There are a few places that serve good claypot rice around the Klang Valley area. A typical claypot rice comes with marinated soy-sauce chicken, Chinese sausages, salted fish and of course, moist and crisp cooked rice. Not to mention any fan of claypot rice would tell you that nothing beats the traditional charcoal-fire cooking method. Without further ado, here are the 7 Places To Enjoy Delicious Claypot Rice in Klang Valley.
1) Stall 19 @ SS2 Wai Sek Kai
The bustling SS2 neighbourhood needs no introduction, especially when it comes to its variety of food. One of them, of course, has to be the popular food court known as SS2 Wai Sek Kai. The food court houses various hawker stalls selling the likes of chicken rice, char kuey teow and yong tau foo. Then, there’s Stall 19 selling claypot rice — one of my usual go-to places in PJ whenever I crave for their Claypot Salted Pork Rice. The dish is freshly prepared upon order and what you’ll get here is piping-hot fragrant rice mixed with soy sauce. The salted pork has a nice, juicy lean-to-fat meat ratio, which goes well with the rice! Available in small and big portions, you can also opt for other claypot dishes such as Claypot Chicken Rice and Claypot Yee Mee.
Address: 14, Jalan SS 2/62, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Located just next to Maybank Pudu, this corner-lot coffee shop is primarily known for its signature claypot chicken rice. The stall itself has no signboard but it’s easy to spot anyway since you will notice a pushcart lined with charcoal stoves. What makes this stall such a crowd favourite is the way the owner uses an old-school method to cook the claypot dishes. Expect fragrant claypot rice coupled with well-marinated yet tender chicken and aromatic Chinese sausage. Keep in mind the stall is usually busy during dinnertime (it opens around 4 pm onwards) if you plan to dine in.
Address: 21, Jalan Kancil, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Here’s another claypot rice gem in the Pudu area or more specifically, Jalan Yew. The place itself can be tricky to find, particularly if you are a first-timer, since Heun Kee is actually located under the bridge near the Pudu wet market. Heun Kee has been around for nearly 40 years and its longevity lies in their traditional method of cooking the claypot chicken rice on charcoal stoves. The result? Good-tasting rice, with juicy & flavourful chicken and Chinese sausages, all added together. You can choose different parts of chicken to go with your claypot rice including drumstick, thigh, wings, or breast meat.
Address: 59, Jalan Yew, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
4) Wei Ji Claypot Chicken Rice
Looking for a recommended claypot rice place in Setapak? Here’s one for you at Jalan Mawar in Taman P Ramlee, which is located just opposite the SJK (C) Mun Yee school. Among the factors that make Wei Ji Claypot Chicken Rice a popular go-to spot is the overall reasonable price. Of course, taste matters too and for that, it doesn’t disappoint judging by most customers’ positive reviews. The rice has a nice texture to it, thanks to the traditional charcoal cooking method. The marinated chicken, in the meantime, is savoury enough and goes well with Chinese sausage too. Available in small and large portions, do keep in mind that the place tends to be crowded during dinnertime. So, if you don’t mind waiting for a table, it’s best to come early instead (it opens around 5 pm onwards).
Address: 74, Jalan Mawar, Taman P Ramlee, 53000 Kuala Lumpur.
Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Rice comes a long way since its humble beginnings back in 1988. This Damansara Jaya mainstay is known for its — what else — flavourful claypot chicken rice. Expect soft and fluffy rice on top with some crispiness at the bottom, thanks to Choong Kee’s insistence on cooking their claypot chicken rice the old-fashioned way. And by the old-fashioned way, we mean that they use charcoal fire to achieve that distinctive flavour that defines a good claypot chicken rice. If you prefer to enjoy it back home, you can choose to order online via self pick-up or delivery right here.
Address: 80, Jalan SS 22/25, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
A popular claypot chicken rice spot in Puchong, where they cook them the traditional way using charcoal fire. While Shi Yue Tian is primarily known for its famous claypot chicken rice, they offer pork meat rice versions as well. You can also add in extra ingredients like Chinese sausage, salted fish, or egg for a fraction of the price. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to pair your claypot rice dish with a bowl of double-boiled soup (their Coconut Chicken comes highly recommended).
Address: 11, Jalan 23, Taman Bukit Kuchai, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
Old but gold, Restoran Veng Soon’s reputation for serving its signature claypot chicken rice since 1977 in PJ Old Town. Their choices are limited to just claypot chicken rice, where the menu consists of small and big portions. Customers who tried them before praised its overall moist and flavourful claypot rice along with the tender and juicy chicken meat. They also offer various types of double-boiled soups ranging from Lotus Root & Peanut Pork Ribs Soup to ABC Soup, Coconut Chicken Herbal Soup, and Winter Melon Chicken Soup.
Address: F19, Jalan Pasar 1/21, PJ Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.