Thursday, June 15, 2006

Herbal Chicken in a KL Alley

Oh man it's been two weeks since I've posted anything. If I have any regular readers thanks for your patience... I'll try to keep up a more regular schedule.

Today I bring you once again to an alley near my workplace. If you've read my blog post on Mum's Favourite Steamed Rice (it's a name... I don't think my mother has ever eaten there before) the Herbal Chicken place is located in an adjoining alleyway. From the Steamed Rice place just walk all the way through to the other end and you've found the place.

The first thing you notice about this place is that it's located in an extremely cramped alleyway. As such the Herbal Chicken place only makes five or six tables available with each table accomodating at most four adults. The second thing you notice about this place is that every one is having the Herbal Chicken drumstick! It's rare that you see a table without this particular dish.

We (as in my colleagues and myself) call this place the 'Yok Choi Gai' place which is Cantonese for Herbal Chicken. Actually because most of my colleagues speak Mandarin a lot more they call this place 'Yau Chai Ji' but I digress.

Back to the point. The Herbal Chicken I'm talking about here is basically steamed chicken with herbal soup. It doesn't look great in the pictures but I assure you it's one of the best steamed herbal chicken you will ever eat.

The Herbal Chicken.

Being a tiny little stall they don't have much in the variety department. The other thing that they serve is what I like to call the Soup of the Day. Basically it's Chinese style soup that changes every once in a while (or perhaps it's rotated daily... I'm not sure). They also have pork trotters in vinegar and eggs boiled in the aforementioned pork trotters with vinegar soup.

Soup of the Day: Herbal Soup with Pork (a little like Bak Kut Teh soup).

Oh and the only other thing they serve is vegetables with oyster sauce. I believe it's always lettuce :)

Lettuce with oyster sauce.

If you want to eat the Herbal Chicken you have to be there early. They run out as early as 1pm.

posted by wyejon at Thursday, June 15, 2006 (permalink) |

1 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger earl-ku

some called it "wong tai kai" Emperors Chicken ... i had a similiar like version at "tai shu tau" which is called "fa tieu kai" in claypot ... very nice!

12:05 AM  

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