Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Restoran Hainan Curry Rice, Klang (Non-Halal)

I met up with a friend the other day in Klang and we decided to take a drive around Bukit Tinggi to look for food. The both of us haven't had our lunch yet and it was past 2 pm. As we circled the area, a black signboard with yellow/gold words caught my eye.
Pic was taken when we left - shutters were down as they close to clean up the restaurant and replenish the food from 4pm - 5 pm everyday.

I have not tried Hainan Curry before and decided to give this place a try (there was also a crowd at that time too to pique my interest). We went up to the counter and there wasn't much food left. Luckily for us, one of their best sellers, Hainan Char Siew (BBQ pork) was still available. Mr Boo, the owner, was on hand to give me some food recommendation. We also ordered a serving of spring roll (RM3.00), a small portion of Curry Chicken (RM3.00) and a small plate of cabbage (RM1.00).
The Char Siew was lovely, not exactly BBQ but more like fried. The meat is lean yet it was still tender with a slight crisp. I suppose it's because its meat is thin and it's served thinly sliced too. It's on the sweet side and both of us liked it (we ordered another small portion - RM3.50)! The spring roll was good too, not too meaty.

As for the curry chicken, the gravy was just right in consistency. However, it wasn't spicy as I would have like it to be. Maybe Hainan curry is not suppose to be spicy? The cabbage was nice and sweet. We had asked for a separate bowl of curry gravy (I didn't take a pic of it but it came mixed with a certain type of thick gravy, much like the sauce for Penang lobak). Again, it wasn't spicy but the mixture gave out a unique taste.
Mr Boo then came over and told us that his regular customers normally pour the mixture of sauce and curry gravy all over their plate of rice and ask for more! Hainan Curry Rice in Klang has been in existence for over 3 generations, starting from the market in Port Klang. Mr Boo then went on to say that back in the days of the market, they used to start business at 5.30 in the morning till late lunch! Having opened at this place about 6 months ago, they start at 7.00 am till 4pm. Due to good response, they recently decided to extend their hours for dinner from 5pm to 9pm. During lunch hour, customers are asked to place their orders at the counter where as for dinner, customers will be given menus to order from their tables.
If ever I'm in Klang, I now have another place to go to apart from my Roast Duck! Oh, as I "Googled" Hainan Curry Rice, I found out they have a blog of their own; check out their blog. Some nice pics and you can see the way they eat the rice with the curry gravy just like how Mr Boo described to me. They are at No. 26 Lorong Batu Nilam 3C, Bukit Tinggi, 41200 Klang, located opposite the empty field (for now), contact : 016-2827369.


UPDATED on 28 August 2008 : Was informed that they have relocated nearby :-
15-0,Lorong Batu Nilam 3B, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, 41200 Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan


Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~ Doug Larson

28 comments:

Kok said...

wmw,
I shouldn't hop into your blog before I have my dinner. I'm soooo hungry right now!

Dr ve Thru said...

wmw, I ditto Kok's statement. You know, I just had yam cake (wu tau ko) but after looking looking at the pics here, I feel so dissatisfied.
Some more in Klang...makes me miss my hometown. :(

Mama BoK said...

So yummy.. and so cheap.. WMW..!! i am liking malaysia alot these days.. ;)

Precious Pea said...

My parents used to go to Colliseum for their Hainanese Curry Chicken which served with lots of condiments. I wonder if they are still serving it now.

FireHorse said...

Happy Valentine's Day!! :o))

Rasa Malaysia said...

Oooh, that spring roll and Hainan char siew look very shiokalious and jilatable next to each other...a perfect duo.

wmw said...

kok : Don't lah like that...next time visit me after you have eaten, okay? ;o)

dr ve thru : Your hometown? Ever thought of coming back for a visit?

mama bok : Plan a trip back just to eat! Bring superstar Chloe too! Hee hee...

Precious Pea : Why don't you go there and blog about it? I would like to know too...

firehorse : Happy Valentine's Day wishes to you too...May you be surrounded by your loved ones each and everyday of the years ahead!

RM : Ha ha ha....Not only jilatable only, went into my tummy too! Ha ha...

team BSG said...

never heard of hainanese curry. taste unIndian?

ilene said...

WMW, after your write up on this, I had better give it a try the next time I'm down in Klang. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU TOO!

wmw said...

Team bsg : Never heard? You should try it and explain it in your "flowery" language! ha ha ha...You la, suppose to organise floggers meet up until now tak jadi! We all go makan (Meet up on 24th not counted as it's not organize by you!).

ilene : Yah, do and let me know what you think! Thanks...

c said...

there's a lot of grand food in klang. my dad grew up there - in the days of WWII. haha...i'm old too. i wonder if the places i went to are still in existence. i miss bak kut teh.

Tummythoz said...

Peeked into the restaurant's blog & read your comment. Noted that your pix r so much more enticing than theirs & quite sure this free advertising will bring m many more customers! Waa if get special discount card, pls share, k!

fatboybakes said...

speechless...omigoodness, how come i've never been to your blog ah? such fabulous photos...
aiyo...

Xiu Long Bao said...

i luv curries wiv rice! but klang is too far away :(

team BSG said...

v r thinking before friday working on it ! dunno which songs u like ?

Dr ve Thru said...

wmw, I was back there in 2005. Not thinking of going for a visit in the near future.
Did you know Ilene was also from Klang? She knows the place well as her mum and bro still live there. Ask her to recommend some well known restaurants.
By the way, don't be mad ok, but I tagged you to do 'Great desktop challenge'. Blame Bernard, he tagged me! :P

Happy Chinese New Year!

wmw said...

c: You're OLD too???? Huh?

tummythoz : Ha ha ha...Good things must be shared! And that's when good gets even better!

fbb: How come? Maybe cos I'm relatively new to the food blogging scene??? Thanks for the compliments.

xiulongbao : Nowadays got highway, not that far actually....Car pool and go lo.

team bsg : Huh? What song? Why you talking about going karaoke now or going to eat curry rice???

dr ve thru : Ilene? Mmm...will ask her. Challenge? What challenge??? Alamak....:o)

MeiyeN said...

wah wah wah!!! they look so yummy and tempting!!!! too bad that i seldom hang out around this area.... :(

wonda said...

wmw,
Are you a food magazine writer? Could only drool looking at the pictures! As I said, you should enter your photos in a competition.

fatboybakes said...

yalar, wmw, what camera do you use ah? will get some tips off you when we meet.

wmw said...

Meiyen : Lots of places to eat, I haven't really explore Bukit Tinggi.

wonda : No, I'm not a food magazine writer. Ha ha ha....Thanks for the compliments. Yah, you mention about giving me some photo competition details. Kok was also asking what details. It's a food photo competition ah? :o)

fbb : It's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3. The model is not available here, from US. It's not a DSLR but I like it as it takes decent pictures for about USD200! Ok, no problems when we meet...but no tips lah, it's all the camera settings' doing! ;O)

boo_licious said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and yr family. Hope the Year of the Boar brings you lots of prosperity (more clients and more time to enjoy) plus lots of yummy eats.

wmw said...

Boo : Gong Xi Fa Chai to you too! Same same...lots of yummy eats and success in whatever you do! See ya soon.

mrs. pitt said...

one very important question .. do you think they have soy sauce in their curry chicken ... hmmmmmmm....looks yummy!!!

wmw said...

Mrs Pitt : I think there would be a tad of it!

Julian Si said...

How embarassing, this local Klang-ite is one of the LAST to go for Hainan Curry Rice :-) I finally did!

http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2008/07/hainan-curry-rice-restaurant-klang.html

Will be back again ...

wmw said...

Julian : :o), I need to drop by this place again too!

vannese said...

thanks for the blog!!!but we already moved to 15-0,lorong batu nilam 3b,bandar bukit tinggi,41200 klang,selangor darul ehsan.you are welcome!!!