Best Claypot Rice in Penang

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Speaking of one pot cooking, what comes into our mind at first is definitely Claypot Rice! A mound of rice, lashings of rich soy sauce and meats are cooked under scorching charcoal fire that amps up a distinctive smoky flavour while the rice soaks up all the exemplary flavours thanks to the moisture trapped inside. Finished off with spring onions and crack of an egg, it’s a hodgepodge heaven. They say there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, we have scouted the best pots in Penang that set your palate on a rainbow. 

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    Lekkor Claypot House

    A celebrity at Chai Leng Park, Lekkor Claypot House has been pampering the palates of Penangites with their signature Claypot Fish Curry Head and Claypot Chicken Rice, dig in the best of both worlds. It’s a pretty spacious and open-air dining area, yet if you find an empty table as soon as you enter, consider yourself the luckiest person. Their Claypot Chicken Rice is served piping hot, stacked with a handful of chicken, Chinese sausages, salty fish, spring onions and a gooey egg. While your nostrils cherish the fragrance, devour the glistening rice, where each mouthful kicks in with the sweetness of the sausage, tender chickens, tinge of saltiness from the fish and runny egg. Never miss their salacious bowl of fish curry too, creamy and spicy, loaded with lady’s fingers and onions. 

    Tips

    Get in early during lunch hours

    Things to expect

    Amazing pots of curry and rice

    Best with

    Teh

    Price

    RM4.50 to RM20.00

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    Lekkor Claypot House View restaurant

    121, Jalan Chai Leng, Taman Chai Leng, 13700 , Georgetown, Penang
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    0164568073

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    Every day
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Every day
    05:30PM—09:30PM
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    Viva Local Food Haven

    The name gives you a brief introduction, yet walking into this food court is absolute heaven, until the end of your sight, there are far-flung choices of local delicacies contending to quell your gargantuan appetite. As you head inside, your nostrils will be greeted with a smoky aroma, which leads you to this bustling stall, where claypots are hopping around the blistering fire by an amiable man. Hands down, just order one, the pot is filled with morsels of Chinese sausage, juicy chickens, spring onions and egg which just cracked just before coming out from the flame, it just cooks along the bubbly hot mixture. Chomp down that impeccable pot and crave for another despite being chock-full. 

    Tips

    Opt for extra meat

    Things to expect

    Myriad of cheap and good food

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Viva Local Food Heaven View restaurant

    303 Jalan Tanjung Tokong (Tanjong Tokong), , 10470 , Georgetown, Penang
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    048902549

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    Every day
    05:00PM—12:00AM
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    Hai Wei Seafood Restaurant

    This Chinese-style seafood restaurant is constantly packed with patrons, gormandising their scrumptious spread of ocean goodness. It’s rather secluded at Tanjung Bungah and surrounded by lush greenery that breezes in the fresh air. Among the signature dishes is Claypot Crab rice, that’s an instant mood lifter. Chunks of fresh crab are drenched between rice imbued with dark soy sauce and drizzled with spring onions. Locked beneath the red shells are delicious hunks of flesh that complements the dainty rice. Chopped chilies and sambal are provided to kick in some heat. 

    Tips

    Make reservations for big groups

    Things to expect

    fresh seafood and tranquil location

    Best with

    Tea

    Price

    RM42.00 to RM60.00

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    Hai Wei Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    563, Jalan Wee Hein Tze,, 11200 , Georgetown, Penang
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    048990207

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—02:30PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    Rong Xiang Cafe

    A modest coffee shop where locals partake to chomp down series of local delights such as Wan Tan Mee, Hokkien Mee and Char Hor Fun. The ideal stall that has earned this joint much of the fame is the Claypot Chicken rice, a generous pot of dark soy infused rice topped with slices of chicken, waxed sausages, salted fish and sprinkle of spring onions. Dig in till the layer of crusted burnt rice, which is actually the best part of the pot and bombard your taste buds with a punch of texture and flavour. 

    Tips

    Wan Tan Mee is good too

    Things to expect

    Humble ambiance

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM4.50 to RM10.00

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    Medan Selera @ Sunshine Square

    Nestled in the middle floors of Sunshine Square, this widespread food court is full of life during lunch and dinner hours. You’ll easily clap your eyes onto claypots and you know where you should be heading too. This Claypot Chicken Rice stall is well-known for not being skimp on the toppings, the meat to rice ratio is fairly 50/50. Regular suspects of juicy chickens, salted fishes, spring onions and runny egg binds with the smoky rice, take in the aromatic whiff while gobbling the pot clean. 

    Tips

    Get in early during lunch time

    Things to expect

    Bustling food court

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Medan Selera @ Sunshine Square View restaurant

    Jalan Nipah, Taman Lip Sin, Bayan Lepas,, 11900, Georgetown, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    11:00AM—10:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    佳香饭店 @ Kedai Makanan Jia Hian

    Hordes of Bukit Tambun seafood restaurants are just around the corner yet this unassuming restaurant tucked in a residential area is constantly packed, be it lunch or dinner. Among the crowd pullers are the roast duck, stew pig trotter, claypot fish curry, stir-fried vegetables and the main draw, Claypot Crab Rice. The first step is to cherry-pick a crab, female or male and sizes, however if you don’t want that trouble; leave it to the courteous staffs. It’s such a delicate pot, it hits you with an alluring aroma and gleaming rice and pieces of crab. Retaining its natural flavours, the fleshy crab offers a tinge of sweetness and binds delightfully with the baked dark soy rice. The spring onions offer a layer of crunch and add some chopped chilies to jolt your spicy scale. 

    Tips

    Lets the staff choose the crabs for you

    Things to expect

    Humble and tranquil dining

    Best with

    Teh

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM60.00

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    佳香饭店 @ Kedai Makanan Jia Hian View restaurant

    2, Jalan Idaman, Simpang Empat , 14100, Butterworth, Penang
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    0124541336

    Closed Now
    Every day
    11:30AM—03:00PM
    Every day
    05:30PM—10:00PM
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