Monday, February 26, 2024

This stall has been working for 30 years however is it time to vary the recipe?

Claypot hen rice is a basic Malaysian dish that varies primarily based on totally different states in Malaysia. For instance, claypot hen rice dishes are inclined to go heavy on salted fish whereas those within the Klang Valley select to stress the lap zheong (Chinese language sausage) as a substitute.

Brickfields Claypot Chicken Rice - Stall exterior

When Brickfields is talked about, everybody often thinks of Indian meals so I used to be happy to listen to about this
claypot hen rice stall positioned alongside the streets of Brickfields. A mere 4-minute stroll from KL Sentral, the stall was straightforward to seek out and was barely crowded once I visited at round 6pm.

claypot chicken rice - burning pots

What I attempted at Brickfields Claypot Hen Rice

The stall is simple, they solely promote claypot hen rice and greens for these choosing a extra healthful meal. As for the claypot hen rice, you might get the Small Claypot Hen Rice (RM12) or the Massive Claypot Hen Rice (RM22). We had been suggested that the Massive Claypot Hen Rice is appropriate for sharing. As for the greens, I received the Mustard Greens (RM7) simply to see if the style is amplified.

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Whereas I might say the stall is barely crowded, I didn’t count on the ready time to be as much as half-hour. This was undeniably disappointing, inflicting my expectations for the meals’s style to soar. 

claypot chicken rice- closeup

After what felt like an eternity, the claypot hen rice and mustard greens arrived. At first look, it fulfilled each standards of what a claypot rice ought to seem like. Rice with speckles of soy sauce, garnish and hen brimming.

As I did the signature mixing of the dish, I used to be barely dejected to seek out that it undoubtedly may use extra hen particularly if I’m paying RM12. The stall wasn’t beneficiant with the lap zheong as properly, as my digging solely discovered me 2 of them.

claypot chicken rice - complete dishes

Nonetheless hopeful, I dug into the dish and located myself conflicted. Whereas the claypot rice undoubtedly was flavourful, it appeared to lack a serious part….SALT! Whereas claypot hen rice is often accompanied by a aspect of chillies and soy sauce, they’re solely supposed to boost the dish’s style, not GIVE it style.

Though the hen meat was tender, it suffered from the identical situation of utterly missing any salt. Whereas the chillies and soy sauce undoubtedly helped, I need to say that they didn’t considerably improve the flavour of the dish.

claypot chicken rice - mustard greens
The greens appeared to have extra stems than the leafy greens. It got here with the sauce and was cooked completely properly, however I believe it may have used extra sauce and fewer stems.

By way of portion measurement, the claypot rice undoubtedly didn’t fulfill the massive eater in me. The hen items had been tiny and undoubtedly extra bony than meaty.

Ultimate ideas

claypot chicken rice - full dishes
It’s all the time difficult reviewing stalls which have such wealthy historical past behind them. Contemplating how this stall has been working for over 30 years, I’d say perhaps I caught them on a nasty day. The dishes lacked style and undoubtedly weren’t well worth the value for the portion.

Particularly since my principal gripe with the dish was the dearth of salt, it in all probability might be solved simply as properly. With the shop’s fame and legacy in thoughts, I really hope my subsequent go to will probably be higher. 

Anticipated harm: RM12 to RM20 per pax

Claypot Sifu serves durian hen hotpot & different natural hotpot dishes

Value: $

Our Score: 2.5 / 5

Brickfields Claypot Rice

27-11, Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4, Brickfields, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, 50470


Our Score 2.5/5

Brickfields Claypot Rice

27-11, Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4, Brickfields, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, 50470

Working Hours: 4pm – 8.30pm (Thu to Mon), Closed on Tue & Wed

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