Jalan Ipoh Claypot Chicken Rice
Jalan Batu Ambar, Taman Kok Lian
(Coordinates: 3° 12' 9.75", 101° 40' 24.50")
In the days when I was recovering from hypothyroidism (and
couldn’t drive) I used to come here almost every weekend since it’s a
convenience RapidKL bus to go and to come back from our apartment.
There is a funny story behind how we came to discover this
place. A few years ago, we read online about a Korean restaurant in Kepong and
thought we’d give it a go. Lo and behold when we got to the address it was
closed down, and from the looks of things it’s been closed for quite a while.
This incident taught us to call ahead to verify its existence before trying out
a new place.
On the way back from Kepong, we stopped by a row of stalls
along Jalan Ipoh right at the Jalan Kepong/Jalan Ipoh roundabout. We were
fascinated by the rows of pots being cooked with charcoal, and have been coming
here ever since.
|the signboard at the top has seen better days|
|rows and rows of claypot|
|view from the main road|
|the proprietor's wife in pink|
|the proprietor hard at work|
This stall’s signature (and only) dish is the Claypot
Chicken Rice, hence the name Jalan Ipoh Claypot Chicken Rice (simple, apt and
appropriate if you ask me). We don’t know if it’s just us but we find this
particular version of the Claypot Chicken Rice to be particularly flavourful because of the
charcoal fire, and is just about the best we’ve had anywhere.
|herbal tea, as always|
|the small pot, serving for one|
|the big pot, serving for two|
|all yours boy!|
|she can hardly wait|
|and I'm digging in!|
(Beware: From time to time the
proprietor will get cranky with the way his wife supposedly screws up the orders, and this
is where the fun starts because his Cantonese gets very 'colourful'.)
And the best part? The large (portions for two persons) and
small (portion for one person) pots plus three glasses of herbal tea cost us
only… wait for it… (drum roll please)... RM22! Does this stall epitomize ‘the everyday food for the everyday person’? Heck yeah, and in fact this stall is the very
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