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Restoran Satellite @ Jalan Gasing

“Let’s have chicken rice for dinner,” said rif on Tuesday.

I thought he was joking as rif and I both dislike eating chicken rice. We avoid eating it whenever possible.

“But you hate chicken rice. You sure you want that for dinner?”I replied.

rif suggested this place because he thought I’ve been putting up too many non-food posts over the past two weeks *cough* *pageant* *cough*. I remember eating at the chicken rice shop next door with my dad many years ago, but rif’s parents prefer Restoran Satellite. According to them, the chicken is tastier and the rice is more flavourful. Service was prompt; our food came is less than 10 minutes. The pork meatballs (RM2 for 4 pieces) were larger, bouncier and had more ‘snap’ than the ones available commercially. I spied some noodles at the counter, and asked rif about it. Turns out, they also serve noodles (hor fun, yellow noodles and mee hoon) done “kon loh”, clear soup or curry style. I ordered the curry hor fun (RM2 per bowl), which was nothing to shout about. But I’d choose curry noodles over the yellow rice (RM1) anytime. rif had the rice. I stole a bite and found it fragrant, fluffy and infused with chicken broth. Our order of ½ a steamed chicken (RM16) was served on a bed of sliced cucumbers and drenched with light soy sauce and sesame oil. The chicken was good. And this is coming from someone who has reservations towards this dish. The flesh was firm yet tender, smooth and fragrant from the sesame oil. I usually don’t take chicken breast because I can’t stand its cardboard-like texture, but this chicken breast was tender and juicy.The spicy, garlic-ky and sweetish chilli sauce complemented the chicken well. We asked for an extra serving each. Come prepared with breath mints, or better still, toothbrush and toothpaste — you will be smelling of garlic after that. We also ordered a plate of beansprouts (RM1) to balance out the meal. The beansprouts were fat, short and crunchy – much like the ones served in Ipoh. Topped with fried onions, chives and chilli, I enjoyed this.

On a whole, I enjoyed the food, especially the steamed chicken. Dinner came up to RM22, and we were very full. I wouldn’t mind coming back for this chicken rice.

Ambiance: 5.5/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 6.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Pretty good steamed chicken, reasonable prices.

Restoran Satellite Ipoh Chicken Rice
103, Jalan Gasing 10/1,
46000 Petaling Jaya.

 


10 Responses

  1. qwazymonkey

    If u both ever have the craving for another helping of chicken rice, try Tasty Chicken Rice in Kota Damansara. It's our favourite Chicken Rice store in PJ.

    http://alilfatmonkey.blogspot.com/2009/03/lunch-with-hrh.html

  2. worldwindows

    I used to eat here during my studies. Their char siew wantan mee is really good and my friends prefer the airy and roomy dining area.

  3. TL

    It sounds better than I remembered it. When I was there, the pork balls tasted…erm, not so fresh, and the chicken was just average.

    My wife prefers the chicken rice (Mushroom Chicken Rice) @ Madam Kwans a lot more.

  4. minchow

    Same here – not the biggest fan of chicken rice but if I absolutely was strongarmed into it, I'd definitely pick Satellite's! Love their atmospheric music as well!

  5. iamthewitch

    RM1 for bean sprouts! So very cheap! And so was the half chicken too.. Had one at Ipoh Chicken Rice in Sri Petaling, cost us a freaking RM36! Will have to try out Satellite's version one day…

  6. Julian Si

    Ah, the legendary "Satellite" of Jalan Gasing … I sound like someone from Nasa!

    Haha… how can one NOT like chicken rice, its a staple diet of mine back home … together with BKT, Wan Tan Mee, Char Kuay Teow, Hokkien Mee et al ;-)

    Oooh.. I have been year so many times and had no idea they served "curry hor fun"!

    :-)

  7. KY

    another thing to love about satellite is the old school music they play. :D

  8. Andrew

    WAH RM2 for 4 meatballs! RM0.50 for one! That Ipoh Chicken Rice shop next door selling RM1 for ONE MEATBALL!!

  9. marcky

    I just ate there the other day, somehow I find it lacked something. Wasn't being mindful.

    The real one in Ipoh is really much better. There's one near my place also, I must do a comparison review!

    Oh BTW, chicken boobs ftw okay!

  10. Bangsar-bAbE

    marcky – Of course the Ipoh one nicer! ;)

    Andrew – Serious?? That's daylight robbery!

    KY – YESsss. That too. ;)

    Julian – Phobia de. My mum used to force me to eat it when I was a chlid. Grew up hating it.

    iamthewitch – Yeah…do try. It's surprisingly decent.

    min – The owner is really quite a character. And the music goes with him!

    TL – When I was there the other day, the food was quite alright. Hopefully you'll have better luck in future!

    worldwindows – I've never tried the wanta mee. Should have that next. Thanks for the tip!

    monkey – Ooooo…thanks hun! Will keep this in mind. ;)

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