Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Restoran Gafan – 10 Varieties of Claypot Rice, Paramount Garden, PJ (Moved to New Location, See address below)

Drunken Claypot Chicken Rice.............................and Salted Fish Claypot Chicken Rice
Lotus Roots soup............................................................Nice green spinach!
Crispy fried tofu with special homemade sauce
Simple menu with photo..........................................Simple, nice and clean restaurant!
Mr. Tham, my buddy is always on the lookout for any new restaurant around PJ area. Knowing that I am Foodie and into blogging about food, he would invite me to try out any good food around here. He told me that the famous Taman Connaught Clay pot Chicken rice has opened a branch in Taman Paramount and we set an appointment to meet up for lunch. When I arrived at the place around 11.40am, Tham and his wife were already there waiting for me. Actually, Restoran Gafan owners have set up this branch around seven months ago and it is managed by a husband wife team, Coco Chia and Vincent Leong. The place is brightly lit, need and clean. It is nice to have a good meal in such an ambient environment away from the afternoon heat! We ordered a pot of Salted Fish Chicken Rice, a pot of Drunken Chicken Rice, Deep Fried Bean curd, Green Spinach, Lotus Roots with Peanut soup and 3 glasses of Herbal Tea. The mui heong (mergui) salted fish is fresh and nice. Vincent told me that it is bought from their regular supplier in Kuantan and they would personally drive all the way there to select the mui heong salted fish. Nothing beats the nice aroma and flavour of salted fish mixed with perfectly cooked clay pot chicken rice. Restoran Gafan uses free range chicken to cook the chicken rice. The free range chicken meat is tender and quite lean. Free range chicken is a healthier choice than mass commercially farmed chicken in cages. We finished the first pot of Salted Fish Chicken Rice rather fast. The next dish was the Drunken Chicken Rice, Mrs. Tham’s favourite. The nice aroma of Chinese Cooking wine (Shou Sing Chiew) permeates the air when this dish arrives. The crunchy onions blends well with the wine and well marinated chicken. Thumbs up for this dish! I was told that the chicken rice is cooked using good quality non-stick claypot. It is easier to clean than conventional claypot. It is good know that I am eating out from a well cleaned claypot! The crispy fried tofu taste good with the homemade chilly sauce. The outer skin of the tofu is crispy but soft in the inside. It is made from blending a few ingredients and compressed before they are cut and deep fried. The double boiled Lotus roots with peanut soup have lots of natural sweetness in it. I noticed that there is a generous amount of chicken breast meat in it! The Green Spinach has a nice texture because only young leaves and shoots are used. The saltiness of this dish is just nice and I ate most of the vegetables! It tastes good with the crispy fried garlic garnish.
As we were eating our lunch we can hear the friendly and generous boss, Vincent asking his wife who was taking order from a table next to us to add more salted fish for a customer that just ordered his food. He seems to be able to remember what his regular customer preference is! Restoran Gafan signature dish is the Mutton Claypot Rice (RM10 for small claypot and RM19 for large) , Sausage Chicken Rice (RM8 for Small, RM14 for large), Salted Fish Chicken Rice (RM7 for small and RM13 for large) and Drunken Chicken Rice (RM9 for small and RM16 for large). I will be back here again soon to try out the Mutton Claypot Rice and Sausage Chicken Rice!
Prices : Small Chicken Rice Claypot, Range from RM7 to RM10 Large Chicken Rice Claypot, Range from RM13 to RM19 Small Plate Vegetable, Range from RM4 to RM6 Large Plate Vegetable, Range from RM6 to RM10 Soup, RM4 per serving

Address: No Longer in this Location (Restoran Gafan, PJ Branch No. 11 Jalan 20/13, Paramount Garden, 463, PJ, Selangor)
New Location : Taman Segar, Perdana Cheras (Near Quepec, beside Econsave) Tel : 017 6083228, 019 4358999 (Ms. Coco Chia, Mr.Vincent Leong) Business Hours: 11am to 3 pm, 5.30pm to 10 pm,

 Latitude 3° 6'22.07"N Longitude 101°37'30.98"E Map to Restoran Gafan, Paramount Garden, PJ

32 comments:

Christine said...

Pete, the food looks so delicious, I could eat a rice dish right now! Too bad I already had lunch! I also love deep fried tofu and spinach. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Ah...this makes me hungry! What varieties of food to choose from for your lunch.

manglish said...

nice...the tofu is one of my favourites which i constantly order everytime if it is available hahhaa...

levian said...

i love claypot! rice or noodles, i love it equally much. both the drunken n salted fish chicken rice looked so appetizing. :)

Sasha said...

wow, thanks for sharing. the dishes look yummy and its nearby. I'll go try it someday.

AL said...

Tsk tsk, I'll get something to eat that made me very hungry!

ladyviral said...

I love claypot chicken rice :). Especially the bottom burnt part hehee though not good for health :P.

Yummy~ I like the one in Damansara Jaya. Near KDU.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Wah....so far for me to go there. Hahaha...but the food really look delicious.

mNhL said...

Wow...I love claypot chicken rice + salted fish. It is hard to find a good one in Seremban. And go with a bowl of hot soup = yummy!

My Little Things Corner said...

wow, make me hungry, will go there have a try...thanks for sharing

smallkucing said...

Thanks for the information. Will definately go and try.

xin said...

ahh now i am craving for some claypot rice! i like clean place with nice food :)

Mei Teng said...

Wow..nice selection of dishes. Makes me long for some claypot rice..yum!

CheaHS@n said...

Oh got branch now love them, used to eat at Taman Connaught, my first time there was introduced by an Indian buddy friend who told me "if you have tried this place you won't go elsewhere". They have lots of varieties and many types of soup as well. Yummy!

wenn said...

why do they call it drunken claypot rice?

reanaclaire said...

one of these days, will cook chicken rice .. salted fish, lap cheong, char choy.. yo... now very hungry suddenly.. hey, the spinach looks very green .. macam no oil.. good for health..

Pete said...

Christine : After lunch ...can get ready for tea...he he he!

Cheryl : With the photos in the menu...easy to make decision.

Manglish : Ha, tofu my favourite too!

Levian : Salted fish goes well with Chicken claypot rice!

Sasha : The place is simple and clean....claypot too!

AL : The food here is good!

Ladyviral : The one near KDU belongs to the same family relative member as this.

Willie : Got any good ones at your place?

mNhL : Lots of claypot chicken shop in KL.....

MLTC : A good place to have a decent meal!

smallkucing : Let me know your feedback.

Xin : The place is clean alright, even the claypot is clean too!

Mei Teng : Lots of choices available to satisfy many customer
tastebuds!

Bro Cheah : The one in Connaught is very famous....

Wenn : Good question, after eating it for lunch....go back to office a little tipsy....ha ha ha! Got lots of Chinese wine inside!

Claire : I love the spinach...ate all of it!

Special said...

I like to eat food heavily, its really great delicious food.

Pete said...

Special : Heavy meal is good to keep us going.....LOL!

vernita said...

make me hungry

suituapui said...

Hahahahahaha!!! Lisa De Inn! Looks like its location is so strategic, must stay there on my next trip. Can go eat all the nice food... I love claypot chicken rice!

Tes said...

Oh wow, ever dish looks good! Yum!

Annie Q said...

Nice food blog!! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Will link you up and will visit your blog more often for FOOD!!! hahahhahahah

[SK] said...

i like claypot chicken rice.. so is there really 10 varieties of them?? oh gosh, how do they taste?? as good as the original, or even better??

Pete said...

Vernita : The food here is good! Thks for dropping by!

STP : Ha ha, sure you want to stay there...lots of activities going on, LOL! Actually opposite Lisa De Inn got a few nice restaurants!

Tes : Lots of choices here!

Annie : Thks Annie, I have added your link too! Cheers!

SK : Everyone of it got its own unique taste.....yum yum!

Mummy Gwen said...

Hi Pete, Thanks for dropping by. :) I only know the original claypot chicken rice. So many varieties..wow. *yummy*

Pete said...

Mummy Gwen : Thks for dropping by here too!
Good to try out different varieties....

Ayie said...

made me more hungry after seeing this, almost dinner time. Good thing!

ladyviral said...

Oh it does? haha! The shop name is called "Busy Corner" if I remember correctly.

Life Ramblings said...

i've always love claypot rice. and my tummy is growling like crazy at this hour. time for supper!

btw, thanks for visiting. happy weekend.

petite nyonya said...

Does this place have tom yam & black pepper claypot rice? there was a claypot place in front of KDU College many years ago which has the best claypot rice I've tried. Not sure still there or not or if it is, still as good or not.

Pete said...

Ayie : Ha ha, remember to eat good food! LOL!

Ladyviral : Busy corner, good business...LOL!

Life Ramblings : Cheer, thks for visiting too!

Petite Nyonya : Yes, they have. In fact the one near KDU is started by the same family members. They are still there but taken over by one of the relative.

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