Choong Kee is reputed to be one of the best Claypot Chicken Rice in Petaling Jaya. They started as a hawker stall at a coffee shop nearby and later moved into a full-fledge restaurant. The once fiery tempered lady boss has also toned down over the years.
The claypot rice is chicken only. The small (single person) portion cost RM11.50 while the large (two person) portion cost RM22. Salted fish and Chinese sausage is top up at RM1 each. The rice is well cooked and fragrant with lots of soft, meaty chicken pieces unlike many other places.
There are a few choices of steam soups at RM7.50 each. My favourites are watercress and old cucumber. The soup may taste a bland to some people, but it is ok for me as I need to reduce my salt intake.
It’s best to come during lunch time even on weekends as the waiting times are shorter. Waiting times for dinner time are much longer. I have waited up to 1 hour before.
Choong Kee ranks as one of my favourite in Petaling Jaya.
Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Chicken Rice
80, Jalan SS22/25
Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Business hours: 12pm – 2.30pm & 5pm-9pm daily. Closed on Wednesday