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“Really good buns!”
Review of Lucky King Bun

Lucky King Bun
Ranked #1 of 80 Restaurants in Port Dickson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$12
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: In Malaysia's rich food culture, many love eating buns and rich curry. But while it is common to take buns with chicken curry, not many have tried baking the curry inside the bun. Now with Chicken Curry Bun, food lovers can savour a unique taste sensation like no other! Fall in love with a one-of-a-kind culinary creation - the original Curry Chicken Bun.The-Prestigious-Product-Quality-Award Sometimes also referred to as Port Dickson Curry Chicken Bun or Lukut Curry Chicken Bun or Seremban Curry Chicken Bun, it is a unique dish consisting of chicken curry with potatoes and thick gravy wrapped inside a gigantic bun. Best of all, it is not too spicy so that diners of all ages and tastes can savour it. Tuck into this must-try delicacy today! HISTORY The story of Lucky King Bun began in the quiet town of Lukut, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan over three decades ago, when the husband-and-wife team of Mr. Chaw and Madam Lew brainstormed over new creating new food dishes. Being avid fans of cooking and baking with over 30 years' experience in the culinary industry, the pair decided to merge their expertise with a dish that required both skills. After much hard work and experimentation, the fruit of their labour was extraordinary - a sumptuous combination of chicken curry with potatoes and thick gravy wrapped inside a gigantic bun. Termed the Curry Chicken Bun, this wildly popular dish became an instant classic made famous through word of mouth. Today, the dish has become a massive homegrown success story with buns being churned out by the hundreds daily. However, it is still made with the same meticulous passion and quality as day one, with Madam Lew herself keeping a close eye on the entire process from preparation of ingredients to baking and cooking. The result - a mouth-watering delicacy that customers travel from near and far daily to savour! THE PROCESS Enjoying Curry in a Loaf is a simple and convenient affair, but a tedious amount of preparation goes into it as each bun is made fresh daily. Spanning about 6 to 8 hours in total, the process begins with cooking the curries as early as 6am. Over 20 different ingredients and spices are used to extract the rich distinctive flavour that customers love. Next, the curries are carefully transferred into bowls where they are first wrapped in grease proof paper before another additional wrapping of aluminium foil. The outer layer is light spread with butter to ensure that the bun will not stick to the foil after baking. Once this is complete, the freshly made dough is kneaded and cut by hand into evenly sized pieces to form loaves covering the individual aluminium foil packets. After being left to rise for several rounds, the buns are ready to be baked. Upon completion, the final touch is applied with egg yolk glazing to attain the buns' signature shiny golden brown finish.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Really good buns!”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

About 20 minutes drive from PD town.
The curry chicken bun is to die for. Brought it back to KL from PD and the curry chicken was still warm. Good stuff.

Visited March 2014
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DAMIENMMIDDLETON, Owner at Lucky King Bun, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Hi Sir, Thank you so must for your visit to our restuarant. Your support are much appreciated and we looking forward for your visit again and would like to serve you better. Thank you.
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English first
Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Visit with No Regrets”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I have personally tried bun wrapping curry dish in Malacca. I have a certain expectation to this dish. This restaurant however successfully amused me with this dish. It tasted really good and like what everybody is raving about, this is really one of the best. The price is reasonable and the customer service is good. No regrets and I definitely would like to visit them again in my next visit to Port Dickson.

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2 Thank Lydia C
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DAMIENMMIDDLETON, Owner at Lucky King Bun, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lucky King Bun the Yummiest of all”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I can tell this is the one of best delicacy i have ever tasted. No wonder, why is everyone recommended after the 1st taste of the lucky king bun. I am started to falling in love with the curry chicken bun, it's extremely unique. I can guarantee you will never taste sort of flavor outside there ( the recipes were made of 20 differents of materials mixing together ), after the 1st bite you will probably love it then on. It's exaggeratly tasteful. I am not meant to use those bombastic expression, but it's very tasty! Worth to try! Ah ha, and one important thing: it's not expensive at all, it's afforable for the community! You can taste it merely at rm7 till rm27!

Worthy a bite!

  • Visited February 2014
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5 Thank benlooi
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DAMIENMMIDDLETON, Owner at Lucky King Bun, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

absolutely is a best dishes in port dickson with the nice tatsy food and good environment with nice nice food and the price are worthy...good good good tasty tasty tasty

  • Visited February 2014
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DAMIENMMIDDLETON, Owner at Lucky King Bun, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the best!!!”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

The curry chicken bun is really something very unique yet tasty ... Reasonable price and good customer service ... Looking forward for the next visit ...

  • Visited February 2014
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DAMIENMMIDDLETON, Owner at Lucky King Bun, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
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