A Taste of Hakka at Chi Ka Yin, Bandar Puteri Puchong

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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!

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Chi Ka Yin on newspaper

Before the food was served, I ordered a refreshing honey lime drink.

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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!

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Bitter Gourd Salted Vege Soup (苦瓜咸菜汤) [RM6(S)| RM12(B)]

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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.

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Braised Duck (卤鸭)[RM12(S)| RM24(B)]

Of course, one must not miss the abacus which is a signature Hakka dish.

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Hakka Abacus Seeds (算盘子) [RM12(S)| RM24(B)]

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Hakka Fried Meat (客家炸肉) [RM8(S)| RM16(B)]

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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.

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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. :)

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Hakka Salted Chicken (客家咸鸡) [RM13(S)| RM25(B)]

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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.

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Salted Vege Fish (咸菜焖鱼) [RM15(S)| RM30(B)]

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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.

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Salted Egg Steam Pork (咸蛋蒸肉饼) [RM6(S)| RM12(B)]

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Stir-fried vegetables

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The dishes that night

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Complimentary Konyaku Jelly

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The team behind the scenes

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Chi Ka Yin Hakka restaurant

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Contact person

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
http://www.chikayin.com.my/

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Comments

  1. Caroline says

    hehe.. my dad is hakka and he can cook most of the foods above. :) d bitter gourd soup nice!

    n now i want to eat yong taufu owh…. lol
    .-= Caroline´s last blog ..The So-called Wednesday. =-.

  2. David Goh says

    looks yummy !! and the “Chi Ka Yin” sounds very cozy :D

    Oh since when you type mandarin already? Pleasant surprise…

  3. says

    So this is Hakka food. No wonder my missus can make the best ngor-hiang (spring roll) – she’s Hakka. Oooo…the duck looks good but my missus doesn’t eat duck, so no duck in the house. :(
    .-= suituapui´s last blog ..Hot lunch… =-.

  4. says

    Oh the braised duck does look yummy. Sometimes we don’t need the dishes to be exceptional but the home-cooked meal “feel” is the star, rather than the individual dishes.

    Glad you tweeted this oldie-but-goldie post of yours! :)

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