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Saturday 7 September 2013

Kam Kee Chicken Rice

Kam Kee Chicken Rice

42 Jalan Sultan 
50000 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: E101° 41' 55.0" N3° 8' 35.7")

I’ve had the sniffles since yesterday, and since everything I eat pretty much tastes like rust right now I had a strange craving for Chicken Rice (don’t ask me why). Surfing the net this restaurant came up trumps in several food blogs and sites, so we decided to give it a try.

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s ancient and bustling  Chinatown, this restaurant does rip-roaring business during lunch especially at the weekends (it doubles as a seafood restaurant, Han Kee at night!) so we wisely made sure we were early.

along Jalan Sultan

it's a seafood joint a night

the first thing you see

ooh la la

transparent pricing

Truth be told, we were never fans of the 1Hainanese Chicken Rice and had always preferred roasted instead of steamed chicken. Kam Kee has come a long way in convincing us the steamed chicken (if done right) can be as flavourful as the roasted variety.

1A dish of plain rice and steamed chicken, accompanied by chili sauce, ground ginger paste and dark soy sauce dips

the rice and soup came first


steamed chicken done Hainenese style

as always

We quite enjoyed our steamed chicken and would certainly come back for more. In fact besides the chicken we found the rice itself very delicious and unlike most others (where it can be a bit bland). And the damage? Including a round of the usual herbal tea, it all came up to RM24 which is well within the realms of the everyday food for the everyday person.

A word of warning: Due to its diminutive size this restaurant can only cater to a limited number of diners at any one time, and because of this some (low-classed and poorly brought up) impatient diners will ‘hover’ over your table ‘clucking’ and ‘clacking’ if they feel that you are taking too long!

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