Chicken Chop Station: Zap fan-style western food in CBD area from RM2

Having to work in the hustle and bustle of KL, I’ve always cracked my head on finding a meal that doesn’t strain the pocket. The challenge begins everyday as I make my way through the streets adorned by soaring buildings. While lost in my usual thoughts yesterday, my friend surprised me with a video on the Chicken Chop Station.

This affordable lunch spot is located in an old office tower in the CBD areaWisma Central. It is a Malay-owned restaurant that offers an array of Western food. What makes it stand out is its operation in a zap fan-style, which means you can take any food item you prefer in the portion you desire, just like when you’re at a mixed rice stall.

Chicken Chop Station - Store front

The shop is tucked away in an inconspicuous corner. You’ll need to walk to the end from the main entrance, then turn left, and you should see this corner lot restaurant. This restaurant occupies 2 shop lots — it surprised me that there were only a few seats left at 2pm on a weekday.

Chicken Chop Station - Counter with trays of food

When I arrived at the storefront, I was greeted with a wide array of dishes. As I was hungry that day, all the food looked super appetising.

Chicken Chop Station - Getting food from the tray

I noticed that all the patrons ahead of me in the queue were choosing Mac and Cheese — it seemed to be a popular dish there.

Wah! Penyet: Crispy ayam penyet & Malay dishes hidden in Dunman Food Centre

What I tried at Chicken Chop Station

Chicken Chop Station - Mac and cheese with mashed potato and black pepper sauce

Although I’m not a fan of Mac and Cheese, I still decided to give it a go as it appeared to be well-liked by the patrons. I paired my Mac and Cheese (RM4) with a scoop of mashed potatoes (RM3) and black pepper sauce (the mushroom sauce ran out by the time I reached there).

Chicken Chop Station - Mac and cheese

The mac and cheese was quite herbally — it tasted like thyme. The creaminess didn’t quite align with my expectations, showcasing a less luscious and velvety texture than I had anticipated. 

The mashed potatoes had a rustic and chunky texture that added to their appeal. The chunks in the mashed potatoes somehow enhanced its homemade charm. It’s better to be enjoyed on its own as the black pepper sauce is quite salty. But, there’s one thing good about the sauce — it’s free! Take all you can eat, but remember not to waste the food.

Chicken Chop Station - Salted egg spaghetti with fried chicken chop and black pepper sauce

The Salted Egg Spaghetti (RM4) was the dish that I was looking forward to the most. It immediately caught my attention upon entering the shop. The dish reminded me of a salted egg spaghetti from another restaurant that used to be my favourite. I paired the Salted Egg Spaghetti with a Fried Chicken Chop (RM7) and black pepper sauce.

Chicken Chop Station - Salted egg spaghetti

It tasted quite literal, with the spaghetti leaning towards a saltier flavour profile. There were some tiny chunks of salted egg coated on the noodle, contributing to a more compelling texture.

Chicken Chop Station - Fried chicken chop

The portion of the chicken chop was decent — just enough for me. It was crispy on the outside and I found it tasted better with the accompanying sauce, as it was quite insipid to be eaten on its own. The chicken chop being bland and the sauce salty, somewhat balanced each other out.

Chicken Chop Station - Sunquick orange juice

The restaurant only sells Sunquick orange juice. They price the beverage here at RM1 and offer a complimentary refill for patrons. If you visit the shop on a weekend, you can even get the drinks for free!

Final thoughts

Chicken Chop Station - Mac and cheese, salted egg spaghetti and drinks

Having visited the shop, I can see why office workers find it appealing. An average of RM9 for a generous portion of a meal in the CBD area is quite a steal. 

Would I recommend visiting Chicken Chop Station? Perhaps not. If you’re someone who lives to eat, this might not be the best place for you as the food is pretty average.

Expected damage: RM7 – RM11 per pax

Subang’s famous butter chicken restaurant, Jibril, opens 1st JB outlet

Price: $

Our Rating: 2.5 / 5

Chicken Chop Station

Wisma Central, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450

Our Rating 2.5/5

Chicken Chop Station

Wisma Central, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450

Operating Hours: 12pm - 5pm (Daily)

Operating Hours: 12pm - 5pm (Daily)