The fisrt time when I was brought to Happy Mansion, I was told that this particular coffee shop is well known for its chicken rice. I know it sounds very unbelievable, but this is what we were told – phone reservation is required to avoid dissapointment. You also get special priviledge if you address the boss as bro.
However, we were not so impressed by the service during our first visit there few days ago. The coffee shop was still very empty as we were there. We were lining up together with another few customer until an Indon worker came and told us to get a table and sit down first. Not long later, two men came and sat at the table next to us. And the best is, the boss took their order first.
The food presentation ‘wow’ us for once when it was first served. But we can never judge the book by its cover. The roasted pork was tough and salty while their so called signature roasted chicken has nothing to shout about too. Especially if you have visited this very rundown chicken rice stalls behind Istana Hotel. The portion is actually very small for two persons, don’t get fool by the bean sprouts (taugeh) hidden at the bottom.
Our total bill was RM19. Not worth the money we paid at all, somemore the boss got ‘one kind of look’ when we asked for bill. This place has been over rated by some of the local food bloggers or perhaps they should try out more roasted chicken and roasted pork first before claim that this is the best in town.
Restoran Choon Yien
CG-1, Happy Mansion Apartments
46400 Petaling Jaya
11 am to 1 pm