Ever since I started my quest to explore Pudu for their delicious food, people keep mentioning Heun Kee as a must try for claypot chicken rice. Located on Jalan Yew which is always jam packed with people going to the Pudu market, this restaurant is tucked just under the highway. There are lots of other notable eateries around Jalan Yew - Hup Yick's Fuzhou fishballs and May King's Lum Meen. Even though this place is jam packed all the time, if you are patient, you can easily get a car park at the public spots under the overhead bridge. People keep coming and going from the market hence the frequency of car spots being made available is quite high provided you are willing to wait a while.
We had the claypot chicken rice which came with slices of Chinese sausage (Lap Cheong in Chinese) and salted fish. The rice cooked is slightly softer than the other claypot rice places but it is really nice and aromatic with the broth it has been cooked with. I wasn't too satisfied with the crusty bits at the bottom of the claypot as I felt they were not enough as I liked a nice mixture of crispy and cooked rice in my claypot. You can smell a slight whiff of rice wine when they first serve you the rice as a dash is added just before it's taken off the stove.
Heun Kee Claypot Rice
59, Jalan Yew
Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
Tel No: 03 - 9200 1603
(Open for lunch and dinner. To get there, from the Sungai Besi highway, take the turning towards Pudu. At the roundabout take a twelve o' clock turn and you will be at Jalan Yew - it's one way so use this way or come from Wentworth Hotel which is across the road. You can make a U turn and see Heun Kee at the left hand side which is tucked in one corner. It's advisable you try and locate a car park space around the area.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
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