We had a meeting in Quill City Mall which concluded just in time for lunch. For lunch, we decided to head to The Row, located barely 5 minutes away. Some friends told me there were some new additions to the scene and since we were nearby, it was a good time to check it out. After weighing our options, we opted for something local. There was an Italian restaurant that serves mainly pizza that caught our eye but as we were going through all the Menus, we decided on the local offering. Honestly, it was the ‘Kam Heong Chicken’ that reeled us in and sealed the deal. Lets just say that we are a big fan of this particular dish. So, this 3 month old kopitiam bar it was.
Parking : There are plenty of parking by the road side. However, during the day, it may be difficult to get a spot as it is almost always fully occupied. Fret not though, as there is an open car park very close by. If you drive along the road where The Row is located, you’d see the carpark soon enough. It is within a short walking distance, which is great. The rates are as follows : From morning to 2 pm, its RM 1 for every 30 minutes. After 2 pm onwards, it is a flat rate of 4 ringgit per entry.
As you can see, this certainly is not your typical ol’ school kopitiam. Nope. It is modern, classy and cosy. They had a diverse range of music playing, ranging from classic oldies like John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads to recent hits like Bruno Mars’s When I Was Your Man. There was a touch of ol’ school-ness, a tiny bit in the form of the images on the wall. I saw Stephen Chow, Cecelia Cheung, Bruce Lee and etc. I recall having watched one or two of these movies back when they used to play them on TV 2, a time before ASTRO and Netflix. In a way, it was nostalgic.
Nasi Lemak with Ayam Percik and Teh Ais, RM 19.90 + Rice with Kam Heong Chicken, RM 17.90
This is a Set Lunch that comes with a main dish and a drink. For the dish, we ordered Nasi Lemak Ayam Percik and the drink for the day was Teh Ais. Food was yummy. As usual with ayam percik, it comes in a large thigh piece. The meat was juicy and tender, the percik sauce was nice. I do not know if it is the real deal or if it was authentic … my friend from the east coast wasn’t around to provide me his opinion but to me, it tasted good and at that point, that was all I cared about, lol. Yummmmm. The chicken was the star of the dish, of course and made for a perfect addition to the nasi lemak. The ‘sambal’ was a good mix between spicy, sweet and with the ‘kacang’ , fried anchovies, cucumber and rice topped with an egg, this dish sure did fill us up and satisfy our nasi lemak craving.
Guys, if you like Kam Heong Chicken, you’ve got to give it a try here. It was soooooo ‘sedap’. As soon as it arrives at your table, you’d be able to smell the distinct aroma unique to this dish. My tummy started rumbling as soon as it hit my nose. The portion size was pretty generous for a single eater. There was about 6,7 medium sized of boneless chicken pieces. It was more than enough to last you through the whole dish. It tasted awesome, finger lickin’ good. I am serious. I dont know how else to describe it except that it was soooo sedap. The prawn paste, the curry leaves, the shallots, chili …. the combination of flavors was spot on. Besides the kam heong chicken, the dish also came with a plate of rice with a serving of vegetable (brinjal and long beans) on the side and oh, a bowl of vegetable soup too. I was very satisfied with this dish. Burp!!
I look forward to returning here in the near future to give their other dishes a go. Oh well, who am I kidding. I most probably will end up reordering Kam Heong chicken again, lol.
Address: 34 G, The Row, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Sundays to Fridays, 8 am – 9 pm. Saturdays closed.
FB Link: https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/广昌龙茶室吧-Kwong-Cheung-Loong-Kopitiam-Bar-112253857026959/
Signing out now, Ciao.