On a subsequent visit to Klang, Rif and I were introduced to the famous Klang Fried Chicken by Ken, who suggested a trip there after our brunch in PJ Old Town. I’ve always like fried chicken and the first thing I would want after a bad day is good fried chicken.
The fried chicken stall is Klang is situated in a restaurant called Kedai Makanan & Minuman Yao Yao Ping. Each piece is priced from RM2.40 onwards, depending on the parts you select. Just place your orders at the stall and take a seat inside the restaurant, which has air conditioning.
The chicken pieces were seasoned, coated in batter and then deep-fried, resulting in their light-browned, crunchy crust and tender, juicy meat. My fried chicken thigh (RM2.70) was especially juicy with a smooth and meaty texture. What I liked about the Klang Fried Chicken (also known as KFC) was how its skin remained crispy and light even after 15 minutes. Good stuff.
If you’re one of those health-conscious people who refuse to eat deep-fried items, you’re missing out on good fried chicken. I’m not asking you to eat fried chicken every day (you’ll probably shorten your life by 10 years), but there’s no harm indulging in some once in a blue moon.
Besides the fried chicken, you can also try the Yao Yao Ping (RM1.50 per cup), the Malaysian version of an ice blended beverage. There are a few flavours to choose from – red bean, cendol, bubur cha cha, kedondong, mango, pineapple, watermelon, sour plum and lemon – and the flavours change every now and then. You can mix the flavours to create your personalized ice blended but don’t overdo it as the taste might not be as palatable as you thought. I chose to mix the cendol and bubur cha cha ice blended.
Nothing fantastic but it was very refreshing on that hot afternoon. I reckon it tasted like a slurpee with local flavours and wouldn’t mind having it again.
*Read it in Star2Sunday here.
Food: 6.5/10 (pork free)
Verdict: It’s a bit far to drive to Klang just for fried chicken, but if you’re around the area, this is worth trying!
Klang Fried Chicken & Yao Yao Ping
1503B Jalan Young,
Business hours: Noon to 7pm
GPS Coordinates: N 3 00.672, E 101 25.248