Monday, 18 September 2017

Sun Sun Nam Cheong Hainanese Restaurant, Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor

Hainanese food, one of my ultimate comfort food.

The Hainanese food I am referring to might differ from what you are picturing - The Hainanese food here in Malaysia is far from the Hainanese food served in Hainan Province in China.
Hainanese Chicken Chop @ Sun Sun Nam Cheong, Kuala Kubu Baru!
A brief history on how Hainanese Food came about:
It all came about in the 18/19 Century, during the mass immigration from China to Malaysia (Known as Malaya, at that point of time). The Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew & Hakka, who have already settled down & established a community there were able to secure most employment opportunities in the mining industry. The Hainanese Chinese, who were among the last to make their way over, ended up taking up employments with the British expatriates as cooks. Craving for comfort homey food, the Brits taught their cooks western dishes like roasts, chicken chops, pastry & such.

The Hainanese soon learnt to adapt and cobbled up their experience, creating their own localized version of food, which came to be known as Hainanese cuisine in Malaysia.

Sun Sun Nam Cheong is one Hainanese restaurant that is favoured by many, alongside with Yut Kee at Dang Wangi, KL. Unlike its counterpart Yut Kee, Sun Sun Nam Cheong is a certified halal restaurant :)

Having been around for over 50 years, Sun Sun Nam Cheong is the perfect brunch pit stop to fuel up for KL-ites traveling up to Sg Chilling / Fraser Hill.

It is really easy to locate Sun Sun Nam Cheong, as the quaint little township of Kuala Kubu Baru is well, little. :)
There's something really charming about this humble shop - old school music blasting from a retro speaker, wooden table plastered with patterned plastic sheets, red plastic chairs, walls decorated with certificates and retro photo, combined with the chatter of citizens from all walks of life dining here.
The menu - simple & relatively affordable. Our food was served in a jiffy - what the aunty at the shop said, "Order fast, can eat fast! No need to wait so long ma!"

Roti Bakar (Bread Toasted on Coal Fire) with Butter & Kaya (Local sweet coconut spread) RM3
A classic staple of a local kopitiam joint.
Hainanaese Chicken Chop RM12.50
A simple deep fried chicken thigh, served with dark gravy, fries and a sunny side up. Too localized to be a western dish, but too westernized to be a local dish...if you know what I mean.

I wouldn't say this is the best chicken chop I've tried, but it was certainly a very enjoyable dish. I just love how the crispy fried chicken goes so well with the savoury gravy and runny yolk. A humble & enjoyable dish to fuel my tummy! 
I foresee Sun Sun Nam Cheong to be my to-go stop when en-route Fraser's Hill. Looking forward to my next visit!

Sun Sun Nam Cheong

8, Jalan Mat Kilau,
Pekan Kuala Kubu Bharu,
44000 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor, Malaysia


Business Hours:
7am-3pm Daily

Contact Number: +60 3-6064 1168
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