There’s a lot to love about rice bowls. Fluffy white rice with assorted toppings such as chicken, beef or fish meat, soft egg and cucumber slices — all neatly arranged in a single bowl. They are normally served warm, making it an ideal meal to fill your tummy during lunch or dinnertime. So, here are the 7 Best Places To Enjoy Rice Bowl in Klang Valley listed in alphabetical order.
1) Ebony & Ivory Coffee @ Taman Cheras
Beyond the ordinary-looking apartment complex in Taman Cheras lies a cosy little cafe called Ebony & Ivory Coffee. The menu is understandably limited, given its limited space and all. Apart from serving good coffee and pastries, they are also known for their signature rice bowl varieties. Expect hearty selections such as Minced Pork Scrambled Egg Rice and Salmon Sashimi Rice Bowl.
Address: 4A, Block P/E, Taman Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 10 am to 6 pm | Tel: 012-508 0510
2) Food By Fat Cat @ Sunway Geo Avenue
At Food by Fat Cat, you’ll find plenty of comfort food such as all-day breakfast, stir-fried ramen and homemade waffles. Adding to the list is their Japanese-style rice bowls, offering both savoury and spicy choices such as the cheekily-named “Fattie Bom Bom” (crispy chicken karaage with dynamite ebiko sauce, sauteed mushroom & organic onsen egg) and the fusion “Sambal Oelek Fried Rice” (sambal oelek, sunny-side-up egg with fried anchovies & garlic dips).
Address: D-01-01-001A, Blok D, Sunway Geo Avenue, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Sunway South Quay, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor. | Opening Hours: Daily 10 am to 10 pm | Tel: 03-5650 5181
3) March Azalea Kitchen @ Taman OUG
March Azalea Kitchen’s homey ambience and cosy interior are part of the charm that makes the cafe a good hangout spot. Rice bowl lovers can look forward to their egg-centric rice varieties such as the “Sambal Petai Egg Rice”, “Japanese Egg Rice” and “Salmon Belly Egg Rice”, all topped with a half-boiled egg and freshly-cut cucumbers. Don’t forget to poke the runny egg yolk in the centre and mix all the colourful ingredients together before serving.
Address: 40, Jalan Awan Hijau, Taman Overseas Union (Taman OUG), 58200 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 12 pm to 10 pm | Tel: 03-7971 3043
4) Mei By Fat Spoon @ Desa Sri Hartamas & The Hub SS2
Mei by Fat Spoon specialises in both cold and rice bowls, offering more than 10 different varieties to choose from. Those who prefer meat on a bed of rice might want to order some of their recommended dishes such as the beef & basil “Moo Moo Rice Bowl” and the unique “Ox Tongue Rice”, which is served with either soy sauce or original mirin sauce. They have seafood choices as well, namely the spicy “Torched Salmon” with lime chilli dressing & braised mushrooms and the savoury “Fried Oysters & Tamago Rice Bowl”. Each rice bowl comes with a complimentary miso radish soup.
Address: (Desa Sri Hartamas) 22-G, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur & (The Hub SS2) B-G-05 The Hub, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan Section 19, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 11 am to 10 pm | Tel: 03-2300 3327 (Desa Sri Hartamas) & 03-7498 0220 (The Hub SS2)
5) Li Restaurant @ Damansara Jaya
Li Restaurant’s rice bowl varieties may be limited to only three choices (“House Rice Bowl, “Go All Out” and “Pork Belly Rice Bowl”). But one thing for sure, they do not skimp on ingredients. For something simple, opt for their “House Rice Bowl”, which consists of succulent chicken thigh, soft-boiled egg, ginger scallion, chilli mayo and cucumber slices. But those who don’t mind paying over RM20 for a rice bowl might want to try their “Go All Out” — a wholesome goodness of fluffy rice with chicken thigh, pork belly, soft egg and chilli mayo all wonderfully mixed together in a single bowl.
Address: 47, Jalan SS 22/24, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 11.30 am to 5 pm & 6.30 pm to 10 pm / Sun 10.30 am to 5 pm | Tel: 03-7733 7692
6) Littlepeople @ Avantas Residences, Jalan Klang Lama
Sure, Littlepeople is better known for their savoury pasta dishes. But they also serve delicious rice bowls as well. First up is their “Ducky Bowl”, a seemingly simple but well-combined ingredients consisting of smoked duck breasts and half-boiled egg drizzled with sesame oil. Chicken lovers, in the meantime, can opt for the Pollo Chicken Bowl, served in a Japanese oyakodon-style with marinated chicken cubes and pesto.
Address: G-01, Avantas Residences 162, Jalan Klang Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 10 am to 11 pm | Tel: 03-7971 9209
7) Uokatsu @ Plaza Damas 3
Located at Plaza Damas 3, one of Uokatsu’s best-selling food items in their menu is the signature mentai rice, a petite but flavourful bowl of rice with rectangle-shaped eggs with marinated pollock roe.
Address: 7, Ground Floor, Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Tues-Wed 11.30 am to 2.30 pm / Thurs-Fri 11.30 am to 2.30 pm & 6 pm to 9.30 pm / Sat-Sun 11 am to 2.30 pm & 6 pm to 9.30 pm | Tel: 03-6201 0339