Wei Seng Chicken Rice is a chicken rice shop
located at Tabuan Jaya at the food court beside Choice Daily. It also
boasts a repertoire of double boiled Cantonese soups in a heating
element beside it which the proprietors actively promote.
The double boiled Cantonese soups (broth) is held in traditional
deep ceramic bowls and kept warm in a similar contraption to the double
boiling method used to boil the soups. I was told that the soups have
been prepared for as long as 24 hours for an authentic slow-boiling
Cantonese soup. They have a lot of different soups on offer, ranging
from Bitter Gourd soup to Ginseng Chicken soup.
I had their chicken rice (shared) with 3 other people and their
chicken rice is alright, though not as good as other places like Suan.
The rice portion is small, but cheap (a plate of chicken rice costs
just RM 0.60, an unheard of price nowadays). The chicken rice itself is
good, it’s seasoned well with chicken essence, but the chicken is
nothing to write home about.
Their double boiled Ginseng Chicken soup (RM 3)
tasted good though. It has visible strands of ginseng floating inside
and the broth is fairly clear (as all good broth should be). There are
several chicken pieces inside and this place seems to subscribe to the
less-is-more school of thought as the soup only contains ginseng and
The Ginseng Chicken soup is a nice complement to the chicken rice –
I ended up having two plates of rice. The ingredients in the soup are
tender, with an almost melt-in-your-mouth texture to the ginseng. I
would recommend this place for their RM 3 double boiled soups as it is
hard to come by outside restaurants here. It’s best to go early as the
soup seems to sell out really fast.