Pudu’s Roast Goose @ Chen Chen BBQDecember 11, 2008 | 6,971 views
Pudu is famous for its roasted meats. All the non-halal stuff (read : porkylicious), and the rather elusive roasted goose. It’s rather tough finding a good roast duck stall, let alone one which sells roast goose. Unless you’re willing to travel all the way to HK, but that’s another story ….
It was surprisingly, my virginal visit to that area in Pudu. Situated within the vicinity of Chin Woo Chinese school, and a stone’s throw from Times Square and Pudu LRT station (or at least it’s rather near to me …. I was not the one driving =P), the stall is right by the side of Jalan Seladang, with the signboard (pic above) jutting out onto the street for good measure.
Of course, comfort comes second if you’re eating at Chen Chen. Comes rain or shine, the shelter under the roof housing a few tables (roughly 10, at most) is your only sanctuary for a bite of their famed Golden Roasted Goose. But rest assured the service’s prompt and warm.
The owner of the stall, all decked in white is helped by his wife, and a few ‘international‘ staff running the errands and serving as waiters.
The sauces for dipping – A thicker and black plum/hoi sin sauce (or was it?) and the sweet/sour sauce with raw spring onions (background)
A platter of guilt
A platter of guilt
We had the Char Siew (Caramelized BBQ pork), Siew Yoke (Roasted Pork) and a Roasted Goose Drumstick. Served with the brightly yellow turmeric rice which was slightly bland, compared to the usual chicken oil rice, and a complimentary bowl of soup of the day (it was radish, if I’m not mistaken. See my amnesiac attack at full force …. ).
I’ve a shot of the rice somewhere ….. but again, it’s escaping me. =P
They sell a goose at RM110, and half a goose at RM55. Of course, ordering half a goose is silly unless you go in an entourage of four or more. Hence, the drumstick. The skin was roasted to perfection, though not crispy at all, and the sweet & gamey flavour of the goose was not revolting. But resembling the taste of a duck, uncannily.
He roasts his geese with such TLC, the colour, browning of the skin, and texture was almost perfect. But I expected much more than this, as I’ve not had any goose meat for aeons. And I missed HK’s Yung Kee. Sigh ….
Not too worry, if spending an arm and a leg for a goose does not sound feasible, opt for the other cuts. Like their crispy and tender Siew Yoke. One of the better ones I’ve tried, though I’ve not discovered the REAL thing at Wong Kee in Pudu, attested by the other floggers.
The Char Siew was OK, not outstanding, but obviously better than most served with wantan mee, and the reddish-parametered ones commonly found in any chicken rice stall. At least at Chen Chen’s, the Char Siew is caramelized well, drizzled with their own concoction of sauce, but rather tough due to the lean meat served. Should’ve asked for EXTRA fatty ones …..
There was also a shot of the rice, and the soup. Now I’m confused. Maybe the after-effect of the LONG holidays. TGIF …. tomorrow. 😉
Location : Chen Chen BBQ is at Jalan Seladang, Off Lorong Yap Hin, Kuala Lumpur
(Tel: 012-233 3083. Open: 9am-6pm. Non-halal).
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