As I explore more and more areas for Chinese restaurants, I realise there’s plenty of gems out there that I’ve yet to discover. Kajang Fei Chui has been on the top of my head for the longest time as friends and relatives have said good things about the food.
Kajang can be considered far for some but if you’re within the Cheras vicinity, I reckon getting there wouldn’t be too much of an issue. The place is huge – large enough for 100 tables of more I reckon, and ordering is done via iPad or tablet.
The King Prawns with Chinese Wine (RM40) sounded delicious so we placed an order for a portion. This came in a hot iron pot and mini stove, to keep the broth warm. That said, it wasn’t to our liking as we found the Chinese wine flavour too strong till we couldn’t quite taste the sweetness of the prawns. A pity, for the prawns were fresh and succulent.
My favourite dish at Kajang Fei Chui has got to be the Stewed Chicken with Fermented Beancurd (RM26) – a humble dish of chicken pieces cooked with garlic and a creamy base of fermented beancurd. This was especially delicious with rice, in between sips of cognac. I would return again for this dish and the next time around, I’ll ask for a large claypot.
Dishes are hearty and unpretentious, which is just the kind of Chinese food I like. The Stuffed Beancurd with Minced Meat (RM16) may look simple but the flavours hit the spot. You get that silken texture of the beancurd and a meaty tenderness from the filling, on top of a light yet flavourful gravy.
I also enjoyed the Stuffed Eggplant with XO Sauce (RM20), a mildly spicy dish that gives the cognac an extra kick. The eggplant is firm yet tender to the bite, while the fish paste stuffing gives it a springy bite. Good stuff.
The Stir-fried Vegetables with Roasted Pork (RM25 – small, RM50 – large) is something you can find at most Chinese restaurants. It is also one of my favourite vegetable dishes to eat because “siew yuk goes well with everything” I believe. Kajang Fei Chui serves theirs with Chinese chives and onions for sweetness, and I like that there’s a bit of caramelised bits in the pork.
Skip the red bean soup (RM4) for dessert as it’s really nothing to shout about. If you must have dessert, I suggest you opt for the chilled longan and sea coconut (RM4). Our bill was affordable, at just RM163.15 inclusive of rice and tea.
If you’re looking for a good venue with hearty food without putting a dent in the wallet, this is a place to consider. I heard they do a mean suckling pig too so I’m keeping that for my next visit! Corkage is free so feel free to bring your own.
Food: 6.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Hearty and reliable dishes. Try the stewed chicken with fermented beancurd.
Kajang Fei Chui
No. 1942, Jalan Wan Siew,
Sungai Chua, 43000,