Chicken chop is a staple dish in Oriental western food and you will find it on the menu of every Oriental or Hainanese western food shops and stalls. It is a simple dish that most locals had during their childhood days until today. The two things that will make a chicken chop different is the batter that’s been used to fry the chicken and the sauce that is poured over the chicken.
These Places Serves Chicken Chop And You Should Definitely Try Them Out!
1. Khoon Pastry House
Khoon Pastry House has been around since 1975 and if you ask your parents who grew up in Penang, they will tell you about this hidden gem. This pastry house was focusing more on selling pastry but in recent years, they started selling Hainanese food as well. One of their signature dishes is definitely the Hainanese chicken chop.
Address: 29, Jalan Argyll, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 11 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm (Closed on Sunday)
2. Yeng Keng Cafe Bar
This cafe is located inside a boutique hotel and is known for serving Hainanese cuisine. What is a Hainanese cuisine without chicken chop? Perfectly seasoned batter with homemade gravy that pairs perfectly. Not forgetting the peas that can be found in every plate of Hainanese western dishes as well.
Address: 366, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Opening hours: 8 am – 10:30 am, 12 pm – 9:30 pm (Daily)
3. Harvest Inn Cafe
Harvest Inn serves reasonably priced western food and there is a huge variety of western food for you to choose from. This cafe is quite packed almost every day and night hence you can head over to their other branch as well, Harvest Times which is a walking distance. Who doesn’t love some good western food that is reasonably priced? I know I do!
Address: 10, Jalan Irrawaddy, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 11 am – 3 pm (Closed on Sunday), 6 pm – 10 pm (Closed on Tuesday and Sunday)
4. Yaw’s Roast & Grill
A hidden gem that is only known to locals, Yaw’s Roast & Grill runs their business from their home. It feels like exactly like having a meal at a person’s house without being creepy. The cozy environment will help make the meal better because you’re surrounded by all the plants that have been planted and taken care of by the owner. Don’t forget to try their chicken pie as well but it sells out pretty fast so you’ll probably have to be early.
Address: 1, Gerbang Midlands, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 5:30 pm – 11 pm (Closed on Monday)
5. Hai Onn Restaurant
Hai Onn serves authentic Hainanese cuisine at a reasonable price. Most people from the older generation will know about this place as they would come here with their family when they were younger. The presentation of their dishes leans more on the old school side as well. One of their many signature dishes is definitely this chicken and pork chop. Don’t forget to order some ‘roti bakar’ as well to dip it with the homemade chicken chop’s gravy.
Address: 53-55, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 11 am – 5 pm (Closed on Monday)
6. Hainanese Delights Restaurant
Located in a heritage hotel, this restaurant serves all kinds of Hainanese dishes. Besides their signature chicken rice, they have Hainanese chicken chop as well that you should definitely check out the next time you’re there. The crispy batter and homemade gravy will leave you wanting more.
Address: 1926, Heritage Hotel, 227, Jalan Burma, Georgetown, 10050, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 7 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 9:30 pm (Closed on Tuesday)
7. Mount Erskine Hainan Western Food
An open-air shop that you will not miss, this shop serves reasonable priced Hainanese western food. Besides their Bombay Chicken and Fish and Chips, they are also known for their chicken chop as well. This spot has been around for quite a while now and you should definitely give it a try.
Address: 5, 1, Jalan Mount Erskine, Kampung Belachan, 10470 George Town, Penang
Opening hours: 6 pm – 12 am (Closed on Wednesday & Thursday)
8. Easy Brew Cafe
Are you a huge fan of salted egg sauce? Well, Easy Brew serves their chicken chop with salted egg sauce. Doesn’t it just sound mouth-watering? Enjoy this goodness with a cup of coffee because Easy Brew is also known for their coffee beans that they roast it in-house.
Address: 145, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 12 pm – 10 pm (Closed on Wednesday)
9. Esplanade Park Food Court
A hidden spot that is known to regular customers, this stall serves Hainanese western food in Esplanade park food court. This stall does not have a name but you definitely won’t miss it. Instead of the typical green peas, carrots, and corns, this stall serves their chicken chop with baked beans instead.
Address: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 8 am – 8 pm (Closed on Sunday)
10. Chef’s Delights
This stall is located inside Sin Hup Aun cafe and you won’t miss it. It’s quite popular among the locals as well, there are various different food that you should try especially their chicken chop. While the wait is long at times, it’s definitely worth it.
Address: 11, Jalan Pasar, Pulau Tikus, Pulau Pinang, 10250 George Town
Opening hours: 12 pm – 2 pm, 6 pm – 10 pm (Closed on Tuesday)
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