First thing’s first. I rarely eat Malay made chicken rice. Not because I don’t like them, but usually the “roasted” chicken type is dry and tasteless. The rice is good, the chicken itself is a turn off. This happened many times until I got fed-up with Malay style chicken rice with an exception to one brader that sold a really good chicken rice in Kelana Jaya long time ago.
Since then, I usually avoid any chicken rice stalls made by Malays. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a Malay and I’m not racist nor I’m playing favouritism games here. It’s just my own opinion and taste buds that I don’t enjoy dry roasted chicken.
BUT…now we have a potential winner. I recently found a Malay owned chicken rice restaurant in Shah Alam that I personally like because of the method they use. Their method of chicken rice is based on the Chinese style which turns out to be juicy and flavourful. I was overwhelmed by the flavour that it has. But what I had was the roasted duck rice instead of chicken. And it’s not easy to make a flavourful Chinese style roasted duck but they managed to do it. Kudos to them.
Chicken Rice Guys is the name of the restaurant located in Seksyen 7 Shah Alam, near to Unisel and another food stall that sells crab noodles (mee ketam). We arrived just before lunch time and yet the place is almost full. And so I didn’t waste any time and ordered two dishes, roasted duck rice and dry wanton noodles.
What I like most about the Chinese style chicken rice or duck rice is the sauce. Those who get the taste of the sauce correctly, wins my vote. And I’d say that CRG (Chicken Rice Guys) won my vote here.
Just like the Chee Ming chicken rice shop along Jalan Bukit Bintang which I love so much, the guys at CRG managed to make a similar sauce in terms of taste. It is not too salty nor too bland. So kudos to the CRG guys for making a tasty sauce.
Now I seldom order any wanton noodles with fried dumplings. I love fried or steam dumplings but usually the dry wanton sauce will not be up to my liking. But I have to give it to the Chicken Rice Guys for making my meal scrumptious.
This is probably the best dry wanton noodles I ever had that is halal and made by Malays. Dumplings are flavourful and delicious. The noodles itself is just at the right texture and taste. I was not disappointed.
Being particular about food, I usually won’t finish the food if its bad. But this time I felt like having a second helping. I am on a diet so I had to be happy with what I have for now. And I am very happy.
Of course, I can have a little side snack with it.
Who wouldn’t like roti bakar and a side of half-boiled eggs right? This is just comfort food that we can find almost at every kopitiams in and around the entire country.
With food this good, no wonder they were also reviewed by TV3’s Jalan Jalan Cari Makan TV show. The deco of the place also feels homey and comfortable.
I always liked places or restaurants that has wooden panel as the feature decoration. It feels good somehow. This place is usually packed with college and university students residing around the area. It’s a good place to chill and have a nice meal or a teh tarik session.
My meal cost me a little over RM30 which is quite reasonable. Now the question is, would I be coming back here for the chicken rice/duck rice? Yes…but only if and when I’m in the neighbourhood. I may not want to head over to Chicken Rice Guys specifically for the chicken or duck rice because there is another place I like close to home in Subang Jaya serving similar type of food. But when I’m in Seksyen 7 Shah Alam, I’ll definitely have a meal here.
Go check them out!
40 Jalan Zirkon 7F/F, Seksyen 7
40000 Shah Alam, Malaysia
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