We were around Pudu the other day and decided to food hunt since we magically found a parking spot. The area opposite the famous Sek Yuen restaurant had a few promising looking kopitiams. After some scouting, we decided to try Fatt Kee as it's been awhile since we had good chicken rice.
The loud and friendly boss promptly seated us and shared his recommendations. He acts like a typical seasoned Chinese restaurant captain who can skillfully lead you to order based on their recommendations. The whole kitchen and service crew runs like a well-oiled machine; orders and billing are done through a POS software, dishes fly out non-stop from the kitchen and payment is collected once food is served. With such efficiency, food arrived within a quick 5 minutes. Let's makan!
Roast Pork & Char Siew Combo (4.5/5)
The roast pork was amazing; it had the crispiest skin with a perfect meat to fat ratio. Each bite was juicy and delightfully aromatic. A MUST ORDER.
The char siew is the sticky type with a flavourful sweet glaze on the outside. Some pieces at the ends were slightly dry but overall, I'm still very satisfied.
Roast Chicken & Roast Duck Combo (5/5)
This is exactly what roast chicken should taste like. The extremely succulent meat was covered with a thin and crispy aromatic skin. Personally, this is the best that I've tasted in KL so far. The roast duck was also really juicy and the fat from the skin were properly rendered, leaving each piece deliciously tender without being greasy.
These are the three sauces available on each table to enjoy your meal with.
The chicken sauce is a light soy sauce with a delightful chicken aroma - probably best described as the sauce that is normally drizzled on your chicken rice. The BBQ sauce on the other hand is reminiscent to a light Char Siew sauce. I don't usually take a lot of chilli sauce with my chicken rice but I really liked their version. Tangy and refreshing with just enough zing to spice up the meal.
Rice (5/5) The rice deserves a special mention as each grain was perfectly fluffy and fragrant! I could easily finish a plate of this on it's own. Don't swap this out for white rice please - the extra calories are 100% worth it. *On a side note, not sure why the colour of the photo ended up so pale. In real life, the rice has a beautiful light yellow shade.
Watercress Soup (5/5)
We also ordered a side of watercress soup to share. It tasted better than a majority of the specialty soup shops I've tried in KL. The bowl was packed with fresh watercress, pork ribs, chicken feet and red dates, resulting in a flavourful and heartwarming bowl of soup. We also didn't end up thirsty after the meal so the usage of MSG is likely very minimal.
Overall, I'm so happy to have stumbled upon this spot. From their famous roast meats to their simple bowl of chicken rice, everything tasted traditional and yummy at a fair price point. Ambiance wise, it's clean and cooling enough for a comfortable meal at a roadside establishment. You already know that I'm impressed by their service so that's another star to add to this place. Is it my new go-to chicken rice spot in KL? Most definitely. Make sure to drop by if you're in town!
Sabbylicious Makan Rating
Food : 5/5
Price : 4.5/5
Environment : 3.5/5
Service : 4.5/5
Must order : Roast Chicken, Roast Pork & Char Siew, Soups
Operating Hours Monday-Saturday (10.30am - 5pm) Closed on Sunday
No.42, Jalan Landak Off Jalan, 42, Jalan Landak, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur