Evan Ng •
29 Apr 2012 • 7 reviews • 9 followers
I had resisted wanting to write about this place. It’s location is pretty hidden and it’s a hole-in-the wall type of place, limited seating, and has had no problems filling their tables and does good business. The lesser the better maybe? Didn’t think I needed the whole world to know about it. But, who am I kiddin and who’d read what I put here?? J Anyway I thought I should do them justice.
Of course, the main item on their menu here is chicken, which is one of the highlights for me when I come here. They only serve 白鸡 here … no roasted chicken. The chicken is really tender, the meat is just moist and has a slight crunchy / tangy feel when you bite into the meat … very nice. The rice is very fragrant and tasty, but not oily, which is again another plus, because there are a lot of chicken rice stalls out there whose rice are very fragrant and tasty but also very oily. Some people like it, some people don’t. For $3.50 a plate of chicken rice, the amount of chicken meat that comes with the rice is more than what you’d normally get at most other stalls. They normally also serve a small bowl of soup with the chicken rice, which is boiled with chicken bones and vegetables, no MSG and very tasty.
Now, the second highlight for me when I visit this place is that I always order a plate of 鱼生. I do not know why, but I’ve come across many stalls that are supposed to sell good traditional Cantonese style yu sheng but they’ve always flattered to deceive. And of all places, this hole in the wall chicken rice stall serves up, imho, probably one of the best yu sheng I’ve eaten here. Fish is very fresh, and kept chilled at the right temperature before serving. $3 for a good portion to go with my chicken rice … heaven !! J
Well, it’s not the most convenient place to get to, and they don’t open late. They have signs telling you that waiting time during peak lunch hrs of 12-2pm can be as long as 20 mins, because its a small operation with largely one man behind the kitchen preparing the food and taking the orders as well. But it's worth it for me, and I sure as hell will make detours there to eat whenever I have a chicken rice and yu sheng craving … Buen Aproveche !!