Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Chen Chen Hong Kong BBQ Goose & Duck, Jalan Seladang, Kuala Lumpur

I read about Chen Chen BBQ in The Sunday Star recently, and knew instantly that we had to go try it out. With a current obsession for roast duck and goose, this just fell into the plan perfectly. So last Saturday, after a sojourn to the Jalan Pasar wet market to shop for fresh supplies, we walked across the road toward the nearby RHB Bank and found Chen Chen BBQ just about 5 metres down the road (perpendicular) from the RHB Bank.

It's a stall at the corner of a shoplot, but don't let the humble facade fool you. The food was excellent!
A row of poultry and a big slab of siew yoke (roast pork) hung at the front counter.

Even more game hung behind the counter.
The proprietors (a husband and wife pair, Chong Foo Chuan and Connie Sia) were curious as to why I was so trigger-happy snapping away. I filled them in on the food blog. The really affable boss rather gamely posed for a quick photo.
The menu board, with pricing stated. Really helpful, this.

I love the rice, fragrant with a hint of turmeric that gave it a sunny hue.

We also had a bowl of old cucumber soup with pork meatballs and duck/goose feet and wings. Excellent stuff! Salty and tasty, the smokiness of roast poultry subtly permeated the soup.

The excellent roast goose quarter (foreground) and roast duck (background). The roast goose had the rich taste of waxed meat, it's hard to describe such a unique flavour, other than to say that we totally relished it. Between the duck and the goose, the goose took centre stage, though the duck was pretty darn good too! There was no thick layer of fat under the shiny brown skin, yet the meat was succulent and tender. This combo truly was the best roast poultry I have ever eaten.

The many condiments that were provided to us. The ubiquitous red chilli sauce.

Spring onions in a thick sweet-sour sauce.

Another type of chilli sauce, but this was more fiery due to the green birds' eye chillies used.

Plum sauce. And a thirst-quenching glass of leong cha for each of us.

This meal for 2 came up to RM36.00. Roast goose is costlier than roast duck, so the price was pretty reasonable for the portions we got. We even had enough leftover goose to tapau for dinner, we made our own mushroom wantan mee and ate it with the yummy roast goose (pic below).

Addendum (posted on 2nd December 2008):
The Saturday that just past, we went to Chen Chen BBQ yet again, this time with mom- and bro-in-law in tow. With 4 tummies to fill this time around, we ordered some extra dishes...
Bro-in-law loves siew yoke (roast pork belly), hence we had to give it a try. Leaner than most, this siew yoke had lovely crispy skin with just a thin layer of fats underneath.

Sweet, dark char siew with deliciously burnt edges; this came with extra char siew sauce served on the side. Yummmmmmm!

Kiam chai boey, the sourish tinge of this dish complemented all the meat that we were eating very nicely.

Chen Chen Hong Kong BBQ Goose & Duck
Jalan Seladang,
Off Lorong Yap Hin, Kuala Lumpur
Mobile: 012-2333083 (Chong Foo Chuan)

It has got to be 4-bams ++, no less!


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

omg..want to go try this out almost immediately!!..

Precious Pea said...

Waahhhhh.......JOE, Wait for meee!!!!

Simon Seow said...

Good, roast goose rice that doesn't cost a bomb. There's one in Taman Segar but have to order whole or half only.