Nam Heong has been around for decades and within the “Chicken Rice community” – this eatery is considered iconic. Located in the city centre, along Jalan Sultan, Nam Heong is difficult to miss,with its name blatantly on display. Similarly, the chicken rice they used to serve was unforgettable too, delicious and just heavenly. Now though…..
The restaurant was filled with people and at one point, people were lining up outside waiting for a vacant spot, people were still coming in in droves. Used to think it was because of the chicken rice but now I am thinking that it has more to do with the place first – with it being iconic and all, and the food secondary. Why do I say this? because the chicken rice does not taste as good as it used to be. Not even close. In fact, rather than tasting delicious, it was just OKlah. If you are one of those who eat chicken rice regularly, then the current chicken rice at Nam Heong would be okay for you but for someone like me, who eats chicken rice once in a blue moon – this would not fit the bill. When you rarely eat something and when you finally do, you would want or at least attempt to indulge the “very nice/delicious” version of it as oppose to the just “OKlah” version of it – right?
Set Meal: BBQ Pork + Roast Chicken + Vegetables (Bean Sprouts), 14.90 ringgit
This was your usual chicken rice, or rather chicken + pork rice, lol. I guess for a dish that cost 14.90, whatever served on the plate should be more than enough, especially when it comes with vegetables and soup on the side but 4,5 thinly sliced pork meat and 4,5 pieces of roasted chicken did not do it for me. I barely even had the time to decide whether it was good or not before it all disappeared into my tummy. I guess that explains why every table had a big plate of meat on its own because the set simple does not offer enough. As for how it tasted, the chicken rice tasted okay. For me, nothing beats the chicken/pork rice at Meng Kee ( Meng Kee Char Siew @ Shah Alam – One of the Best Char Siew Rice I’ve Tasted. ) There is nothing much I can say to describe chicken rice, lol or how different it is from one and another because they all almost taste similar but yea, the ones at Meng Kee Shah Alam is the bomb. Since I am one of those who eats chicken rice once in a blue moon, when I do get do get down to eating it – I want something really good and for me, good is at Meng Kee, till I discover another restaurant that serves awesome chicken rice.
Would I head here again?
Nope, I would not.
Address: No. 56, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Everyday. 11 am – 3 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.