Ah Khai Famous Char Siew Chicken Rice @ Section 20, Petaling Jaya

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A year ago, Ken from foodpoi told us, “You must try this stall call Ah Khai at Section 20! Their char siew is simply divine! Ah Khai, the Bangla look alike stall owner used to work in Hong Kong to master the technique of roasting.”

A month ago, David from Nuffnang told us the same thing. He described the char siew as fork tender with crispy burnt bits, and its cut into large chunky pieces.
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Their words kept repeating in my mind but we are always occupied during the weekends. It wasn’t until last last Saturday that we made a detour to Restoran Simon’s Delight for Ah Khai Char Siew instead of going to our favourite breakfast haunt at O&S.
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There was quite a big crowd during lunch time when we were there.The piece de resistance is the char siew; everyone table seemed to order it. Priced at RM6 (per pax), the portion was decent where we were not stuffed over the top and neither did we leave hungry.The char siew were tender and I love the caramelised blackish layer with slightly charred bits. What sets them apart is the chunky cut where every bite is meaty and busting with flavour.
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The roasted chicken was nothing to shout about though.

We have a hard time deciding which char siew tops the list – Famous Seremban Favourite or Ah Khai? It depends on whether you like fine slices like those from FSF or a casual chunky cut like Ah Khai’s. Other favourites are Char Siew Zai, 747 Coffee Shop and Meng Kee.

Ah Khai Famous Char Siew Chicken Rice
Restoran Simon Delight
No. 63, Jalan 20/7,
Paramount Garden.
Open 11am to 1pm.
Closed every second Tuesday of the month.

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