Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Restoran Hainam Chicken Rice @ Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh indeed has a great array of food to offer. In the past, I have blogged about a number of food outlets here ranging from simple daily Chinese food to high end seafood restaurants. In my quest to search for new food outlets to try within the New Village area, I drove around and sighted this restaurant that is located along Jalan Welfare, the main trunk road in the New Village area and this restaurant is located directly opposite the market. I have previously blogged about another Chicken Rice restaurant here which specialises in the steamed variety. This one however, specialises in the Roasted variety. 

Restaurant Hainam Chicken Rice in Sungai Buloh New Village

Variety of Roasted Meat

Siblings Preparing The Food

Simple Restaurant
This restaurant has been around for more than 30 years now, started by the mother and now the legacy is continued by the sons. The restaurant has a simple layout and has both indoor and outdoor seating. Today, the mother handles taking the orders and cash related matters while the sons handle the food preparation. They also have some foreign helpers to help with the drinks and serving. As mentioned earlier, they specialise in the roasted variety. They also have the steamed chicken but that is prepared just as a contingency if anyone comes and asks for that and only a few birds are available daily. The other restaurant which specialises in the steamed variety is only a hundred meters away from this restaurant and they in no way can compete with them when it comes to this steamed variety. The roasted ones however sells in huge volumes daily. Not only chicken, they also have roasted pork and Char Siew.


Herbal Tea
I like the fact that the cover the cutlery with tissue papers ensuring the cleanliness of the utensils. We both ordered the Herbal Tea and it was pretty good. I must say that it was pure and concentrated with very little rock sugar used. Enjoyed the drink and it was very refreshing. I would rate this drink at 8.8/10 . I did not check the individual pricing of the food items and hence am not able to give the breakdown. However shall provide the total cost of the meal towards the end.

Butter + Ginger Rice
Once seated, we placed the orders with the mother and then the sons got down to prepare our meal. Within five minutes, the orders were served despite the restaurant being packed with customers. I observed that most of their orders were take away's and only a handful of customers dined here. Coming back to the rice, it was not the usual variety of white rice. This is the special rice made at restaurants specialising in Chicken Rice. This rice is prepared using lots of butter and ginger. The rice itself was so delicious that you could eat it on its own. Creamy and delicious. I would rate their rice at 9.3/10 .

Our Extra Large Portion

Roasted Chicken & Roasted Pork

Char Siew
Though it was just the two of us for lunch today, we were both heavy eaters and ordered an extra large helping of the mixed meats with a special mention to add more roasted chicken. The meat that we took were the Roasted Chicken, Roasted Pork (Siew Yok) and Char Siew. The Roasted Chicken was extra soft and tasty. Even while having being roasted, the juices were intact and it was very good. I would rate their Roasted Chicken at 8.9/10 . The Roasted Pork too was very good. Crispy at the skin and supple and soft at the rest of the meat. Perfect roasting I would say. I would rate their Roasted Pork at 9/10 . The Char Siew was very good too. Reminded me of the Char Siew that we used to get in my hometown some 15 years back. Not like the ones that you get these days at most of the restaurants. This is definitely still made using traditional ways. The Char Siew, I would rate it at 9.3/10 . Extremely happy with their meat.

Clear Soup
Soups were provided complimentary. Even their soups, which was a very simple preparation boiled with waste chicken bones and feet, was extremely delicious. I must give them the credit for this simple yet wonderfully tasting dish. I would rate this at 9/10 .

Chili Paste
When here, you must never miss to try their homemade Chili Paste. This was a super spicy preparation with a tinge of lemony taste at the end. Very good preparation and goes extremely well with the Chicken and rice. I would rate this at 9.5/10 .

Our total bill for this afternoon including the drinks came to RM 22.50 which is a very reasonable price. This place definitely has some great food to offer. The food is great, prices very reasonable and the owners are so friendly. Even after our meal, despite the restaurant being quite crowded, we sat for a while having a discussion and the owners did not say a word about having us to leave as they lacked tables. Excellent hospitality! Definitely a highly recommended restaurant for Chicken Rice lovers. I would not mind travelling the distance to taste their Roasted Meats which are excellent.

Address: AL 211, Jalan Welfare, Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh,
                47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1100 - 1500 Daily (Or Till The Meats Get Sold Out)

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