09 Aug 2014
Having eaten Loy Kee Chicken Rice bought from various food court or hawker stalls since young, and rather liking the fragrant flavor, we decided to have dinner at one of their restaurant outlets. It is just a simply-furnished outlet with red tiled floors, glass doors and a long counter with chefs cooking in open concept, and marble-topped tables for the patrons. A very traditional style aka nostalgic style of dining a la the past coffee shops, except this one has air-conditioning.
I had the Shredded Chicken Noodle (鸡丝面) and I opted for You Ji aka oiled chicken (油鸡) because it was my favorite since young - crispy / springy noodles cooked in a light dark sauce. The chicken meat was tender and delicious. The set of pounded garlic-chilli, pounded ginger and dark sauce for dipping the chicken was fabulous, complementing the original flavor of the meat expertly.
The Beau had the Loy Kee Special Set - comprising of roasted chicken, vegetables, rice and a soup. The braised egg was an additional order by the way. The chicken was succulent and the rice was aromatic with garlic + chicken broth's flavor. It was a well-balanced meal with meat and veggies, and we enjoyed this simple meal rather much - save for the fact that we remember the chicken rice used to be more flavorful / sapid in the past.
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