Restoran Loke Yun
158 Jalan Besar
It's a burning-hot sultry Sunday afternoon. What's the next best thing to do, besides curling up in your cool air-cond room, pull the curtains and hibernate?
Go out on a food-hunting trip, of course!! Especially when you get to meet & make friends with fellow bloggers!
That was exactly what I did. The temperature yesterday must been easily exceeding 30 degrees... yet, together with NomadGourmand, Unkaleong and Horng, we made our way to Ampang New Village in search of "The Best Poached Chicken Rice 2008" recipient - Restoran Loke Yun!
Located along Jalan Besar ... which was such a busy street even on a Sunday, we were very lucky to get a parking space right in front of the restaurant!
Do take note that there're a few chicken rice shops along this row - don't go into the wrong one, like what Nomad and I did... LOL! (she ran into the shop next to Loke Yun and I followed suit, haha!) Just make sure you go into the shop with the big red lanterns hanging in front of it, OK!
Having read FoodPOI's review of this place, I was full of anticipation of the poached chicken. Orders were quickly taken and before very long, these were served...
*Rice - fluffy and suitably fragrant with the requisite ginger flavour
*Beansprouts - a tad over-blanched (I like my taugeh super-crunchy!)
*Soup - disappointingly tasteless. Definitely canNOT measure up to Yat Yeh Hing's!
*Chilli sauce( a bit too watery), blended ginger dip - unlimited supply
We had one half of their Corn-fed Chicken ("choi yin kai") - this plate of succulent shiny-yellow-skinned chopped poultry doused with light soya sauce was placed on our table. The meat was more chewy and had a stronger chicken flavour compared to the "regular chicken". I definitely preferred this.
The difference between this "regular chicken" and its more glamorous counterpart above - the skin's paler in colour and the meat was less chewy, softer... and lesser "chicken taste"...
Being spareparts lovers, we had to have this plate of chicken intestines, gizzards and liver, too. You can see the intestines have been given some kinda "polishing" (some skillful treatment there!) to render them almost translucent, shiny smooth yet gave a good bite as they slither down your throat...
The four of us definitely did justice to the meal... and the bill came up to RM60 including drinks...
Poached chicken (corn-fed & normal-fed ones) all hung up exhibiting their naked glory...
Personally, I would say the food's decent & affordable ... there are better Chicken Rice places nearer to my side of town, hehe - check out this and this.
But... the company for this meal was great and that's what made this outing (all the way to Ampang!) memorable - it was nice meeting you guys - Nomad, Unkaleong and Horng! :-))
My rating: 6.5/10