Having been in operation for over 30 years, Village Chicken Restaurant has maintained its stellar reputation since the first day. The neighbourly haunt is decked out in red-clothed round tables and Chinese paintings — traditional vibes fit for special-occasion family dinners. The menu takes you straight to the Village Chicken (from RM18), perfectly poached and redolent of gingery flavours. This star of a dish is why oiled rice is served at this restaurant, instead of white rice, to complete the combo alongside the trademark chicken rice chili sauce. Also get the Village Stuffed Fish (from RM35). Tediously prepared, this Teochew-style interpretation of boneless ma yau yu is tasty and especially enjoyable if you're one who cringes at the thought of picking out bones (we feel you). The restaurant also makes a mean Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetables (RM22) that evokes the familiar comforts of homey eats. Avg price per person: RM25
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