Yet another chicken rice review! It seems that we have been posting a number of chicken rice businesses for the past few weeks. What to do?!

It was Sunday, just after Sunday service at around 10:00am and not knowing what to have for breakfast or lunch, we just stopped at the first 'makan' place(eat place) that came to sight. The shop, Restaurant 98 or Big Fat Boy Chicken Rice, is at the junction of Burma Road and Kedah Road. Just next to the future Tune Hotel by Air Asia. This place offers quite a number of dishes from your basic chicken rice to like kiam chai boey, pork knuckle, stew pork, etc.So, don't worry about just having to settle with chicken rice only.




On that sunny Sunday morning, we ordered a plate of roast and poached chicken, char siew(sweet BBQ Pork strips) and chicken intestines.



The poached chicken served were from the breast section, which is my favourite past because it is meaty and less fatty. The breast meat was not too dry or hard to texture and still preserved a hint of chicken scent. Just about average I should say. The roast chicken was similarly average on texture and taste, in fact the serving of the roast chicken was so rationed that an exact review was not possible.

The Char Siew served was nice but slightly too fatty. May be because we did not specify our preferred cut and fat and meat composition. The best is half fats and half meat. The Char Siew brought back Gill's memories of the Char Siew Wantan Mee at Tiong Nam off Jalan Air Itam. The char siew and its drippngs compliment the wantan noodles like bread and butter. Those memorries remain as memories, the stall has stopped roasting their own char siew.


The other dish that we ordered was the chicken intestines. It was crunchy and slightly chewwy, but the taste was not quite right. Or I should say that the chicken intestine were not really well prepare. The intestines had an after tatste of alkelie. Traditionally, the intestine were either washed with 'sai mai sui' (water from washing rice) or flour, which would not have the after taste taste of lie.


After the meal, we still had room to try the Wantan Mee stall just next to the chicken rice stall. We saw many people ordering from that stall, so we were querious. We ordered 1 plate regular dry noodles and 1 bowl of wantan soup, and they only cost us RM 4. Still at a good price! The noodles taste traditional old school type. But the wantans are not that exceptional, it taste more like fish balls to me.


On average, I would give this place:
  • 2.8/5 for value9(RM20 or 24 for the portion of chicken, char siew, intestines and rice a bit expensive for 3 head counts, the soup should be free I hope)
  • 3/5 for taste & texture(the best dish was the char siew but was too fatty for us)
  • 3/5 for service
  • 3/5 for cleanliness
  • 3/5 for atmosphere
GPS Coordinates: N5*25'9.1" E100*19'37.9"




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2 comments

  1. Little Inbox // November 29, 2008 at 11:56 PM  

    Chicken intestine? No sure how it taste like. In Penang, ppl like to use "Fatty" XXXX when comes to chicken rice, hmm...just wonder why.

  2. Allie // December 14, 2008 at 2:41 PM  

    This stall always caught my attention when I lunch at New World Park. Seems like I can just pass it. :-p