8 Places To Enjoy Hainanese Chicken Chops in Klang Valley

8 Places To Enjoy Hainanese Chicken Chops in Klang Valley
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We are all familiar with the classic taste of chicken chop, which typically comes in a deep-fried or grilled version. Then, there’s Hainanese chicken chop — a slab of chicken meat coated in thick batter before it gets deep-fried to crispy, golden brown perfection. Depending on the place, the Hainanese chicken chop is either doused in reddish tomato or brown gravy and served with sides like potato wedges/fries, peas/mixed vegetables and/or coleslaw. Below is our list of 9 places to enjoy Hainanese chicken chops in Klang Valley in alphabetical order.

1) Cathay Hailam Kopitiam

This old-school kopitiam, dated way back in the 1950s, is nothing fancy but if you are here for some comfort food, you can’t go wrong with their signature Hainanese chicken chop. You get a delicious chicken thigh blanketed in tomato gravy with sides of fork-tender potato wedges, a tomato slice and some peas. It’s the kind of nostalgic taste that everything harmonises together as you take each bite.

Address: 23, Jalan Kem, 42000 Port Klang, Selangor.

Cathay Hailam Kopitiam
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2) Eat at J’s

Eat at J’s welcomes you with its rustic and cosy interior. It has that sense of a homey environment and the food is just as good, notably their highly recommended Hainanese Chicken Chop. Eat a J’s, however, calls it “Oriental Chicken Chop” but what’s most important is the taste — A well-seasoned and battered chicken chop nicely fried to crunchy perfection. The price may have been on the high side but you will get a justifiably large portion served with fries and salad while the savoury-sour gravy complements everything.

Address: 28, Jalan SS 23/11, Taman Sea, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Eat at J's
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3) Elsie’s Kitchen by WanEli

Happy Mansion at PJ’s Seksyen 17 is home to many good foods, one of which includes the Hainanese Chicken Chop at Elsie’s Kitchen. Sure, their classic Chicken Chop may have been the star dish but Elsie’s Kitchen’s version of the Hainanese style is no slouch either. You will get a chunky slab of fried chicken chop coated with batter and drenched with tomato gravy with the usual sides including peas and fries.

Address: AG-6 Ground Floor, Block A Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Elsie's Kitchen
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4) Ernie Western Food

Located in Gembira MJ Restaurant, which houses plenty of stalls and one of them includes Ernie Western Food. You will find reasonably priced dishes from assorted pasta to chops, where the latter excels the most if you are here for their Hainanese Chicken Chop. A sizable portion of fried chicken chop that tastes succulent on the inside and crispy on the outside. It pairs well with tangy tomato gravy that has the right mix of spicy and savoury taste. Coupled with sides of potato wedges, mixed vegetables and coleslaw, it’s a hearty meal that doesn’t cost a bomb.

Address: Gembira MJ Restaurant, Jalan SS 26/9, Taman Mayang Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Ernie Western Food
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5) Hainan Joy Cafe

This neighbourhood Hainan Joy Cafe specialises in Hainanese foods and no prize for guessing that one of their must-have dishes on the menu is Hainanese chicken chop. It comes with a thick slab of fried chicken chop served with assorted sides such as a fried egg and fries. The gravy, however, is not the usual tomato-based version. But at least the chicken is both crispy and juicy and still goes well with the savoury, umami-rich mushroom gravy, complete with sliced mushrooms on top of it.

Address: 53, Jalan SS 24/8, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Hainan Joy Kopitiam
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6) Loong Hwa Kopitiam

From dim sum to rice and noodle dishes, Loong Hwa Kopitiam covers the local staples that most patrons would go for. Then, there are Western foods specialising in chops. One of them includes the Hainanese Chicken Chop, offering a reasonable slab of deep-fried chicken meat covered in the classic tomato-based gravy. The sides include peas, coleslaw, sliced onions, cherry tomatoes and thick-cut fries. It’s flavourful and it’s a good portion too for the price that you pay.

Address: 01-07 & 01-08, Stellar Suites, Jalan Puteri 4/7, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.

Loong Hwa Kopitiam
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7) Restoran Sin Kee

An old-school restaurant in Brickfields that stands the test of time, thanks to some of its signature Hainanese foods on the menu. Their classic mun fan (steamed rice with/without pork) may have been a hit among many young and old patrons. But let’s not forget their comforting Hainanese Chicken Chop — a juicy and crispy slab of deep-fried chicken drenched in brown gravy topped with baked beans, potatoes, sliced onions & cucumbers and mixed vegetables on a big plate.

Address: 194, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

Restoran Sin Kee
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8) Yut Kee Restaurant

It may have been nearly a century and yet, Yut Kee Restaurant still attracts many customers coming to this establishment for their Hainanese food specialities. Choices are aplenty here including the crowd-favourite Hainanese Chicken Chop. There’s something about this popular dish that become one of the must-order items on the menu. A thick slab of deep-fried chicken meat sitting on a pool of brown gravy with the sides of potato wedges and mixed vegetables.

Address: 1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur.

Yut Kee Restaurant
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