New Heong Kee

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New Heong Kee

New Heong Kee is famous for one thing - their signature beggar's chicken. This could be the world’s most tedious way to serve chicken. First, you pre-order a day in advance. Then, a whole chicken is stuffed with Chinese medicinal herbs, wrapped in layers of (hopefully heatproof) plastic, encased in clay and then buried in a pit of burning charcoal. Eight hours later, it’s shovelled out of the pit into a wheelbarrow where the waiter breaks the smouldering clay with a hammer and wallah! Your fragrant, meat-so-tender-it-falls-off-the-bone Beggar’s Chicken. By the way, the restaurant’s been around for 40 odd years.

As featured in Time Out KL's 101 things to do in KL.


Venue name: New Heong Kee
Address: 446 Batu 7.5
Jalan Ulu Klang
Opening hours: Open daily, 12noon-10pm

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