Restaurants & Bars

Malaysia Chicken

Kuala Lumpur - Hainanese Chicken Rice & Stuff at Nam Heong


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars 5

Kuala Lumpur - Hainanese Chicken Rice & Stuff at Nam Heong

klyeoh | Apr 22, 2012 03:01 AM

Nearly 70 years old, Nam Heong was a veritable venerable institution in its own right in KL's Chinatown. But I'd resisted stepping into it thus far, influenced by the news that it's been taken over a few years back by the larger Esquire Kitchen restaurant chain, which subsequently incorporated Nam Heong's famous chicken rice into the menu of all its outlets.

But today, I decided to try out Nam Heong where it started - on 56, Jalan Sultan in Chinatown. I realised that Nam Heong has also incorporated Esquite Kitchen's Shanghainese and other Chinese regional items into its own menu. Interesting!

What I tried:

- Steamed Haianese chicken with rice: as with all chicken rice in KL, it was not as strongly-flavored nor as flavorsome as the same dish you'd get in Singapore. The chicken was chewy and has a bite to it - perhaps free-range chicken, the way some connoisseurs like them;

- Steamed Hakka pork and yam - this was delicious! The yam fell apart at the merest touch of my fork, and was full of flavor;

- Fuzhou fishball filled with minced pork, in soup. The fishballs were passable, but the pork soup was bland.

Interesting lunch, in a chicien rice restaurant icon in KL. Not in a hurry to return though.

Address details
Nam Heong Chicken Rice
56, Jalan Sultan (parallel to Petaling Street)
Kuala Lumpur 50000
Tel: +603-20785879

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound