Kuala Lumpur - Charcoal-cooked Claypot Chicken Rice at Maybank, Jalan Pudu
This street-side claypot chicken rice stall is about 40 years old, and still cooks its claypots atop traditional charcoal-fired stoves. Seating is by the corner of Jalan Pudu, a busy high street, and Jalan Kancil, just outside a Maybank branch - a landmark one needs to use as this claypot spot is nameless.
What we had this evening:
- Claypot chicken rice, with marinated bone-in chicken pieces, slivers of Chinese waxed sausages, chicken liver and salted fish, flavoured with dark soysauce and lard, and chopped scallions.The chicken was smooth-textured and perfectly marinated. The claypot rice was fragrant, though lacking the winey aroma of Huen Kee (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/920305) down the street.
- Blanched lettuce, with oyster sauce and crisp, golden-fried garlic. It was light and slightly oily.
- Chicken feet, pig's tail, groundnuts and red dates soup.
Pudu Claypot Chicken Rice
Seating outside Maybank - Jalan Pudu Branch
418-24, Jalan Pudu (corner with Jalan Kancil
)55100 Kuala Lumpur