[Non-halal] Ban Huat Heng Coffee Shop is one of many spots to get delicious chicken rice in Section 17, PJ.
Located just next to SS2, Section 17 is home to some of the best chicken rice stalls in PJ.
This includes the very popular Wong Kee Chicken Rice (we are not fans but we have friends who love the crispy roasted chicken skin here) and Kedai Kopi Yun Kei (not as popular, but Max’s favorite within the Section 17 commercial square).
In fact, most of the chicken rice stalls in Section 17 seem to have their own loyal following. For this post, we check out Ban Huat Heng Coffee Shop.
Ban Huat Heng Coffee Shop in Happy Mansion
Ban Huat Heng is one of two popular chicken rice shops located within Happy Mansion in Section 17 PJ.
This coffee shop is located just behind Restoran Choon Yien – another popular spot for chicken rice.
Between Ban Huat Heng and Choon Yien, we have a preference for the former. We used to be regular patrons at this restaurant before the pandemic – as we really enjoyed the steamed chicken, tofu, free unlimited soup refills, and the delicious ginger paste.
The uncle-owner here was also one of the friendliest – never failing to greet everyone “good morning” and they used to provide free beansprouts whenever a certain minimum order is met.
Come for the chicken, stay for the ginger paste
As we were early for our recent visit, we managed to order a portion of steamed chicken breast. No complaints here – while the chicken breast is plump, it was perfectly tender and wonderfully seasoned with fragrant soy sauce and sesame oil.
The char siew and siew yoke here are quite decent as well.
However, our favourite element here has to be the ginger paste (please ask for it!). The ginger paste is probably one of the best we’ve eaten in PJ as it is full of shredded ginger that’s still fibrous for additional texture, with enough salt, garlic, and oil for a delicious accompaniment to the meat. The addition of spring onion is a nice touch as well.
Taugeh, soup, and tofu
The beansprouts here are plump, crunchy, and juicy and nicely dressed with fried shallots and scallion.
Ban Huat Heng offers side dishes such as sambal-stuffed fried fish, pork balls, and fishballs.
We recommend the tofu – it’s super smooth and fresh, with good soy sauce seasoning that’s middling sweet and savoury.
Don’t forget to help yourself to free soup refills.
The coffee shop also serves kopitiam breakfast fare in the morning such as toast and half-boiled eggs.
Chicken rice is one of the most ubiquitous dishes you can find at any Chinese coffee shop.
We count Ban Huat Heng as one of the more better ones in Section 17 – with the steamed chicken, ginger paste, and tofu as standout dishes.
Ban Huat Heng Coffee Shop
Address: CG-5, Jalan 17/13, Happy Mansion, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 7.30am-2.30pm Daily
Phone: 012-288 6610
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