Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Chicken Rice & Penang Lor Bak @ Hoe Fong Chicken Rice, Seapark, Petaling Jaya

When it comes to places to eat, I tend to return back to familiar territory. Although I don't live in Petaling Jaya anymore, it's still my preferred choice for food. The area around the Seapark Market is a hub for good food. There's Soo Kee for Ipoh Hor Fun and the best poached chicken ever, fishball noodles at the Tang House of Fishball, yummy assam laksa and prawn mee in front of the market, pork noodles at the nearby Seaview restaurant, great food at O&S and the list goes on and on.

This particular place has been here for a long time and it's always the old lady hunched over the two cast iron woks deep frying the chicken. Whenever you walk past this place, she's always there in front cooking away. Every thing revolves around her - the frying and chopping of the chicken. The other people only get to serve the rice and the accompanying soup.

Here the chicken is crispy with no additional flour coating. It can be a bit dry so it's advisable to eat it with the buttery fluffy rice or the sweet soup made from boiling the chicken bones. Another new addition to their menu is the Penang Lorbak. Deep fried till the bean curd sheets curl to a tantalising crispy sight, it tasted really good too with that soft filling. Akthough the food here is really good, for those who wear heels beware as the floor is extremely slippery and oily from the deep frying.

Hoe Fong Chicken Rice
Along Jalan 21/17
Petaling Jaya

(Non Halal. Closed on Thursdays. The shop is further down from Soo Kee and is next to an optician)

*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.


GFAD said...

Haven't had good lorbak for ages. Nothing beats those in Penang. But these look good. Will try to pop in before I leave!

Elaine said...

Lorbak...ahhh..thanks thanks vicaaaariously through your pictures, lol!

Actually, i believe the last time i had a good lorbak was in Penang when one of my grandaunts made it from scratch!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

looks like a very well kept secret eh...yummm...a very late congrats on that straits time article..making us famous!

Cat Cat said...

PJ SS2 is indeed a food heaven. I missed the food in "Wai Sik Kai"..
So many varieties and choices to choose.

Lovely Malaysia Food said...

The lorbak look really good. Do they serve with the brown colour sauce?

Precious Pea said...

I have been living in PJ for more than 2 decades now but never before I dine in Seapark. I will try to conquer this food heaven before i move to Setia Alam.

boo_licious said...

kat - I was surprised they served lorbak as they have not varied their menu ever for years and years but it was good, crispy and not too oily.

the expedited writer - nothing beats home made versions. They're so good and chock full of ingredients.

joe - thanks! this place has been around for ages and ages, hence you see how hunched the old lady is.

cat cat - can never go hungry in this area. So much food and choices.

lovely malaysia food - no they don't but I didn't ask for any as it tastes good just as it is.

precious pea - Ah, you should as most of the stall owners are old timers like this old lady. It's always good to try these people before they pass it on to the next generation as the taste will differ after that.

Unknown said...

i've tried the laksa infront of wet market..its reli good stuff..never knew that theres so much good food around sea park..thx alot..congrats on NST article..2 full pages of u..we floggers r so proud of u

wmw said...

Congrats again ah! :)...Oooh, I love crispy chic compared to bloody chic anytime!

Tummythoz said...

Didn't know they serve lorbak, Thx for d heads-up.
Gosh not only legendary, now national celebrity! Your pix looks great in d papers!

boo_licious said...

kampungboycitygal - there's loads of good food at sea park and paramount. Can just eat non stop there.
*buys bigger brown paper bag* Thanks for noticing the article.

wmw - ah, I hate bloody chicken too.

tummythoz - new addition which is so yum! Oops, think I need more brown paper bags. Thanks!

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