Another introduction to Puchong restaurant! This time on Hakka food, one of the few available around this area. This place was recommended by Uli and upon entering the restaurant, I saw plenty of media coverage including newspaper publications as well as Ho Chak! on TV. Impressive!
Chi Ka Yin on newspaper
Before the food was served, I ordered a refreshing honey lime drink.
The first soup of bitter gourd was one of the better ones that I’ve tasted. I am never a fan of bitter gourd or anything bitter for that matter, but this soup was boiled such that the bitter taste was really subtle. yet I felt the cooling effect after drinking the soup, which is really a win-win situation for me!
Bitter Gourd Salted Vege Soup (苦瓜咸菜汤) [RM6(S)| RM12(B)]
Pepper Pork Stomach Soup (猪肚汤) [RM6(S)| RM12(B)]
The braised duck was already appetizing just from the look of it. It was very homely, with smooth skin and soft flesh.
Braised Duck (卤鸭)[RM12(S)| RM24(B)]
Of course, one must not miss the abacus which is a signature Hakka dish.
Hakka Abacus Seeds (算盘子) [RM12(S)| RM24(B)]
Hakka Fried Meat (客家炸肉) [RM8(S)| RM16(B)]
Yam Pork Belly (芋头扣肉) [RM8(S)| RM16(B)]
The spring roll was my favourite of the lot! Upon checking with the restaurant manager, I found out that the spring roll is indeed a best-seller! It was extremely aromatic, with crispy skin and lots of fillings of meat and vegetables combined together. This is definitely a must-order.
Spring Roll (春卷) [RM12(S)| RM24(B)]
Too far to go to Ipoh for salted chicken? There’s always another option right here at Chi Ka Yin.
Hakka Salted Chicken (客家咸鸡) [RM13(S)| RM25(B)]
Vinegar Pork Knuckle (白萝卜猪脚醋) [RM8(S)| RM16(B)]
The salted vege fish was cooked in a way that eliminated the fishy smell while retaining its freshness. I enjoyed eating this very much.
Salted Vege Fish (咸菜焖鱼) [RM15(S)| RM30(B)]
Yong Tau Foo (醸豆腐) [RM8(S)| RM16(B)]
Another recommended dish was the salted egg steam pork, which brought back memories of my grandmother’s cooking. Very traditional and homey.
Salted Egg Steam Pork (咸蛋蒸肉饼) [RM6(S)| RM12(B)]
The dishes that night
Complimentary Konyaku Jelly
The team behind the scenes
Chi Ka Yin Hakka restaurant
Although there was no dish that screamed unique at Chi Ka Yin, I thought its uniqueness lies in the fact that it makes one feel like home, with traditional cooking methods, prepared fuss-free and healthily. Go try it out yourself.
Note: All gorgeous pictures from Saucer
Restoran Chi Ka Yin
Address: No.9-G, Jalan Puteri 2/6,
Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
Tel: +6017 6080886