Talking about claypot rice or claypot curry, this post is about the one which is really famous and also one of the most delicious claypot dishes served in Penang.
The location of this place is at Chai Leng Park, Prai. If you are driving from the Penang Bridge to Chai Leng Park, you need to make a U turn on the flyover before entering to Chai Leng Park. Once turn left to Chai Leng Park, make another left turn on the first exit. Keep driving until about 300 meters and you will see Leng Heong Coffee Shop just on your left and Lekker Claypot House is just located at the shop.
Lekker Claypot House (美味砂煲之家) is the only stall selling food at this coffee shop. Either you can order claypot chicken rice or curry fish head. Both dishes are famous and delicious.
Claypot chicken rice, one of the signature dishes at Lekker. (RM4.50 Small, RM8.00 Medium and RM12.00 Large). The claypot chicken rice had generous portion of chicken, Chinese sausages, salty fish, onions and the rice was well mixed with evenly colored rice. On top of the rice was placed with an egg which covered the rice. The taste of this claypot rice was simply delicious.
The aroma of the curry fish head (RM15.00 and above) was very strong and the spiciness was moderate. The taste of the curry was slightly creamy and was cooked with lady’s fingers and garnished with onions. It was a very seductive dish. For those who are unable to stand the hot and spiciness, do remember to prepare more tissues.
Besides claypot rice and curry fish head, there was also a plate of boiled lettuce with oil garnishing. It was just a simple plate of Boiled Lettuce (油菜) (RM3.00 Small and RM5.oo Big) with some oyster sauce and small fried onions.
Overall, this place is very famous and is packed with crowd. Parking might be a concern for patrons. Nevertheless, the food here was delicious. If you want your food to be served fast, either you beat the crowd by arriving before 11:50am for lunch or 2:30pm for tea time.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 12:00noon – 2:30pm; 5:30pm – 9:30pm (2nd week of Tuesday Off)
Contact: 016-456 8073
Address:121, Jalan Chai Leng, Taman Chai Leng, 13700 Perai Penang.