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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Plump Juicy Breasts at Wishbone

Ok, this is quite an overdue post.. With all that's been happening, I am way behind on some of these posts, so I better get cracking! I have so much to share with you! =D

Mom and I went to Wishbone, which is in Gaya Street for lunch a few weeks earlier, and tried some of their signature dishes. (I did a short post on Wishbone in a previous Super GT post, which you can find HERE.) First up, of course, was their famous chicken rice:
Mama quotes: "Tender, boneless chicken. Very tasty rice, juicy not dry chicken, compliments the chicken. Unique flavour."
The Classic Chicken Rice is Wishbone's, well, classic dish. Often referred to as the Best Hainanese Chicken Rice in Town, the original Wishbone was located at Jesselton Hotel, now Bella Italia. Today, it has moved to Lot 609, Jalan Gaya (Gaya Street). To find it easily, just walk down Gaya Street from Jesselton Hotel, til you see a Guardian store. Wishbone is in the middle of the block right after Guardian.

The chicken rice set comes with a bowl of special Wishbone rice, 3 different sauces, a bowl of clear soup, and of course, the chicken itself, soaked lightly in soy sauce. For the taugeh (beansprout) lovers, just add an extra RM2.50 for a plate of the crunchies!

What makes the rice so special? Well, it's a mixture of 3 types of rice - Normal white rice, fragrant rice, and sticky rice. To give it the aromatic taste that all good chicken rice has, the rice is then cooked in chicken stock! The 3 sauces are also no ordinary sauce, as the soy sauce and chilli sauce are made using a secret recipe from Brunei royalty. In case that's not enough, ginger sauce makes no.3! As for the meat, well you can choose from my favourite, boneless breast meat, which will cost you RM5 for the whole set (medium RM8.50, large RM15) or if you prefer, drumstick is also available at RM7.50. The chickens are all corn-fed and are reared on Wishbone's own farm in Tuaran.

Mom and I shared this, to keep room for other goodies. I have to say, I loved the rice, and would definitely recommend the chicken, but for my personal taste I do prefer my chicken to be soaked in sauce, and I dont mean lightly! I have quite a salty palate.. ;p
Mama quote: "I love the texture, as it's nice and crunchy with lots of nuts etc inside, goes down well as an afternoon snack, with coffee." (My mama always.. Coffee.. =.=")
This out-of-the-ordinary popiah is actually from Kuching, Sarawak, and the recipe was brought over by Operations Manager, Mr Nova. A light, fluffy wrapping, the inside is made up of long beans, sengkuang, fried tofu, nuts, and yau za kuey (deep fried strips of bread), giving it the lovely crunchy texture that my mom, and I just loved!
I didnt think I'd like this, as I dont usually like popiah that much, nor do I like sengkuang, but one bite proved me wrong! =D

Mama quote: "A nice combination, the marriage of the 2 sweets. Couldn't get enough of the ice cream!"
The best banana fritters I've had in a long time, they taste even better when slightly dipped in the melted Gula Melaka (Malacca Sugar) ice cream! The ice cream is a unique flavour developed by Gardenia, specially for Wishbone. A favourite among their regular customers, especially around tea time!

Mama quote: "You need a sweet tooth for this. A bit too sweet for my taste, and definitely way too much! I'll stick with my coffee.. ;p" (FYI, my mom doesnt even have sugar in her coffee, so even normal Milo is usually out of the question.. ;p)
Their signature drink is the Milo Dinosaur - a huge Milo drink (kaw-kaw) with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. It was a bit too sweet for me too, and if you're planning to order this, I suggest you make sure you bring someone to share it, as it really is a HUGE glass! Definitely worth it though if you are known for having a sweet tooth.. =D
Mommy enjoying her Nescafe C kosong while I struggle with the Milo Dinosaur. Sad to say I failed to finish even half.. Little tummy.. ;p
So. What's the verdict you say? Well, here goes -

Mama's favourite of the day: Kuching Popiah!
"Never tried anything like it before, and it definitely connects with my taste buds!"

Calista's favourite of the day: Banana Fritters!
"Bananas are fresh and sweet, and not too oily. Beats the hawker stalls any day!"

Go check it out! Chicken rice recommended for lunch, the rest for tea time.. =) There are other things that I'm sure are delicious on the menu too, so let me know what's your favourite! =D
KKians should definitely recognise this logo! =)
Wishbone opening hours: 
Mon - Tue: 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu: 07:00 - 21:00
Fri: 08:00 - 15:00
Sat: 06:00 - 08:00, 15:00 - 16:00,

 20:00 - 21:00
Sun: 10:00 - 14:00, 19:00 - 20:00   

8 comments:

  1. I can't recognize the logo >.< Next time must bring me over. The famous chicken rice @ Singapore is way way more expensive (even before currency exchange) =X

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    1. Hihii..!! Okok, next time we go.. Last time in East Coast there was one nice chicken rice, only $2.50! =D

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  2. ehhh yea lo yea lo i also realized that banana and ice cream is good combo! =D

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    1. Yay! We have the same taste!! =D So nice n fresh le the banana.. *drools*

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  3. This looks and sounds very tempting.... Haven't tried it yet but will definitely try it soon.. Yum Yum.

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  4. Not bad.. send over the chicken rice XD lol

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    1. Please collect from DHL office tomorrow morning.... ;p

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