Village Chicken Restaurant has been purveying Cantonese-style poached free-range, organic chicken to KL-lites since 1982. Located on a surprisingly quiet neighborhood street with a few other interesting-looking restaurants, I'd *never* have found Village Chicken Restaurant had I not been brought here by my seasoned KL foodie-friends.
What we had this evening:
- Cantonese-style poached chicken (白切雞), the signature dish of the restaurant. The chicken was absolutely divine - tasty and perfectly cooked, yielding a nice texture
- A whole de-boned local "senangin" (threadfin) stuffed with minced fish-paste from the tastier "tenggiri" (mackerel) mixed with finely-chopped carrots, scallions and other aromatics. I'm *not* a fish-paste fan, so I personally find this dish a bit too bland (even after dunking the fried fish pieces into the spicy chilli dip), though my dining companions seemed to enjoy it quite a bit.
- Sweet potato leaves stir-fried with minced dried shrimps, garlic and "sambal belachan" (a potent mixture of minced chillis & pungent-smelling fermented fishpaste). Marvellous dish.
- Quick-fried prawns covered in salad cream and served atop julienned cucumber, topped with powdered fish-flakes. Not to my taste (a bit too retro) - this was another signature dish of the restaurant and an old favourite among its regulars.
Village Chicken Restaurant (乡村槽鸡饭店)
7, Jalan SS2/30
47300 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 7874 4529