Thursday, 31 January 2019

Chicken Rice No Rice


I know. I know. But this was last year when I was on my crazy low-carb eating regime.

It's very hard to low carb as I realized upon embarking on a new way of eating some years ago. Everywhere you go, carbs stare you in the face. At seminars, at parties, at dinners, at whatever.

At one time I even snuck hard boiled eggs in my handbag to eat during a seminar tea break. Extreme. But no more. This year, I am more reasonable/balanced when it comes to food. In fact last night, I whacked a whole lot of sushi at Sushi Mentai. Hah!


So, last year. I decided to explore this chicken rice kiosk at A Foodie's Nest@The Starling. Restoran Loke Yun Ampang. Heard of it, anyone? Is it well known?

I'm a sucker for chicken rice. Good chicken rice but unfortunately that day, I was avoiding rice.


There are set meals for one and set meals for two. There is also a choice for noodle or porridge. Those aren't for me.


Fortunately, they have the chicken only and sides. So I selected 1/4 chicken and bean sprouts.


When my order was ready, I realized that 1/4 chicken is quite a big portion. I should have gone for the 1 portion (if that is possible without a main order). But you know me. I have a big tank.


The chicken was all right. This was obviously regular chicken. Their chili and ginger dip was a big fail. Not nice at all.


The bean sprouts was nice enough. 


Ah! A new kiosk is which has now opened. Noodles. But it is not an issue because I have requested for chee yuk fan without noodles and the guy obliged me without batting an eyelid.I guess this is not the first time anyone has made such a request.

But 2019 is my year of not fearing carbs. Eating reasonable portions of carbs and avoiding binge eating is the way to go.

23 comments:

  1. Oh no!!! I would insist on the rice...but of course, it must be nice! Eeee...the tails of the taugeh! :D

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    1. Makes me think of nasi lemak without the nasi... LOL!!!

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    2. LOL! Defeats the purpose right? I am eating rice again now hee..hee..

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  2. That's a cool way of eating! Lots of veggies pls! xoxo

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  3. Fully agree with your final sentence! I am doing that too! I am not familiar with Ampang area so this chicken rice shop does not ring a bell. Here's to makan makan in 2019!!

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    1. We should apply the 80/20 rule. But during CNY, let's just enjoy!

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  4. Salute on your determination!

    Your post made me crave for chicken rice pulak.... With those plumps taugeh.

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  5. Yes, this Loke Yun is near me. I've known about it for a long time but never visited. One, because they sell only poached chicken and my family is not into white chicken. Two, I heard about the overpriced average chicken. A chicken meal for two here can easily cost RM50! O_o They used to be one of the best poached chicken rice around but heard that the standard and quality has dropped since the son took over. And if the chilli and ginger dip is a big fail, no need to consider at all. :P

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    1. Well, it's confirmed then that this is not the place to go for chicken rice hee...hee....

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  6. I must have my rice with my meat, hee hee

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  7. Phong Hong, i will avoid binge eating only after CNY.

    So many cookies and i like most of them, it is quite hard not to having binge on them.

    Carbs ka! I avoid them after 12pm, before 12pm, I still have carbs, especially breakfast.

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    1. hah..hah... That's the spirit, Yannie! CNY must eat kaw kaw!

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  8. I have eaten at JE Seafood noodle kiosk in end nov or early dec last year (2018) and I like the clear soup fish slice noodles with fish maw.

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  9. Your chicken rice no rice reminded me that last time i got one friend ordered prawn mee without prawn LOL

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  10. I will need some rice. I love crunchy taugeh!

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  11. Yes, Ampang Loke Yun is famous for its poached chicken and I always wanted to try but never make it :P

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