Friday, 9 April 2021

Nasi Ayam Hailam, Damansara Utama

This restaurant has been around like forever. Every time I walk past during and even after lunch hour, it seems to enjoy good business.


I have never tried their chicken rice and I thought it was about time I did. 


The counter is manned by two Indon ladies and there are a few other staff who help with orders and serving. Service is not exactly congenial and the server took her time to hand me the menu.

Besides chicken rice, they also serve noodles, fried rice and side dishes. After studying the menu, I was ready to order. When I looked up, there was a young man hovering in front of my table. I wasn't sure if he was the server or what. LOL!

Then he just gestured to me and I was like OK, I want this and this, stabbing my finger at the photos in the menu. I mean, he could have asked me if I was ready to order or something to that effect. I don't want to accidentally give order to a fellow customer as that would be very embarrassing hah..hah...


I specifically asked for the thigh portion and my food arrived in no time. 


The chili and ginger dip is provided on every table. They were quite runny, tastewise, rather mild.


The chicken flesh was too soft for my liking, like it has been cooked for too long. The soy sauce tasted all right.


I quite enjoyed the beansprouts although it was topped with a bit too much oyster sauce. The fried shallots are of the commercial kind, more convenient for the restaurant I suppose.


My limau ais was nothing more than water, ice and a bit of lime juice. So weak and so sour. Memorable for the wrong reasons.


There are rave comments on Google reviews with an average score of 4.2. They obviously have their fans but I am not part of the club.

What's my score? Let's just say that suffice I have tasted the chicken rice at Nasi Ayam Hailam Damansara Utama at least once. Total damage RM21.40.


After lunch I went to Jaya Grocer. Just outside I saw this.


At first my eyes were too fast, I thought got free drinks. Then I realized it was "dairy free drinks", which is a totally different thing hah..hah...


Later in the afternoon there was a plant based cooking demo.

12 comments:

  1. The skin of the chicken is a bit yellowish, was it Kampung Chicken?

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    1. I don't think so because the texture is unlike kampung chicken.

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  2. the chicken rice looks ordinary...but the taugeh is the big fat juicy type...i like! so what is the dairy free drinks they are offering?

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    1. Those drinks are now available in plant milk options ie almond milk.

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  3. Eyewwwww!!! The supermarket fried shallots!!! I wouldn't mind if they do not put that. I can't say I am impressed just by the look of it!

    There's one place here, we loved it during our teenage years, still going strong but the descendants have taken over. I hope to drop by one of these days to give it a try, see if it is as good as before.

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    1. The chicken rice here is just passable, I would go elsewhere when the chicken rice craving hits.

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  4. That is over garnish of fried shallot on the taugeh. Lol.

    Guess the chicken rice did not stand out and you could find tastier chicken rice in other places.

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  5. Too bad your visit to the Hailam chicken rice shop turned out a memorable one for the wrong reason. I suppose that will be the first and last visit for you.

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    1. Yes, just needed to satisfy my curiosity.

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  6. I have eaten at one of the branch at old klang road. I think this is one of the few halal chicken rice so that is their fan base. soft chicken meat means not kampung chicken. The chicken has no exercise so the meat is soft.

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