Restaurant Kong Sai Chicken Rice in PJ
[Non-halal] For excellent steamed chicken and fuss-free Chinese dishes, Restaurant Kong Sai in PJ hits the spot!
As life-long PJ-ians, we must have passed by Restaurant Kong Sai in Taman Paramount a thousand times.
For some reason, we’ve never once thought of dining here until a few weeks back.
Restaurant Kong Sai in Taman Paramount
Restaurant Kong Sai is located on a row of shop lots in Taman Paramount, which houses quite a few dai chow Chinese restaurants.
Maybe it’s due to the high concentration of Chinese restaurants on this row – that Kong Sai somehow fades into the background whenever we are in the area.
This all changed a few Sundays ago – when we decided to visit Kong Sai for dinner after our walk at the pasar malam.
Restaurant Kong Sai offers chicken rice and more
Restaurant Kong Sai is not your typical Chinese dai chow place.
While the restaurant does offer sharing dishes intended for family/group meals – Kong Sai also sells steamed chicken rice as an individual meal.
Hence, Kong Sai is one of the rare Chinese restaurants that cater to family meals, and individuals who want a fast and fuss-free meal.
Steamed chicken is excellent
We’ve visited Kong Sai twice in the past month and we ordered their signature steamed chicken on both occasions.
Why? Because it’s good.
Kong Sai offers Kampung, farmed and soy sauce chicken on the menu. We liked that Kong Sai actually allows you to customise your order. So instead of ordering a quarter Steamed Chicken (RM25) , we were able to request two portions of steamed breast meat.
We enjoyed the steamed chicken here a lot.
The meat is sweet and tender, and we really enjoyed the gravy that’s nicely balanced with scallion oil and soy sauce savouriness.
The highlight here however is the accompanying ginger condiment which has a touch of spring onion that sets it apart from others.
Curry pork ribs
Besides the steamed chicken, Kong Sai has plenty of signature dishes up its sleeves – including the Braised Curry Pork Ribs (RM20), Pork Knuckles in Ginger Vinegar (RM25) and Stuffed Beancurd (RM12.50 per piece).
A friend recommended the curry pork ribs, which is served in an aluminium foil. We enjoyed this quite a bit as the pork ribs were tender, and the curry gravy was thick and flavourful, which is best enjoyed with lots of white rice.
Oh, but Kong Sai also serves chicken rice as well.
Great selection of soups
We also like that Kong Sai offers a plethora of Chinese soups – from the humble Watercress (RM8) and Peanut Lotus Root Soup (RM8) to more luxurious offerings such as Fish Maw with Shark Cartilage (RM30).
Note that some of the soup are specially cooked in the big cauldron/pot at the front of the shop.
The Peanut Lotus Root Soup here is to our preference, and tasted closest to how we cook it at home.
We liked that it omits dried squid and relies on pork bones and lotus root for the natural sweetness to shine through. And lots of peanuts! We like that.
On our second visit, we also tried the Pig Stomach Soup with Peppercorns (RM20).
While not as peppery or sweet as the one we like in Serdang, the soup was still nonetheless tasty with a decent portion of pork belly/stomach as well.
The stir-fry veggies here were cooked well, and the Tofu with Oyster Sauce (RM7) was decent.
Service here is super fast. On both occasions, we received our first dish within 5 minutes of putting in our orders. The staff are very friendly two and note that Kong Sai has an upper floor for dine-in.
Overall, we were really pleased with our discovery.
File under: Good food, good service, fuss-free, Kong Sai qualifies as a TKM regular spot.
Restaurant Kong Sai
Address: No.39, Jalan 20/16, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-9pm (Closed on Mondays)
Phone: 012-298 4038
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