COCONUT CHICKEN


soup for the soul

After an energy sapping and heart pounding session at the nearby Cosmo World theme park at Berjaya Times Square, what better way to recoup than with sizzling coconut chicken soup ( yeh chi kai, in Cantonese ) just in front of Shaw Parade in the Changkat Thambi Dollah area of Pudu, KL.

This clear herbal soup with a quarterful of chicken meat has a nice aroma and is touted by many to be heaps better than BRANDS CHICKEN ( at least it had real chicken meat !) .

For me it is the novelty of staring at some roots with chicken meat stuffed inside an old brown coconut and relishing its different taste. ....but hey hold on ....do not eat the coconut !

This popular rice foodstall run by a Chinaman family at a corner lot shack is full of steamed herbal soups of all types ( iguanas anyone ? ) as well as the standard ready made Chinaman styled fast dishes of pork,veges, tofus, etc.

Opens sometime around 2pm and the coconut thing ( RM 7 ) is usually gone by 7pm.

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