Restaurant Bukit Jugra in Banting uses the method of baking for their meals and they are known for their Beggar Chicken dish which has to be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance before you’ll be able to enjoy it.

Beggar Chicken is essentially a dish that is prepared by marinating a raw chicken and burying it under layers of soil and hot charcoal to cook. It takes about 24 hours for it to be fully cooked. This traditional method of cooking is uncommon these days and that’s why Restaurant Bukit Jugra sees customers coming from all over the country.

The resulting Beggar Chicken dish is full of flavour from the Chinese herbs they’ve marinated it with. It is soft and tender and falls right off the bones. The chicken is not as big as you would expect it to be as it’s a Kampung Chicken after all. Go for the flavour and uniqueness, not its size.

This restaurant does not only cook their chicken by burying it in heated charcoal. They also serve pork knuckles, sticky rice dishes and more. The Marinated Pork Knuckle served here is tender and succulent. Due to the large portion size, it’s impossible to finish this on your own and it took us 5 mouths to devour this dish.

The Sticky Rice dish is stuffed with mushroom, meat, herbs and more. Taste-wise, it was nothing to shout about and if you have a small appetite, skip this and get the chicken instead as that is the main star of this restaurant.

The Fried Egg with Oyster (Or Chien) comes with oysters that are bigger than usual and it’s definitely worth the price! On a side note, it’s not as good as the famous ones in Penang but still worth it if you enjoy Or Chiens.

End your meal with some Pepper Chicken and Pork soup. A word of caution: it’s quite spicy but worth trying even if you’re not much of a soup person. After all, it’ll help you to digest the big meal you’ve just had.

If you’re ever down in Banting, you might here the folks there recommending Restaurant Bukit Jugra and if you’re keen on giving the Beggar Chicken a go, remember to call in advance.

Restaurant Bukit Jugra

Hours: 1pm-8pm, daily

Tel: 03-2120 2515

 
 
Also Read
What RM100 got us from Ili Pot, a M’sian hotpot delivery service by celeb chef Ili Sulaiman

We review food from Ili Pot, a hotpot and grill delivery service Ili Sulaiman that delivers across the Klang Valley.

8 places to get unique Yee Sang to “lou” with your friends and family this Chinese New Year

Here are 8 unique Yee Sangs, their price, and where in Malaysia to get them for this year's Chinese New Year celebrations.

Here’s a non-alcoholic refreshing brew by Somersby you can sip on for CNY celebrations

Somersby 0.0 is a non-alcoholic apple cider that makes for a refreshing sparkling juice to have at celebrations and festive gatherings.

Review: Oversea’s curated CNY 2023 menu dishes that are abundant in premium ingredients

We review Oversea Restaurant's Chinese New Year menu at Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Here's the price and what to expect.

We ordered Loong Cafe’s top must-try items on the menu, here’s our verdict

We review the must-try Hong Kong-inspired food and drinks at Loong Cafe in IOI City Mall Phase 2, Putrajaya. Are they worth visiting?

We visited this classy KL cafe known for its charcoal-infused food, here’s what we tried

We review BlackBixon Cafe's food and coffee at Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur. Here are the price, food that we tried, and more.

Is Burger & Lobster in KLCC comparable to the outlet in Genting Highlands? We find out.

We review the Burger & Lobster's menu, exclusive dishes, and the pricing at the Burger & Lobster outlet in Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.

Sugar and I puts the bomb in bomboloni & more, here’s what they have to offer

Sugar and I is best known for its bomboloni, Japanese cream puffs, and more. We visited their SS14 outlet to review their offerings & price.