Chicken Rice Shop (Malaysia)

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Malaysia is a country famous for its food. Simple, affordable, yet delicious.

I (Syn-Tek) visited a Chicken Rice Shop in Malaysia. This post is a little longer than usual, but will hopefully give you an insight into Malaysia’s very unique yet different food culture and dining experience.

This is my favourite chicken rice shop in Malaysia, located right next to my Grandma’s house (it’s literally 15 meters away).

In local shops like this, when you walk in, there’s no menu to order from, being a small community, everyone just knows what to order. So we ordered 3 plates of chicken rice, a plate of BBQ pork and crispy pork belly, a plate of chicken, another plate of just crispy pork belly, two iced coffees and one hot coffee.

Shops like this usually prepare food at the front of the store and drinks at the back. So expect nothing like the service you get in Australia, they’ll shout your order across the restaurant, to the front and to the back, to tell the workers what you want. Then almost instantaneously the food and drinks will arrive at your table (seriously, like within 2 minutes, without fail, E-V-E-R-Y-T-I-M-E, it’s a different kind of service here).

They open at around 6AM and from then on there are people lined up waiting to order (okay, it’s not that order, more like bunched up, but strangely enough the man serving always knows whose order is next), and it’ll be like this until they’ve sold out. If you come anytime after 11AM (yes that’s right, it’s still morning), they’ll be nothing left and the shop will be closed.

Apart from the delicious food and completely different dining experience, the best part about eating in Malaysia is the price, everything here cost us about RM24 or $8AUD.

WHAT WE MUNCHED

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Crispy Pork Belly & BBQ Pork

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Chicken Rice, Chicken Breast, Crispy Pork Belly & BBQ Pork

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Iced Milk Tea (Sweetened with Condensed Milk and Evaporated Milk)

 

‘PEEK-A-BOO’ OF THE PLACE

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Little thought has been put into selecting tables and chairs, they only need to serve one purpose – to allow customers to sit and devour the delicious food.

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There’s no sense of an orderly line, but the owner always knows exactly who to serve next.

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Drinks are commonly made at the back of shops like these (did I mention that drinks in Malaysia are priced EXTREMELY reasonably? We’re talking RM1.80 or $0.60AUD for an Iced Milk Tea.)

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