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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

New Village Chinese Restaurant 香村 Beggar Chicken At Plaza OUG Old Klang Road

New Village Restaurant 香村
Offering Diners A Taste Of Nostalgic & Fusion Cuisine 
New Village Restaurant 香村 Beggar Chicken
New Village Restaurant 香村 Beggar Chicken

Delicious Goodness From New Village Restaurant 香村
Delicious Goodness From New Village Restaurant 香村

The latest addition to the Chinese F&B outlets serving only authentic Chinese dishes is the New Village Chinese Restaurant. Located at Plaza OUG, the bustling suburban along Old Klang Road, this newly opened Chinese restaurant, not only serves authentic local Chinese cuisine but also offers an exciting new mixed of nostalgic and fusion cooking using the freshest village ingredients to entice your taste buds. The restaurant is fast making a name for itself with it's unique and interesting dish fit for a king or rather an Emperor - New Village Signature Beggar Chicken.  


New Village Restaurant 香村 At Plaza OUG Old Klang Road
New Village Restaurant 香村 At Plaza OUG Old Klang Road 

My hubby and I were looking forward to the tasting of this amazing unique dish - Beggar Chicken at New Village Chinese Restaurant. You see, not many restaurants in Klang Valley does offer this dish as it's tedious to prepare and take long hours of preparation with many ingredients to prepare. This dish is considered a staple of Chinese haute cuisine, hence, we both jumped at the offer to taste and review this new restaurant.

Beggar Chicken Earth Oven
Beggar Chicken's Earth Oven

New Village Restaurant 香村
New Village Restaurant has a simple setting keeping in line with the ambiance of a village theme with the style of a heritage village decor. Upon entering, you'll notice a  display of the 'Earth Oven' a replica design of the original stove, used for the baking their signature dish, Beggar Chicken. I was told that the conventional method of cooking a beggar chicken where the chicken will be buried in the gravel and it'll take up to six hours or more to cook. 

 Retro Village-Style Decor
 Retro Village-Style Decor  

But, here at New Village Restaurant, diners can get to savour this speciality dish with one-day booking in advance. So make your bookings early in advance as according to chef only prepare the chicken fresh on daily basis as per order. 

New Village Restaurant 香村 Beggar Chicken
Via New Village Restaurant Facebook
The chef behind this amazing dish, is Chef Kam Chun Kit, a talented chef who created his own recipe which is exclusive to New Village Restaurant. Chef Kam uses more than 10 types of herbs and ingredient to prepare authentic Chef Kam's Beggar Chicken. 

New Village Restaurant 香村 Beggar Chicken
New Village Restaurant 香村 Beggar Chicken

Only juicy and tender free-range chicken or commonly known as ayam kampung or 'Choi Yeen Kai' is used for the dish. The tedious preparation starts off with the cooking of the stuffing of the ingredients and filling it into the cavity of the tender chicken. The whole chicken is then sealed and marinated and carefully wrapped in a combination of cellophane wrap and aluminium foil.

A thin layer of non-toxic clay coats the entire package prior to baking for three to four hours in the charcoal oven. So, the chicken is stuffed, wrapped in clay, and roasted, taking a total of 8 hours to prepare a single serving.  

New Village Restaurant 香村 Beggar Chicken
Via New Village Restaurant Facebook

The dish that fits for an Emperor makes its grand appearance at the dinner table and is then ceremoniously cracked open in front of guests. Diners may have the honour of knocking off the hardened baked clay with a hammer.

Because the chicken is cooked in a sealed envelope, the original taste is perfectly kept, sealing in the rich, flavoursome juices with the flavour of wine penetrating into the chicken, you can smell the aromatic fragrance coming when opening the wrappings.

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Crack goes the hammer as it gently chips the clay exterior off one of the most interesting dishes in New Village Restaurant

With its odd, rock-like appearance, Beggar’s Chicken may not look like a show-stopper when it first arrives at the table prior to opening, but diners eagerly await one thing - chicken with meat so tender that it slips off the bones. Everyone at the dining table enjoyed this exquisite smoky taste of the sauce. Needless to say, this amazing dish was good to the last bite!

Cantonese Fried Egg Noodle with King Prawn
 Cantonese Fried Egg Noodle with King Prawn

Cantonese Fried Egg Noodle with King Prawn
Wooing diners for more delectable Chinese fare, Chef Kam surprised us with his second dish of Cantonese Fried Egg Noodle with King Prawn. This is a milder version of the usual 'Sang Har Mee" we used to eat. He poached the freshwater prawns to remove the strong prawn flavour prior to cooking. 

Cantonese Fried Egg Noodle with King Prawn
Egg noodles were used and it's soaked in water to remove the odour (Kang Sui) before being lightly pan-fried for a crispy and springy texture. Fresh chicken stock to add on to the gravy to enhance the flavour, resulting in a delicious King Prawn noodles.    

Signature Four Heavenly King
Signature Four Heavenly King
Must Try Dish
Signature Four Heavenly King

Signature Four Heavenly King
Another dish worthy of mention was the Signature Four Heavenly King. Four kinds of vegetables such as ladies finger, petai, brinjal and long beans were cooked with chef's house blend spicy sambal belacan sauce using only premium belacan from Malacca.  

New Village Chicken
New Village Chicken
New Village Chicken

New Village Chicken
Next, if you still have stomach for more chicken, you can order their New Village Chicken dish. The poached chicken meat gives a nice firm tender texture evident from using only tender free-range village chicken. 

House Blend Dipping Sauce
House Blend Dipping Sauce

Served bedded with superior soya sauce together with their dipping house-made sauce of minced ginger with sand ginger leaves or cekur (in Malay)/ 'Sar Kiong' in Cantonese. Tasting the house-made sauce brought back nice memories just like the taste of my late mom's home-cooked dishes. It's been a long time since I tasted something so familiar and close to home, reminding me of my childhood. 

Rice Wine Chicken 黄酒鸡
Rice Wine Chicken 黄酒鸡

Rice Wine Chicken 黄酒鸡
If you enjoy rice wine dishes, then Chef Kam special Rice Wine Chicken 黄酒鸡 will definitely delight your taste buds. An excellent dish from Chef Kam's family heritage recipe (from his grandma) using simple ingredients of use julienne ginger, black fungus and wolfberries cooked together with rich yellow rice wine. 

Claypot Curry Tiger Grouper Fish Head.
 Claypot Curry Tiger Grouper Fish Head

Claypot Curry Tiger Grouper Fish Head.
For some spicy bite, try their Claypot Curry Tiger Grouper Fish Head. Chef's clever use of herbs and spices using less oil and coconut milk for a healthier dish, you may find it's not as rich as the Indian-style curry fish head but nevertheless, we enjoyed the milder version of curry served with lots of vegetables such as brinjal, ladies finger, french beans and tau pok that complemented the dish.      

Claypot Kangkong
 Claypot Kangkong

Claypot Kangkong
Another not-to-be missed dish is their Claypot Kangkong. Rather an unassuming dish but packs a punch from the use of 'Ham Har' or HK shrimp paste was added to enhance the flavour of the kangkung dish.

Claypot Tiger Grouper And Seafood With Rice
Claypot Tiger Grouper And Seafood With Rice

There's also the Claypot Tiger Grouper And Seafood With Rice. The main highlight of the dish is the use of superior pork and chicken bones broth to cook with a variety of seafood which includes scallops, squids, prawns and slices of Tiger Grouper fish fillet. This dish is highly recommended for seafood lovers that are looking for a tummy warming and comforting hearty rice with seafood soup dish!

Homemade Fried Bean Curd with Minced Pork and Preserved Vegetable
 Homemade Fried Bean Curd with Minced Pork and Preserved Vegetable

Tofu lovers must try this house made Egg Tofu or Bean curd dish. The Homemade Fried Bean Curd with Minced Pork and Preserved Vegetable, a creation of home-style cooking, Chef Kam house made the smooth and soft egg tofu from scratch using soya bean milk and free-range chicken eggs. Served with a generous portion of savoury delicious minced pork with preserved vegetables in can from China (Kun Tao Choy Sum) for the added taste and flavour. 

Signature Braised Pork Knuckle
Signature Braised Pork Knuckle

Eight Treasure Sweet Soup

To end our scrumptious meal. we had the Eight Treasure Sweet Soup. A heart-healthy dessert of eight kinds of beans including kidney beans, barley, longan, red dates, mung beans, red beans, black eye peas and dhal. I'm sure this nutritious guilt-free dessert will go well with many as they're delicious and figure-friendly too.  

Soon-To-Be Released Mooncakes 

Oh yes, we have the pleasure or a sneak peek into tasting their yet-to-be release mooncakes for the coming Mid-Autumn celebration in September 2017. I shall not disclose any information but to posted a few snapshots taken during the preview that day. So just stay tuned for more in my coming post!
  
Stay Tuned For More - New Release Mooncakes Selections

Overall, I enjoyed the most of the dishes that was served to me that day. My top pick has to be their Beggar Chicken, it's truly a great work of culinary skills of chef together with the use of rights ingredients of good quality. This dish left a good impression on me and I will definitely be back for more if they have new dishes for me to try out in near future. 

With its emphasis on private dining, New Village Restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy a special shared dish like Beggar’s Chicken. Order it for a family gathering, business meeting or to enjoy with friends along with other Chinese favourites. Just don’t forget to order this labour-intensive dish at least one day in advance of your reservation.
  
For more promotion and info, please click here:  香村 NEW VILLAGE RESTAURANT or call at  03 - 7971 9161. 

香村 New Village Restaurant 
Lot G11 &12 
Plaza OUG
 Jalan Mega Kecil
Taman United
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel 03 - 7971 9161/ 03 - 7972 1781
Operation Hours
11 am to 10 pm 

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1 comment:

  1. I think I can chow down half a begger's chicken all by myself, now!

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