Hainanese Chicken Rice!
Penang Most Famous Meals

If you are a chicken rice fanatic and crave for every single piece of succulent and aromatic smells of the famous Penangites favorite dishes, you have come to the right place.

Available in almost every nook and cranny of
Penang, chicken rice has long been one of the most sought after meals for lunch and dinner.

Although there are two version of"chicken" rice in Penang (Malay and Chinese), I would say that Chinese Hainanese version is the best of all. The rice is more fragrant and the chicken texture is more tender and juicy. It makes me drools everytime I mention of this.

In the traditional Hainanese methods, it involve boiling of the entire chicken in a pork and chicken bone stock, reusing the broth over and over and only topping it up with water when needed, in accordance with the Chinese preferences for creating"master stocks". This stock is not used for rice preparation, which instead involves chicken stock created specifically for that purpose, producing oily, flavorful rice sometimes known as "oily rice".

One of the famous Penang chicken rice worth mentioning here will be the never-say-die" the Original Fatty Loh Chicken Rice". Starting from their humble beginning in 1969 in a little wooden house along Fettes Park, Tanjung Tokong and with only a handful of staff, the family business have since flourished and has today become a major Asian food connoisseur's attraction in Penang.

In order for the business to further prosper, the family had to expand out to the city area which
is at to No. 37-G, Cantonment Road, Penang in
1997 and later to a new outlet at Nagor Place, Nagor Road. Finding the place was super easy, just look out for the only restaurant in the area with the most cars parked around it! That's the one! The move to Nagor Place promises a better environment (laid-back traditional Chinese wooden house), ample parking space and an even better ambiance for discerning chicken rice lovers out there.

Till today, 'The Original Fatty Loh's Chicken Rice' boasts of having the most loyal regulars not only from Malaysia but returning patrons from Singapore, Thailand and even the Western countries. The family also won the prestigious Mix FM 'Best of Malaysian Food Award' under 'The Best Chicken Rice' category.

From the old generation to the new, the recipe remains the same as ever. Passed on by the originator himself, the authentic chicken rice meal is the only recipe in town with specially roasted chicken teamed with steaming hot white rice, hot ginger chili sauce and special black sauce.

New variety of culinary delights has been introduced for the customers who prefer the extra oomph! As of today besides the usual chicken rice meals, they have been serving:

  • Pork (roasted pork, bbq pork with sweet sauce, Chinese sausages, and pork ribs).
  • Duck (roasted duck, braised duck, and duck meat).
  • Noodles (fish ball noodles, rice vermicelli, rice vermicelli with fish fillet, claypot noodles).
  • Porridge (fish, chicken, bbq pork, duck, plain).
  • Vegetables (bean sprouts in oyster sauce, bok choy in oyster sauce).
  • Other dishes include vinegar pork, hot and spicy vegetable soup, thai kerabu (pickle), stewed chicken feet with mushroom, otak-otak (fish cake), beancurd, salted eggs and mushrooms.
To the loyal customers and inquisitive taste buds, the famous chicken rice restaurant of most Penangites is back in full throttle after shifting operations from Pulau Tikus to Nagor Road. It opens daily from 9 am to 9 pm, 'The Original Fatty Loh's Chicken Rice' is now located at Nagor Place, 77 & 79 Nagor Road, 10050 Penang. Tel: 6-04-229 4268

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