Monday, July 06, 2009

Choon Yien Chicken Rice, Seksyen 17, PJ

Choon Yien chicken rice is very popular amongst those working at/nearby Seksyen 17, so going over there on a weekday is not a very smart choice.
We popped by on a saturday; still crowded but very manageable.
Though we were there just before lunchtime, it was nearly full house..and there was only 1 miserable chicken hanging at the stall..
Oh no, no more!!!!
Nah, they freshly fry their chooks, so you wont see rows of fried chickens...they keep selling and frying, Gary explained..
Nonetheless, Gary ordered quickly...while we waited...
The famed chicken..
Cut in a rather huge chunks, I felt rather barbaric eating it.
And what so special about this chicken? Definitely the chicken skin.
The chicken was deep fried; the skin so thin and crisp that it's very similar to eating roasted duck skin. Fragrant and lovely to bite into. Sinful too :p. The chicken meat was dry at some parts though, but was ok eating it with the bed of beansprouts it's served on.
Some char siew...
If you like solid porky char siew, then you'll enjoy Choon Yien's version. The fatty parts were not those melt-in-mouth, but springy type. Enveloped with sweeter, non sticky char siew sauce, this was decent char siew.
Some sour spicy vegetables to balance the oiliness from the meat..
Just average, but good to whet the appetite and as an alternate between those meaty chomps.
Gary's complementary 'spare parts' from the owner..
I didn't try it, but Gary seems happy eating it..
Choon Yien chicken rice is located at Block C, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Petaling Jaya. Oh, do note that the owner is sometimes eccentric and arrogant. Some people may find it offensive. That aside, just enjoy the fried chicken rice.

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Blogger J2Kfm said...

happy mansion's the place with Food Foundry and such?
alwiz thought the place is located under some flats or something.

anyway, crispy skin roasted chicken is a rare find nowadays.

06 July, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: yes, the same place. same block as my elephant. it's at the ground floor of some flats. yeah, usually can only get crispy skin (deep fried) roast chicken from restaurants, so it's nice to get it from this stall too..

06 July, 2009  
Blogger 550ml jar of faith said...

Oh yes I remember this! The floors are so greasy you could slide and fall if not careful! I know the rice is hard to resist, but it's really heavy, I had trouble working through an entire plate!

07 July, 2009  
Blogger Simon Seow said...

Yeah, the owner is kind of loud but still quite friendly. My colleague knows him quite well, when we want to come here for lunch, he'll always call first to book the chicken and char siew lol.

07 July, 2009  
Anonymous allie said...

I prefer char siew more that chicken. But this chicken skin looks so crispy that I hv the urge to sink my teeth into it :P

07 July, 2009  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

Wow, deep fried chicken rice, rarely get~~

07 July, 2009  
Blogger thenomadGourmand said...

ahh...CR!! heard bt this plc..seems tht very packed during lunch crowd..but the chic and char siew looks good!

07 July, 2009  
Anonymous Pureglutton said...

Yes, been here many times. I like the cha-siew and that owner fella can be very loud, hehe!

07 July, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

550ml jar of faith: if you sit away from the 'chicken trail' - ie, the trail where they take out the chicken- then it's less greasy :)

simon: actually, it's smarter to call and book. else you may not get the chicken at all by the time you reach..

allie: hahaha the skin is real crispy..

mimid3vils: well, there's one more in seapark that's quite famous too.

thenomadGourmand: go weekend. i like the chicken skin. meat was ok, some parts are dry. the char siew was those real solid porky types.

pureglutton: yes, very loud with lots of 'brother' and 'sister' mentioned all the time :p

07 July, 2009  
Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

who cares! i love barbaric eating!

09 July, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should try the evening chicken rice stall at Damansara Kim especially the char siew. The morning & evening stalls are different. It's at the same row as Euro Deli. It's much nicer than Choon Yien.

09 July, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

cumi&ciki: hahaha barbarian!

anon: hi there! thanks for the tips! shall try it too.

10 July, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the uncle is damn rude. he shouts and growls at customers and pushes them if they're in his way -- and he even scolded a little toddler for not eating. when confronted, he scoffs, saying "If you want better service, go to a hotel lar".

seriously, tsk tsk tsk...!

oh and the utensils are horrendously dirty!

16 November, 2010  

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