Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Food Find - Hainan Joy

Apparently they started as a cakes/cookie place a few shops away. They were doing so well that they decided to explore more their roots in Hananese cuisine, albeit the colonial Hainanese dishes. I accidentally stumbled on the place with a dear friend as I did not want to dine at Fatty Crab at 6pm, too early and too crabby at 6pm. The place is located opposite Fatty Crab @ Taman Megah.

Its simply called Hainan Joy. I asked for their signature dish and they replied its the chicken rice, .... again 6pm is not a time for chicken rice, so we ordered ala carte. We had the chicken chop and mutton stew with rice. I would rate the mutton stew at 9/10 ... 1000% better than any mutton or oxtail stuff from Coliseum, and NO STARCH (flour). Great stuff. The stew was aromatic and meat sooo tender.

The chicken chop was simply the BEST chicken chop ever ... crispy batter and juicy chicken well marinated... drizzled with a simple sauce (non starchy or brown saucey). I also had the Hainanese coffee, basically very very good and kau local coffee with condensed milk ... magnificent.

I did not get to try many dishes but from the 3 alone, it tells me a lot about they way they make their food. Just the oil to fry the chicken chop showed that they change their oil daily. Even the fried egg is nice and runny. Even the chips were pretty good. The stew was magnificent.

Give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

The simple non-descript menu belies the integrity of their dishes.

53, Jalan SS24/8, Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya, Kelana Jaya, 47301

Mon.-Sun. 08:00-21:00

1 comment:

solomon said...

The aroma and "kick" for coffee is great. Hainanese chicken chop an stewed lamb are complementary to the overall perfecto lunch.

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