus rex: Harlow there! Thanks for visiting my blog. Hahaha..another lard lover!

bbo: Lard....yumzz....wonderful thing isn't it?? Any pastry recipe to share using lard???

Jason said...

Oooo... I knew how you feel, you don't wanna wait any longer to take pictures as the aroma is seducing you. Hehe...

Harryboy said...

That Hokkien Mee brings back memories... I lived in Section 17 from birth, 1966 - 1984, that chef has been working in that Sentosa square for as long as I can remember. We just call him "Fei Lo" (fatty) and he has the best Hokkien Mee in Section 17, only bettered by a stall I remember in Paramount Gdns, opposite the old Seaview Restaurant. Sorry, I am out of touch with the current name of the places as I have lived in UK since 1984.

ai wei said...

happy new year! i love ur new layouts and both ur babies! ^^

ekeng said...

i have dinner at Sec 17 every Monday to Friday. But long time didn't visit this stall. Have to visit for their Hokkien Mee. Slurp~~

Precious Pea said...

jason: Yalor..it smells so so so so good. Guess you must have the same experience before hor? Hehe.

harryboy: Wow! Thanks for the background info. Didn't know they have been around for so long. Have you been back to M'sia since 1984?

ai wei: Hey! You are back! Thanks..hehe..i love the new layout a lot a lot too :)

ekeng: You live around that area??

wmw said...

I thought you were talking about dancing..doing the cha cha and eat charcol fried noodles and rice! hehehe...

♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ said...

prefer the dry version hokkien mee, this 1 a bit wet!! Hmm.... i want pork liver hehehe... din see it maybe hide inside on it..

Jackson said...

Happy new year!! It's a new look!!! So when u will cook for us the char char charcoal chicken wings??

Precious Pea said...

wmw: Cha-cha? Hahaha...`Nah, I enjoy eating than dancing. :p

alvin: If you like pork liver then you sure like Mun Wah Hokkien Mee. Check it out from my side link.

jackson: Ermm..when ar? Err...when leh?

ekeng said...

precious pea~
nope..i live at Tropicana..but i always go to Sec 17 for my dinner before i go to work :)

harryboy said...

preciouspea...

I go back to visit my parents who are still at sec 17 almost annually. Every visit is a gastronomic treat for me! I am glad to see that the duck rice restaurant opposite that Hokkien Mee stall is still there. That is the oldest restaurant in that square. Also another suggestion.. do not try the chow kuey teow or fried rice from the evening street hawker on that square. It's the worst I ave ever tasted!

Rasa Malaysia said...

ZOMG, that claypot chicken rice is absolutely killer in look...drooling.

ling239 said...

good idea ~ ^_^
u think Jackson will give us VVIP card ? :p

Precious Pea said...

ling239: Bring Jackson along sure got discount. Hahaha!

rasa malaysia: It looks good but sadly, taste is not as good.

harryboy: The roasted duck rice not too bad, i think i tried it once together with the 'siu cheong'. I seldom go to the open air area for dinner except to tarbau the chicken rice. Wow...Char Kuey Teow and Fried Rice could be that bad ar?? Maybe out of curiousity, i should try. Hahaha.

ekeng: No wonder, now i remember where is your office :)

 

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