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Heavenly Chicken Rice House, Damansara Utama

I have a confession to make. I don’t like chicken rice, and would never eat it except for the two times here and here. My dislike for chicken rice started when I was 5 or 6 years old. I had an awful version, and avoided eating chicken rice ever since. When I suggested chicken rice for lunch yesterday, Shum (who loves chicken rice) thought I was joking. “Are you sure? Is that what you really want? But you don’t even like chicken rice!”, she said. “Yes, yes and yes, but I’m starting to think it’s not that bad”, I replied.So we made our way to Heavenly Chicken Rice House, located down the road from Hing Loong Taiwanese Noodles House (same row as Damansara Hokkien Mee). We ordered a chicken rice set each and shared a bowl of sui kows (dumplings). For RM4.80, we got a plate of rice, a good portion of chicken, beansprouts and a bowl of soup. Shum asked for the steamed version, and I opted the roasted version. Both our chickens came topped with fragrant garlic oil. The steamed chicken was meaty, firm and tender. However, the flesh was not as smooth as Lou Wong’s chicken. Between the two, the steamed chicken was juicier and more tender. The roasted chicken was a tad dry, probably because it was the breast part.Lightly seasoned with gravy and chicken oil, the beansprouts were crunchy and fresh. I liked it.The oil rice was fluffy and fragrant, without being too dry. Not bad, but I’ve had better. I found the chili sauce a bit diluted, but it was fragrant and packed quite a punch. We both agreed that the ginger sauce was not fiery enough and it was overly smooth (very puree-like). It would have tasted better with a bit of texture.The sui kows were of a good size. Filled with shredded black fungus, carrots and minced meat, it tasted pretty decent. My only complaint was the slightly (still acceptable, but I’m nit-picking!) thicker dumpling skin.We paid RM15.20 for lunch, which was pretty reasonable in my opinion. Portions were generous and the place was clean with air-conditioning. I’m certain this is not the best chicken rice around, but it is still decent enough for a revisit.

*I don’t mind eating chicken rice now, so long as it’s yummy! Becky…when are we going?? =D

Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 7/10
Food: 6/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Decent chicken rice, air-conditioned outlet and reasonable prices.

95, Jalan SS 21/37,
Damansara Utama,
47400 PJ
03 7728 7286
(same row as Damansara Hokkien Mee)


21 Responses

  1. thenomadGourmand

    hahaha..tmw babes..tmw!
    then u tell me whether its better!!

  2. Life for Beginners

    @Bangsar-bAbE: Ah, I’m sorta like you… only not. I don’t like ordering chicken rice when I go out cos I have the bad habit of eating just the rice, tons of it… but only if the rice is nice, of course! :P

    @TNG: Oooh, trying a secret chicken rice location? Must share share when we meet next, hokay? ;)

  3. backStreetGluttons

    Fair enough …things change , tastes change…Everybody needs a second chance ( Terminator Salvation ).

    You got it !
    :p

  4. Selba

    Wow… I bet the chicken tasted heavenly! Looks so juicy and tender.. yummy….

  5. thenomadGourmand

    @LFB: aiyoo..u can join us too tmw..jz tht me thinks ur curled & cuddled up w Prd. ;)

  6. Sugar Bean

    Haha, you’re one of the rare persons in Malaysia who don’t like chicken rice. But glad that you take them now. This place looks good, will keep it in mind. :)

  7. foodbin

    not one of the best around.

  8. Precious Pea

    WMW and I drove pass this place last week and thought about giving it a try one day. Chicken rice craze nowadays!

  9. CUMI & CIKI

    6/10, for someone who nvr at it for the longest time, is really not bad! heh. must try then

  10. KoKo

    just my 2cents, u guys shud try this. remember, just order drumstick.

    http://jacksonkah.blogspot.com/2009/03/shun-fa-chicken-rice-jalan-imbi.html

    try this, then u will truly know what is the true meaning of 'smooth'.

  11. Bangsar-bAbE

    KoKo – Yeah…the chicken looks good there! Thx for the rec! =)

    Cumi & Ciki – I'm no chicken rice expert…but this one was ok for me. Dunno if you will feel the same! ;P

    Pea – Ya lor…i wonder what's next!

  12. Bangsar-bAbE

    foodbin – Yup

    Sugar Bean – Yeah…my friends didn’t understand why I refused to eat chicken rice. But hor, rif doesn’t like CR, just like me! =P

    Selba – It didn’t taste heavenly, but it was good enough to eat. ;)

  13. Bangsar-bAbE

    BSG – I think it's because I hang out with chicken rice fans…aka Becky & Shum!

    LFB – You eat the rice and leave the chicken ah? Then I absolutely must go with you. Can sapu ALL your chicken…muahahaha! =D

    nomad – We go this weekend, k? ;)

  14. thule a.k.a leo

    how come I never notice this chicken rice shop before??? Even though I go to Uptown most of the time?????
    Must wash my eyes and pay more attention :)

  15. Timothy Low

    I am quite a chicken rice person myself. I wrote quite a few on this topic. Perhaps we should check out one … one of these days…

  16. Bangsar-bAbE

    Tim – Yeah, we should go chicken rice hunting together…drag Becky along! =D

    leo – LOL! Keep an eye out for it next time lor… ;)

    BTW, my parents went to Genting last weekend, and I told them to try Restaurant 126. They liked the steamed fish and frog leg! Thanks ya for the rec!

  17. rokh

    the place do look decent…may try one day

  18. Bangsar-bAbE

    rokh – If you’re there on a weekday, give me a holler! We’ll do lunch together! ;)

  19. magmag

    Have u tried Jalan Gasing’s Ipoh chicken rice? It’s quite good too.

  20. Bangsar-bAbE

    No I haven’t. There’s two restaurants right? Which one is better?

  21. Julian Si

    Do give this place in Klang a go before you ditch the idea of chicken rice … Its DIVINE!

    http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2009/07/porkfest-on-hold-time-for-some-divine.html

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