Restoran Choon Yien is one of those open secret that most PJ boys and girls would know about. When it comes to eating chicken rice with juicy BBQ Pork and Roast Pork, this is one of those restaurant that would automatically pop into mind. I have been coming over here for years, I've had friends and readers asking me why until today, I still refused to write about the place even though I shared photos of the food I eat here on my Instagram. So, after years of avoiding it, finally succumbed and here's my take on this restaurant.
Now, this place gets crazy by 12.15 - 12.30pm, the place would be jam packed with hungry people looking for a place to sit for lunch. I've even heard of some staffs of the surrounding companies/factories that would send a representative out to the restaurant before the official lunch hour just to ensure that they would have a place to sit and order secured. I took a visiting friend from Melbourne to this restaurant at 11 and he was commenting that it is an ungodly hour for LUNCH, by 12pm, he told me that he is lucky I took him there at 11 instead of 12 as we see people appearing out of nowhere coming into the restaurant for food.
Personally, I'm usually there by 11.30am, some might feel that it's a bit too early for lunch but then, that's the best time if you don't want to fight for a table and the 3 important items that I go there for is fresh out of the kitchen. Yup, some of it is so popular that it runs out even before 1pm and what better way to make sure we get it is to show up before that?
Now, why is the lunch crowd so crazy at the place? Some say, it's because of the Roast Chicken (烧鸡) with the beautifully roasted crispy chicken skin, juicy meat and the taugeh soaked sauce that it rest on, for me, I would say it's the portion, the size of the chicken is still quite reasonable so if you are there with just the right number of people (2 - 3pax), you would get a fairly good amount of chicken to eat. Coupled with the other 2 dishes below, it would be just the perfect amount to leave you comatose for the rest of the afternoon at work. So eat at your own risk for it will leave you unproductive for a good hour or so after lunch.
At the end of the day, it is still up to the fans to decide which is the best chicken rice they've eaten at. For me, i would not be bothered to classify them as the number 1 or the number 2 and so on, each has their own unique flavors and style and for me, I don't choose where I would go to eat based on what ranking they sit in my list but what I'm particularly craving for. So this place, is one of the Go-To place whenever I want to satisfy my 3-treasures (taught by one of the restaurant for me use whenever I talk about my usual order, the combination of chicken, roast pork and char siew) craving.
Restoran Choon YienCG - 1, Jalan 17/13, Happy Mansion,
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Hours: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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